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R&B Cases & Concepts, June 30, 2020: The Danger and Ethics of Police Chases.
In this episode of “Cases and Concepts”, Romanucci & Blandin founding partner Antonio Romanucci discusses the danger and ethics of police chases and the tragedy experienced by our clients, the Carreon family. While Hollywood has worked hard to “glamorize” police chases on TV and in films, making them seem fun, energizing and exciting, we know that the opposite is true. Police chases can have catastrophic consequences and even be deadly. In fact, the number of police chase fatalities has been up year over year since 2015. In April 2019, the Carreon family was awarded $21.3 million after a jury found that the City of Chicago and Chicago Police Department officers showed an utter indifference to or conscious disregard for their own safety and the safety of others, particularly the Carreon family, when the officers initiated and engaged in a police pursuit of a vehicle which they believed to be stolen back in 2015. This disregard led to the loss of a mother of five and lifelong injuries for her family members.

R&B Virtual Town Hall, June 8, 2020: Attorneys Address Dam Failures and Flooding in Mid-Michigan.
The devastating flooding in mid-Michigan during May of 2020 was NO accident, and should have been prevented. There were warning signs for years about trouble with the aging dams. The raging floodwaters destroyed homes, businesses and schools and forced the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Ven Johnson Law, PLC co-hosted a virtual town hall to discuss the dam failures and flooding. Topics included the benefit of a mass tort, preserving evidence of damage and losses, working with insurance companies, available government assistance and a Q&A session.

CNN, June 1, 2020: Attorney Antonio Romanucci discusses George Floyd Autopsy on CNN Out Front.
Co-counsel on the legal team for George Floyd’s family, Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin LLC joins Erin Burnett on CNN Out Front to discuss results from the independent medical examiners who conducted an autopsy of Mr. Floyd. World renowned medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden and Dr. Allecia Wilson found the manner of Mr. Floyd’s death was homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain. Sustained pressure on the right side of Mr. Floyd’s carotid artery impeded blood flow to the brain, and weight on his back impeded his ability to breathe. The independent examiners found that weight on the back, handcuffs and positioning were contributory factors because they impaired the ability of Mr. Floyd’s diaphragm to function. The legal team, which includes Ben Crump Law as lead counsel, Romanucci & Blandin LLC, Newmark Storms Dworak, Pintas and Mullins, and Jacob Litigation, last week filed a petition to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.

Press Conference, June 1, 2020: Press Conference Sharing the Independent Autopsy Results in Death of George Floyd.

Video playback of June 1, 2020 press conference in Minneapolis, MN sharing the independent autopsy results in death of George Floyd. Attorney Ben Crump, co-counsels, and the family of George Floyd called for the arrest of all the officers who played a part in Floyd’s death and for a first-degree murder charge to be brought against Derek Chauvin, after independent medical examiners who conducted an autopsy of Floyd Sunday determined that asphyxiation from sustained pressure was the cause of death. World renowned medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden and Dr. Allecia Wilson found the manner of Mr. Floyd’s death was homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain. Sustained pressure on the right side of Mr. Floyd’s carotid artery impeded blood flow to the brain, and weight on his back impeded his ability to breathe. The independent examiners found that weight on the back, handcuffs and positioning were contributory factors because they impaired the ability of Mr. Floyd’s diaphragm to function. From all the evidence, the doctors said it now appears Mr. Floyd died at the scene.

R&B News, May 13, 2020: Lawyers Give Back to Help Restaurants, Healthcare Workers and Community.

We are all now acutely aware that the COVID-19 crisis is taking a tremendous toll on all of our lives, but nowhere is that more evident than in the restaurant industry. The essence of restaurants, of course, is in the connection to other people – the dining room atmosphere, interaction with wait staff and delicious meals prepared by skilled chefs. However, with non-essential business closed to slow the spread of the virus, the restaurant and foodservice industry has been tragically impacted. In response, Romanucci & Blandin is proudly supporting and asking others who can to support the important work being done by Frontline Foods Chicago and World Central Kitchen. These organizations are directly helping restaurants and keeping them working by making meals, which are given to healthcare workers and community members in need. Please watch our brief video to learn more about these initiatives and how you can help.

R&B Press Conference, April 15, 2020: Restaurant Devastated by COVID-19 Shutdown Sues Insurance Company for Payment Covered by its Policy

Video playback of April 15, 2020 press conference via Zoom where Romanucci & Blandin founding partner Antonio Romanucci and attorneys from partner firms Rutter & Russin and Spangenberger, Shibley & Liber discuss the lawsuit filed on behalf of a Chicago restaurant whose insurance claim was denied for COVID-19 business losses. The suit was filed April 14, 2020 in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. The plaintiffs are the owners of Maillard Tavern and the defendant is Society Insurance, to which the restaurant owner made contractual premium payments, expecting compensation during their time of need, according to the policy written by Society Insurance. The lawsuit is seeking a declaratory judgement from the court, meaning a decision that finds the insurance company owes the restaurant owners coverage and improperly issued a denial. The lawsuit is not seeking additional damages.

