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Kupets & DeCaro - Personal Injury
Chicago Office: 312-372-4444
Toll Free: 800-349-2414

Dennis J. DeCaro

Dennis J. DeCaro

Partner
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
800-349-2414
Fax:
312-726-7347
Email:

Injury lawyer Dennis DeCaro is committed to advocating for his clients in all cases where an individual has been injured, or where an individual’s civil rights have been violated.  Mr. DeCaro has represented injured individuals in a wide variety of situations: car accidents; slip and falls; trucking collisions; medical malpractice; product liability; and premise liability.

Mr. DeCaro is especially proud of his experience representing union members and their families throughout the State of Illinois.  Mr. DeCaro’s substantial settlements, while financially benefiting his clients, have also benefited society through safer workplaces, increased police and paramedic training, improved construction oversight, the removal of dangerous conditions and many other positive changes.

COURTS WHERE HE IS LICENSED AND HAS PRACTICED
State of Illinois (State Courts)
District of Columbia (Federal Court)
Northern District of Indiana (Federal Court)
Northern and Central District Courts of Illinois (Federal Court)
Middle District of Tennessee (Federal Court)
Eastern District of Wisconsin (Federal Court)
Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeal (Federal Appellate Courts)

ARTICLES ABOUT DENNIS DECARO

Good Housekeeping Magazine - Discussing a case where Mr. DeCaro represented a young man, following a seizure, was allegedly suffocated to death by police and paramedics.

Trial Magazine - Discussing the settlement of a case where a municipal garage staircase collapsed killing his teenage client.


EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Mr. DeCaro is currently the Board Chair of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, and is a Board Member of the Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund of the National Epilepsy Foundation.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% All types of injury cases from the injured party.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008
  • District of Columbia, 2012

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D., Juris Doctor - 1992
  • Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • M.S.I.R., Master of Science in Industrial Relations - 1989
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1982
    • Major: Psychology
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Bennett's Guide to Jury Selection and Trial Dynamics (Contributing Writer and Researcher), Cathy E. Bennett and Robert B. Hirschhorn, West Publishing, 1993

Representative Clients

  • Gaston v. Danville, 957 N.E. 2d 1233, IL App. Ct. 4th District, 2009
  • Medel v. Amezcua, 967 N.E. 2d 501, IL. App. Ct. 3rd District, 2008
  • Townsend v. Fassbinder, 866 N.E. 2d 631, IL. App. Ct. 2nd District, 2007

References

  • Available Upon Request

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Legal Writing, John Marshall Law School, 2006 - 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2014 - 2015
  • Jerome Price Evidence Moot Court Competition, New York, New York, Quarterfinalist, 1992
  • First Place, Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition, Chicago, Illinois, 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Terrence P. LeFevour, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1993 - 1995
  • Michael A. Unger, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1993 - 1995
  • W. Michael Fay, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1993 - 1995
  • Ciardelli & Cummings, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1993 - 1995
  • Arthur S. Gold & Associates, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1993 - 1995
  • Baizer & Rapoport, Highland Park, Illinois, 1992 - 1995
  • Barry Gross, John R. DeLeon, Joseph R. Lopez, Jo-Anne Wolfson, Marvin I. Bloom, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1992 - 1994
  • Charles G. Murphy, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1991 - 1992
  • Arnold & Kadjan, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1990 - 1992

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chairman of the Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, 2012 - Present
  • Board Member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, 2000 - 2012
  • Board Member of Jeanine Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund, 2006 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and National Epilepsy Foundation

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish
  • Polish

Recent Settlements

  • $2,750,000.00 Settlement Woman’s death caused by failure to diagnose diabetes.
  • $5,008,000.00 Verdict Krall v. City of Des Plaines - Left-turning driver involved in crash with Des Plaines patrol car.
    $5,008,000 verdict (settled during appeal), Circuit Court of Cook County.
  • $3,700,000.00 Settlement Construction worker injured by semi-truck. Case settled on fourth day of trial.
    Semi-truck company’s last offer before trial was $2,000,000.00.
  • $1,750,000.00 Settlement Worker Injured by falling constructions material.
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