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Paul David Richter

Personal injury Attorney at Chicago, IL

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    Paul D. Richter is an experienced trial attorney who has spent over 20 years representing people with serious personal injuries as well as the families of those who have lost their lives as the result of the negligence of others in wrongful death cases. He has successfully resolved lawsuits arising from medical malpractice; nursing home abuse and neglect; airplane crashes; accidents involving semi tractor-trailer trucks, watercraft, and other motor vehicles and construction accidents.

Paul D. Richter is an experienced trial attorney who has spent nearly 20 years in the practice of personal injury and wrongful death litigation. His career has been dedicated to representing individuals who have suffered serious, life-altering personal injuries caused by the negligence of others, and seeking justice for the families of those victims who have lost their lives due to negligence. Paul has successfully resolved multiple personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in a host of complex cases, including cases of nursing home abuse and neglect; medical malpractice; commercial and private aviation crashes; accidents involving semi tractor-trailer trucks, watercraft, and other motor vehicles; construction accidents, and negligently manufactured and/or designed products. Throughout his career, Paul’s commitment to fighting for and protecting the rights of his clients has resulted in numerous multi-million dollar results.

Currently, Paul has focused his practice on representing and protecting the legal rights of victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz is an industry leader in protecting the rights of individuals who reside in nursing homes across the state of Illinois. Furthering the firm’s commitment to advocating for this vulnerable and growing population of Illinois residents, Paul is committed to seeking justice for those individuals and their families who have been injured, abused or neglected while in the care of negligent nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Since focusing his efforts in this area, Paul has obtained in excess of $15 million for his clients.

The level of knowledge, skills, and expertise that Paul has attained through his years of practicing in the field of personal injury and wrongful death litigation is demonstrated by the multiple, outstanding results he has achieved on behalf of his clients.

In his almost two decades of experience as a trial attorney, Paul has been a principal member of many notable, record-setting trial teams. Most recently, Paul was a primary member of the trial team that obtained a $7.1 million jury verdict in a case involving the crash of a commercial passenger jet in Lexington, Kentucky. Paul was also a leading member of the trial team that recovered $6.9 million in a case involving a fatal semi-truck crash in Madison, Wisconsin. Additionally, Paul second-chaired a jury trial in Cook County, Illinois, that resulted in a $9.8 million verdict on behalf of a medical student seriously injured due to the negligence of another medical student.

Paul has been publicly recognized on numerous occasions for the quality of his work and his professional success. For consecutive years, he has been named as an Illinois “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, a distinction that is awarded each year to no more than 5 percent Illinois attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Paul was also recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star” among Illinois lawyers, an honor given to no more than 2.5 percent of Illinois attorneys under the age of forty.

Some of Paul’s notable settlements are as follows:

  • $11.7 million for a young man catastrophically injured in an electricution incident.
  • $6.9 million (while the jury was deliberating) for a man that was injured and lost his wife and grandchild in a semi-tractor trailer crash in Madison, WI
  • $5.5 million for medical malpractice resulting in a severe brain injury to a two year-old
  • $2.9 million for medical malpractice resulting in the death of a one year-old infant
  • $2.3 million for the drowning death of a woman when the tour flight ditched in the ocean near Hilo, HI
  • $2.3 million for a construction superintendent’s back injuries from a fall on an unnatural accumulation of ice
  • $2.2 million for an elderly man’s injuries and loss of his wife when a Lear jet skidded off the runway during a landing in Lexington, KY
  • $2.0 million for injuries received by a woman when a semi-tractor trailer failed to obey the traffic signal.

Some of Paul’s notable verdicts Include:

  • Sarah Stanczyk v. Dr. Robert E. Kappler, D.O., et al. $9,858,000
  • Estate of Bryan Woodward, deceased v Comair, et al. $7,100,000
  • Estate of Laura Brooks, deceased v Great Lakes Aviation Ltd., et al $2,400,000
  • Estate of Robert J. McCormick, deceased v Air Evac EMS Inc. $765,000
Licensed for 26 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1996
Updated 10/11/2022

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Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz
60 W. Randolph St.
4th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60601
Schwartz Injury Law
14496 John Humphrey Drive
Orland Park, IL, 60462
Schwartz Injury Law
360 West Butterfield Road
Suite 300
Elmhurst, IL, 60126
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Excellent Personal Injury Attorney
Paul Richter is an excellent attorney, and I'd recommend him to anyone with a serious personal injury case. My family and I were fortunate enough to have Paul represent us after a semi-truck slammed into our car. Our lives were forever changed that day. It was one of the most difficult and confusing times I have ever lived through, and I am extremely grateful that Paul was our attorney. He worked so hard for us and kept us updated and informed during the entire process. He always took the time to explain what was happening with our case, and he was always honest and direct with us. Paul was able to settle our case outside of court for an amount that we were more than satisfied with. But more importantly, after all of the pain and heartbreak we'd gone through, we truly felt that Paul had made sure that our rights were protected and that justice had been served. We are forever thankful.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rapoport Law Offices, PC
  • 1994 - 2011

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Illinois State Bar Association
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  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
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  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
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  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
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  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Member
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  • McHenry County Bar Association
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Who's Who in American Law
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Publications

  • Issues in Aviation Law and Policy
  • Cockpit Image Recorders: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
  • 2005
  • American Bar Association publication
  • Punitive Damages After State Farm v. Campbell: The First Year
  • 2004
  • Issues in Aviation Law and Policy
  • Attention All International Airlines and Flight Crews: Choosing Inaction Over Action No Longer Flies
  • 2004
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I gladly endorse Paul Richter. He's a great attorney, and he has always been a pleasure to work with."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Chicago Personal injury Lawyer Paul David Richter
Paul David Richter
Personal injury Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 26 years