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Mitchell Horwitz

Workers compensation Attorney at Joliet, IL

5.0   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 44 years
    Florida - FL 44 years
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Membership Lapsed No misconduct found

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

About Mitchell

Learn Mitchell’s areas of practice.

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  1. Workers compensation
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    Mitchell Horwitz devotes his entire legal practice to workers’ compensation matters, including arbitrations and settlement. As the head of the workers’ compensation practice at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Mitch has handled thousands of cases from arbitration through the appellate courts. Over the course of his career he has obtained many scores of millions of dollars for his clients.

    45 years, 2,000 cases

Mitch is responsible for many of the day-to-day business functions of his firm’s paperless offices, where he has practiced since 1979. His organizational and communication skills – as well as his initiative and credibility – help Mitch excel during negotiations.  He is passionate about representing the injured worker's, and many members of organized labor.

Mitch leads the Workers' Compensation team and was recently named one of the Top 10 Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Illinois in a survey of his peers conducted by Leading Lawyers.

Mitch was born in Chicago and graduated from New Trier High School. He currently resides with his family in Evanston. Among the activities he enjoys in his spare time are golf and fishing.

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Location

Horwitz Horwitz & Associates
1403 Essington Road
Suite 200
Joliet, IL, 60435
Horwitz Horwitz & Associates
25 East Washington Street Suite 900
Chicago, IL, 60602
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Posted by Lp | August 1, 2015
Great attorney for injured workers
I'm writing this review after 6 years of being on workers compensation. Mitchell Horwitz successfully negotiated my settlement and helped me with all the road blocks and problems that arise in the work comp world. Cass Black patiently answered all my questions and helped me over come all the obstacles that happened over the course of years with the insurance company. Great team and I would highly recommend them to anyone who has been injured on the job and needs real representation.
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Posted by Sylvia | May 15, 2015
ALways There with a smile Mitch and Cass
Hi this is Sylvia and I just wanted to give a shout out to Mitch in winning my case. It was one of the best case ever. As a Cement Mason Local 502, Mich would come to our union meetings on a regular basis to imform us of our rights. As a school teacher I had learned to listen well. In May of 2007 I was ran over by a bobcat. I got on that phone and called Mich and oh what a releif. I will never forget Cass who works in the office was there for my family and I holding my hand and helping me through hard times. Team members like Dan, Tyler, Cliff and others were truely a blessing. I wish the team many blessings in your future. Sylvia
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Posted by red | March 11, 2015
great lawyer&team
i have been dealing with Mitch &Cass for over 7 years and always had great communication with Mitch,andCass whenever i had a problem with ins. company!!!! I Would &i have recommened Mitch to anyone i know!!! RED
Posted by Eric | October 28, 2014
Production and proven results.
Mitch had represented 2 generations of my family members, quite successfully. So when an unfortunate time came for me to deal with a work injury, I looked nowhere else. I really cannot say enough about the entire staff at Horwitz, every question or concern I had was met almost immediately with a response. I would also like to say his paralegal's, Dan and Cass, answered what seemed like thousands of emails of mine and are nothing short of amazing. Mitch was able to successfully represent me and did not stop until a fair outcome was achieved. I firmly believe he made the difference in my case, which was not an easy one to take on. Kudos to Mitch and kudos to Horwitz for proving again why they are the best.
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Posted by Chad | August 7, 2014
Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates = Saves Lifes!
I was a union 75 laborer 28 years old when I met the fine Team of Horwitz, Horwitz & associates. Since then my life has changed and along with this change came an excellent team to help me and guide me through the dense work comp fog that i traveled through. I would have stressed out twice as hard if it where not for the team of people that care about there clients. For example what attorney would answer there phone for clients when at there daughters volleyball game, I can name one....Mitch Horwitz! It did not matter what time it was or what day it was if you are having questions or issues they are there. Mitch Horwitz even came to my house to meet me when i was in a wheel chair and no words can explane the trust i have for the Horwitz team. When your stressed and lost in this very complicated demon called work comp, Horwitz, Horwitz & associates worry about taking care of you, because in the end they always do! Thank you to Mitch and his whole team of excellent people!
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Posted by Sergio | August 7, 2014
Excellent attorney and staff
Mitch was able to get my workers comp case approved as an at work injury. The workers comp people had dragged their feet with me for about 2-3 months until I finally had enough and hired Mitch. His staff has been very helpful and they've made sure that I've been able to receive the care I need from surgery to physical therapy to work conditioning. His paralegal Cassandra Black is really great in making sure that the workers comp is paying me when they should and when they aren't paying on time, gets to the bottom of why I'm not being paid. She also makes sure that the bills I receive are being addressed and handled. They've also teamed up with Illinois Physicians Network to make sure that whatever treatments that I had needed to get done, were getting done.
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Posted by Ray | March 3, 2014
Without HHA, I would have been screwed, blewed and tattooed
At my first appointment with Horwitz and Horwitz, it was clear that I was in highly capable hands. My injury was a complex case and was handled expertly at every step by compassionate attorneys who relentlessly built the strongest case possible. I was up against a very reputable insurance company and came out on top with my integrity intact. They were confident for a favorable decision from start to finish, even offering encouragement during those few times when I was not feeling particularly positive. They took time to explain each step clearly and concisely, answering every question, recommending strategic courses of action. Thank you for your kindness, professionalism and all your help during this entire time. It was a privilege to work with Mitch, Dave, Cassandra and his entire staff. I was completely impressed with Tyler who was called in during an emergency his competence, integrity and decency are unquestioned. I am proud to have been associated with Horwitz and will recommend their services to everyone.
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Posted by Jud | October 11, 2013
He's the best lawyer that I have ever had. He's the #1 lawyer in my book.
Back in 2006 when I got hurt at work, I knew who I was going to hire to help me. Mitch Horwitz had represented me previously and had done an A#1 job. He kept my life together by making sure my checks came on time and that I was able to get the medical treatment that I needed. Mitch and his staff have been supportive through this whole frightening situation. They truly made me feel like family. At times I didn't know what I was going to do and Mitch and his staff were there for me every time I called. And I called a lot. When I felt lost at the hands of the insurance company or their doctors, Mitch was able to fight for me and protect and save my benefits. I hardly ever didn't get paid thanks to Mitch and his staff. Mitch and his law firm did an outstanding service for me. I hope that anyone looking for a workers compensation attorney finds Mitch because there is no better.
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Posted by James | October 7, 2013
Recommend him highly!!
I have known Mitch a for a very long time through my union and he has helped me whenever I call.. If I ever had an issue that required legal assistance, whether he was representing me or not, he has always been very helpful. He is handling my workers compensation case and after several surgeries I ended up with permanent restrictions. Mitch tried my case was able to get an award from the Arbitrator that protects my weekly checks and my medical treatment for the duration of my disability.
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Cost

