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Mr. Alhambra prides himself in providing each client with respect, compassion and zealous advocacy. Prior to pursuing his ambition of becoming a lawyer, Mr. Alhambra spent two years administering UAW disability benefits for a major insurance company. Seeing first hand some of the injustices done to working men and women, Mr. Alhambra made the decision to focus his talents representing the injured worker. His thorough knowledge and understanding of the insurance industry's policies and procedures have proven to be a tremendous asset in obtaining maximum recovery for his clients.

Since joining the firm in 2007, Mr. Alhambra has recovered millions of dollars for injured workers throughout Illinois.  He prides himself not only in his zealous advocacy of his clients but also, his efforts in educating workers of their rights under the Act.  He has authored a series of articles regarding workers’ compensation issues for the Chicago Dispatcher and the Fox Valley Labor News.  He is an active member of the Filipino American Lawyers Association and the Asian American Bar Association.

A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2007 from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law, where he concentrated his studies in the areas of Trial Advocacy and Employment Law. Mr. Alhambra was the recipient of CALI award for earning the highest grade in his Trial Advocacy class, a student editor of the Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal and an active member in the Labor and Employment Law Society. Mr. Alhambra also worked for the school's Health and Disability Clinic, assisting disabled persons apply for Social Security Disability benefits. 

When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf. He also enjoys rooting for his favorite sports teams, the Boston Red Sox and Celtics.


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  1. Personal Injury: 34%
  2. Employment: 33%
  3. Defective Products: 33%

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ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200705/11/2016
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2016 Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
CALI Award for Trial AdvocacyCALI2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWoodruff Johnson & Palermo2007 - Present
ClerkCook County State's Attorney's Office2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Filipino American Lawyers AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Asian American Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Loyola University Chicago School of LawN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SEIU Local 73Overview of Workers' Compensation Benefits2011
Chicago Bar Association, Municipal Department CommitteeWork Injuries and Third Party Claims2010