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Gary Annes has been practicing law in Illinois since 1995.  In his time as a lawyer Gary has excelled at obtaining the best possible outcomes for his clients.  Gary's eagerness to work closely with clients to address their individual needs and maximize their recoveries has earned Gary an excellent reputation with his clients and the legal profession in general. 


 


Gary is a partner with Abels & Annes, P.C.   Gary's practice includes personal injury law, auto accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, product liability and medical malpractice


 


Gary has successfully collected millions of dollars for his clients through jury trials, arbitration and mediation, and settlement conferences. 


 


Gary earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  He earned his Juris Doctor from the Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.


 


Gary is a member in good standing of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, the Illinois State Bar Association and Public Justice. 


 


Gary has co-authored publications dealing with the issues of proving damages in personal injury cases, initial investigations in medical malpractice cases and the effective use of alternative dispute resolution procedures. 


 


According to Gary, the purpose of our judicial system is to give every individual the right to seek justice when they or their loved ones are injured or harmed as a result of the negligence of others.  Gary has dedicated his professional life to this pursuit of justice.  The modern judicial system can be a complex maze to the layman, and a skilled and experienced professional is necessary to obtain full justice and maximum compensation for injuries.  It is clear that the insurance industry continued to invest time and money to put up as many barriers as possible to deny regular people the full compensation that they are entitled to. 


 


Gary's dedication to fighting for justice and full compensation for people who have been harmed or injured is evident in everything he does.  Gary's record of success for his clients exemplifies the skill, dedication and experience necessary to prevail in today’s modern legal system. 


 


Gary worked with a defense firm for a number of years before he switched to fight for the rights of people who have been injured or harmed.  While working with the defense firm Gary represented the interests of a variety of clients in the areas of personal injury law, auto accidents, premises liability, construction, wrongful death, toxic tort, insurance coverage and medical malpractice cases at both the Circuit Court and Appellate Court levels in Illinois.


 


While on the defense side Gary learned the tactics used by the insurance industry to limit the recoveries of everyday people.  Gary is now able to use this knowledge and expertise to obtain maximum compensation and full justice for his clients.  

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  1. Defective Products: 32%
  2. Personal Injury: 32%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 31%
  4. Dog Bite: 5%

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Contingent (33%), Free consultation (100 minutes)

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Contact info

Abels & Annes, P.C.

100 N. LaSalle St.
#2207
Chicago, IL, 60602

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
AZActive 201007/03/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199505/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clark Boardman Callaghan Award - Excellence in Mock TrialLoyola University Chicago School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AAbels & Annes, P.C.2008 - Present
N/AHorwitz Horwitz & Associates2007 - 2008
N/AJeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices2003 - 2007
N/ABrenner, Ford, Monroe & Scott, Ltd.1997 - 2003
N/AOption Care, Inc.1995 - 1997
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Construction Accident $1,475,000$1,475,000
$3,200,000 Settlement for Victim of Sexual Abuse$3,200,000
$825,000 Settlement$825,000
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury CasesPhysical Injuries: Plaintiff's Perspective2016
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationSupplement to Initial Client Contact: Medical Malpractice - 2013 Supplement2013
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationPhysical Injuries, Plaintiff's Perspective: Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases - 2012 Edition2012
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationInitial Client Contact: Medical Malpractice - 2011 Edition2011
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationSupplement to Physical Injuries, Plaintiff's Perspective: Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases - 2009 Supplement2009
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationPhysical Injuries: Plaintiff’s Perspective: Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases - 2006 Edition2006
Illinois Institue for Continuing Legal EducationInitial Client Contact: Medical Malpractice - 2006 Edition2006
The Meeting ProfessionalDispute Resolution: Alternative Procedures for Meeting PlannersN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical ScienceN/A1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury CasesPhysical Injuries, Plaintiff's Perspective2010
Meeting Planners InternationalDispute Resolution: Alternative Procedures for Meeting Planners1998