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Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, Taylor A. King & Associates, P.A., and The Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto to Represent Victims of Mass Shooting at Little Rock Club

Posted on: August 14th, 2017 by Romanucci & Blandin

CHICAGO, IL – (August 8, 2017) Attorneys from Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, Taylor A. King & Associates, P.A., and The Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto announced today that they have been retained to represent over 15 victims of the disturbing mass shooting that took place at Power Ultra Lounge in Little Rock, Arkansas on July 1, 2017.

In the early morning hours of July 1, a barrage of gunfire rang out at the popular downtown club where Memphis rapper Ricky Hampton was performing. Ultimately, 28 individuals were injured during a shooting at Power Ultra Lounge, leaving a number in critical condition. Since the incident, Hampton was placed under arrest and has been ordered to remain detained until trial.

According to public records, Power Ultra Lounge was the source of over three dozen civil and criminal complaints which local and state authorities responded to during a four-year time period. Furthermore, the club was on a property zoned for a restaurant – not a club or concert venue. “The venue was clearly operating outside of the law for years and hired a performer with a 10-year history of run-ins with law enforcement.  Yet, neither the club nor authorities provided security to patrons,” said J.D. Hays, Jr., Attorney at Taylor A. King & Associates, P.A. “This could have been prevented, but rather it took a mass shooting that left 28 injured to get someone’s attention.”

“Despite all the complaints and warnings, city officials never exercised any authority to sanction or close down Power Ultra,” added Antonio M. Romanucci, Principal and Partner at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC. “Our investigations over the next several months will be taking a closer look into the actions of the City and how institutions like Power Ultra can be licensed to do one thing, but actually be operating as a completely different entity. We will keep the media apprised as our investigations continue.”

About Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

Romanucci & Blandin has been rated as a leading civil trial practice law firm in Chicago concentering in police misconduct, personal injury, medical malpractice, and bullying and hazing. The attorneys at the Chicago law firm represent individuals and their families in catastrophic personal injury matters, wrongful death and workers’ compensation cases. The cases that are referred to Romanucci & Blandin involve accidents or injuries which occurred due to negligence and carelessness on the part of individuals, governmental bodies and corporations of all sizes. Since its inception more than 16 years ago, Romanucci & Blandin has secured more than $400 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of their clients. For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit www.rblaw.net or call (312) 458-1000.

About Taylor A. King & Associates, P.A.:

Taylor King & Associates is an Arkansas based law firm handling a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of the people of Arkansas. The firm’s 18 attorneys are disbursed in five offices across the state (Arkadelphia, North Little Rock, Springdale, Jonesboro, and Fort Smith), where they help over 1,000 Arkansans each year with their civil cases. Call us at 1-800-305-0529 or visit www.taylorkinglaw.com.

The lead attorney for the firm in this case is J.D. Hays, Jr., an experienced Trial Attorney based in the Northwest Arkansas office.  Mr. Hays has been plaintiff’s lead counsel in litigation in over half of the counties in Arkansas.  In 2013 he was recognized by the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association with the Young Trial Lawyer of the Year award. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and Public Justice.  Mr. Hays can be reached directly at (479) 935-1764 or by email at jdhays@taylorkinglaw.com

About The Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto:

The Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto is a full-service law firm owned entirely by its Principal, Conrad J. Benedetto. When organizing the firm, Mr. Benedetto had a vision of personal, professional service which he is proud of having accomplished through his 37 year career practicing law. The Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto has been in existence since January 1988 at its present location on South Broad Street in Philadelphia with offices in Voorhees, New Jersey. The firm is engaged in the practice of law, with emphasis on Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation, Police Abuse and Civil Rights matters. Mr. Benedetto and his staff have a vast knowledge in all aspects of personal injury law and litigation. In addition to the firm’s personal injury practice, it represents individuals on Police Abuse and Misconduct cases and Civil Rights Matters. The Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto has prided itself on its individual personal attention that they give their clients, while aggressively representing and protecting their legal rights. The Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto now has offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, with affiliate offices in Michigan, New York and Maryland. Call us at (215) 389-1900 or visit www.benedettolaw.com

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