Monday, March 11, 2013

Attorney Spotlight - Former Local 1 Ironworker, Jay Luchsinger

Primary Practice Focus: Personal Injury; Industrial and Construction Injury

When asked to describe how he sees the mission of the Horwitz firm and its commitment to serving the interests of working men and women, Jay Luchsinger stated that he likes to think about what another Illinois lawyer, Abraham Lincoln, had to say about American workers. According to Jay, Mr. Lincoln summed it up best when he said:
All that serves labor serves the Nation.
All that harms is treason.
If a man tells you he loves America,
Yet hates labor, he is a liar.
If a man tells you he trusts America,
Yet fears labor, he is a fool.
There is no America without labor.
And to fleece the one is to rob the other.
Whether it is winning an $11 million verdict for a disabled plumber, a $3.8 million verdict for a laborer injured by a poorly maintained piece of physical therapy equipment, or a $5 million settlement for an operating engineer who fell from an unsafe excavation vehicle, Jay Luchsinger has consistently shown himself to be one of the most effective and successful trial lawyers in the state. In over 20 years with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, the trial team of Jay Luchsinger and Cliff Horwitz has won numerous record-setting jury verdicts and settlements, amounting to many scores of millions of dollars in awards for our clients. 
Jay has also argued successfully before the Illinois Supreme Court and numerous appellate courts in Illinois and Wisconsin. Jay has consistently demonstrated a deep understanding for the needs and concerns of the working men and women the Horwitz firm proudly represents. Jay also possesses extensive expertise regarding the customs, practices and workings of industrial and construction worksites. 
This is not surprising. Jay is himself a third-generation, journeyman structural ironworker and a 35-year member of Ironworkers Local #1 in Chicago. For 15 years Jay worked as an ironworker helping build mines, mills, factories, bridges, schools and high-rises in Chicago, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Colorado. While in law school in the 1980s, Jay spent his days “walking the iron” on steel beams many stories above the Chicago streets erecting skyscrapers, and his nights attending classes at John Marshall Law School. A United States Army veteran, Jay also used his GI-bill benefits to earn a master’s degree in American history from the University of Wisconsin. Jay brings his extensive knowledge, experience, work ethic and passion to every case he works on. As a result Jay Luchsinger, like the other lawyers at our firm, continues to help deliver full civil justice to the injured working men and women that the Horwitz firm is so privileged to represent.
See jay in action at the Supreme Court!

If you have a question for Jay please call us today at 800-594-7433 or visit our website

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