Background

Frank A. Sommario had just completed law school and was about to start his career as a lawyer when he suffered a crushed ankle in an accident. After a brief delay and months of rehabilitation, Frank began his new job as a workers’ compensation lawyer. Today, you’d never know he had an accident that could have left him with a permanent disability. He is not only fully recovered, but was compensated for his injuries, thanks to an attorney he knew only in passing. Antonio Romanucci successfully represented him in a lawsuit.

Frank served as counsel to Antonio’s law firm in workers’ compensation matters before joining the firm full time in 2007. As a petitioner’s workers’ compensation lawyer, he vigorously fights for the rights of his clients, and has obtained several large settlements and favorable trial awards for those who have been injured. He considers it a privilege being able to help injured workers get the benefits they deserve.

For his successes representing injury victims, Frank has proudly been named one of The Best Lawyers in America© for 2017-2021. Impressively, he has also been named as an Illinois Top 100 Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers for 2019, one of Illinois’ Super Lawyers for 2016-2021, and one of Illinois’ Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® for the years 2010-2015. Additionally, he was named a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers Division for 2016-2021. In 2015, he was named an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company. Sommario was also named to Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch for 2012.”

Frank’s commitment to the practice of law and professional associations includes currently serving a two-year term as Executive Vice President of the National Italian Bar Association and service on the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, various positions within the Illinois State Bar Association, and Past President of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association.

Prior to joining Romanucci & Blandin, Frank worked as a law clerk for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and was an accountant-consultant for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County while in law school. He is a certified public accountant as well as a registered investment advisor.

Practice Areas

Education & Certifications

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2000
  • B.S., Commerce, Accounting, DePaul University, 1997
  • Registered Investment Advisor, 2003
  • Illinois Certified Public Accountant, 1998

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2017-2022
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers® list, 2016-2021
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers® ‘Top 100’ list, 2019
  • Named a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers Division, 2016-2021
  • Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer as certified by the National Trial Lawyers, 2016-2021
  • Selected to the Illinois Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers®, 2010 – 2015
  • Named an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers Division, 2015
  • Named to the ‘40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch’ by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2012
  • AVVO Top Rating 10/10

Notable Cases

  • Hallin v. Jim’s Arco Service, July 2020, Workers’ Compensation, $2,888,331.14 settlement
  • Tapia v. The Delong Company, August 2018, Workers’ Compensation, $2,175,566.70 settlement
  • Williams v. Jesse White Tumbling Team, May 2015, Workers’ Compensation, $2,053,000.00 settlement

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois, 2000
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2000
  • Minnesota, 2001
  • District of Columbia, 2001

Newsroom

Press Releases

Events

Speaking Engagements

  • “Workers’ Compensation: How the New Act Affects Physicians”, 14th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium, Presenter, August 2, 2012
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