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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
    25 years
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    25 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    25 years
  4. Civil Rights: 15%
    20 years
  5. Other: 15%
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77 W. Washington St
20th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60601-2513


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199011/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2007- presentAmerican Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA)2007
Super Lawyer 2005-presentChicago Magazine2005
President's AwardIllinois Trial Lawyers Association2004
AV Rating 1998 -presentMartindale-Hubbell1998
Million Dollar AdvocacyMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKupets & DeCaro Law Offices1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Vermilion County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Adams County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMembe rand former Board of Managers1990 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brooks v ICX et alCase settled during trial -$3.7 million
Krall v City of DesPlainesJury Verdict $5.2 Million
Kite & Anderson v Hills Dept StoreTrial-Jury Verdict $2.39 million
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarPersonal Injury Settlements In Illinois2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
The John Marshall Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Edison CollegeMathmaticsBA in MathematicsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationERISA Liens2010
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationBad Faith Demands Against Insurance Co.2008
DePaul Litigation Lab.Mock Trial Lab2008
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationLiens & Settlements2007
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMedicare2006