Gori Julian acquires Hopkins law firm in Alton
EDWARDSVILLE — Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. on Monday announced it has added John Hopkins, as well as the staff and clients of John Hopkins & Associates, P.C. of Alton, to Gori Julian’s growing personal injury practice.
The acquisition will allow the Gori firm to build on its local successes, said founding partner, Randy Gori of Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
“We have a responsibility to our clients to get justice for them when they have been wronged as a result of someone else’s negligence. We care about our friends and neighbors and want to build a stronger presence here in the Metro East with our personal injury practice,” Gori said.
He said the firm has “been on an aggressive steady growth pattern for the past five years, adding offices in different parts of the country, while also maintaining a foundation here in the Metro East so we can expand our practice locally as well.”
The law firm of John J. Hopkins & Associates has been focused on representing people in the region who have been injured and need an advocate on their side for the past 40 years.
“Gori Julian & Associates has a great reputation not only as a leading law firm but also for the many great things they do to support Madison County and the Metro East at large,” said John Hopkins (shown). “I’m proud to be affiliated with such a highly respected firm and will continue to provide the same great legal service to clients in need of our help and advocacy.”
Hopkins has a record of success in dealing with medical malpractice, personal injury and workman’s compensation cases. He is AV PeerReview Rated by Martindale Hubbard; Peer Reviewed Leading Lawyers Network (2010); elected fellow of the American Bar Association (2002); Top 50 leading Consumers Lawyers in Downstate Illinois by the Lawyers Network Magazine (2011); President of Madison County Bar Association (1996-1997); Alton/Wood River Bar Association President (2011) and Tri-City Bar Association President (1985-1986).
The deal was effective Sept. 5. The former Hopkins firm is located in Alton at 500 Sixth St. and will remain at that location as Gori Julian & Associates.
Gori Julian & Associates is today one of the nation’s top asbestos litigation firms and also handles catastrophic injury cases and pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. Gori Julian & Associates has seven offices in the St. Louis metropolitan area and more than 170 employees. It also has offices throughout the country in major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, Orlando and Washington, D.C.
— The Illinois Business Journal