Background

Antonio M. Romanucci has lived his commitment to justice starting with his early work as a Cook County Public Defender to recently being named Leading Lawyers’ Number One Civil Rights Lawyer and Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s 2021 Person of the Year. He was also recognized by Chicago Magazine on their ‘New Power 30’ list for his many contributions to the Chicago community.  As a founding partner of the Chicago-based trial firm of Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, he has fought fiercely for victims of negligence, abuse and wrongful death arising from civil rights actions, mass torts, class actions, police misconduct as well as medical malpractice. Referred to as the “architect” of the record-breaking and historic civil lawsuit alongside Ben Crump against the City of Minneapolis and four of its police officers for the murder of George Floyd, Mr. Romanucci also has a steadfast commitment to fighting for those seeking justice across the country and is a recognized leader in complex, high profile tort cases. Mr. Romanucci’s vast experience has earned him the admiration of his colleagues who have supported his rise to leadership positions both locally and nationally. Following the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, he was appointed to the legal steering committee which helped obtain a settlement with MGM Resorts International worth up to $800 million for thousands of victims and relatives affected. In October of 2019, the Circuit Court of Cook County appointed him Lead Counsel of a large group of plaintiffs’ firms pursing justice in the Sterigenics toxic emissions case. In February of 2020, Romanucci was appointed to the Executive Leadership of attorneys in 737MAX case against Boeing International.

Outside the courtroom, Mr. Romanucci participates in many professional and charitable organizations. He was president of Illinois Trial Lawyers Association in 2019-2020 and served as Chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee. He has held multiple leadership roles for the American Association for Justice, including currently serving as a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of its National Finance Committee, and prior roles as Judiciary Liaison for the state of Illinois, and Vice-Chair of the Ethylene Oxide Litigation Group. He was on the Board of Governors of the Chicago Bar Association and in 2017 served as Chair of “A Path Towards Solutions: A Summit on Curbing the Violence in Chicago” hosted by the Chicago Bar Association, as well as a subsequent Lawyers Call to Action event to directly aid those in Chicago most impacted by gun violence. He is a founding chairman of the Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse and a founder of the Justinian Society of Lawyers Charitable Endowment Fund, where thousands of dollars annually are awarded to charitable organizations.

Often called upon by the media as a legal expert, Mr. Romanucci appears regularly on local and national television to comment on his own cases, as well as other high profile legal matters and trends throughout the country.  He has been featured by CNN, CBS This Morning, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Associated Press and others.

Mr. Romanucci has been widely recognized for his insight and experience and has been named repeatedly as a ‘Top 100 Super Lawyer in Illinois’, a ‘Top 10 Leading Plaintiff Lawyer in Illinois’ by Leading Lawyers, and appears consistently on the list of The Best Lawyers in America©. He maintains a perfect Martindale-Hubble AV rating and an AVVO rating of 10/10. 

Mr. Romanucci earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1982 and earned his law degree from UIC John Marshall Law School in 1985. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois along with numerous other pro hac vice admissions throughout the country.

Professional legal experience
  • THE LAW OFFICES OF DONALD J. NOLAN; Responsible for litigating major personal injury and workers compensation claims -- 1990-1998
  • THE LAW OFFICES OF RICHARD F. PELLEGRINO; General trial practice with particular concentration in Workers’ Compensation-Personal Injury- Criminal -- 1987-1990
  • THE COOK COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER; Representation of indigent defendants. Experience – jury trials, bench trials and preliminary hearing -- 1984-1987

Experience

Languages

  • English and Italian

Practice Areas

Education & Certifications

  • J.D., UIC John Marshall Law School Chicago, IL (1985)
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Wisconsin
    Madison, WI (1982)

