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Kaufmann and Champlin Secure Defense Verdict in St. Clair County Jury Trial

On August 30, a St. Clair County jury deliberated about an hour before returning a defense verdict in a case tried by Stephen R. Kaufmann and Matthew B. Champlin. The plaintiff in the suit had alleged that Securitas security guards at a Schnucks pharmacy tackled and handcuffed him for no reason and that he was held against his will. The guards denied the charges.

Kaufmann, a partner in the Springfield office, is a trial attorney who has successfully defended numerous cases to verdict in both the state and federal courts of Illinois. He has been rated an AV Preeminent® Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed as one of the Top Attorneys in Illinois by Chicago Magazine.

Champlin, a partner in the Edwardsville office, focuses his practice on complex litigation matters, including personal injury and employment law. He has been named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers and an Emerging Lawyer by Illinois Leading Lawyers.