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My name is Joseph M. Dooley and I am an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer with over two decades of experience representing victims of injuries caused by third party negligence and recklessness. When you work with me, you work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who will work tirelessly and with diligence to ensure that you get as much compensation as the law will allow in your case. Since each case is different, it is impossible to accurately estimate the compensation you may be able to expect without knowing more of the details surrounding your case.

chicago personal injury lawyerSpeaking to a Chicago personal injury lawyer like me before moving forward with a personal injury case is a good idea because it will give the legal merits of your case the chance to be reviewed by a legal professional, and will give you the chance to ask me any case specific questions which you may have. Having this kind of clear information on hand at the beginning of your legal process will be extremely beneficial to your case because it will give you the opportunity to make decisions based on sound legal advice, instead of assumptions or misinformation which may or may not be correct.

If you are considering moving forward with a personal injury claim, you are advised to act fast, as the statute of limitations on your case is already running, and if you don’t file charges before the statute of limitations expires, then you will be barred from ever being able to bring the charges against the potentially liable third party again.

When you hire me you will only ow me attorney’s fees if I obtain a settlement or judgment in your favor. Please call me for a free consultation


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    1 year
  2. Car Accident: 40%
    1 year
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    1 year



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  • Michael K. Muldoon

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Dooley is an excellent lawyer and a good person. He really cares for his clients and works hard for them.


    Michael Muldoon Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joe on a personal and professional basis for approximately 15 years. We have worked on several medical malpractice cases together. Joe is highly intelligent. One of his strengths is his ability to highlight the strengths of a case and litigate its weaknesses. He is a person of great integrity. As a result, he is highly respected by opposing counsel. Joe is guided by always doing what is in the best interest of his client. Joe leaves no stone unturned and would do whatever it takes to obtain full justice on behalf of his clients.


    Richard Pullano Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Joseph M. Dooley III, P.C.

30 N La Salle St. Ste. 2950
Chicago, IL, 60602-3327


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198805/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top AttorneysNational Law Journal2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of Joseph M. Dooley, III P.C2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
The Society of Trial LawyersMember2002 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1996 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Illinois Association of Park DistrictsMember1993 - 2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Southern Methodist UniversityN/ABA, BS1983