WGN-TV Chicago, January 24, 2020: Lake County Illinois Teenager Nearly Loses his Life to Vaping
Lake County, Illinois teenager Adam Hergenreder went from an otherwise healthy teenager to wrestling with an addiction that nearly cost him his life. Romanucci & Blandin client Hergenreder and his family share their incredibly scary story in an in-depth interview with WGN Chicago, highlighting the advanced damage done to Adam’s lungs by vaping and the lawsuit filed against e-cigarette maker Juul, alleging the company used deceptive marketing tactics to target adolescents. R&B founding partner, Antonio Romanucci shares how the firm will continue its efforts to seek full recovery for the related damages sustained by Hergenreder and America’s youth related to this reckless company’s deceiving marketing efforts.

R&B Press Conference, March 10, 2020: Press Conference – Anthony Gay Isolated Confinement Restriction Act
Former inmate and Romanucci & Blandin client Anthony Gay details his destructive decades in solitary confinement, with R&B Attorney Nicolette Ward and Illinois State Representative La Shawn Ford discussing the proposal to reform the state prison practices on solitary confinement.


CBS 2 Chicago, October 21, 2019: Chicago Police Superintendent Recommends Officer be Terminated from Force for Shooting Friend
CBS 2 Chicago speaks with Romanucci & Blandin founding partner, Antonio Romanucci after Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson recommends Officer Patrick Kelly be terminated from the force – nearly a decade after Kelly shot his friend, R&B client Michael LaPorta in the head. Johnson shared his thoughts in an administrative charging document, taking a reversal on the City of Chicago’s long-held position that LaPorta tried to kill himself with Kelly’s service weapon, despite the fact that the bullet entered toward the back of LaPorta’s head and no fingerprints were found on the gun.

NBC 5 Chicago, October 1, 2019: Illinois Woman Files Lawsuit over Chemical Pollution following Cancer Diagnosis
A 44-year old Illinois resident who developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after living near metal processing plants in the Village of Union, Illinois in McHenry County speaks with NBC 5 Chicago after filing a lawsuit seeking damages against the plant owners for knowingly emitting and improperly disposing of volatile cancer-causing chemicals into the surrounding air, soil and water. Romanucci & Blandin founding partner, Antonio Romanucci along with client Dana Harper, share how these plants have been polluting the surrounding communities with cancer-causing chemicals for decades.

FOX 32 Chicago, September 16, 2019: Chicago Attorney Highlights Dangers of Vaping
Chicago personal injury attorney, Antonio Romanucci goes on-air at FOX Chicago after filing a civil lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juul, alleging the company used deceptive marketing tactics to target adolescents leading to widespread adolescent addiction of vaping products. Lake County, Illinois resident and R&B client, Adam Hergenreder was hospitalized at the age of 18 for severe lung damage. Hergenreder now is among over 450 cases nationwide of lung illness related to e-cigarette usage, according to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the second lawsuit Romanucci & Blandin has filed against Juul. In August 2019, the firm joined Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim in filing a complaint against Juul on behalf of county residents, alleging the company caused a public health crisis based on its predatory marketing campaigns. That case is pending in the 19th Judicial Circuit of Lake County.

CBS National Evening News, July 24, 2019: Wife of Army Captain Killed on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Calls on Boeing for Reform
Romanucci & Blandin client, Yalena Lopez-Lewis, the wife of Antoine Lewis, a U.S. Army Captain from suburban Chicago who was a passenger on the fatal Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, called on all U.S. airlines to ban the Boeing 737 MAX from their fleets after filing a lawsuit against the Boeing Company for strict product liability and negligence. Antoine Lewis died on March 10, 2019, when a brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 fell from the sky only six minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people aboard. CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell shares her story and highlights the mounting pressure on Boeing.

NBC 5 Chicago, June 4, 2019: Sex Trafficker Sentenced to 32 Years behind Bars
Joseph Hazley, the man found guilty of sex trafficking 16-year-old Desiree Robinson by a federal jury in March of 2019, was sentenced to 32 years behind bars. Robinson was found murdered in a Markham, Ill., garage on Christmas Eve in 2016. Her murder drew national attention when it was discovered she was featured in sex solicitation posts on the notorious website Romanucci & Blandin Managing Partner, Gina Arquilla DeBoni spoke to reporters after the sentencing, stating that this sentence should send a strong message to all who seek to profit from the sex trafficking of minors.

WGN-TV Chicago, May 30, 2019: R&B Attorney Discusses Lake County Ammonia Spill
Romanucci & Blandin attorney David Neiman talks to WGN Chicago, along with a client harmed by the toxic anhydrous ammonia spill in Beach Park, Illinois in April of 2019. More than 40 people, including eleven firefighters and three police officers, sustained serious, preventable injuries as a result of defendants’ carelessness and utter disregard when transporting anhydrous ammonia, allowing it to leak into the atmosphere wreaking havoc in and around Beach Park, Lake County, Illinois.