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Horwitz Horwitz & Associates
  • 1979 - 2013

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Robert Hartweck vs. Sjostrom & Sons
  • Personal assistant awarded to blind person

Associations

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Worker's Compensation Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 10 Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Network
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Labor union meetings
  • Hundreds of labor organization meetings
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (14)
Endorse Mitchell
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer is highly skilled and qualified in the area of workers compensation."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Horwitz is an exceptional attorney. Although I have been practicing law for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, prosecutor, and private attorney, I learn from his responses on Avvo every time that he posts. If I needed an attorney, I would hire him. I recommend him with no reservation. It would be the best investment of your life to hire him to represent you."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Other
"Mitchell Horwitz is a top flight workers compensation attorney"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mitchell Horwitz. He has zealously advocated for injured workers for over 30 years. Mitchell also is an involved contributor to the Avvo forum."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as he is a true asset to the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Horwitz. It is clear that he is knowledgeable and experienced in this area of the law. From his AVVO responses and input providing his own clients with the best possible representation is his goal."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Mitch Horwitz. He is extremely well credentialed and an Illinois Super Lawyer with over 34 years experience in workers compensation. I would strongly recommend him to handle any workers compensation matters in his legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although Mr. Horwitz is new to Avvo, his answers reflect a great deal of experience. His answers are accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client should look for when hiring an attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Atty Horwitz is a skilled and experienced lawyer who is highly respected in the legal community for his knowledge and expertise"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from reading Mr. Horwitz' responses that he has a deep understanding of workers compensation law, but just as importantly, he has the experience to provide his clients with the practical advice they need. I would have no hesitation in referring my clients with workers compensation claims to Mr. Horwitz."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mitchell Horwitz is a highly skilled and intelligent advocate for his workers' compensation clients. In this highly compartmentalized area, he is the go-to guy. I endorse him without reservation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer... Mitch Horwitz is a compassionate, highly skilled attorney and excellent advocate for his clients. An experienced practical attorney able to handle and win the most complicated workers comp injury cases. Prior experience extends to all levels of settlements, trial and appeal in work related injury claims."
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