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Douglas Rallo

Workers compensation Attorney at Libertyville, IL

4.9   54 reviews
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  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 25 years
    Illinois - IL 44 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    50%
    $1.52 Million Dollar Workers' Compensation Settlement in 2018. Serious injuries. Serious lawyer. Great service. Solid results. 38 years experience. Compensacion de Trabajadores. The right lawyer DOES make a difference

  2. Car accident
    20%
    Auto, car, motorcycle, truck, bicycle, pedestrian accidents. Accidentes de Automovil, Motocicleta, Bicicleta o Peatonales. The right lawyer DOES make a difference.

  3. Animal and dog bites
    10%
    $555,000 Record-High Settlement for Dog Bite Fingertip Amputation in 2018. $250,000 Settlement for Dog Attack (no bites) causing Heart Attack. Mordidas De Perro. Llama a Douglas Rallo Ahora Mismo. The right lawyer DOES make a difference.

  4. Motorcycle accident
    10%
    Motorcycle accidents are different than auto accidents. You understand that. Attorney Douglas Rallo understands that, too. Experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. The right lawyer DOES make a difference.

  5. Personal injury
    10%
    Auto, car, motorcycle, truck, bicycle, pedestrian accidents, dog bites, wrongful death, boating and snowmobile accidents, nursing home negligence and medical malpractice. Accidentes de Automovil, Motocicleta. The right lawyer DOES make a difference.

In 2018, I got one of the largest known workers compensation wage-differential settlements in Illinois ($1.52 million dollars) for my client. Also in 2018, I got the largest dog bite settlement ($555,000) in Illinios involving a fingertip amputation. I settled a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) case for $775,000, which is the largest reported PTSD settlement in Lake County. My $450,000 shoulder injury settlement from an auto accident case is also the largest reported shoulder settlement for Lake County. I also practice in Wisconsin and fought for a $975,000 auto accident settlement for a client with a herniated disk injury in his neck.

I am rated as a "Top Lawyers in Illinois" 2017 and 2018. Chicago Tribune has written that  my "pioneering legal theory" on valuing the lost enjoyment of life "is credited with winning millions of dollars for people severely injured ... or killed by the negligent conduct of others." 

Most of the cases I handle involve serious injuries with surgery or multiple surgeries. Examples of the injuries we deal with are herniated disks, torn meniscus, rotator cuff tears, fractured wrists, elbows and ankles, torn labrum, impingement syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other serious injuries. 

The types of cases we handle involve workers compensation, automobile/truck/motorcycle/bicycle/pedestrian accidents, dog bites, wrongful death and other injury cases where someone else was at fault.

I am proud of my hard work and accomplishments. I have won millions of dollars for people who have been injured.  I am a very strong and aggressive advocate for my clients. 

I believe in YOU. I understand your pain, disability and the financial hardships that your injury has caused. When you need someone to TRUST and LISTEN TO YOU about what you're going through, I will BE THERE FOR YOU and get you the compensation you deserve. As a small firm, you will get PERSONAL ATTENTION throughout your case. You will get your questions answered in plain talk. Your phone messages will be returned quickly. You will know what's going on with your case. YOU WILL HAVE A TEAMMATE who will work together with you to win your claim. With me, you will have confidence that you have the BEST LAWYER FOR YOUR INJURY CASE.

Here is a little of my background. My grandparents came to America from Italy with a few clothes and a couple of dollars. My parents taught me the values of hard work, discipline, problem solving and giving everything I could, to succeed. I was raised in New Jersey and came to Chicago to John Marshall Law School (now part of University of Illinois at Chicago). I have practiced workers compensation and personal injury law for more than 35 years. I have taught other lawyers, written many published articles, and am a past chairman of the Legal/Medical Committee of the Lake County Bar Association. I have been written about in Newsweek Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and have been interviewed on radio and tv several times.

I am ready to help you NOW. Please call me at. 

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Location

Law Offices of Douglas Rallo, P.C.
215 E. Park Avenue
Suite B
Libertyville, IL, 60048

