Benjamin J. Samuelson Appointed to Board of Directors for Illinois Defense Association

Benjamin J. Samuelson of , PLC in Davenport was appointed to a one-year term on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) at the organization’s 52nd Annual Meeting, held June 24, 2016, in Chicago. Mr. Samuelson had been appointed to the IDC Board of Directors as a Director at Large in 2015. Benjamin J. Samuelson is a partner at , who has maintained a civil litigation practice in western Illinois and eastern Iowa of fifteen years. The broad civil litigation practice includes an increasing emphasis on defending medical and hospital negligence plus a wide variety of cases in both states including construction litigation, dram shop claims, product liability and commercial disputes. After earning bachelor of art degrees in economics and religion from the University of Iowa in 1997 he earned a J.D. from Loyola University Chicago in 2000. Following graduation from law school he returned home to the Quad Cities to practice. Mr. Samuelson sits on the Rock Island County Bar Association Board of Managers and serves on multiple boards including the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) for the 14th Judicial Circuit and Moline Soccer Club. In 2013 he received the Thomas L. Kilbride Award from the Rock Island Bar Association for pro bono work. The IDC was organized in 1964 and has nearly 1,000 members. The mission of the IDC is to ensure civil justice with integrity, civility and professional competence.