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Neal Stewart Gainsberg

Personal injury Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.6   21 reviews

Licensed for 26 years

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    I represent victims injured in auto, bike, truck, and pedestrian accidents; also injuries caused by medical malpractice, work accidents, and due to negligent conduct. Free Consultation. No fees until you win your case.

    27 years

  2. Car accident
    I represent victims injured in auto, bike, truck accidents. Free Consultation. No fees until you win your case.

    27 years

  3. Insurance
    I handle all types of life, health, auto, property, business, and disability insurance claims. I represent policy holders seeking to recover benefits or challenging the denial of a claim whether it is an individual policy or group policy under ERISA. Free Consultation.

    27 years

  4. Workers compensation
    Helping Illinois workers get their full wage losses, medical benefits, and vocational retraining they deserve

    27 years


Neal was born and raised in Chicago.  He resides in the northern suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two young children.  His family are frequent visitors and supporters of the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago Children Musuem, and Musuem of Science and Industry.  Neal has supported helping individuals that cannot afford legal services by contributing to the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Illinois State Bar Associaiton, and Chicago Bar Association.   Neal and his wife are active members of their local community, have volunteered at the local hospital, and are huge Chicago sports fans.   

Licensed for 26 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1996
Updated 01/06/2023

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

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Gainsberg Law, P.C.


