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Frank R. Difranco

Personal injury Attorney at Park Ridge, IL

5.0   10 reviews
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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1987
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Frank

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When we represent clients who have suffered serious personal injury or whose family members have suffered a wrongful death due to the negligent or intentional actions of another, our goal is to obtain justice and the resources our clients need to rebuild their lives.

When we represent clients facing criminal charges such as DUI or drug charges, our goals are to protect clients' rights, freedoms, and driving privileges.

When we represent clients in family law and divorce matters, our goal is to help clients and their families adjust to the new reality of their lives while protecting their rights and interests.

In every client matter, we are dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome for our clients.


Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and a remarkable track record of success. We are committed to providing clients with legal solutions that protect our clients' rights.  The principal of our firm, Frank R. DiFranco, served as a States Attorney for Cook County. As a criminal defense lawyer, he now uses his skills and experience to preserve the freedom of clients and protect their rights.

Because DiFranco & Associates is a small firm we can react quickly and efficiently to client needs and problems. Our staff of three attorneys, four attorneys of counsel have extensive experience in their practice areas. We have Polish and Spanish speaking legal professionals on staff.

Clients who visit our office will find an enthusiastic team of legal professionals who are committed to helping clients resolve serious legal problems in a positive way.


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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Defended me on an assault charge
Mr. DiFranco got my case dropped after he cross examined the Plaintiff and found the Plaintiff not to be truthful. I was impressed with not only Mr. DiFranco's professionalism but also the professionalism of his staff as well. Great Job!
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Prompt. Courteous. Friendly. Professional.
Mr. Frank Difranco promptly contacted me after my inquiry through Avvo. The consultation was pleasant and I found him to be engaging and professional and he left me with realistic expectations regarding my case. I hired him and look forward to his legal representation.
Posted by JOE | September 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I was looking at doing 6 months in county jail (COOK) My original lawyer told me that he can get me day for day and do 3 months. I switched Attorney's, and paid 500 fine instead, I was able to keep my job and most importantly take care of my father who is sick and needs daily care. I would recommend Frank 100%, I've actually sent 4 clients to him since my case was over. :) :) :)
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Posted by Cathy | June 24, 2012
I was ticketed for driving without renewed auto insurance expired vehicle sticker.Subsequent ticket for left on broken red light
My husband who renews these for me had been ill. They were expired 2 weeks when I was pulled over for the vehicle sticker expiration. Frank managed this issue for me while I made the proper renewals. Once I received my DL back I was stopped for making a left turn on a malfunctioning red light after waiting 15 minutes while I was trying to drive to work. He represented me on that matter as well. He was pleasant, efficient, responsive and successful in representing me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2012
Best attorney I have worked with so far
Frank is probably the best attorney I have seen at work. He knows what he is doing and he does not waste your time. His prices are more than affordable. I always get a reminder from him the day before I have to go to court. I had a case involving an officer so the penalties are more strict when it comes to fighting a worker of the system. He got my case dropped. Another attorney I had worked with in the past would have charged me five times the price for taking the same case. If you have a case in the Chicago suburbs, don't hire anyone but Frank.
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Posted by Chris | November 24, 2011
Very Good experience with Frank
The only mistake I made was not hiring Frank from the beginning of my legal problems. Frank is very knowledgeable in all areas of law, but more importantly, very well connected within the Skokie court system. If your case is involved in Skokie, you will not find a better lawyer to help navigate through it. I had a DUI in April this year and used a family friend lawyer, and did not have a good experience at all. Communication was poor, he didn't do what we had discussed, and as a result, I was confused about the what my final judgement was. Because of this, I was arrested for driving on a suspended license a mere week after my DUI probation became official, I also had a small amount of marijuana on me. To put it short, I was in very big trouble. Frank negotiated a very good deal with the prosecutors, and with the fact that I had no prior history, was able to avoid me from doing any jail time. I should have spent time in jail based on my offenses. So, hopefully you can understand how effective Frank worked on my behalf. I cannot recommend a lawyer for a case in Skokie any more strongly.
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Posted by PeterB. | April 19, 2011
Handled case with Moxy/Clout..
Based on my experience with this law firm I strongly recommend DiFranco & Associates. The attorneys were extremely professional, knowledgeable and in my opinion had moxy/clout with the court personel. I also felt that compared to other firms, they were reasonably priced. Thank you.
Posted by Rich | March 28, 2011
Frank DiFranco & his Associates get you the results you want
Frank DiFranco and his Associates Larry Lykowski and Jeff Wilson are great lawyers. If you ever get pulled over for a DUI, never blow, no matter what anyone says, Frank will tell you that himself. Even Chicago Cops (who are the best), Illinois State Troopers and Crook County Sheriffs told me that directly.Don't even ever do the field sobriety tests either, just go to jail for that night and keep your mouth shut. However, I defintely applaud those good, honest cops that pull over Drunk Drivers that have no regard for other people and need to be put in custody because they can seriously hurt or kill other motorists on the road that speed and swerve and have no regard for human life. If you have court at the Skokie Courthouse next to the Lifetime Sports and near the Old Orchard Mall area, then you have more than a puncher's chance if you have Frank DiFranco as your lawyer and you didn't blow. Either way Frank DiFranco consistently delivers results, and that's why I trust him and will always go to him if I'm ever in a jam, or need his advice or insight in anything.
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Posted by David Nelli | March 27, 2011
Frank DiFranco is an expert practitioner in the court of law and if required, in the art of negotiation. I hold Mr. DiFranco in esteem - he is decidedly qualified to represent you. Mr. DiFranco is someone to trust and place confidence. He has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and respect of our legal system with unmatched competence. At all levels of our legal system (in my observation), Mr. DiFranco is highly regarded. (as a note: I have engaged Mr. DiFranco and his firm on a number of different types of cases over the past 15 years.)
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Posted by James | July 7, 2010
Mr Frank DiFranco is one of the most knowlegeable and trustworthy attorney's, his candid and no nonsense approach is what any client will appreciate. In my own experience with Mr DiFranco's firm both he and his associates were not only attentive to my needs yet the end result is what is most satisfying.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • DiFranco & Associates
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Attorney
  • Cook County State Attorney's Office
  • 1987 - 1994


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Loyola University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Richard Meadors v Borg Warner Protective Services Corp.
  • Award of $1,174,800
  • Salonica Prado v City of Evanston
  • Award of $11,038,431
  • Dennis M Floss v Joseph A Fagiano
  • Not Guilty
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  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Polish
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Life Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Life Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank DiFranco is among the best choices a potential client can make in hiring an attorney. Frank is well known by the prosecutors, judges, clerks and practically everyone in the building. He is an aggressive advocate and a strong trial attorney should a case require litigation. He is a well-balanced lawyer and will achieve maximum results for his clients. Without reservation, I recommend Mr. DiFranco to anyone in search of superior legal representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Di Franco is a very thorough and professional attorney who was always prepared to represent his client. When I was an assistant state's attorney I tried a DUI case against Mr. Di Franco. He was very prepared and well versed on case law to argue various aspects of his client's case. Mr. Di Franco's client was found not guilty because of Mr. Di Franco's representation. I was assigned to the Second district for three and a half years and observed Mr. Di Franco handle many cases during that time. He was always professional and ready. If I ever needed an attorney to represent me or a loved one I would retain Mr. DiFranco."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Park Ridge Personal injury Lawyer Frank R. Difranco
Frank R. Difranco
Personal injury Attorney
Park Ridge, IL
Licensed for 36 years
Free Consultation