A rebuttable presumption is when a fact is presumed to be true in a court case until it is disproved. For example, if a person presents an alibi for a crime, it is presumed to be true unless it is later proved to be untrue. Whether or not a rebuttable presumption is proven to be true often has major implications in a lawsuit.
Thomas A. Kelliher is a seasoned litigator who has first-chaired 30 trials during the course of his career. When engaged in defense work for the city of Chicago, Tom won 90 percent of the 29 cases he tried to jury verdict. In the one plaintiff case he has tried to verdict – a premises liability lawsuit involving a back injury – he won a jury verdict exceeding $1 million for his client.
Tom also serves as the chief writer of appellate court briefs at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Ltd. Like his colleagues at the law firm, Tom is known for being an extremely talented, passionate, aggressive and sharp trial attorney.
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