ELMHURST, IL, November 27, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Octavio Duran, Partner at Hart David Carson LLP, has been selected to the 2017 Illinois Rising Stars list.
Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.
Octavio Duran, Jr. dedicates his practice to representing individuals and families in all areas of personal injury including automobile collisions, construction negligence, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and premises liability.
Octavio has had much success in his young career. He has acquired millions of dollars for his clients and has been recognized as a Rising Star by the Chicago Bar Association and the Super Lawyers from 2013-Present.
He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.
Octavio attended Michigan State University College of Law on a scholarship. He graduated as the Class President, launching a scholarship for his graduating class. In addition, he was a member of the Moot Court Trial and Advocacy Board where he became a semi-finalist in the National Trial Competition and the American Association for Justice Competition.
Octavio is an active member in the legal community. He serves as the Parliamentarian for the Alumni Association Board for Michigan State University College of Law and as the Second Vice President for the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. As a president and as Second Vice President, he has launched several fundraising functions that will benefit law school students and the legal community. He also serves as the chair of the Tort Litigation Committee for the Chicago Bar Association.
When he is not spending his time volunteering for political candidates, he spends his time running and biking. He recently placed in the top 1% of all runners in Race Judicata, a race that raises funds for the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.
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