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Drinkwine Secures Win in Seventh Circuit

Posted on April 25, 2024 at 9:30 AM by Christopher Drinkwine

Congratulations to Christopher Drinkwine, the firm's Appellate Practice Group co-chair, on his recent win in the Seventh Circuit in Rodgers v. Rankin, No. 23-1220, 2024 WL 1738052 (7th Cir. Apr. 23, 2024). The Seventh Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment dismissing a prisoner’s 8th Amendment deliberate indifference claims against two radiologists. The Seventh Circuit agreed that the prisoner failed to allege that the radiologists actually knew of and disregarded a substantial risk of harm.

Chris Drinkwine is a seasoned appellate attorney who regularly defends the firm's clients at the appellate court level and is often retained to handle appeals of matters tried by other law firms. Chris' unique experience as a clerk for an Illinois Appellate Court Justice and later a United States District Court Judge provides him with unmatched insight into appellate practice and procedure. His partners describe his recipe for success as a mixture of a mastery of the facts of each case and the applicable law, along with a sense of professionalism and pragmatism that have led some of the firm's most sophisticated clients to trust him with their highest acuity cases.

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