NBC 5 Chicago, April 24, 2019: Chicago Attorney Secures $21.3 Million Police Chase Verdict.
NBC Chicago’s Phil Rodgers re-opens his investigation into deadly police chases taking place throughout the streets of Chicago after a jury awards $21.3 million to the family of Maria Carreon. Carreon lost her life and several other family members sustained injuries in December of 2015 when a reportedly stolen vehicle collided with the family’s van during a high-speed chase with police on Chicago’s South Side. Carreon’s attorney, Antonio M. Romanucci, Founding Partner at Romanucci & Blandin, spoke to NBC 5 making it clear that there are specific CPD policies which govern when and where it is OK for police to chase fleeing offenders. Romanucci notes how officers must weigh the risk of chasing the suspect versus the risk it presents to the community. In its investigation, NBC found that in the vast majority of cases, when someone is killed or injured as a result of a chase, more often than not, it is an innocent bystander – just like Maria Carreon.

FOX 32 Chicago, February 21, 2019: Attorneys Respond after Judge Rules to Keep Sterigenics Shutdown.
Romanucci & Blandin Attorney, Martin D. Gould and Patrick Salvi II of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. were live on Good Day Chicago to discuss the latest hearings in federal court which determined that Willowbrook-based Sterigenics must remain shut down. A seal order was entered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Attorney General’s office in February. Sterigenics is arguing that the shutdown will cause a crisis in the medical community. Gould expressed concern over the fact that the company, which provides product sterilization services for medical devices, would not acknowledge in court that ethylene oxide is a class one carcinogen and causes cancer. Furthermore, Gould discusses how alternative, safer methods for sterilizing medical equipment exist without the use of ethylene oxide.

CBS 2 Chicago, February 22, 2019: Questions Raised over Conduct and Negligence of Sterigenics by Attorney Antonio Romanucci.
CBS Chicago’s Dave Savini continues his investigation into the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook, Illinois, interviewing a former employee who shares disturbing details of how the company would have employees clean the sterilization chambers, and remove drums outside which were leaking ethylene oxide, a cancer causing chemical. Chicago attorney Antonio M. Romanucci who is representing individuals and families who are suffering from cancer, birth defects and miscarriages among other catastrophic injuries due to the carcinogenic emissions coming from Sterigenics, said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been sitting on their hands for a long time and should have been conducting air testing around the facility long ago. He also points to the dangers of the additional warehouses where products from Sterigenics would off-gas and emit additional levels of ethylene oxide into the surrounding community.


FOX 32 Chicago, November 30, 2018: Chicago Lawyers Discuss EPA Commentary on Cancer Threat from Sterigenics Plant.
Attorneys Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Jeff Kroll of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. joined Good Day Chicago to discuss their pending lawsuits against Sterigenics and how they claim the company was aware it was spreading toxic emissions. Just a day prior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a packed forum with residents of Willowbrook and the surrounding area, acknowledging problems with its air testing, but saying other data points to an elevated health risk. Romanucci fired back at the EPA saying “Ethylene oxide causes cancer. They know this. They knew this, but they hid it. They hid it from the Willowbrook community and they hid their discharge emissions from the government too.”

FOX 32 Chicago, September 26, 2018: Attorney, Community Activists Discuss Deadly Threat of EtO Emissions in Willowbrook Area.
Chicago attorney, Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin along with community activists, Neringa Zymancius and Andrea Thome discuss the very real threat Willowbrook and the surrounding areas are facing from ethylene oxide emissions coming from the Sterigenics International facility in Willowbrook. Calling it a potential public health crisis, FOX 32 shares how a recent EPA report shed light on the fact that those living within several miles of the Sterigenics plant face a greatly increased risk of developing cancer. In fact, the Willowbrook census tract has a cancer risk that is 64 times higher than the EPA’s acceptable limits and is in the 99.9th percentile in terms of cancer risk in the country. Only one facility in the entire country – St. John the Baptist, Louisiana, in the state’s notorious “cancer alley” of oil refineries and petrochemical processors – exceeds Willowbrook’s cancer risk.

NBC 5 Chicago, September 24, 2018: Police Misconduct Attorney Addresses Chicago Police Department Code of Silence.
NBC 5 Chicago along with the Better Government Association investigates why the City of Chicago continues to pay experts to testify in its lawsuits that a code of silence within the Chicago police department does not exist. Meanwhile, City of Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel admitted in a tearful speech back in December of 2015 that it does. Chicago police misconduct attorney, Antonio Romanucci shares how the city puts out two contradictory messages to pull the wool over the community’s eyes.