Awards & Recognition

  • 2022 - American Association for Justice Howard Twiggs Award
  • 2022 - Leading Lawyers Civil Rights Lawyer of the Year
  • 2022 - Leading Lawyer's Top 10 Aviation Accidents Plaintiff’s Lawyers 
  • 2022 - Leading Lawyer's Top 10 Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyers 
  • 2022 - Featured in Civil: Ben Crump documentary film on Netflix for work as co-counsel on George Floyd and other police misconduct and civil rights cases
  • 2021 - Chicago Lawyer’s Person of the Year
  • 2021 - American Association for Justice Evergreen Fund Award
  • 2021 - American Association for Justice Leonard Weinglass in Defense of Civil Liberties Award
  • 2021 - American Association for Justice Joe Tonahill Award
  • 2021 - Chicago Magazine's 'New Power 30' list of Chicagoans making change happen
  • 2021 - Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans inaugural Dominic Di Frisco Award
  • 2019 - Illinois Top 10 Leading Plaintiff Lawyer, Top 10 Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Top 10 Consumer Lawyer and a Top 10 Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer by the Illinois Leading Lawyer’s Network
  • 2019 - Judicial Accountability PAC Barbara Jordan Award for Excellence in Judicial Advocacy and Education
  • 2019 - Italian American Political Coalition PACA Award
  • 2019 - American Association for Justice Above & Beyond Award
  • 2018 - American Association for Justice Above & Beyond Award
  • 2016 - Justinian Society of Lawyers Award of Excellence
  • 2016 - The Order Sons of Italy, Leonardo DaVinci Award of Excellence
  • 2014 - Fenwick Bar Association Accipiter Award
  • 2003-2019 - Illinois Leading Lawyer’s Network Top Lawyer
  • 2013-2023 - Named one of the The Best Lawyers in America© by U.S. News and World Report
  • 2014 - Top 8 Aviation Lawyer in State of Illinois
  • 2012 - Present - Top 100 Trial Lawyer as certified by the National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013 - The Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Humanitarian Award
  • 2013 - International Legal Award for Practice Excellence for Aviation Law Firm in Illinois
  • 2009 thru present - AVVO Top Rating 10/10
  • 2005-2019 - AV Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell™
  • 2016 - Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™
  • 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 -2021 - Top 100 Super Lawyer in Illinois
  • 2013 - Justinian Society of Lawyers Gerald Sbarbaro Mentoring Award
  • 2010 - Justinian Society of Lawyers, Moses W. Harrison Recognition Award
  • 2010 - Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Excellence in Leadership Award
  • 2007 - Certificate of Appreciation for Civic Contributions from the City of Chicago
  • 2003 – UIC John Marshall Law School Distinguished Service Award
  • 1998 - David Award
  • 1995 - Certificate of Merit for outstanding service in the program of Continuing Legal Education-WCLA Seminar
  • 1989 - Constitutional Rights Foundation Lawyer of the Year
  • 1986 - City of Chicago Citizen’s Bravery Award

Notable Cases

  • Victims of the Route 91/Las Vegas Shooting v. MGM, Live Nation, Slide Fire Solutions, etc., mass tort, $800M settlement
  • LaPorta v. City of Chicago, October 2017, civil rights, $44.7M verdict
  • Class Action Red Light Camera Case v. City of Chicago, August 2017, civil rights, $38.75M settlement
  • Chavez v. Dr. Mark Holterman, medical malpractice, $30M settlement
  • Family of George Floyd v. City of Minneapolis and officers involved in Mr. Floyd’s death, March 2021, civil rights, $27M settlement
  • Carreon v. City of Chicago, April 2019, police chase, $21.3M verdict
  • Tinman v. Christ Hospital, medical malpractice, $22.3M verdict
  • Hudson v. City of Chicago, civil rights, $17.6M verdict
  • Marion Misiak, 45-year-old laborer, work injury, $7.5M settlement
  • Alaska Airlines Flight 261, aviation, $6.5M settlement
  • Chmielewski v. CTA, March 1999, motor vehicle, $5.33M verdict
  • Briefman v. City of Chicago, work injury, $5M settlement
  • Milnamow v. Shedd Aquarium, work injury, $4.85M settlement
  • Private Bank and Trust Company v. City of Chicago, et al., 2014, civil rights, $4.5M settlement
  • Cabay v. Loyola University, medical malpractice, $4M settlement
  • Lane v. Confidential, premises liability, $4M settlement
  • Domenick v. Dominick’s (Roof collapse; $4M+ settlement sets record in Illinois for octogenarian), premises liability
  • Tews v. Stoxen Chiropractic, malpractice, $3.71M verdict
  • Bonnie Bobo v. Chicago Housing Authority, premises liability, $3.65M settlement
  • Pietras v. Biddle Corporation, work injury, $3.6M verdict
  • Kuprianczyk v. CTA, January 2002, pedestrian, $3.6M verdict
  • Estate of Joshua Salvato, deceased, Vincent Salvato v. Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Norman Brown, et al., May 2014, civil rights, $2.28M verdict
  • Buhle v. Associated British Foods, motor vehicle, $2.25M settlement
  • Jane Doe v. Archdiocese of Chicago, April 2020, Church abuse, $2.1M settlement
  • Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting v. Pulse Nightclub, mass tort, $2M settlement
  • Wdzieonski v. S Saft & Company, January 2019 motor vehicle accident, $1.75M settlement
  • Wszolek v. Chicago Bus Co., pedestrian, $1.75M settlement
  • Talley v. Barrington School District 220, bicyclist, $1.5M+ settlement
  • Dell’Oglio v. Concord Homes, work injury, $1.45M settlement
  • Balzano v. Takaghi, motor vehicle, $1.45M settlement
  • Doe v. Doe, June 2002, $1.125M settlement
  • Brown v. Wayne Blanchard and Walworth County Wisconsin, February 2017, civil rights, $1.1M settlement
  • Larios v. Chadron State College, April 2020, Title IX wrongful death, $900,000 settlement
  • Norton v. Vestel County, civil rights, $900,000 settlement
  • Yanakiev v. Confidential, motor vehicle, $800,000 settlement
  • Hernandez v. The City of Chicago, civil rights, $742,500 verdict
  • Confidential - Minor Special Needs Student v. Bus Company and School District, November 2019, sexual abuse, $700,000 settlement
  • Krumrei v. City of Dallas, civil rights, $625,000 settlement
  • Livingston v. Earman, medical malpractice, $525,000 verdict
  • Depasquale v. Confidential, motorcycle, $495,000 settlement
  • Southwest Airlines Flight 1248, aviation, $450,000 settlement
  • Poull v. Courtney (Cicero fire tragedy -- Six wrongful deaths), premises liability, $300,000 settlement
  • Severin v. American Airlines 4184, aviation
  • TWA Flight 800, aviation
  • American Airlines Flight 587, aviation
  • Doe v. Grand Prairie Transit, July 2016, sexual assault, Confidential
  • Deig v. Polaris, products liability, Confidential
  • Does v. Northwest Suburban HS District, educational abuse, Confidential
  • Does v. North Suburban HS District, educational abuse, Confidential
  • Miller v. Southwest Airlines, class action, pending
  • Smith v. City of Chicago, civil rights class action, pending
  • Plaintiffs v. Sterigenics International, Inc., mass tort, pending
  • Lopez-Lewis v. The Boeing Company, aviation, pending

