Walton Telken Foster founding members Troy Walton and Steve Telken have been selected Illinois Super Lawyers for 2019.
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 5.0 percent of attorneys in the state are given the honor of being named a Super Lawyer.
In addition to being named a Super Lawyer, Walton (left) has been inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, with membership reserved for the top 1 percent of lawyers in the United States, selected as a Leading Lawyer in personal injury, received the prestigious AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards and been recognized as one of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiffs’ Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.
In addition, firm attorney Adam Bragee has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.” Recently, Bragee recovered more than $800,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for his client who lost part of his hand and many of his fingers when his hand was lodged in a machine at his workplace.
In the past few years alone, Walton Telken (Telken shown right) has successfully handled cases resulting in the recovery of tens of millions of dollars for their clients. Such cases include a $30 million judgment against the federal government for a young man who sustained kidney failure and required dialysis and transplant as a result of egregious medical malpractice; a $7 million settlement to a woman who was seriously burned, and whose husband was killed, in a fire caused by a defective refrigerator; a $6 million settlement to a young man seriously injured in a work-site accident; a $3 million settlement to a young worker injured in a coal mining accident; and multiple-million-dollar settlements on behalf of individuals injured or killed as a result of tractor-trailer crashes.
Walton Telken Foster is headquartered in Edwardsville.