named to the
Illinois Task Force
September 11, 2019
Elizabeth A. Kaveny, Managing Partner of Kaveny + Kroll Trial Lawyers in Chicago, has been named to the MOVE OVER Task Force, by John J. Cullerton, Senate President for the State of Illinois.
In announcing her appointment, Senate President John Cullerton stated, “I have selected Elizabeth Kaveny as my appointment to the Illinois Move Over Task Force due to her years of dedication to seeking justice for first responders, tollway and construction workers who have been injured or killed roadside due to the negligent conduct of truck and automobile drivers. She has also testified in Springfield previously in favor of legislation imposing harsher penalties against the trucking industry when such tragedies occur. I am confident she will fight to find methods to improve our workers’ safety and truly make a difference.”
This auspicious honor is a result of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s recent bill to strengthen Scott’s Law, which hopes to help prevent injuries and death of emergency responders and highway workers.
The two-part law proposes raising fines for violators of Scott’s Law, also known as the “move over” law, and increasing the criminal penalty to a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail. The other portion of the bill involved the creation of the Move Over Task Force, dedicated to studying the violations.
The task force includes several city and state leaders, including the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Transportation.
“It is an honor to be named to the Move Over Task Force,” says Kaveny. “We have worked tirelessly to help victims and their families who have been seriously injured or killed in these circumstances. Scott’s Law was a great step forward and the Task Force will be another powerful means to assure increased safety for those who serve us on our roadways.”
Elizabeth A. Kaveny is a Chicago trial attorney who has achieved great success in plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice for the past 25 years. She is well known and respected in the legal community for her hard work and for the outstanding recoveries obtained for her clients, both in settlements and in jury verdicts.
Elizabeth is proud to have been recognized as one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Illinois in 2018 and one of the top 5 Women Attorneys in her field for each of the past 5 years. Elizabeth has been accepted into one of the country’s most prestigious national organizations, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and last year became a barrister with the International Society of Barristers.
Elizabeth is an often-requested teacher and lecturer on trial advocacy, having taught at Northwestern University’s School of Law, Loyola University School of Law, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and lectured for numerous bar associations and organizations in their continuing legal education programs throughout the country.
Kaveny + Kroll Trial Lawyers (www.kavenykroll.com) is a leading boutique medical malpractice and personal injury law firm in Chicago. They were established in 2019 by award-winning attorneys Elizabeth A. Kaveny and Jeffrey J. Kroll. The firm is driven by a commitment to justice and the need to fight for victim’s rights and financial recovery. At Kaveny + Kroll, we believe a valued law firm should take your case personally … because it is.