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois, 1985
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Pro Hac Vice Admissions, Multiple State and Federal Jurisdictions

Newsroom

In the News

Press Releases

Blog Posts

Articles

Videos

Speaking Engagements

  • Harper College, Presenter, From Rodney King to George Floyd: A Discussion of Policing and Race in America, Community and Individual Impact and Steps on a Forward Path, Palatine, IL, November 2022
  • Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Annual Meeting, Panelist, Violence Reduction and Police Accountability, Chicago, IL, October 2022
  • National Crime Victims Bar Association, Conference Presenter, Representing Victims of Police Brutality Through the Lens of the Murder of George Floyd, October 2022
  • UIC - Bridging the Gap Minority Health Conference, Presenter, Police Violence: View from the Family Side, October 2022
  • UIC School of Law, Presenter, Lawyering Skills from an Alum, August 2022
  • National Crime Victims Bar Association, Presenter, Civil Justice for Victims of Crime in Illinois, July 2022
  • DuPage County Bar, CLE Presenter, Part Two: Civil Rights Impact of George Floyd, May 2022

  • Union League Club Chicago, Presenter, George Floyd & Police Reform: A Conversation with Floyd Family Attorneys Benjamin Crump and Antonio Romanucci, April 2022
  • University of Chicago Medicine School Grand Rounds, Presenter, The George Floyd Case, March 2022
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, CLE Presenter, Choosing the Best Jury for Damage Maximization, March 2022
  • DuPage County Bar Association, CLE Presenter, A conversation of the George Floyd case and the resulting impact on social justice and civil rights reform, March 2022
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Police Pursuits: Leveraging Mock Trials to Earn a Valuable Case Verdict, December 2021
  • Rotary Club of Chicago, Presenter, The Personal Experience From Within the George Floyd Case, November 2021
  • Trial Lawyers University, Presenter with Nicolette Ward re: Police Chase: Carreon v. City of Chicago, October 2021
  • Trial Lawyers University, Presenter with Ben Crump re: Excessive Force: George Floyd Settlement, October 2021
  • AAJ Civil Rights/Minority Caucus, CLE Presenter with Ben Crump re: From the eyes of the family, what it's like to file a civil rights claim, October 2021

  • Harris Co. (Texas) Democratic Lawyers Assn., Presenter with Ben Crump re: George Floyd case and federal police reform, October 2021

