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Richard F. Pellegrino
Of Counsel

Richard F. Pellegrino has enjoyed a 30–year career as a trial lawyer in the Chicago area, concentrating primarily in personal injury representation.

His extensive public service includes:

  • Board member, Pace Transportation Service
  • Executive Director, West Central Municipal Conference, an association of 36 municipalities in West Suburban Chicagoland
  • Executive Director, West Cook County Solid Waste Agency
  • Mayor, Village of Indian Head Park (1999 – 2007)
  • Past Commissioner, Cook County Sheriff's Police and Corrections Merit Board
  • Advisory Member, Triton College Finance Committee
  • Adjunct Instructor, Nazareth Academy
  • Former Commissioner, Illinois Supreme Court ARDC Inquiry Board
  • Active memberships: American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Justinian Society of Lawyers, National Italian–American Bar Association

Armed Services

  • Sergeant, U.S. Army, honorably discharged on March 21, 1972
  • Army Commendation Medical for meritorious service in Vietnam, 1972

Awards

  • Award of Excellence, Justinian Society of Lawyers, 2008

Education

  • J.D., Washburn University School of Law, Topeka Kansas, 1978
  • M.A., Political Science/Government, Loyola University, Chicago, 1975
  • B.A., Political Science/Government, Loyola University, Chicago, 1985

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois, 1979
  • Northern District of Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982