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  54 customer reviews
Posted by Michael | August 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, thorough, no pressure attorney.
I was injured at work and did not have a layer. My physical therapist recommended Douglas because he was honest. I chose Mr. Rallo to handle my workman's comp claim and was given sound advice through the entire legal process which ended in a monetary settlement in my favor. I would highly recommend Mr. Rallo if you need an attorney.
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Response from Douglas Rallo December 11, 2020
Glad I was able to get you a great settlement on your case. Thanks for the strong endorsement.
Posted by Charlie | January 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellent injury lawyer!
I give 5 stars to Attorney Douglas Rallo. From my heart, I can honestly say that attorney Douglas Rallo fought really hard for me when I had a severe neck injury at work. He was always there when I needed him -- answering my questions, explaining the law and legal process for me, he got me an excellent financial settlement on my case. My injury was very stressful, and Doug Rallo went above and beyond to support me emotionally as I struggled with my injury.
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Response from Douglas Rallo October 3, 2022
Thank you for your five star review. We are happy to have gotten you a great result on your case.
Posted by Barbara | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Douglas Rallo
I had the pleasure of meeting Douglas Rallo when I suffered a serious car accident. I had talked to two other lawyers who were ambulance chasers about my accident, but neither one struck me as someone I could trust. Then I was referred to Douglas from another friend who told me you won't go wrong hiring Douglas Rallo. If you need a diligent personal injury lawyer who will not back down and is ethical and upright, then you should talk to Douglas Rallo about your case. It goes without saying that Douglas Rallo is an upstanding, approachable and well respected Lawyer in Libertyville, IL He is not your ordinary lawyer looking to make money, but he is genuine, honest and will always give you his legal perspective on your case. When I met him he listened to me, asked me straight forward questions with only good intentions for my case. When I hired Douglas, I found Douglas to be on my side all of the time. He doesn't miss a beat and is well organized and confident. The office staff is excellent and courteous. Douglas fought for me and never stopped fighting for my complicated case until he rightfully won, which is exactly what Douglas said he could do. Insurance companies will not fight for you and I will tell you for sure local insurance companies don't want to hear from Douglas Rallo. I encourage anyone with a personal injury case, no matter how small or how large, to call Douglas Rallo. You will not be disappointed. This review was written by me, his very greatful client, and I was not paid or persuaded in anyway to write a review for Douglas Rallo.
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Response from Douglas Rallo October 3, 2022
Barbara, thank you for your five star review. We are happy to have gotten you a great result on your auto accident claim!
Posted by Tina | December 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Attorney
I first called Doug Rallo for some advice regarding a work injury. He explained the workers compensation laws in easy to understand language. Over the years, I've needed him on several occasions, and he was was always there to answer my questions and help with whatever I needed. I highly recommend Doug Rallo to ANYONE who needs legal help with a work injury or any personal injury case.
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Response from Douglas Rallo December 28, 2023
Thank you for this strong recommendation. We strive to be the very best injury lawyer around, and I am happy to have had you as a client, and gotten a great result for you on your case.
Posted by James | November 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience Matters
Mr. Rallo has a small enough office to give personal service, and experienced enough to get the best results. I have used him many years ago with great results!! and now again he truly looks out for you when needed. He has been by my side now for well over a year and is always there when I call or email. I have full confidence in Mr Rallo's experience. Jim H
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Response from Douglas Rallo December 11, 2020
Thank you. We are proud to get great results for our clients. We always fight for our clients and I am always here when you need me.
Posted by Greg | May 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2 cases 2 wins
Thank You Mr. Rallo, I do not believe I ever had to leave a message but one time. Always an assistant to answer my call and concerns. I was reluctant at first but thankfully my gut told me he's the guy. A serious lawyer, very confident and a man of his word. I recommend this firm without hesitation!
Response from Douglas Rallo June 16, 2020
Thank you very much for your kind words and endorsement. I am always available to help if you need me.
Posted by Alan | May 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
exceeded my expectations
I have dealt with many attorneys over my 70 plus years. When I had a fender bender two years ago, I called Douglas Rallo, who I had met a few weeks prior from the accident site. While it seemed just a small thing, he said to speak with him first- I did and he surprised the heck out of me. No insurance company can take advantage of you if you select him to handle the matter, and I think if you want to rest easy, he is THE man to call.
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Response from Douglas Rallo December 11, 2020
I'm always here to help and protect my clients with their accident claims. Glad I was able to help you, and I appreciate your nice review.
Posted by Daniel | September 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Doug Rallo proved to be an excellent attorney! After being injured at work and not knowing where to turn for advise, it was suggested that I speak to Doug. It was the best decision that I made on my road to recovery. Doug was truthful in educating me on the process and helped me navigate thru this difficult time. Doug was always accessible and returned calls immediately, never had to wait to talk to him. Doug helped me get the medical care that I needed and negotiated a settlement that will help me live the rest of my life with out financial worry!
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Response from Douglas Rallo December 11, 2020
Thanks for the great review. I am just a phone call away when when you need help and I fight for my client until I get the best possible settlement.
Posted by Aaron | February 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding and very personalized service
Mr. Rallo has helped members of my family as well as close friends with personal injury cases. Which should be an endorsement in of itself, and yet there is the fact that because of the accolades given to him by people whom I trusted, when I found myself in need of legal help I did not even consider any other attorney. Finally, looking back to the time we were working together it occurs to me that even though he was being paid for his services, there were more times than I can count that I had been actually compelled to thank the man either verbally, in person, or via e-mail for what I felt was either going above and beyond what our agreement or for simply what I considered to be outstanding service. Doug is someone that I immediately felt comfortable with as a person that I could trust with what would be a very huge impact on the remainder of my life.
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Response from Douglas Rallo December 11, 2020
In times of trouble from a work injury or auto accident, I always fight for my clients. Thank you for acknowledgement of my efforts and successful results.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
Douglas Rallo, talented personal injury attorney.
Doug Rallo of Rallo Law is an excellent personal injury attorney. Doug's in depth knowledge of the law is a benefit to anyone seeking his representation. Doug gets to know his clients on a personal level which helps him understand the extent of their loss and injury. This rare gift helps give Doug the ability to negotiate some of the largest monetary case settlements on behalf of his clients. I felt at ease dealing with Doug and his staff knowing my law suit was being managed by a highly qualified and professional staff. The office operates with the best interest of the client in mind. Doug helped me obtain one of the highest settlements in Lake County, IL, according to the Jury Verdict Reporter, for a rotator cuff injury I suffered in a car accident. I highly recommend Doug Rallo too many of my friends and colleagues and anyone reading this reviewy
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner, President, Attorney
  • Law Offices of Douglas Rallo,P.C.
  • 1984 - Present