  • 360 Advocacy, Presenter re: Police Misconduct, Pursuit Cases and the Tragedies that Lie Behind Them, October 2021

  • Trial Lawyers University, Presenter with Nicolette Ward, Teaching Points re: $21,300,000 High Speed Chase/Wrongful Death Verdict, September 2021
  • University of Chicago Law School, Presenter, Opening Statement Demo for Prosecution in Faulkner Case, September 2021
  • Saint Mary of the Lake Parish, Keynote Speaker, Conversations in the Courtyard: A theological series of talks and social opportunities for young adults as it relates to civil justice and faith, July 2021
  • UIC Chicago, Alumni Exchange, Fighting Police Misconduct and Advocating for Social Justice Reform, June 2021
  • National Habeas Assistance and Training Counsel, Keynote Speaker, Police Habits, Training and Practices: A blueprint for racial injustice, June 2021
  • Jude Leadership Society, Panelist, Inspired Leadership, May 2021
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Presenter, Police Misconduct Cases and Federal Police Reform, March 2021
  • ITLA, Damages Seminar Moderator, Injures Caused by Police Misconduct: The Power of Themes in Establishing Damages, February 2021
  • UIC John Marshall Law School, Dean’s Conversation Series: A Conversation about Developments in the George Floyd Murder Case with Antonio Romanucci, February 2021
  • Black Lens Symposium, Presenter, A Platform for Federal Police Reform, January 2021
  • 360 Advocacy, Webinar Presenter, The Most Successful Civil Rights Lawyers Discuss the Seismic Shift in Litigation: How One Good Apple Beats the Lies, December 2020
  • AAJ, Webinar Presenter, Essentials of TBI Litigation: The Direct Examination of a Physiatrist, November 2020
  • Colorado State Bar Association, Annual Meeting – Virtual Presenter, August 2020
  • AAJ, Webinar Panelist, Town Hall: Police Brutality, July 2020.
  • AAJ, Webinar Moderator, Creating Change: An Introductory Primer for Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Cases, June 2020
  • UIC John Marshall Law School, Webinar Q&A with Dean Darby Dickerson and Students, June 15, 2020
  • Crain’s Chicago Business Live Webcast, Panelist, Crisis Relief for Businesses, April 29, 2020
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Civil Rights Class Guest Lecturer, Chicago, IL, April 22, 2020
  • North American Brain Injury Society Conference, Defense Vocational Experts, New Orleans, LA, February 26, 2020
  • Exigent Medical Litigation Summit, Panelist, The Intersection of Technology, Medical Expertise, and Legal Innovation, Chicago, IL, February 20, 2020
  • AAJ, Traumatic Brain Injury: Proving the Invisible and Other Unique Challenges, New Orleans, LA, February 10, 2020
  • Chicago Bar Association, Event Chair, Curbing Gun Violence: Are we Making Progress? Issues Impacting Gun Violence in Chicago’s Neighborhoods, Chicago, IL, January 29, 2020
  • HUB, Panelist, Addressing the Opioid Epidemic, Chicago, IL, July 24, 2019
  • Cassidy Schade, LLP, Panel Moderator, Client Seminar on Social Media, Chicago, IL, May 9, 2019
  • ITLA, Damages Seminar Moderator, Grief and Sorrow, Chicago, IL, February 18, 2019
  • AAJ, Implicit Bias and its Direct Relationship with the Unlikable Plaintiff, Miami, FL, February 2, 2019
  • Law Bulletin Seminars, Discussion Leader, 9th Annual Symposium With the Judges, Chicago, IL, November 14, 2018
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group, Mock Trial Plaintiffs’ Team Member, Taking It to Trial: Death by Bad Design, November 8 & 9, 2018
  • Chicago Bar Association, Premises and Municipal Liability: Avoiding, Mitigating, Preparing, and Litigating Panel, Chicago, IL, October 25, 2018
  • Chicago Bar Association, Sterigenics-Willowbrook Environmental Litigation, Chicago, IL, October 11, 2018
  • AAJ, Webinar Moderator, Ethical Considerations for Representing Individuals with Diminished Cognitive Capacity, June 13, 2018
  • AAJ, Boardwalk Seminar 2018, Atlantic City, NJ, May 10, 2018
  • AAJ, The Noncredible or Unlikable Client, How to Turn the Loser into a Winner, Nashville, TN, May 6, 2018
  • AAJ, Ethics Session: Ethical Considerations for Representing Individuals with Diminished Cognitive Capacity, New Orleans, LA, May 4, 2018
  • AAJ, Phonathon Host, Chicago, IL, April 2018
  • Law Bulletin Seminars, Discussion Leader, 8th Annual Symposium With the Judges, Chicago, IL, November 20, 2017
  • Chicago Bar Association, Event Chair, Lawyers Call for Action Program, Chicago, IL, November 3, 2017
  • American Society of Trial Consultants, Legal Challenges in Police Shooting Cases, Rosemont, IL, June 9, 2017
  • Chicago Bar Association, Moderator & Event Chair – A Path Towards Solutions: A Summit on Curbing the Violence in Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 19, 2017
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Excessive Police Force Against the Emotionally Impaired, Columbus, OH, May 4, 2017
  • UIC John Marshall Law School, Q & A with students, Chicago, IL, April 2017
  • Chicago Bar Association, Civil Rights and Police Liability Litigation Panel, Chicago, IL, April 19, 2017
  • Law Bulletin Seminars, Discussion Leader, 7th Annual Symposium With the Judges, Chicago, IL, November 17, 2016
