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George Louis Acosta

George Louis Acosta

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Litigation… more 

About Me


George L. Acosta is managing and founding partner of the law firm of Acosta & Associates located in Chicago & St. Charles, IL. He concentrates his practice in personal injury and civil litigation, with trial experience in the areas of wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice, premises liability and commercial litigation.


 


Mr. Acosta received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1986 from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and his Juris Doctorate in 1988 from Loyola University Law School in Chicago. He was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Contracts, received honors for Leadership and service and served as an officer in the Hispanic Law Student Association.


Mr. Acosta is licensed in the states of Illinois and Minnesota (currently inactive). He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the trial bar in the Northern and Central Federal District Courts of Illinois and has successfully represented clients before Illinois' First and Second District Appellate Courts.


 


Mr. Acosta has served as General Counsel to mid-sized Chicago-based construction and chemical companies. He is a past director on the boards of Court-Appointed Specials Advocates (CASA) of DuPage County and The Fox Valley Lutheran Academy. He has also served as General Counsel to a Chicago-based charitable not-for-profit "Mary's Kids," which serves urban youth. He serves as a director and corporate Secretary for the Cuban Lutheran Fellowship, a not-for-profit religious organization. He is co-author of an Illinois Bar Journal article on the subject of Medicare liens (Spring 1991).


 


Mr. Acosta is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association. He has previously served as a chair-qualified arbitrator in both the Cook and DuPage County Mandatory Arbitration Programs. He practices law primarily in Cook, DuPage and Kane counties but has practiced in most of the circuit courts of northern Illinois.


Mr. Acosta is married and has (6) children with his wife, LeeAnn. They currently reside in St. Charles, IL. Mr. Acosta is fluent in Spanish.





Areas of Practice



  • Personal Injury

  • Wrongful Death

  • Civil Litigation

  • Premises Liability

  • Products Liability

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Automobile Accidents

  • Commercial Litigation



Bar Admissions



  • Illinois, 1989

  • Minnesota, 1999

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois Trial Bar



Education




  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1989
    Doctor of Jurisprudence- J.D.


  • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award winner - in Contracts 

  • Hispanic Law Student Association, Officer


 




  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, 1986
    Bachelor of Arts- Major: Political Science



Published Works




  • Beware of the Super Lien, (Co-Author), Illinois Bar Journal Article, Spring, 1992



Honors and Awards



  • American Jurisprudence Award, Excellence in Contracts



Professional Associations and Memberships:


 



  • Fellowship of Bar Leaders- DuPage County Bar Association 2012

  • DuPage County Bar Foundation
    Director

  • Chicago Bar Association
    Past Membe

  • Hispanic National Bar Association
    Member

  • Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program
    Chair-Qualified Arbitrator

  • DuPage County Mandatory Arbitration Program
    Chair-Qualified Arbitrator

  • Mary's Kids, Urban Charitable Ministry
    Director/Secretary

  • Cuban Luthern Fellowship
    Director/Secretary


 


 


Past  Positions


 




  • Williams & Montgomery-Chicago, Associate Attorney, 1987-1989


  • Sanchez & Daniels –       Chicago, Associate Attorney, 1989-1996


  • Sanchez & Daniels –       Chicago, Partner, 1996


  • Law Offices of George L. Acosta, P.C. – Wheaton, IL, Principal 1996 - 2000


  • Acosta & Skawski, P.C. – Wheaton, IL, Managing Partner, 2000 - 2013


 




  • Acosta & Associates - Chicago & St. Charles, IL  Principal 2014- present


 


Languages



  • Spanish

  • English


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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    26 years
  4. Personal Injury: 20%
    26 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • James C. Geoly

    George was opposite me on a very sensitive matter. He not only vigorously advocated for his clients, but also helped to find creative ways to bring the parties together.

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    James Geoly Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Kent Alan Gaertner

    I am pleased to endorse George. He is an outstanding personal injury attorney. He has great experience, excellent courtroom skills and is just a really nice person. You can't do better than George.

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    Kent Gaertner Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Acosta & Associates

40w310 LaFox Road.
Suite #H2
St. Charles, IL, 60175

Acosta & Associates

333 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 500
Chicago, IL, 60606

Acosta & Associates

2100 Manchester Rd.
Suite 309
Wheaton, IL, 60187

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198905/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Fellow- Academy of Bar LeadersDuPage County Bar Association2009
Leadership and Service AwardLoyola University of Chicago School of Law1989
American Jurisprudence Award- ContractsLoyola University of Chicago Law School1986

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerAcosta & Skawski, P.C.1996 - Present
PartnerSanchez & Daniels, Chicago1989 - 1996
AssociateWilliams & Montgomery, Chicago1988 - 1989

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
DuPage County Bar FoundationBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Hispanic Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2010
Defense Research InstituteMember2007 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Cuban Lutheran FellowshipBoard of Directors2000 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
DuPage County Bar Association, Civil Law and Practice Committeemember1989 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1989 - 2000

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Torres v. Elite Truck Rental$1.75 million settlement

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois Bar JournalBeware of Medicare's Superlien1993

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Claim representative trainingPre-trial Litigation2014
Travelers Insurance Claim representatives trainingPremises Liability Update- Plaintiff's perspective2007