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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 25%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Car Accidents: 20%
  5. Birth Injury: 15%



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Contact info

Fisk & Monteleone Ltd.

308 W. State Street, Suite 210
Rockford, IL, 61101-1140


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
Nationally Ranked Top 10 Atorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Illinois Super LawyerChicago Magazine2007
Charles Evans Hughes Moot Court ChampionshipChicago Kent College of Law1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Kenneth Chessick, M.D.1987 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Winnebago County Bar Association, Litigation SectionN/A2008 - Present
Boone County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Studt v. Sherman HospitalPlaintiff verdict. Appeal to S. Ct.
Clark v HanPlaintiff recovery.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Professional Negligence Law Reporter (AAJ)Using Federal Law to Protect Against Patient Dumping1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
13th Annual Pre-Law SymposiumLegal Career Choices2014
Legal Education SeminarEnsuring Patient Safety: A Critical Challenge2012
Continuing Legal Education SeminarMedical Institutional Liability, A Plaintiff's Perspective2008
97th Annual MeetingPharmaceutical Care Outcomes2001
Legal Education SeminarPragmatic Issues in the Medical Negligence Trial1994