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Montclair State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sherrod v Berry, 629 F.Supp 159 (1985)

Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association, Membership Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1993 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Who's Who in the World - Marquis
  • 2014
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2007
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2005
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2004
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2001
  • Kingston's National Registry of Who's Who
  • Kingston’s National Registry of Who’s Who, 2000 Edition (Life member No. 197632)
  • 2000
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2000
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 1998
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 1996
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 1993
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 1991
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Publications

  • University of Dayton Law Review
  • Author, “Lawyer Gifts to Union Officials and the Steering of Injury Cases to Those Lawyers: Federal Criminal Law Implications”, University of Dayton Law Review, 40 U.Dayton L Rev. 445 (2016)
  • 2016
  • Trial Journal (ITLA)
  • Author, “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, an ‘Accidental’ Injury Under the Workers’ Compensation Act”, Trial Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Winter 2005)
  • 2005
  • AAJ Trial
  • Insurance Write-Offs and the Collateral Source Rule
  • 2002
  • Illinois Bar Journal
  • Author, “Recovering Lost Earning Capacity Under the Workers’ Compensation Act”, 90 Illinois Bar Journal 348 (July 2002)
  • 2002
  • Trial Journal (ITLA)
  • Author, “Proof of Medical Expenses at Trial: Insurance ‘Write Offs’ and the Collateral Source Rule”, Trial Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Summer, 2001)
  • 2001
  • The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association
  • Author, “Curative Admissibility: Two Wrongs Can Make a Right”, The Docket, Vol. 2, No. 10 (Oct. 1995); Lake County Bar Association
  • 1995
  • The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar Association
  • Author, “Perjury Statute Update: A New Supreme Court Interpretation of Materiality”, The Docket, Vol. 2, No. 7 (July 1995); Lake County Bar Association
  • 1995
  • The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Newsletter
  • Author, “Hedonic Damages: Valuing the Enjoyment and Pleasure of Life in Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Litigation”, The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 1 (1990)
  • 1990
  • Chicago Bar Record
  • Author, “No Cure Yet for Spoliation of Patient Records”, 6 Chicago Bar Association Record, 29 (Oct. 1992)
  • 1989
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Speaking Engagements

  • College of Lake County
  • Workers Compensation Law
  • 2017
  • Lou Brydges Show
  • Radio Interview, Law
  • 2016
  • AFL-CI)
  • Workers Compensation Law
  • 2006
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Moderator & Lecturer, “Medical/Legal Seminar”
  • 1994
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, McHenry County Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association
  • Lecturer, "Hedonic Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation"
  • 1989
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, "Civil Practice and Procedure"
  • 1989
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, “Civil Practice and Procedure”
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Doug Rallo is a professional, experienced, and talented workers' compensation attorney. I am very impressed with his vast knowledge of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and Rules and at how detail oriented he is. I also appreciate the fact that he returns my calls and emails immediately and that he is a gentleman. I look forward to dealing with Doug again in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known and worked with Doug for nearly 40 years. He is one of the most detail oriented advocates I have known. His commitment to his clients, and their cases is exemplary on a consistent basis. He is an excellent attorney. He works tirelessly on each case, working to obtain the best result possible."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred numerous personal injury and workers compensation cases to Douglas Rallo. Every time, my clients have been happy with Doug. I hear reports that the is competent, professional and informative. Most importantly, he consistently gets great results. I will continue to refer my clients to him for these types of matters."
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Libertyville Workers compensation Lawyer Douglas Rallo
Douglas Rallo
Workers compensation Attorney
Libertyville, IL
Licensed for 44 years
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