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Paul Joseph Fina

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Paul is an Illinois personal injury attorney. He represents individuals who are injured through automobile accidents; medical malpractice; individuals injured in workplace accidents or by faulty products, equipment or machinery; or through the negligent maintenance of property (premises liability.) Paul has achieved great success in helping individuals who have suffered a serious physical and/or emotional injury.


What sets Paul apart from many other Illinois personal injury firms is that he does not simply process a large volume of cases. Each of his clients receive the personal and proper attention he or she deserves. He does not merely handle cases - he represents real people with real problems on an individual basis.


The representation of individuals injured by the negligence of another individual or corporation, is one of the most challenging and rewarding areas in the practice of law. Paul loves what he does. His passion is detailed by the dedication he shows to his clients and their cases. The results speak for themselves. Paul's past clients will be more than happy to share their experience while in Paul's hands.


Paul went to the University of Illinois to obtain a B.A. and M.A. in Economics. After receiving his M.A. in Economics he attended law school. He received his Juris Doctorate (law degree) from DePaul University and his L.L.M. (masters degree in law). He is admitted to practice in all Illinois courts, the Illinois Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals as well as the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of International Trade.


Paul actively handles every aspect of the litigation process from client intake through trial. He has handled cases in both Federal and State courts. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (held by only one third of one percent of attorneys throughout the United States), member of the American Bar Association (trial section), DuPage County Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee. In addition, Paul is a member of the MultiMillion Dollar Advocates Forum a position held by only 1% of attorneys in the country.



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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Workers Compensation: 20%
  3. Car Accidents: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%

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    Paul is an experienced, aggressive attorney who I greatly respect for his dedication to clients and his results-based approach. He maintains high ethical standards while also focusing on maximizing a client's result in each particular matter. I would highly recommend Paul for any personal injury case!


    Daniel Fitzgerald
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  • Kenneth B. Wolfe Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul for many years and have referred him numerous clients without a single complaint and with a lot of excellent recoveries. He is competent, thorough and good at communicating with his clients.


    Kenneth Wolfe Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Fina Law Offices

5205 Washington Street
Downers Grove, IL, 60515-4705


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Eilite Lawyers of AmericaElite Lawyers of America2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Life AwardBest Attorneys2014
Litigator AwardTrial Lawyers Board of Regents2014
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2009
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2007
FellowAmerican Bar Foundation2005
MemberWho's Who in America2005
MemberWho's Who in the World2005
MemberWho's Who In American Law2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyFina Law Offices1995 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorAurora Universtiy2000 - 2002
AttorneyKomessar & Wintroub1988 - 1995
Adjunct ProfessorCollege Of Du Page1985 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar FoundationFellow2005 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMember2002 - Present
DuPage County Bar Association, Civil Law and Practice CommitteeMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
v. Commonwealth Edison$3 Million settlement
v. Kerr McGee Chemical Company$5 Million Settlement
v. Lufthansa Airlines$2.25 Million settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
DuPage County Bar Association BriefThe Use of Criminal Convictions in Civil Cases1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoInternational BusinessLL.M - Master of Laws2007
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Illinois College of LawEconomicsMA - Masters1983
University of IllinoisEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
College of Dupage, FacultyBusiness LawN/A
Aurora University, FacultyBusiness LawN/A