WGN-TV Chicago, September 20, 2018: Attorneys File Lawsuit Against Sterigenics International for Emitting a Cancer Causing Toxin.
WGN Chicago shares details of the filing of the first lawsuit against Sterigenics International by Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, on behalf of 26-year-old Ryan Feeney who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2010. Romanucci & Blandin attorney, Antonio Romanucci expresses concern over how Sterigenics has known for years that what they are emitting into the air is making people sick. Feeney demands transparency and justice for his community. He lived within one mile of the Sterigenics facility for 22 years of his life in Burr Ridge and attended Hinsdale South high school. According to data from air samples taken by the EPA in 2018, the Willowbrook census tract has a cancer risk that is 64 times higher than the EPA’s acceptable limits and is in the 99.9th percentile in terms of cancer risk in the country.

NBC 5 Chicago, July 30, 2018: Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Family of Maurice Granton, Jr. by Police Misconduct Attorneys.
Chicago police misconduct attorney, Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin shares details of the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit against Chicago police officer Sheldon Thrasher and the City of Chicago for the unjustified shooting death of Maurice Granton Jr. The 24-year-old African American man was fatally shot in the back on June 6 by Officer Thrasher in the Bronzeville neighborhood. NBC 5 shares comments from Maurice Granton, Sr. who notes that while the CPD are painting a narrative of there being an “armed confrontation” between the CPD officers and his son, nowhere in the body cam or surveillance videos do we see Granton, Jr. armed or in a confrontation with anyone. Romanucci adds that CPD is clearly selectively releasing evidence in this matter.

CBS 2 Chicago, July 25, 2018: Chicago Police Misconduct Attorney Sends Chilling Message Following Release of Body cam Footage.
Following the release of body cam footage at the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), the family of Maurice Granton, Jr. and his attorneys share their thoughts with CBS 2. Granton, Jr. was fatally shot in the back on June 6, 2018 by a Chicago Police Department (CPD) officer. Police misconduct attorney, Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin comments on the videos, noting that Granton, Jr. is not seen with a weapon – unlike the narrative that the CPD is trying to paint. Romanucci also notes that the video sends a chilling message, saying “If you’re a young man in the city of Chicago, do not run from the Chicago police.”

FOX 32 Chicago, June 13, 2018: Police Misconduct Attorney Demands Body Cam Footage in Shooting of Maurice Granton, Jr.
Police misconduct lawyer, Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin joins FOX 32 morning news to demand answers from the Chicago Police Department (CPD) following the shooting death of Maurice Granton, Jr. Romanucci explains how the CPD voluntarily released photos of a gun recovered on the scene and videos of Granton, Jr. from earlier in the day almost immediately following the incident, but has yet to share any of the body cam footage of the shooting with his family members. “If they are releasing evidence, they should be releasing it all,” Romanucci adds.

NBC 5 Chicago, June 6, 2018: Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed by Police Misconduct Attorneys on Behalf of Family of DeCynthia Clements.
NBC 5 Chicago shares details of the filing of a lawsuit against Elgin Police Officer Christopher Jensen and the City of Elgin for the unjustified and unconstitutional shooting death of DeCynthia Clements. The 34-year-old African American woman was fatally shot on March 12, 2018 by an Elgin, Illinois police officer after being pulled over in her vehicle on Interstate 90. Police misconduct attorney, Antonio Romanucci representing the family of Clements shares how officers knew she was having a mental health crisis and that there was no imminent threat of bodily harm or death for the police officers involved, yet Jensen ended her life anyway.

ABC 7 Chicago, April 3, 2018: Attorney Antonio Romanucci Speaks following Sex Trafficking Guilty Plea in case of Desiree Robinson.
Attorney Antonio Romanucci speaks to ABC Chicago following a guilty plea to sex trafficking in the case of Desiree Robinson, a 16-year-old girl who was murdered after being sold for sex on the website on Christmas Eve of 2016. Romanucci points out that we would not be here today if it was not for the ease of access to websites like where adult sexual predators who take children off the streets can sell them for sex. A civil suit filed by Romanucci & Blandin is still pending.

WGN-TV Chicago, March 27, 2018: School Bullying Victim Receives Record Settlement in Civil Rights Suit.
Romanucci & Blandin obtained a record breaking verdict against a bus driver and central Illinois’ El Paso-Gridley school district in a civil right suit on behalf of a bullied student. The case arose after a video surfaced in 2014 showing the student being beaten on his way to school. Romanucci & Blandin attorneys, Nicolette Ward and Martin Gould talked to WGN news about the case saying that not only did the bus driver do nothing to stop the attack, but often times egged the bullies on. Furthermore, they discuss how the case touches on the larger issue of bullying and the devastating effect it has on children. The jury issued the ruling finding the bus driver acted with intentional disregard and indifference for the student’s safety and well-being and that the school district, which is located outside of Peoria, was responsible for allowing and perpetuating the bullying and beating of the student.

