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George Louis Acosta

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Charles, IL

5.0   44 reviews
  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 24 years
    Illinois - IL 34 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Not Authorized - Non-payment of fees No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Not Authorized To Practice Law Due To Discipline No misconduct found

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

About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%
    Plaintiff and defendant representation in numerous 7-figure cases over the years. Trial experince in catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability and premises liability cases throughout Chicago and the surrounding "collar" counties including high- profile litigation cases. Extensive injury defense practice for major clocal and national companies. Many successful case dispositions and trial verdicts.

    34 years

  2. Car accident
    25%
    Plaintiff and defendant representation in numerous 7-figure cases over the years. Trial experince in catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability and premises liability cases throughout Chicago and the surrounding "collar" counties including high- profile litigation cases. Extensive injury defense practice for major clocal and national companies. Many successful case dispositions and trial verdicts.

    34 years

  3. Litigation
    25%
    Recent Major League Baseball players' representation before MLBPA arbitrator. General and commercial dispute litigation including Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act, foreclosure defense representation, debtor/ debt-reduction representation and negotiation for individual clients. Pro bono representation and counsel to indigent clients.

    34 years

  4. Medical malpractice
    10%

    34 years

  5. Wrongful death
    10%
    Successful representation of both Plaintiffs and Defendants involved in wrongful death litigation, including related probate work, structured settlements and trial and appellate work.

    34 years

George L. Acosta is managing and founding partner of the law firm of Acosta & Associates with offices located in Chicago, Wheaton & St. Charles, IL. He concentrates his practice in personal injury and civil litigation, with trial experience in the areas of car accidents, wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice, premises liability and commercial litigation.

 

Mr. Acosta received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1986 from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana and his Juris Doctorate in 1988 from Loyola University Law School in Chicago. He was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Contracts, received honors for Leadership and service and served as an officer in the Hispanic Law Student Association.

Mr. Acosta is licensed in the states of Illinois and Minnesota (currently inactive). He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the trial bar in the Northern and Central Federal District Courts of Illinois and has successfully represented clients before Illinois' First and Second District Appellate Courts.

 

Mr. Acosta has served as General Counsel to mid-sized Chicago-based construction and chemical companies. He is a past director on the boards of Court-Appointed Specials Advocates (CASA) of DuPage County and The Fox Valley Lutheran Academy. He has also served as General Counsel to a Chicago-based charitable not-for-profit "Mary's Kids," which serves urban youth. He serves as a director and corporate Secretary for the Cuban Lutheran Fellowship, a not-for-profit religious organization. He is co-author of an Illinois Bar Journal article on the subject of Medicare liens (Spring 1991).

 

Mr. Acosta is a member of the DuPage and Kane County Bar Associations. He has previously served as a chair-qualified arbitrator in both the Cook and DuPage County Mandatory Arbitration Programs. He practices law primarily in Cook, DuPage and Kane counties but has practiced in most of the circuit courts of northern Illinois.

Mr. Acosta is married and has (6) children with his wife, LeeAnn. They currently reside in St. Charles, IL. Mr. Acosta is fluent in Spanish.

Areas of Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Commercial Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 1989
  • Minnesota, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois Trial Bar
Education
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1989
    Doctor of Jurisprudence- J.D.
  • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award winner - in Contracts 
  • Hispanic Law Student Association, Officer

 

  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, 1986
    Bachelor of Arts- Major: Political Science
Published Works
  • Beware of the Super Lien, (Co-Author), Illinois Bar Journal Article, Spring, 1992
Honors and Awards
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Excellence in Contracts
Professional Associations and Memberships:

 

  • Fellowship of Bar Leaders- DuPage County Bar Association 2012
  • DuPage County Bar Foundation
    Director
  • Chicago Bar Association
    Past Membe
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
    Member
  • Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program
    Chair-Qualified Arbitrator
  • DuPage County Mandatory Arbitration Program
    Chair-Qualified Arbitrator
  • Mary's Kids, Urban Charitable Ministry
    Director/Secretary
  • Cuban Luthern Fellowship
    Director/Secretary

 

 

Past  Positions

 

  • Williams & Montgomery-Chicago, Associate Attorney, 1987-1989
  • Sanchez & Daniels –       Chicago, Associate Attorney, 1989-1996
  • Sanchez & Daniels –       Chicago, Partner, 1996
  • Law Offices of George L. Acosta, P.C. – Wheaton, IL, Principal 1996 - 2000
  • Acosta & Skawski, P.C. – Wheaton, IL, Managing Partner, 2000 - 2013

 

  • Acosta & Associates - Chicago & St. Charles, IL  Principal 2014- present

 

Languages
  • Spanish
  • English

Photos and videos

Founding & Managing Partner- Acosta & Skawski, P.C.
2000 - 2013
At United States Supreme Court Building- 
Admitted to US Supreme Court Bar in 2010

