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David N. Rechenberg

Workers compensation Attorney at Lake In The Hills, IL

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 36 years
    Missouri - MO 31 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1987
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1993
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

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Author of  "7 Deadly Mistakes the can Destroy your Illinois Car Accident case."  Request your free copy today


How to Choose an Illinois Personal Injury Attorney

The Seven (7) questions you must ask !

 In choosing a Personal Injury attorney for your case, do not be afraid to ask numerous questions.  Personal Injury attorneys who have a successful track record of recovering money for injured clients will not be afraid to answer all your questions; in fact, they will welcome your questions.  An educated and involved client is a client who will become a satisfied, happy client who continues to refer family and friends to the attorney and his law firm.  When you speak to the attorney, the attorney is interviewing you to see if that lawyer wants to take your case, at the same time, you should be interviewing the attorney to determine if you want this attorney to represent you in your case.  Remember, in a personal injury lawsuit, there are no second chances at recovery,  whether at Trial or Arbitration settlement.

 The following are the 7 questions you should ask a potential Illinois Personal Injury attorney before you sign a Retainer Agreement allowing them to represent you.

 1.              How many years have you been practicing Personal Injury law?

 The answer to this question will tell you about the attorney’s experience handling personal injury cases.  Personal Injury cases are extremely complex and subject to many hidden pitfalls that can ruin your case, and because of that, you want an experienced attorney who practices Personal Injury law and does not just “dabble”  in Personal Injury law. The yellow pages are full of attorneys claiming to handle Personal Injury cases.  The fact of the matter is that very few attorneys actually try personal injury cases.


 2.              Which attorney in the office will be actually handling your case and what is that attorneys qualifications? 

 With many of the larger law firms, the attorney that interviews you will not be the attorney handling your case and/or the attorney who will be with you at Trial.  Many larger law firms will assign a new associate to your file, which can lead to disastrous results in the worse case scenario, or a possible personality conflict at best. You do not want an attorney to cut his teeth on your case. Remember you only have one chance at recovery for your personal injury matter.

 When you ask the firm who is going to be your lawyer, some lawyers in McHenry County respond that their firm uses a “team approach”.  They go on to say that their attorneys routinely round table your case, thus you are getting input from several attorneys on your file.  This is not a good thing, as none of the lawyers will take personal responsibility for your case.  Then, if something goes wrong, they can blame each other for the problems.  In reality when your case proceeds to Trial or Arbitration, you may meet the attorney trying the case for the first time right before Trial.  How comforting is that?  Is this how you believe your case should be handled? Do you think you will  be affectively represented by a lawyer you just met?

 Hiring an attorney for a Personal Injury lawsuit should be your personal choice, much like when you see your family physician.  How comfortable are you when you walk into the doctor’s office and are told that your regular physician is unavailable, and you are given the new doctor fresh out of medical school, who was just hired?  Many larger firms in McHenry County cycle through their associates and you end up having 3 or 4 lawyers to deal with before your case is resolved. When you hire Franks & Rechenberg, P.C. to handle your Personal Injury case, attorney David N. Rechenberg will be the attorney handling your case from the beginning through discovery.   He will be the attorney at your deposition, the attorney who will sit with you at the counsel table during the Trial or Arbitration, and the attorney who will hand you your settlement check or Verdict Award after a Jury Trial. 

 The issue is quite simple.  Do you want a attorney who will treat you as a valued client or treat you as a commodity? 

 David N. Rechenberg guarantees that he will do all the legal work on your file and will be your attorney at your deposition, through discovery and at Trial or Arbitration.

 3.              How many cases the attorney taken to Jury Trial? 

 During the past decade, the number of cases that have gone to Trial has diminished greatly. In fact, most cases are resolved without a Trial.  Attorneys, who tout themselves as “personal injury trial lawyers”, do not always try personal injury cases.  A Personal Injury attorney who tries cases will not be afraid of this question.

  David N. Rechenberg has 20 years of experience, has tried over 45 Personal Injury Jury Trials.  David N. Rechenberg has Tried hundreds of Personal Injury cases through Mandatory Arbitration procedure in the Illinois Court system and has prosecuted numerous uninsured/underinsured motorist arbitration trials against insurance companies.

