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Jay Paul Deratany

Personal injury Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 34 years
    Illinois - IL 36 years
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

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Jay Paul Deratany, licensed in Illinois and Florida, has won some of the largest single verdicts in the Chicago-land area for people who have been seriously injured or victimized by medical negligence,foster care or adoption negligence. He is part of the Million dollar advocates; member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association;  featured in Chicago Magazine and listed as Chicago's "Top Lawyer 2007, 2008 and 2009" ; featured in Jett Magazine, Adoption magazines, stories in USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Sun Times etc.

Location

The Deratany Firm
221 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL, 60601-1502

Reviews

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Posted by Tricia Krause | April 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Jay has been always compassionate and respectful to his clients. I am grateful that I had used his firm. He is highly skilled and knows how to succeed.
Posted by Michael | April 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Good attorney!!!
Jay was a good representative and very professional. He was up front and transparent in helping me to understand the process, and he worked in my best interest.
Posted by BRYANT | September 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Definitely the best lawyer that Ive ever seen in action.
Jay and his team went above and beyond everything that we expected throughout our entire case. He put years of hard work, understanding, compassion and empathy into our case and fought for my baby girl with everything that they had. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Posted by Dauneangel | July 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
You want this firm on your side!!!!
The Deratany firm represented my family in a wrongful death/medical practice suit and won! The attorney's Jay Deratany, Mike Kosner and Megan O'connor went above and beyond to ensure a positive outcome. They not only "represented" my family they were aggressive yet personable and they fought hard. They did the necessary research, hired expert witnesses, were beyond prepared and kept me in the loop throughout the process. During our 2 week trial, my thoughts were even if we don't win, I know it's not because my attorneys weren't prepared. The case they presented was flawless and I couldn't be happier with the outcome!!!! Believe me you want this firm on your side!!!!
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Posted by south loop | March 6, 2009
Professional, Trustworthy, Helpful - Jay Paul Deratany helped me Win
From beginning to end Jay Paul and his staff were attentive, expedient, knowledgeable about the law and my case, and were very fair with our money and his time. My wife had serious complications during the birth of our son and Deratany helped find who was at fault and made sure we were compensated.
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2008
Excellent Attorney
Very knowledgeable about the law. Promptly returned my calls. Was a lifesaver as he helped our family in a time of need.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/ Partner
  • Deratany & Associates Ltd.
  • 1992 - Present

Education

  • DePaul Law School
  • 1987
  • Michigan State University
  • 1984

Associations

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Advocates
  • 2005 - Present
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1996 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers 2010
  • Top Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyers 2007
  • Top Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Top Lawyers 2006
  • Top Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Lawyers Group
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2005
  • Ekroth Award for community Service
  • Community Support Services Inc
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Lawyers Weekly
  • A News Paper Article featuring Jay Paul Deratany Discussing the privatization of foster care
  • 2006
  • Fostering Families Today
  • Where are the Laws to Protect Foster Families
  • 2006
  • Lawyers Weekly
  • Jay Paul Deratany Goes On Crusade To Change Foster Care laws
  • 2006
  • Fostering Families
  • 10 Things You Must Know and Do Before Becoming a Foster parent
  • 2005
  • Fostering Families
  • 10 Things You Must Know and Do Before Becoming a Foster parent
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Radio Host guest speaker regularly
  • Ethics in the Law, Journalism and legal ethics
  • 2007
  • Filing claims for Bad Faith-Legal conference
  • Bad Faith litigation claims against Insurance Companies
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jay for some 22 years, initially working together on a few cases. I have seen over the years his nothing short of phenomonal results in court on behalf of his clients, oftentimes, with very difficult facts. One of Chicago's best."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay Paul Deratany is a brilliant lawyer who is extremely well regarded in the legal community. I have referred many cases to him! I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay is aggressive, meticulously prepared and able to reason with the court and opposing counsel. He consistently gets outstanding results for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of working with Jay Paul Deratany on several personal injury matters a few years ago. Jay Paul is a talented litigator and passionate about helping his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Deratany consistently achieves great results in some of the most challenging areas of personal injury law. He specializes and does extremely well on difficult cases most lawyers won't take."
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