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The Jury Verdict Reporter, published by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, is the recognized authority on record verdicts and settlements in Illinois. JVR continually collects, analyzes and publishes summaries detailing Illinois civil jury verdicts and negotiated settlements. With our extensive, searchable database, JVR is the leading Illinois case evaluation resource for attorneys.

Founded in 1959, the Jury Verdict Reporter is the second oldest business of its kind in the U.S.  Our comprehensive database contains more than 80,000 cases and is available only through our "On Point" call-in research service, and through our online research system, AccessPlus®. See detailed descriptions of these services to the left.

The Jury Verdict Reporter annually hosts the JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Awards & Reception, an event that brings together the plaintiff’s bar, the defense bar and the judiciary in a celebration of outstanding achievements and careers.  Record verdicts, significant defense verdicts, career milestones and lifetime achievements are recognized as the JVR presents awards of Trial Lawyer Excellence to deserving civil litigators, trial attorneys and mentors. Coverage of the 2016 Awards is here.

The JVR Newsletters summarize cases tried or settled in Illinois, highlighting the factual situation that gave rise to the litigation. We note the trial lawyers, judge, case name and number, award amount, specific injuries, insurer that paid the verdict or settlement, and expert witnesses that testified. See our weekly summary of selected verdicts and settlements, or request a sample issue.  Please include your name, firm/company, address and phone in your email request.

Please review the revised requirements for reporting confidential settlements that became effective in January 2011.

To get a quick glimpse of the value of various types of cases, sign up for our free e-newsletter Illinois Litigation Highlights. Each issue includes a summary of verdicts and settlements, as well as other useful statistics and news.

Submit Verdicts and Settlements

To report a verdict, click here.

To report a settlement, click here.

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