ABC 7 Chicago, March 22, 2018: Police Misconduct Attorney, Antonio Romanucci Demands Justice for Family of DeCynthia Clements.
Following the release of video footage showing the deadly shooting of DeCynthia Clements, police misconduct attorney, Antonio Romanucci comments on the footage, calling her death unjustified and unnecessary. Clements was fatally shot on March 12, 2018 by an Elgin, Illinois police officer after being pulled over in her vehicle on Interstate 90. The video of the fatal shooting raises questions about the use of deadly force which escalated to such a degree that it cost a young woman her life.


CNN/HLN Network, November 16, 2017: Chicago Attorney Files Lawsuits on Behalf of Victims of Las Vegas Route 91 Festival Shooting.
Chicago attorney, Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin shares details of the filing of multiple lawsuits on behalf of victims of the Route 91 Festival shooting in Las Vegas, NV. The lawsuits name as defendants: MGM Resorts International, Mandalay Bay, Live Nation Entertainment, Live Nation Group, the Estate of Steven Paddock, Slide Fire Solutions, Doe Manufacturers and Roe Retailers – manufacturers and retailers of the used bump stock device. Romanucci, who is also currently representing plaintiffs in the mass shootings that occurred at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida spoke with HLN about the pending litigation process and how he hopes that real policy change can come from these lawsuits.

ABC 7 Chicago, November 10, 2017: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against CPD Officer and City of Chicago by Police Misconduct Attorneys.
Police Misconduct attorney, Antonio Romanucci shares details of the tragic wrongful shooting death of Hector Hernandez, a 21-year-old father of two by a Chicago Police Officer with a long history of misconduct and violent, disturbing behavior. ABC 7 Chicago goes into specifics regarding the civil lawsuit filed by Romanucci & Blandin against Officer Patrick Kelly and the City of Chicago, highlighting the firm’s recent verdict in a separate case involving Kelly for over $44 million dollars. “There is a very clear pattern of the city and Mayor Emanuel protecting rogue officers – which a jury recognized and called out when issuing their verdict in Michael LaPorta’s case,” said Romanucci. “Yet again, we are seeing another family whose lives are forever altered as a result of the city turning a blind eye to the repetitive, violent behavior of one of its officers.”

NBC 5 Chicago, October 27, 2017: Police Misconduct Attorney Highlights Need for Transparency from the City of Chicago.
NBC 5 Chicago shares details of the $44.7 million dollar verdict secured by attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin on behalf of their client, Michael LaPorta. The verdict is the largest ever returned in a police misconduct lawsuit involving the City of Chicago and in the state of Illinois. Chicago police misconduct attorney, Antonio Romanucci shares how this verdict sends a clear message to the city that all cases of police misconduct should be investigated fairly and with transparency. LaPorta and his mother Patty emotionally shared their gratitude and relief knowing that Mikey’s extensive medical costs can now be covered.

CBS Chicago, October 26, 2017: Romanucci & Blandin Secures Record Breaking $44.7 Million Dollar Verdict against the City of Chicago.
Upon securing a record breaking $44.7 million dollar verdict on behalf of his client, Michael LaPorta, Chicago police misconduct attorney, Antonio Romanucci shares how the city of Chicago was found responsible for failing to investigate its officers and having no early warning system, thus perpetuating CPD Officer Patrick Kelly’s reckless behavior. The case arose out of life-threatening and permanent injuries that the then 29-year-old LaPorta suffered in January of 2010, when Officer Kelly’s service weapon discharged into the back of LaPorta’s head. A verdict seven years in the making, Romanucci goes on to share how LaPorta’s case cannot be viewed in isolation but as the result of a larger institutional problem that has emboldened police officers with extensive histories of misconduct allegations to continue these harmful behaviors without fear of repercussions.

FOX 32 Chicago, September 27, 2017: Antonio Romanucci Addresses New Hazing Allegations at Niles North High School and Wheaton College.
Chicago civil rights lawyer Antonio Romanucci shares his thoughts regarding new student hazing allegations taking place at Niles North High School and Wheaton College on FOX News Chicago. Romanucci points to the need for greater school involvement in handling these allegations as they arise while also commending Niles North for their swift response. Romanucci is well known in this arena for his work on the Maine West and Lake Zurich cases.

C-SPAN, September 19, 2017: Romanucci & Blandin Client, Yvonne Ambrose Testifies before the Senate in support of Anti-Sex Trafficking Legislation.
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC client Yvonne Ambrose spoke before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation at a packed Senate hearing on September 19, 2017. Ambrose shared her daughter Desiree Robinson’s story in Washington D.C., urging Senators to amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Lawyers, Senators, activists and community leaders alike also spoke in support of “The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017” which if passed, would help in curbing the online sex trafficking of children and holding the parties responsible for these actions accountable.

FOX 32 Chicago, July 27, 2017: Antonio Romanucci Shares why CPD Officer Should be Off the Streets.
Chicago police misconduct attorney, Antonio Romanucci talks to FOX News about Chicago Police Department officer Patrick Kelly who was finally pulled off the streets this week. Kelly, who has faced a long history of complaints including an off-duty shooting incident involving Romanucci & Blandin client, Michael LaPorta and using a taser on a pregnant woman, was placed on desk duty. In discussing the LaPorta case Romanucci said, “Patrick Kelly should not have had a badge, he should not have had a license to carry a weapon. There is no doubt that had the city done its job he would not have been in possession of that gun, which leads to the shooting.” Lawsuits against Kelly have already cost the city $1.2 million in settlements and verdicts.

