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Frank Douglas Kress

Personal injury Attorney at Chicago, IL

3.8   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
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Rubens Kress & Mulholland
134 N La Salle St Ste 444
Chicago, IL, 60602-1049

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3.8 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A great advocate
Hired Frank for a workers comp case after my company’s insurance company denied further medical treatment. Frank was familiar with this company, their insurance company, and their tactics. Frank wasn’t afraid to go toe-to-toe with them while also getting our ducks in row to get my case prepared for a jury trial. Ultimately, the company offered a settlement before it came to a jury trial and Frank pushed back again on the settlement offer and was able to secure a more favorable outcome. Would hire Frank again if I had to!
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Posted by Elizabeth | September 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Truly a Pleasure to Work With
My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Frank Kress for a worker's compensation case. He has by far surpassed our expectations. He went above and beyond to make sure all our needs were being met. All phone calls were immediately returned and not once did I feel like I wasn't in the loop. I would highly recommend Mr. Kress and his firm to anyone in need of representation. Thank you again for all your hard work!
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Posted by Anthony | April 15, 2015
Most certainly, a great attorney
I want to post this review on the Services of Frank D. Kress with the Firm of Rubens and Kress in Chicago. I have been, for over the past four years, in a Workman's Compensation case in the state of Illinois. About one year ago Frank Kress worked with the defense in settling the first part of the case: The loss of income for the future. Even though I can't and won"t reveal the details of the settlement, Frank hammered out a deal with the defense for several thousand dollars more than even the Commission recommended. However, I must say the attorney for for the defense is a classy lady herself, she worked with my attorney in resolving the amazing settlement. My wife and I now live in central Kansas. On Monday, April 13, 2015, we drove to Urbana, Il. for a Workman's Compensation "trial" before a Commissioner for the State of Illinois. It was here that I got a first hand view of Mr. Kress and his legal skills. We did not see what went on behind the scenes in the first phase of the settlement, we were able to see what skills are "necessary" in the second phase of the settlement process of the medical benefits. The old saying "only a fool represents himself in court" is certainly true in this situation. This trial was about coordination of benefits between Federal Medicare and State of Illinois Workman's Compensation. I learned, my case is a rather rare situation, and that being the case, knowledge of both sides of the issue were and are vitally important. I couldn't have done it myself, being an old beat up retired truck driver. Any professional in this area of Workman's Comp law could not have done it any better. Frank demonstrates his "finger tip" knowledge of the law in this case. Working in a Federal Medicare level situation, you had better know the law or the situation it self will bury you. This is absolutely critical. Mr. Kress worked masterfully with the Commissioner and the attorney for the defense in trying to get a final resolve on this situation. Frank demonstrates his "total" skills in this area of expertise. This is not a phoney review for Frank Kress. I wish there were some way for you to get hold of me to prove it. You will, bar none, not be able to find a better attorney to work for you. His professional dress, mannerisms, facial expressions, carriage, skills, knowledge, application of law, ad infinitum are superior. Whether it be personal injury or Workman's Compensation law, you will need someone that has the skills that are vital to resolving your case. If you have a good or fair case, do not be afraid to trust your case to just anyone. It could cost you dearly. Mr. Kress is not an ambulance chasing..shyster type attorney. Mr. Kress has my permission to share my phone number to share with anyone who would ask (24/7) in an effort to prove the validity of this post. Mr. Kress humbled me into the ground and I am so thankful for what he has done for my family. Most sincerely AEW
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Posted by Brock | January 19, 2015
A great attorney
1/19/2015 Mr. Kress is an honest competent attorney, he is very informative and does his job with the up most integrity. He seems to genuinely care about how you have been affected with your injury and been treated by your employer. He has on many occasions called me just to see how I was doing that day...that shows he really cares. Anytime I called him and left a message he was very prompt with getting back with me. Anytime workman's comp was not paying my TTD or any of my bills he was right on it making sure it got done. I could not ask for a better attorney and I will definitely recommend him to anyone that needs an attorney!!!
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Posted by mark | January 14, 2015
Frank Kress; an excellent lawyer
Today is Jan, 14th 2015. I hired Frank Kress in Dec. 2013 for a work comp case. I was skeptical about hiring a lawyer from Chicago when I am located in southern Illinois: concerned about communication issues, etc... Mr. Frank Kress proved that I made a good choice hiring him. Frank is an excellent lawyer!! Frank was in communication with me throughout my entire case; keeping me informed on ever level. Frank was very professional and showed much concern about me as a person and my health. Frank was very knowledgeable and was able to answer ALL my questions immediately; not having to "get back to you". In my opinion, Franks experience, high level of work standards, persistence, and extreme knowledge of the law got me the great settlement award I received. I AM EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH MR. FRANK KRESS and I recommend him as a lawyer.
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Posted by Charles | January 12, 2015
I wish all lawyers were like Mr. Frank D. Kress
I want to write this review with true and honest feelings. Since Mr. Kress has handled my case 3 years ago, I have had nothing but stress free living. I was hurt on my job in 2011. Mr. Kress has taken great care of not only me but also my family. He has always made me feel that I am being well taken care of . Dealing with an employer and their insurance can be a nightmare. If I did not have Frank and I can call him Frank due to he is a true friend on my case, I would have been fired from my job and replaced. Frank has taken great time and effort in making sure I have been paid every week. Sure some times the insurance company likes to play games, but Frank was always on the phone with myself and the insurance company getting things in order. A friend had recommended Frank to me and I am sure glad I found an honest and hard working lawyer. I just want to say thanks and I would and will recommend Frank D. Kress to anyone who is in need of his services.
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Posted by Deborah | January 12, 2015
Frank D. Kress
I have been involved in a wc case with Mr. Kress for the past 7 years. The wc system is complicated at best with a "hurry up and wait" attitude which can be very frustrating for both client and attorney. My personal experience with Mr. Kress is that he is knowledgeable of the wc system, trustworthy with confidential information and communicates progress on your case in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Mr. Kress in the practice of wc law.
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Posted by Samantha | June 26, 2013
Frank Kress is the most honest lawyer around
I hired Mr. Kress a year ago, he has be the most honest lawyer I have ever meet. Mr. Kress has fought and received my weekly benifits.
Posted by cretetony | January 27, 2015
Worked my Work Comp case
After about 3.5 years Mr. Kress helped draw part one of my case to a close; maybe. Still working on part and hope we can conclude in a little over a month January 26, 2015
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Total Disappointment
Well i hired this firm not just for one case but for 2 and both lawyers disappear when i need to talk to them or never answer my emails, calls or even return any of'm my cases are still going but I'm looking for a new attorney and fire this firm If I hired them was to get answers any time I need them right? STAY AWAY FROM THIS FIRM
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2013
Run Dont Walk from Attorney Frank Kress !
He is awful and I wouldn't recommend him to file a claim for my dog. I caught him in lie after lie and got fed up with him. My advice is to run don't walk away from this guy. This is my opinion after hiring him. Do your own due diligence if you decide to hire him and good luck.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2013
Stay away!
I have never felt so disrespected in my life. If you are looking to hire an attorney, STAY AWAY from Frank Kress. He is very unprofessional. He will speed you through your conversation, convince you to sign paperwork, and then vanish. No updates, avoids all phone calls and questions, and even has his secretary screen calls to avoid his clients. This is not what attorneys are paid to do. Stay away from this one, he will only bring you additional stress.
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  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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Chicago Personal injury Lawyer Frank Douglas Kress
Frank Douglas Kress
Personal injury Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 19 years