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George L. Acosta
100 Illinois Street
Suite 200
Saint Charles, IL, 60174

Reviews

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Posted by KATHERINE | February 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Acosta was a wonderful person as well as an outstanding Attorney. He explained everything prior to my decision to hire him. He spoke to me clearly on normal terms, as opposed to all legal words. I was so satisfied from beginning to end, and I would DEFINITELY recommend this gentleman for your legal needs.
Posted by Sam and Emmanuel | October 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful
My husband reached out to George about a personal injury case. George was persistent, never dropped the ball and always responded to our phone calls and e-mails in a timely professional manner. With all the hard work he put in. George was able to settle my husbands case with no issues. We are forever grateful for George and for everything he did and does. He is amazing and will definitely recommend him to anyone that needs a hardworking caring attorney.
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Posted by Bill | June 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Representaition
We contacted George after talking to the responsible party's insurance and having them minimize the injuries as well as dealing with doctors that were vague and non committal as to injuries. Had we gone through the process without George we would have been trampled by Progressive's claims adjuster, just as they did in the auto repair claim. George and Debi were great.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2022
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Amazing ing Lawyer
George really does go above and beyond and he will he makes every effort to come out on the winning side he is respectful and honest and treated me with the upmost respect I would highly recommend him to any and everybody.
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Offers great advice even if not hired
I contacted George Acosta to inquire about my options for a personal injury to my son. I had many questions and he spent over 30 minutes on the phone with me answering my questions and providing options to me. He also recommended that I contact multiple attorneys and consider everything available to me. Very impressed.
Posted by Jonathan | April 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best Insurance Lawyer
George has helped us not once, but on two different occasions. Both have been a pleasant positive experience in all the ways possible. He is a down to earth person that is honest, understandable, and reliable. We won both cases without hesitation. He has competitive rates but an experience that can’t be bought but rather earned. I wouldn’t think twice about hiring him. Este abogado es de los más profesionales, paciente, y explica con detalles todo el proceso. Nos ayudó en dos ocasiones a resolver casos diferentes. Habla un español excelente, y es una persona súper decente. Se los recomiendo sin pensarlo dos veces Thanks George!
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Posted by Ziad | January 12, 2021
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Extremely pleasant experience
Mr. Acosta and his staff were professional and responsive. They answered all questions without delay and handled my son's car accident case with professionalism and efficient manner. Mr. Acosta got the biggest compensation via thorough understanding and preparedness, I was impressed and I would surely recommend him to any of our friends or family who needed an attorney. Thanks for everything
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Posted by Ted | November 17, 2020
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personal injury
Very ethical and efficient...I have worked with dozens of attorneys over the years and George demonstrates professionalism.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding representation!
Atty. Acosta kept me well-informed of the progress in my case. He always went the "extra mile" to make sure to obtain the best settlement possible for me. He has provided outstanding counsel on both of my auto injury cases. I do not hesitate to recommend him and have done so in person with others. One of those individuals thanked me profusely for recommending Atty. Acosta to her, stating "I wished I had done so a year ago when you recommended I contact Mr. Acosta."
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Posted by Ray | September 12, 2020
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Excellent attorney in Western suburbs of Chicago
I was a victim of a hit-and-run car accident at an already very difficult time in my life. George was wonderful. He took me through step-by-step and knew all the pitfalls to avoid in filing an uninsured motorist claim under my own insurance policy. George was very sensitive, compassionate, ethical, professional and detail oriented. George thoroughly and absolutely excels as an attorney. I feel very fortunate having had his representation. I strongly recommend him as an attorney.
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Posted by William | May 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with
During our initial meeting, George helped me focus on what my expectations were for pursuing my personal injury claim. He proceeded to explain to me the process, including any potential obstacles. Once the claim was fully documented, George proceeded with negotiatIons, keeping me in the loop at all times. Ultimately, George secured a settlement on my behalf that definitely exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend George for anyone who has been involved in a personal injury matter.
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Posted by Tracey | April 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
George & his team did an amazing job on my personal injury case. They were empathetic, very responsive; kind & understanding. They helped me through the sometimes very long & confusing legal process which was all new to me. They took a very scary &painful incident for me & helped me resolve it in a timely manner. I would highly recommend George & his team!!
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Posted by Dr. Timothy L. Heaton | December 15, 2019
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A pleasant experience
I found my experience working with George Acosta and his associates to be pleasant and professional. What appeared to be a complicated case ended up being resolved with great success. I was honored to have worked with these folks. I was located out of state, so long distance contact was the only way we could work together. However, they established personal rapport immediately and treated me with the upmost respect. I felt more like a family member than a client. I give my highest recommendation to George Acosta and his associates. I would not hesistate to use them again.
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Posted by Joseph | December 5, 2019
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Joseph Zinn