  • UIC John Marshall Law School, Police Misconduct Case Analysis, Chicago, IL, March 2016
  • AAJ, Settlement and Negotiation Techniques, Boca Raton, FL, February 2016
  • AAJ, Multigenerational Workforce Diversity and Law Firm Management, Boca Raton, FL, February 2016
  • AAJ, Overcoming Juror Bias in Police Misconduct Cases, Montreal, Canada, July 13, 2015
  • AAJ, Litigating Excessive Police Force Cases:  The Misuse of Tasers and Guns, June 2015
  • ITLA, Preparing Your Client to Testify at Trial, Chicago, IL, March 2015
  • AAJ, US Supreme Court Analysis of Police Misconduct Cases, Palm Springs, CA, February 2015
  • Chicago Bar Association, Update on Disappearance of Malaysia Flight $370 and Damages Suspected, Chicago, IL, November 2014
  • AAJ, Police Misconduct, New Orleans, LA, February 2014
  • AAJ, Priming the Plaintiff’s Medical Expert, Chicago, IL, February 2014
  • UIC John Marshall Law School, Legal Implications of Concussions for Sports and the Military in the Future, October 2012
  • AAJ, Police Misconduct, Chicago, IL, January 2014
  • AAJ, Guest Lecturer, Police Misconduct, San Francisco, CA, July 2013
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Jury Selection, Chicago, IL, October 2012
  • Law Bulletin Seminars, Rule 243 Examination – Questions from Jurors, Chicago, IL, November 2012
  • Law Bulletin Seminars, Case Examination, Chicago, IL, November 17, 2011
  • AAJ, Program Moderator – 21st Century Discovery and Litigation Techniques, Chicago, IL, July 2012
  • AAJ, Program Moderator – Litigation at Sunrise, Chicago, IL,  July 2012
  • Law Bulletin Seminars, Jury Deliberations, Chicago, IL, June 7, 2011
  • Litigation Skills Conference, Hudson v. City of Chicago, et al., November 2010
  • UIC John Marshall Law School, Starting your own Law Firm, Chicago, IL, October 2010
  • Chicago Bar Association, Anticipating Objections During Discovery and Motions in Limine, Chicago, IL, October 2010
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Proving Damages in the Traumatic Brain Injury Case, Chicago, IL, October 2010
  • American Association for Justice, Cross Examination of the Defense Neuropsychologist, Vancouver, BC, July 2010
  • Litigation Skills Conference, Courtroom Visuals, April 2010
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Ethical Considerations in Representing the Client with Traumatic Brain Injury, May 2010
  • Litigation Skills Conference, Juror Deselection and Jury Management Strategies, March 2010
  • Chicago Bar Association, Anticipating Objections During Discovery and Motions in Limine, Chicago, IL, October 2009,
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Trial Primer, Chicago, IL, May 2009
  • American Association for Justice, Reconstructing the Complex Motor Vehicle Case, New Orleans, LA, May 2009
  • Litigation Skills Conference, Jury Selection and Strategies, March 2009
  • Chicago Bar Association, Anticipating Objections During Discovery and Motions in Limine, Chicago, IL, October 2008
  • North American Brain Injury Society, Voir Dire, New Orleans, LA, October 2008
  • Chicago Bar Association, Using Exhibits at Trial, Chicago, IL, May 2008
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Confidential Settlements, Chicago, IL, April 2008
  • Litigation Skills Conference, Moderator, Chicago, IL, March 2008
  • Litigation Skills Conference, Panelist, Chicago, IL, October 2007
  • Chicago Bar Association, Anticipating Objections During Discovery and Motions in Limine, Chicago, IL, October 2007
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Moderator for 2 day MCLE Seminar-Governmental Tort Immunity, Collinsville and Lombard, IL, November 2006
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Governmental Tort Immunity, Chicago, IL, October 2005
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Using Reconstruction Animations in Complex Transportation Litigation, Boston, MA, July 2004
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Training for Lawyers Participating in Mediation of Major Cases, Chicago, IL, February 2004
  • Chicago Bar Association, Anticipating Objections During Discovery and Motions in Limine, Chicago, IL, November 2003
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Litigating the Complex Case; Section 41 Claims Against the Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, IL, October 14, 2002
  • Chicago Bar Association, Anticipating Objections During Discovery and Motions in Limine, Chicago, IL, September 2001
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Premises Liability, Chicago, IL, September 15, 2001
  • Knapp Burn Foundation Survivor Wellness Forum, Maximizing Damages at Trial, Willowbrook, IL, May 2000
  • National Business Institute, Workers' Compensation In Illinois, Willowbrook, IL, May 1999,
  • Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Il., April 1997, New Cases and Recent Developments
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Oak Brook, IL, November 9, 1996, Notice and Statute of Limitations
  • UIC John Marshall Law School, March 1996, Obtaining Successful Employment and Maintaining Success in Practice
  • Union Local #134 IBEW, Workers’ Compensation Remedies
  • Union Local #134 IBEW, Structural Work Act Overview
  • Union Local #134, Workers’ Comp overview