NBC 5 Chicago, May 17, 2017: NBC Chicago Uncovers how Facilitates and Profits from Child Sex Trafficking
NBC 5 Chicago shares how is named as a defendant in a civil complaint filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL by personal injury law firm, Romanucci & Blandin. Chicago attorneys Gina Arquilla DeBoni and Bhavani Raveendran of Romanucci & Blandin represent the mother of Desiree Robinson, a 16-year-old girl who was featured in solicitation posts on and was brutally murdered in a Markham garage on Christmas Eve 2016. The website is regarded by the Cook County Sheriff’s Anti-Trafficking Task Force as a vehicle for pimps to manipulate young people for money and is the subject of a number of investigations around the country for alleged sex trafficking activities. NBC Chicago explores how Romanucci & Blandin is working with Desiree’s family to make sure can no longer create an online marketplace to profit from the sex trafficking of children.

Univision Chicago, May 17, 2017: Chicago Attorneys Demand Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking on

Chicago personal injury attorneys Gina Arquilla DeBoni and Bhavani Raveendran talk to Univision Chicago about Romanucci & Blandin’s recent filing of a lawsuit against the popular website, The civil complaint which claims the website and others knowingly created an online marketplace to profit from the sex trafficking of children, coached sex traffickers how to develop ads so they can avoid detection by law enforcement, and profited from this activity states that knows that its website facilitates child sex trafficking and facilitates this activity, including concealing evidence of criminality by systematically editing its adult ads for minors. Romanucci & Blandin represents the family of Desiree Robinson, a 16-year-old girl who was murdered in a Markham garage on Christmas Eve 2016. The events that led to Robinson’s death took place because she had become a victim of sex trafficking and was featured in solicitation posts on Univision spoke with the attorneys involved as well as Yvonne Robinson, the mother of Desiree.

FOX 32 Chicago, March 23, 2017: Attorney Antonio Romanucci Discusses Pulse Lawsuit Filing on FOX Chicago
Personal Injury attorney, Antonio Romanucci, Partner at Romanucci & Blandin in Chicago discusses the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of dozens of survivors and families of victims of last year’s horrific Pulse nightclub tragedy. Romanucci spoke on Good Day Chicago about how the worst shooting massacre could have been prevented by the shooter’s employer and his wife, who were aware of his mental instability and deliberate commission to commit acts of violence – and did nothing. G4S Secure Solutions, based in Jupiter, Florida, had knowledge of the shooter, Omar Mateen’s mental instability and intent to harm prior to the event. The company maintained its stance that Mateen was psychologically sound and fit to carry a firearm on the job as a security agent. Despite his troubling statements to co-workers, the company failed to comply with its own internal protocol to report changes in his mental health and seize his weapon. The mental health validation issued by his employer was reviewed by Florida officials before Mateen purchased the weapons used in the Pulse nightclub tragedy.

CBS This Morning, March 22, 2017: Antonio Romanucci discusses Pulse Nightclub Lawsuit on CBS This Morning
Dozens of survivors and families of victims have filed a legal complaint claiming there is evidence that the horrific Pulse nightclub massacre could have been prevented by the shooter’s employer, G4S PLC, the world’s largest security company, headquartered in Britain, and its U.S. subsidiary, G4S Secure Solutions, based in Jupiter, Florida, and his wife, who were aware of his mental instability and deliberate commission to commit acts of violence – and did nothing. Antonio Romanucci, Principal and Partner at Romanucci & Blandin, shared details on CBS This Morning.

WGN-TV Chicago, February 7, 2017: Attorney Gina DeBoni Addresses the Real Dangers of Online Sex Trafficking
Chicago attorney Gina Arquilla DeBoni, Managing Attorney from Romanucci & Blandin speaks to the very real dangers our young women and children are facing from online sex traffickers. DeBoni and the firm are representing the family of Desiree Robinson, a young girl who was brutally murdered last Christmas eve. Desiree had been featured in a post on and is believed to have fallen victim to sex trafficking.

NBC 5 Chicago, February 1, 2017: Lake Zurich H.S. Football Players File Lawsuit After Hazing Scandal
Chicago attorney Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin announces the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of the parents of two Lake Zurich High School students who fell victim to the abuses of bullying and hazing taking place on the school’s football team in Lake Zurich, Illinois. NBC 5 Chicago reports on the egregious events that were taking place in the football team locker room and the team coaches who ignored school policies and principles against hazing and bullying.

