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Burton A. Padove

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He is licensed in both Illinois and Indiana. Mr. Padove is an active participant in the Chicago Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association where he has served as a Director as well as a Technology Committee Member and Chairperson of the Lawyer Referral Program Committee. He also maintains membership with the American Association for Justice and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Padove has received recognition for his commitment to the Lake County Pro Bono Program which provides free legal services to those without enough money to hire counsel for their law needs.


He has previously served as a volunteer state coordinator for CRASH (Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways) and is currently a volunteer. Mr. Padove has visited Congressional representatives to advocate for highway and trucking safety. He is highly published as a leading contributor in WWW.LAWGURU.COM and is a co-author of an article about lawsuits against physicians in the Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal. He has also been quoted in the Chicago Tribune on the topic of child abuse in a child care setting.


We, at Padove Law understand the challenges associated with divorce, auto accidents, trucking accidents, worker's compensation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, dog bites, defective drugs and other incidents that have affected the lives of individuals. We know the importance of choosing a lawyer capable of fighting for your legal rights. From initial case screening to preparation and defense of the case, Burton Padove is committed to excellence in litigation. Although every state may have its own laws, the devastation to injury victims and their families knows no borders. Mr. Padove has been honored to represent the interests of victims and their families in Indiana, Illinois and nationwide.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 29%
  3. General Practice: 10%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    32 years
  5. Wrongful Death: 1%
    32 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Susan Kozlowski

    Burton will take the time to understand your individual circumstances, and will fight for you.


    Susan Kozlowski Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jill L Rogers

    An aggressive attorney who represents clients well. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info


2327 45TH STREET


INActive In Good Standing198810/31/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
>50 hours pro bonoNorthwest Indiana Volunteer Lawyers2012
>50 hoursNorthwest Indiana Lawyers2011
>50 hours pro bonoNorthwest Indiana Volunteer lawyers2010
10000th MemberIllinois State Bar Association1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerPadove Law1993 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices Of Richard F. Mallen1989 - 1992
AssociateLavine, Eisner, Wittenberg, Newman & Silverman1987 - 1989
House CounselAmerican International Group, Inc.1983 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Lake County Bar AssociationDirectorN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Smith v. JonesSettled for substantial amounts. Clients satisfied
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Indy ChannelAttorneys advise pet prenups in case of divorce2015
Illinois Trial Lawyers JournalLawsuits Against PhysiciansN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Loyola University Chicago School of LawPolitical Science & HistoryBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest Lecturer From Law School to Law PracticeEthics and Lawyer Marketing2015
Applying The Rules of Evidence What Wvery Lawyer Should KnowElectronic Discovery Update2015
From Law School to Law PracticeSocial Media and Legal Marketing2014
Advanced Issues in Personal Injury LitigationMedical Evidence2014
Solo and Small SectionCloud Case Management2013
Lake County Bar Association Solo Practice MeetingEthics of Discounted Coupons and Attorneys Fees2012
Monthly meetingTractor Trailer Tandem Dangers1994