George handled two cases for me, one an injured right toe, the second an half amputated right heel. I cannot say enough about Mr. Acosta and his excellent knowledge as a lawyer, gentleman and as time went on a true friend. I honestly don't believe you can find a better lawyer than George, his compassion alone sets him above the rest.
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Posted by Tim | December 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Personal injury from a car accident
Mr. Acosta worked diligently to get me the biggest compensation possible. I was hit by two semi trucks from the same company in the same accident. This company is very difficult to work with and drug their feet every inch of the way. Mr. Acosta brought the procedure to a close bringing me more money than anticipated. He also is great to work with and I felt cared for every inch of the way. I would certainly use his services again if they are ever warranted.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Honest and caring
He is outstanding answered my call immediately and returned my follow up call fast. I got shut down by other lawyers because my case is considered small and not very profitable which is true. However george was the first to take his time to review everything and explained to me how things will turn out. He advised to reach back out if my problem isnt resolved. I really appreciated his advice.
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Posted by John Glen | April 20, 2019
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Phenomenal Personal Injury Attorney: Ethical, Competent, Efficient...Puts the Client First!!
George was kind enough to take my case on contingency for a car accident that resulted in 4 surgeries & a staph infection that left me incapacitated for ~5 months. George was empathetic, professional, and fought tooth and nail to ensure that I received the maximum payout for my pain and suffering. I know that attorneys often get a bad rap, but if anyone I know was ever involved in a personal injury case, George would be the first and only person I would call because George: • Puts the “E” in Ethics & is a 1st Class Act! Places the client’s best interests ahead of his own • Personal Injury Law Subject Matter Expert – Understands the complex process & timelines to ensure maximum payout between insurance and healthcare providers. • Patient & Methodical with a God-Given gift to simplify law & healthcare in terms so the average person can understand it. • Very competent paralegal staff led by Debi Glossin Throughout this experience, George has earned my utmost respect on both a professional and personal level. Having said that, I would highly recommend George to anyone who is involved in a personal injury claim. You don’t have to go through this process alone and more importantly, you can eliminate most of the fears, uncertainties and doubts of the all the unknown variables (health & car insurance, bills, lawyers, courts, etc.) when George Acosta is in your corner! Thanks again George for helping me get back on my feet! I hope we stay in touch, because I truly value your friendship! Your Friend & Grateful Client, John Glen
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Posted by Magdalena | December 27, 2018
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Thank you!
If you you’re looking for a lawyer I’m telling you there’s no need to look further! George was an angel sent straight from God! Being my first accident I didn’t know what to do nor who to look for when it came to this situation. I was injured during this car accident and he took everything into his hands. I was truly blessed to have come across George and his team. He was extremely caring and patient with this case. Thank you so much for everything!
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Posted by Bruce | September 5, 2018
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Auto accident
I was referred to George Acosta by a friend, at first meeting, I had confidence in George. There was clarity every step of the way and he put my bride and I at ease that Acosta & Associates would care for our best interests. We know that George Acosta is a seasoned Attorney that we can trust! We are grateful for the results of our case.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2018
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Thank You
I was involved in a car accident last year and George came highly recommended. I called him and he came to see me in the hospital. He was very helpful and understanding to my situation. He responded to all my questions and correspondence in a timely manner and would definitely recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 30%-35%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Acosta & Associates
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Acosta & Skawski, P.C.
  • 1996 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Sanchez & Daniels, Chicago
  • 1989 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Williams & Montgomery, Chicago
  • 1988 - 1989
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Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Torres v. Elite Truck Rental
  • $1.75 million settlement

Associations

  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Civil Law and Practice Committee
  • member
  • 1989 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Cuban Lutheran Fellowship
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - 2012
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Fellow- Academy of Bar Leaders
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Leadership and Service Award
  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
  • 1989
  • American Jurisprudence Award- Contracts
  • Loyola University of Chicago Law School
  • 1986
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Publications

  • Illinois Bar Journal
  • Beware of Medicare's Superlien
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Claim representative training
  • Pre-trial Litigation
  • 2014
  • Travelers Insurance Claim representatives training
  • Premises Liability Update- Plaintiff's perspective
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Litigation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George Acosta brings both intelligence and integrity to the legal profession. During litigation, he acts as a strong advocate for his client while maintaining a professional demeanor toward opposing counsel. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. George is extremely thorough and diligent. He takes his responsibilities seriously, but is able to conduct himself in a professional and gentlemanly manner."
Personal injury Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Acosta for many years and know that he works tirelessly for his clients. His legal ability and ethics are of the highest caliber."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse George. He is an outstanding personal injury attorney. He has great experience, excellent courtroom skills and is just a really nice person. You can't do better than George."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"George was opposite me on a very sensitive matter. He not only vigorously advocated for his clients, but also helped to find creative ways to bring the parties together."
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