FOX 32, January 16, 2017: Romanucci & Blandin Attorney, Antonio Romanucci Addresses what Victims of Police Misconduct can do Following the DOJ’s Scathing Report on the Chicago Police Department

Chicago personal injury and civil rights attorney, Antonio Romanucci spoke on-air at FOX 32 Chicago following the U.S. Department of Justice’s release of a 161-page report last week. The report’s findings detail a year-long probe into the highly contentious Chicago Police Department (CPD). Federal investigators determined what Romanucci has heard from clients for years – That the CPD has routinely violated the constitutional rights of citizens in numerous ways, such as using excessive force, permitting racially discriminatory conduct and shooting individuals who posed no immediate threats. As an experienced attorney in the field of police misconduct, Romanucci was able to discuss the legal implications of the Department of Justice’s findings and share what people can do if they have been mistreated by police.

FOX 32, January 12, 2017: Chicago Attorney Reacts to Resignations from Lake Zurich High School Football Team Leadership

Chicago civil rights attorney Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC shares his concern with FOX 32 over the pending resignation requests announced this week for Lake Zurich High School’s dean and assistant football coach Chad Beaver, and athletic director Rolando Vasquez. He stresses how the resignations have only heightened his concern as to what exactly has been taking place in the Lake Zurich High School football team’s locker room. Since the news of  “egregious”, “inappropriate” and “widespread” behavior taking place on the Lake Zurich football team broke, Romanucci and his team have been working to investigate the matter.

FOX 32, January 6, 2017: Chicago Civil Rights Attorney Addresses Hate Crime in Chicago

Leading Chicago civil rights attorney Stephan Blandin, Principal and Partner at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, addresses the egregious acts committed by a group of four African American teenagers on a white special-needs teen that was streamed on Facebook Live. Each have each been charged with a hate crime, felony aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Blandin discusses with FOX Chicago why these horrific acts are considered a hate crime and the implications moving forward on both a local and national level.


FOX 32, November 17, 2016: Antonio Romanucci shares Concern over Lake Zurich High School Abuse and Hazing on FOX News

Chicago attorney, Antonio Romanucci who is representing a victim of the abuse and hazing that took place on the football team at Lake Zurich High School in Lake Zurich, Illinois, spoke with FOX 32 about the latest developments, stressing that child safety should come before anything else. Romanucci has called many times before for stronger laws, rules and regulations that govern activities like bullying and hazing. He was integral in the efforts to pass Illinois House Bill 1443 in August of 2013 with Illinois State Representative Martin J. Moylan which in-short, holds school officials accountable for failure to report incidents of hazing.

Univision – Chicago, November 16, 2016: Attorney Stephan Blandin Addresses Deadly Workplace Safety Issues

Stephan Blandin, un abogado principal de Romanucci & Blandin habla con Univision Chicago como conducen una investigación especial sobre los riesgos de las condiciones de trabajo inseguras en Chicago y en todo el país, que han llevado a situaciones trágicas y mortales.

Cleveland 19, November 6, 2016: Chicago Cubs Fan Assaulted Following World Series Win

Alan Anderson, a Cubs fan who was celebrating in Cleveland following his team, the Chicago Cub’s historic win, was knocked unconscious by what appeared to be an Indians fan.  The assault was captured on a cellphone video that went viral. Anderson’s attorney, Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin, a law firm in Chicago, spoke with CBS News to clear up the misinformation that’s been circulating about the assault. “He was being peaceful. He was not the aggressor,” said Romanucci in a Face time interview.

KMOV – CBS News St. Louis, November 3, 2016: Police Misconduct Attorney Outraged over Hideous Photo of Deceased Man with Officer

Police misconduct attorney, Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin, and a St. Louis mother are demanding answers after News 4 shared a photo that appears to show a police officer posing with the dead body of her son. The officer from the North County Police Cooperative is wearing gloves, holding onto the arm of the body and giving a thumbs up. Romanucci called the photo: “hideous.”

“I have seen thousands and thousands of forensic photographs, I have never seen a staged photograph of an officer next to a deceased body,” Romanucci added.

FOX 32, August 5, 2016: Antonio Romanucci Discusses Paul O’Neal Police Shooting Video on FOX Chicago
Chicago police misconduct attorney, and national counsel for cases around the country, Antonio M. Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC joined FOX Chicago to discuss the shooting of 18 year-old African-American male Paul O’Neal by Chicago Police Department officers. Romanucci brings light to the number of distinct errors made by the officers during the car chase and shortly thereafter, including having a gun drawn while still in the police vehicle.

CLTV, August 5, 2016: Police Misconduct Attorney Analyzes Deadly Chicago Police Shooting on CLTV
Antonio M. Romanucci, a Chicago based attorney specializing in police misconduct, appears on CLTV to analyze the fatal police shooting of Paul O’Neal. Three Chicago police officers have been relieved of their police powers after the police body cam videos showing the shooting death of O’Neal, an unarmed, African-American male were released. Romanucci points out the many errors made by the Chicago Police Department officers during the pursuit of O’Neal which are evident in the video footage.

