United States

Bradley M. Cosgrove

Firm Name
Clifford Law Office
120 N. LaSalle Street, 31st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 899-9090
(312) 251-1160
Primary Practice Area
Medical Malpractice
Secondary Practice Area
Personal Injury
Professional Biographical Information

Bradley M. Cosgrove is a Chicago medical malpractice attorney, personal injury attorney, and partner at Clifford Law Offices. He is an experienced trial attorney in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death. In just the past year, Brad has received several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients including a record $14 million on behalf of a woman who suffered a debilitating stroke after taking Yasmin for 13 days and a record $3.157 million verdict in Winnebago County for the amputation of a man’s left leg due to a doctor’s negligence. The National Law Journal named the $14 million verdict as the top one in the state in 2014. He also received a $4 million verdict in a medical malpractice case in Cook County against Elmhurst hospital in June.

As a young Chicago personal injury attorney, he undertook his first jury trial just one day after he received his law license on behalf of a woman permanently injured as a result of being hit by a car as she legally crossed the street within a crosswalk. Within five months after being sworn in as an attorney in Illinois, he gave the closing argument in a case that resulted in a $3 million gross verdict on behalf of a family who lost their father in a trucking accident. As he worked to establish himself as a leading Chicago medical malpractice and personal injury attorney, Brad was reported to be the youngest lawyer in Illinois to obtain a verdict in excess of a million dollars. This verdict was affirmed by the Illinois Appellate Court in U.S. Bank v. Lindsey, 397 Ill. App. 3d 437 (1st Dist. 2009) and the case solidified logo liability in trucking cases throughout Illinois.

After Brad’s record setting start, he continued to obtain numerous million-dollar settlements in Illinois as well as in other states. He was the lead trial counsel for a grandmother who died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago as a result of medical malpractice, and his attorney experience benefited the client. In that case, a chest x-ray was improperly read by a resident physician and a timely surgical consultation was not requested, which caused a terrible infection that spread throughout the patient’s body causing major organ failure and death. After a two-week trial, a jury returned a verdict for $1 million dollars.

Brad has received numerous accolades recognizing his superior trial skills. The National Trial Lawyers named him one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the country. The Law Bulletin Publishing Company named him one of the top 40 under 40 attorneys in Chicago in 2014. He also gives back to the profession and to the community through his work as a leader of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association as well as through the Wounded Warrior projects that helps veterans and their families.

Prior to joining Clifford Law Office in 2013, Brad was the lead trial lawyer in excess of two dozen trials in various areas of the law. In his first week at Clifford Law Offices, he began a complex medical malpractice jury trial at the Daley Center. During Brad’s first month with the Clifford Law Office team, he successfully settled a medical malpractice matter for $5 million. Brad is extremely intense and focused, two characteristics that influence his performance as a top Chicago personal injury attorney. He is a man who knows how to prepare for trial with a sense of purpose and organization while keeping the client’s best interest at the forefront of his thoughts. He has handled cases throughout Illinois including Cook, Champaign, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kankakee and Kendall Counties. Brad has also handled cases outside of Illinois including Indiana, Kentucky, Arizona and Minnesota. He has argued several cases on appeal before the various Illinois appellate districts on catastrophic injury and death, and he has argued before the 7th Circuit of the United States of America. Brad has lectured at the John Marshall Law School on expert witnesses and trial practice, topics of which he has experienced numerous times as a Chicago medical malpractice attorney.

Brad was raised on Chicago’s South Side in the Beverly-Mt. Greenwood area, the son of a Chicago firefighter. In fact, helping people is in his blood – his brother and great grandfather also are proud Chicago firefighters. He attended Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was a member of the men’s swim team. He went on to John Marshall Law School in Chicago on an academic scholarship. It was there that his love for the area of personal injury law began and where he honed his skills as a member of the trial attorney team. The trial team won the Chicago regional trial competition where Brad finished as a semi-finalist in the American Trial Lawyers Association Trial Competition in Miami, Florida. He is married and lives with his family on the South Side of the Chicago land area.

Brad Cosgrove’s reputation as a fair, tough and successful advocate for those in need has made him a proud addition to the Clifford Law Offices’ legal team as a partner at the firm.

  • John Marshall Law School – 2006
    • Honors: Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
    • Honors: ATLA Mock Trial Regional Champion Team
    • Honors: ATLA Mock Trial Nation Semi-Finalist Team
  • Grand Valley State University
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science – 2002
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Philosophy
Honors & Awards
  • Super Lawyer – Illinois Rising Star, 2009
  • Super Lawyer – Illinois Rising Star, 2010
  • Super Lawyer – Illinois Rising Star, 2011
  • Super Lawyer – Illinois Rising Star, 2012
  • Super Lawyer – Illinois Rising Star, 2013
  • National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 40 under 40, 2012
  • National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 40 under 40, 2013
Professional Associations
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member