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  1. Workers Compensation: 75%
    24 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 15%
    24 years, 250 cases
  3. Divorce & Separation: 5%
    24 years, 75 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    24 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($175-300/hour), contingent (20-45%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Paul A. Coghlan & Associates PC

15 Spinning Wheel Rd.
Hinsdale, IL, 60521-2914


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199111/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Honorable DischargeUnited States Air Force1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalChilton Yambert Porter & Coghlan1998 - 2003
PartnerStevenson Rusin & Friedman, Ltd.1992 - 1998
AttorneyJobin & Flynn (Travelers Litigation Department)1991 - 1992
1st LtUnited State Air Force1986 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Emery Worldwide Freight Corp. vs Snell, 288 Ill.App.3d 808, 224 Ill.Dec 343, 681 N.E.2d 658 (1st Dist 1997)Obtained a reversal of dismissal of declaratory judgment action by trial court - estabiished that the circuit court not the commission has primary jurisdiction over interpretation of settlement agreements.
USF Holland, Inc. vs Industrial Comm'n., 357 Ill.App.3d 798, 293 Ill.Dec 885, 829 N.E.2d 810 (1st Dist 2005)Obtained a reversal of penalties awarded by Commission and Court outlined areas where employers actions are to be considered objectively reasonable and not subject to penalties.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Chicago Daily Law BulletinWhen Freight Trains Barrel Down Partnership Track2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Issues In Workers' CompensationEnforcement of Workers Compensation Awards before the Commission and Circuit Courts2015