ABC 7, July 31, 2016: Chicago Police Misconduct Attorney Discusses National Epidemic
Recent police involved shooting deaths have sparked outrage and protests across our nation. Chicago police misconduct attorney, and national counsel for cases around the country, Antonio M. Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC joined ABC 7 to talk about police shootings and the national epidemic of violence facing the U.S.

CBS, June 30, 2016: Police misconduct attorney Antonio Romanucci asks why City of Chicago failed to turn over documents
Attorney Antonio Romanucci talks to CBS 2 investigator Dave Savini as to why a federal judge has threatened the City of Chicago with sanctions after learning that Chicago Police Department Officer Patrick Kelly was involved in yet another fatal on-duty shooting which lawyers suing Kelly for misconduct, including himself, were never made aware of. Read more here

Antonio Romanucci Provides Insight on Chicago Police Shootings

Published on July 12, 2016 by WHDT World News

Romanucci & Blandin’s Antonio Romanucci discusses the tragic, high-profile shootings of black men in Louisiana in Minnesota as well as police officers in Dallas – all of which took place in one week. Romanucci shares his thoughts on how this is a critically important time in our nation on WHDT – World News.

A Day’s Work – Documentary Highlights Dangerous Working Conditions for Temps

Published in Chicago Workers’ Collaborative

90 minutes before he was killed on his first day of work as a temporary employee, 21-year-old Day Davis texted a picture of himself to his girlfriend, excited for their future. Now Day’s sister, 17-year-old Antonia, searches for answers. An investigation reveals the troubling issues that led to Day’s death and how the $100 billion temporary staffing industry is putting millions of American workers at risk. Romanucci & Blandin supports the Chicago Workers’ Collaborative which champions uniting low-wage and temporary workers to bring down barriers for full employment and equality.

Antonio Romanucci Provides Insight on Chicago Police Shootings

Published on Jan 19, 2016

Romanucci & Blandin’s Antonio Romanucci discusses the pattern of shootings by Chicago police officers, video of the fatal shooting of black teen Cedrick Chatman and what is needed to reform the Chicago Police Department on CLTV’s Politics Tonight.


Antonio Romanucci Provides Commentary on the Laquan McDonald Video

Published on Nov 30, 2015

Romanucci & Blandin’s Antonio M. Romanucci  is interviewed by CLTV in response to the Laquan McDonald case and the patterns between similar shootings by officers of the Chicago Police Department.

Stephan Blandin Discusses Safety Violations at Chicago’s Parkway Gardens  

Published on Nov 23, 2015

Romanucci & Blandin’s Stephan D. Blandin comments on the numerous safety violations at Chicago’s Parkway Gardens in a report by Dave Savini as part of CBS Chicago’s investigation into the apartment complex. The story was prompted by a sixth story fall by a 4-year-old resident who miraculously survived and is recuperating from his injuries.

Antonio Romanucci Discusses Stop & Frisk Class Action Lawsuit on Chicago’s FOX 32. 

Published on Oct 23, 2015

Antonio Romanucci of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC comments on the stop and frisk civil class action lawsuit and the landmark agreement by the Chicago Police Department and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois regarding monitoring how officers go about conducting street stops.

Martin Gould Reviews Stop & Frisk Agreement on RT News. 

Published on Oct 23, 2015

Martin Gould of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC discusses the stop and frisk civil class action lawsuit and the landmark agreement by the Chicago Police Department and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois regarding monitoring how officers go about conducting street stops.

Antonio Romanucci on CLTV’s Politics Tonight with Bill Moller CLTV

Chicago Police Sued Over Stop-And-Frisk Tactics The Huffington Post

Chicago Law Firm Files Federal Lawsuit Over Stop-and-Frisk Policy NBC

“America Tonight” Reports on Sex Crimes in Sports Al Jazeera America

    NBC TV Chicago, Charlie Wojciechowski, August 7, 2015: ‘Landmark Agreement’ Reached Between CPD, ACLU on Stop-and-Frisk Policy

WLS-TV, ABC 7 Chicago Eyewitness News, Paul Meinke, August 7, 2015: CPD Agrees to ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Reforms, Avoids ACLU Lawsuit

WBBM-TV, CBS TV Chicago, Suzanne Le Mignot, August 7, 2015: Chicago Police, ACLU Agree On Changes To Controversial “Stop And Frisk” Tactics

RT America, August 18, 2015: ACLU win over Chicago PD’s ‘Stop & Frisk’ is start of police reform – attorney

KSL TV, Utah, July 1, 2015: Roosevelt officer justified in shooting death of Uintah County man, prosecutors rule

ABC Chicago, January 2015: Hidden Camera Exclusive Story with Ron Magers, John Garcia and Romanucci & Blandin Attorney Marty Gould

Click Orlando WKMG Local 6: Man stunned by Marion County deputies files suit
A man has filed a federal lawsuit against the Marion County Sheriff’s Office claiming excessive use of force.
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