 Not all cases need to go to Trial in order to get the outcome that is desired.  In fact your case might not need to go to Trial to get a fair and reasonable settlement.  But if your case is one that needs to go to Hearing or Trial, you deserve an experienced Trial attorney sitting next to you.  Insurance companies know  which attorneys try cases and they are afraid of large jury verdicts,  insurance companies will pay larger settlements to attorneys who are not afraid to try cases to avoid the risk of a large jury verdict, thus it is beneficial to have a real Personal Injury Trial Lawyer.



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David N. Rechenberg
1301 Pyott Rd., Suite 200
Lake In The Hills, IL, 60156-9797
Franks & Rechenberg, PC
1689 Curran Road
McHenry, IL, 60050
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Posted by Mark | October 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
David and team were great from the start. I knew after the first visit what was required of me and the process. David even had me make a phone call during my first visit, to clarify an item with my insurance company. During the process, I was copied on all letters sent out and given personal updates when needed. When I had questions, they were answered in a timely manner. I was always treated with respect by Dave and his team. I would recommend Dave to anyone that was injured in an auto accident.
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Posted by Michael | April 2, 2021
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Car Accident Attorney
David Rechenberg and his staff will work with you to achieve the compensation you deserve.
Posted by James | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Crash Personal Injury
Dave Rechenberg did an outstanding job with my personal injury case. He answered all my questions and kept me informed of everything going on. He never once hesitated to return any of my calls nor did he seem annoyed when I called. The office staff did an excellent job as well relaying information back and fourth and they were very personable. I highly recommend them for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by Adrienne | January 6, 2018
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David Rechenberg is an EXCELLENT lawyer!!!
David Rechenberg did an outstanding job with my personal injury lawsuit. He was able to negotiate a substantial settlement amounting to 20 times more than the insurance company originally offered.
Posted by Debra | March 4, 2015
Workers Comp Trial
I hired Dave to represent me for my work comp case after the Insurance company denied my case. He filed the necessary papers and won my case at trial. I got all my bills paid, my back pay and a good settlement. The insurance company was mean to me and kept telling me I did not have a case. Dave fought for me when no one else would. I strongly recomend him for any one with a work comp case.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2014
Highly Recommend
David Rechenberg acted swiftly to help our family in a very difficult lawsuit involving multiple defendants. He answered our questions clearly and advised us wisely along each step of the process. He was able to successfully navigate the complicated liability issues, resulting in an outcome that far exceeded our expectations. There is no way we could have accomplished it without him!
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2009
Former Client
David Rechenberg represented me in a contested case. Not only did he win, he answered all my questions and kept me informed as to the progress of my case. He was always pleasant and considerate. I have recommended him to all my friends and family.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Franks & Rechenberg, P.C.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Franks Gerkin & McKenna, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Jacobson & Riesborough, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • McHenry County States Attorney's Office
  • 1987 - 1989
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  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Northern Illinois University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • John Kettman, Independent administrator of the estate of Diane Kettman v. Kiumats Mostowfi M.D. et. al. 07 l 821
  • Settlement $1,086,434.00
  • Damon Pratt v. U.P.S. 06 WC 43073
  • $250,000.00 Wage diferential case
  • Larry Wells v. Plycon Transportation
  • $200,000.00
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  • Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section Council
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Worker's Compensation Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Anatomy for Lawyers attendance
  • 2007


Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (12)
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Unknown Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a talented lawyer and a great guy. He is very focused on delivering the best possible service and results for his clients. If anyone I knew were in need of an Illinois worker's compensation attorney, I would recommend him without hesitation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dave and I have worked closely together on many cases and he has proven on many occasions to excel in his knowledge of the law and his ability to communicate with his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Dave is an excellent personal injury lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a highly skilled personal injury lawyer. If a family member were injured I would seek his counsel. He is both highly regarded in the legal community and a top notch legal talent."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recommend Dave to my clients in McHenry County for personal injury matters. The clients that I have recommended to Dave are very happy with his results. I continue to recommend him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David is an excellent attorney. He is compassionate and extraordinarily dedicated to his clients. He fights hard to ensure his clients receive the very best outcome of their case."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David Rechenberg completely and without reservation. He is a highly skilled attorney in personal injury and workers compensation with many, many satisfied clients. If you have been injured, call David Rechenberg now!"
Personal injury Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David Rechenberg is an aggressive and hard-working attorney who consistently achieves excellent results for his clients."
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Lake In The Hills Workers compensation Lawyer David N. Rechenberg
David N. Rechenberg
Workers compensation Attorney
Lake In The Hills, IL
Licensed for 36 years