Tom Pender Writes The Book on the Illinois Survival Act

Thomas R. Pender

Tom Pender has once again been tapped to literally “write the book” on the Illinois Survival Act. On December 12, 2022, the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) published the seventh edition of Wrongful-Death and Survival Actions. Tom was one of the original developers of the publication and has served as contributing author since the book was originally released. The book has provided critical guidance to lawyers and judges for thirty years.

In this 2023 updated edition, Tom discusses the historical common law framework that led to enactment of this legislation, while also providing current substantive law, evidentiary rules and a detailed discussion of the types of damages that are recoverable and available defenses. He also provides guidance for practitioners on the procedural pitfalls they may face.

The book is available in soft cover and as an e-book for purchase here.