Publications

  • Police Pursuits: Leveraging Mock Trials to Earn a Valuable Case Verdict - Carreon v. City of Chicago Case Study, KTLA Annual Meeting & CLE Seminar, December 2021
  • The Face of the Modern Civil Rights Fight: Attorney Ben Crump Champions Change for Black Citizens and All of America, AAJ Civil Rights Section Blog, July 2021

  • Toxic Exposure – Poison in the Air, TRIAL, May 2020
  • School Bullying Cases: Holding School Districts and Officials Accountable in Illinois, Trial Journal, Vol. 21, Num. 1, Winter 2019
  • Excessive Police Force Against the Emotionally Disturbed, TRIAL, October 2016
  • Police Misconduct: Section 1983 Violations, Proving Claims Against the Government, Trial Journal, Vol. 17, Winter 2015
  • Defeating Immunities Defenses in Police Misconduct Cases, TRIAL, December 2014
  • The Invisible Injury of PTSD, TRIAL, June 2014
  • Current State of Police Misconduct, AAJ Civil Rights Newsletter, Winter 2014
  • US Supreme Court Analysis of Police Misconduct Cases, AAJ, Winter Conference 2014
  • Letter to the Editor, Chicago Tribune, September 2014, Personal Cameras on Police Officers
  • The Invisible Injury of PTSD, TRIAL, June 2014, Volume 50, No. 6, Protecting Those Who Serve (Peer Reviewed)
  • Juror Selection, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 2012
  • Head Trauma Requires More, Crain’s Chicago Business, June 2007
  • Employees Should Know Workers Compensation Rights, Star Newspapers Business Section, March 2007
  • Using Reconstruction Animations in Complex Transportation Litigation, December 2003, ATLA’s Motor Vehicle and Premises Litigation Section Newsletter
  • Born to Lead, July 2003, Fra Noi
  • Litigating the Complex Case Section 41 claims Against the Chicago Transit Authority, October 2002, ITLA Lawyer's Notebook
  • Premises Liability, 2001, ITLA Lawyer's Notebook
  • Ignoring the Injured, March 19,2001, The Chicago Tribune
  • The Pegram Decision, June 23, 2000, The Chicago Sun-Times
  • And Now, a Good Word About Lawyers, December 29, 1998, Chicago Tribune, Voice of the People
  • Sound the Alarm, March 5,1998, Chicago Tribune, Voice of the People
  • Litigation Techniques For The Difficult Injured Employee's Case, 1997 NBI Advanced Workers' Compensation In Illinois
  • Medical Issues In The Complex Workers' Compensation Claim 1997 NBI Advanced Workers' Compensation In Illinois
  • Injudicious, May 2, 1997, Chicago Tribune, Voice Of The People
  • New Cases and Recent Developments, 1997 CBA Worker's Compensation Handbook
  • Statute of Limitations, 1996-2007, ITLA Worker's Compensation Lawyer's Notebook
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