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Christopher Patrick Ford was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Hammond, Indiana, a city found in the steel mill belt or "Region", running from the Southeast Side of Chicago through Hammond, East Chicago, and Gary, Indiana. Mr. Ford is a graduate of Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan and Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia.  Mr. Ford paid his way through school working as an union meat cutter in a meat processing plant. Mr. Ford had the good luck to work for five years in the early 1980’s for two of Chicago’s finest trial attorneys, before starting his own solo practice of law in 1986.

Mr. Ford has seven jury verdicts which have resulted in gross verdicts in the millions of dollars, including: $17,555,957.00 in a medical malpractice case for 33 year old man who suffered a stroke after open heart surgery; $2,985,649.54 in a construction safety case for a night watchman who sustained severe burns on his hands and torso; $3,600,000.00 in a construction negligence case for a man who sustained an above-knee amputation in a tractor rollover; $5,267,581.31 in a medical malpractice case for a man who required an above-knee amputation due to the failure to diagnose appendicitis, leading to sepsis and arterial clot in the leg; and $6,000,000.00 for the death of a 25 year old graduate student killed in a police chase.

In August 2011, Mr. Ford obtained a $3,079,000.00 verdict on behalf of a factory worker who lost his foot in a forklift rollover, and then only three months later in November 2011, Mr. Ford won a $4,752,000.00 verdict in a medical malpractice case in conservative Kane County, Illinois on behalf of a 61 year old man who sustained paraplegia due to a hospital and physician's failure to diagnose a spinal infection.

Mr. Ford has also obtained many million dollar plus settlements for his clients, including $1,500,000 for the death of a daughter in a motor vehicle collision, $1,800,000.00 settlement against a power company for the placement of high voltage electric line resulting in paraplegia, $1,850,000.00 medical malpractice settlement for a 74 year old man who had neck surgery to cure numbness in his hands, and became a incomplete quadriplegic due to a post-surgical infection, $2,000,000.00 in meat grinder product liability case where a meat cutter had his hand amputated, $2.500,000.00 in a product liability case involving vitamin supplements causing injuries to a child, $2,750,000.00 in an emergency room malpractice case involving the failure to diagnose a coronary artery dissection resulting in the death of a mother, $4,375,000 for the death of a 42 year old father against an ice cream company for lack of truck maintenance resulting in a collision with the truck, and $4,500,000.00 medical malpractice case involving treatment of a tumor, resulting in an amputation of a womens arm.

Mr. Ford takes pride in the reputation he has earned for dedication, determination and perseverance in seeking justice for working families. Mr. Ford has been "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 1992, reflecting the legal community's evaluation of his high legal ability and ethical standards.  

In 2014, Best Lawyers organization named Mr. Ford as one of two Chicago Litigation Lawyers of the Year.

Mr. Ford participates as an instructor at the Harvard University Law School's Trial Advocacy Workshop as well as at Emory University School of Law's Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques. 

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