4.6 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
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Posted by Teresa | April 7, 2014
Great accident lawyer! Aggressive and Professional!
I fell at a large chain store. The store said they did nothing wrong and refused to pay for my injury. I hired Neal Gainsberg and he fought the store aggressively, He got my case settled for a good amount. He was very professional and explained everything along the way. He made this whole ordeal smooth and not stressful. He was a great trial attorney.
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Posted by Michael | August 4, 2014
A Highly Recommended Attorney
Neal Gainsberg handled my personal injury case in a thoroughly professional manner, and my proceeds from the financial settlement were more than double what the insurance company offered. His dealings with both the other party's insurance company and my own company were expert. This attorney was very responsive to my questions, and he handled all aspects of this case promptly and courteously. He is very knowledgeable, and his explanations of the legal aspects of my case were clear. His written agreements were also clear and concise with no ambiguity whatsoever. I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone seeking a personal injury settlement.
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Posted by Portia | September 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Helped me with my case super helpful and was there for me from beginning to end! Super attentive for my needs to win my case!
Posted by Jonathan | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney Ever
I was injured in a car accident with an uninsured motorist. The attorney I first hired came with the conclusion that my case was denied. A friend of mine referred me to this attorney that fought the case for me and won the case. Amazing! I could not believe it. He knows his job. That is the only thing I can say about this young attorney. It is amazing!
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Posted by Thomas Laporte | December 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Service
Great lawyer. He returns phone calls, answers questions and is very helpful.
Posted by Drew Morris | December 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Got a ticket one month ago and it got dismissed today thanks to the help . Very professional and efficient!
Posted by Mitch Erving | December 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Neal is passionate about tenant's rights law, and dutifully serves his clients. He is tireless in his pursuit of his client's goals, and is a warm, available and personable advocate.
Posted by Ada Atkinson | December 19, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Neal is great! He knows his stuff and gave us a strategy that saved us about 9K. Well worth the money we paid for his insight and know-how. Give him a call!
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2016
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Bankruptcy & Debt advice session
He was prompt, professional, didn't rush me, and answered my questions to the fullest.
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2015
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Bankruptcy & Debt advice session
was attentive to my problem and took his to explain my options on the subject.
Posted by Diane | April 13, 2015
Very Trusthworthy. Will hire again.
I was looking for a personal injury lawyer and happened to find Neal Gainsberg. I am very satisfied with my decision. Neal is very professional and thorough. He always kept me informed about myou case. Whenever I called or emailed him, he responded right away. If I am ever in need of an attorney again, I will definitely retain his services. Thanks Neal, you're the best!!!
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Posted by Jeanette | February 25, 2015
5 Star Legal Services
My service was excellent. He patiently answered all my questions and was very knowledgeable about the law. He explained the entire legal process and fought hard to get me a very nice settlement. He was always available for me If I called or emailed he responded promptly. He was a First Class Attorney that provided First Class legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2015
Excellent Outcome & Attention
I used Gainsberg law for a Chapter 7 BK and although it was a new process and somewhat intimidating at first, Neal Gainsberg did a great job setting the expectation and maneuvering through the process. Although, I do not plan to have the need to file a bankruptcy again, if I did, I would definitely use his services again.
Posted by Johnnie | November 20, 2014
The best lawyer is Neal Gainsberg.
Johnnie Cheatham I was in a car i Call Neal Gainsberg from the beginning to end from step of process to next, answer all my question.Neal did a great job. Thank you very much. Give Neal Gainsberg a call he want let down. Sign: Johnnie C.
Posted by Stephanie | July 31, 2014
Neal Gainsberg is an excellent attorney. Working with him after two vehicle accidents not a year apart was always positive. I loved the fact that he communicated with me. Email was the best form of communication, but when I spoke with him verbally, it made my comfort level even higher. This last accident, he dealt with not a wonderful insurance company, but he got the job done. He set me up with a wonderful therapy company that was convient for me and helped me a whole lot. Neal Gainsberg is a very trustworthy and very informative and knows what he is doing. I have referred over three people to him and will continue to send people his way. Thank you Neal!!!
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Posted by Mal | May 6, 2014
Truly and Advocate
Mr. Gainsberg handled my bankruptcy case in a very professional, knowledgeable and compassionate manner. He was very attentive to my needs and promptly answered my questions. Also, the Attorney whom Mr. Gainsberg had arranged to represent me in the bankruptcy court, was very helpful and respectful. All went smoothly and the patient, respectful and compassionate treatment was and is very much appreciated, especially during a very difficult and grieving time. I would highly recommend Mr. Gainsberg.
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Posted by Ed | May 5, 2014
Great guy, very profesional and informed !!!
Great attorney!!!! Neal kept me very aware of everything i had to go through, and what i needed to do at every turn. Everything he told me about the process played out almost to the T, and hes also very communicative. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends.
Posted by Mayra | April 7, 2014
Motocycle accident
My attorney Neal Gainsberg was very responsive to all my question regarding my motorcycle case. He made sure he related any necessary information and made sure the case was being thoroughly follow up at all times..I was so impressed with his professionalism and experience that I had no doubt he would bring my case to a success!! Yes, won the case!!!! Thank you once again to the one and only attorney that I will ever use, if I ever need his assistant.
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Posted by ronald | April 3, 2014
Great Lawyer
Neal Gainsberg is a great attorney. He helped me with a money dispute with a former friend and obtained a judgment for me. Neal listened and paid attention to any question I had, answered my calls right away, and was there for me at every point during the case. He knew exactly what to do in court. If you are looking to get compensation, I highly recommend that you hire Neal
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Posted by Tina | September 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Condescending, Patronizing, Bait and Switch..
I found this bad lawyer on AVVO.. If you want to receive a medical bill LONG after your case is closed, go with Neal Gainsberg. I told Neal several times that my concern was to NOT have any providers asking for payment AFTER the settlement was disbursed and case closed. Meaning, I wanted ALL PROVIDERS to be paid BEFORE any disbursements of funds to me OR Neal. Sound reasonable, right? YET, I received a bill in the mail for a medical expense long after my case closed. I submitted the SAME BILL to Neal for payment months before my case closed. So, he was aware of the bill. I was very thorough with my bills and paperwork. And talking/dealing with Neal was worse than my accident. He's arrogant, condescending and downright rude. I hated having to talk to him. Even e-mailing was unpleasant. Why didn’t I just seek other representation? Because, I would’ve had to pay this dude for the so called time he allegedly spent on my case. Don't buy the nice guy energy when you first talk to him, as that is his representative and you will see the REAL person soon enough. Nasty, haughty, patronizing. Just unpleasant and unlikable. I was glad when my case closed, so I would not have to interact with this guy anymore.
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Response from Neal Gainsberg September 19, 2020
I am sorry about Tina's experience but let me explain what happened during my representation of her. Tina initially hired me to deal with both her injuries and property damage issues. I handle both matters for my clients. The property damage amount from her insurance company was not going to cover her loan balance on her vehicle. Under Illinois law, auto insurance companies only have to pay the actual cash value of a totaled car and not the entire loan balance, if more than the ACV value. Tina had thought she had purchased gap insurance (to cover the loan balance) from American Family and they were being very dismissive. They told her she hadn't purchased the gap insur. without going into details. I told her I would not charge her to look into the gap insurance issue. I was able to secure the tape of her phone call when she called American Family and determine that she had elected not to purchase gap insurance from this company. We found out that she purchased gap insurance from another company. As her injury case progressed, she worked exclusively with me. She did not deal with a secretary, assistant, or paralegal. I explained in detail the settlement offer for her injury case and her options. She went to multiple providers. In our system, when you go the hospital, you will receive bills from a variety of billing services. Hospital, doctors, and radiology use different services. She had numerous medical bills. Before she agreed to the settlement, I sent her detailed listing of what bills were paid and what was outstanding. We went through numerous bills. She did want all her bills paid and I strive to get my clients' bills paid. I had to contact an outside agency that had a bill of hers from the auto accident and unrelated bill from before the accident. I negotiated both bills with that agency and obtained a significant reduction for Tina. Unfortunately, that agency had a time limit to pay it and we had to get the funds disbursed from her settlement. I was confident that all of Tina's bills were paid and she indicated to me that all her bills were paid. At no point when I represented Tina did she raise any concerns with me. If she didn't like how I was talking to her or had any questions, I wish she would have raised them with me. I go out of my way to be direct with my clients and give them the personal attention they deserve. I am very responsive to my clients and willing and ready to address any concerns. Tina then emailed me after her case was closed, wanting proof that this one bill was paid. It was a patient portion of a bill submitted to health insurance. I emailed the same day, asking her to confirm this was a patient portion of a bill. My records showed her health insurance paid for it. I also sent her the detailed emails that we exchanged to remind myself of what bills we discussed and how the bills were paid. This was done on the same day she raised this with me even though her case was closed nine months earlier. It appears we did overlook this one bill of hers. All other bills were paid. I am sincerely sorry. Rather than allowing me to look into this and see how we can address this bill, she sent me an email with personal attacks and asked me not to respond further or try to address it. Had she given me even a few days to look into this bill, I would have done this for her. I pride myself on giving personal attention to my client. I respond promptly to my client's concerns and make sure their issues are addressed even if there case is over. I responded to Tina's email about this bill within a few hours of her sending it to me. Tina did not give me an opportunity look into it, to contact the provider, or to negotiate a discount or waiver with the provider. Instead, she chose to raise this issue in a public forum. I worked hard on Tina's case. She was an excellent client, and I am sorry again for this one issue. I only wish her the best.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Gainsberg Law, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner
  • Staver & Gainsberg, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2014
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Illinois Appellate Court (Judicial Clerk)
  • 1999 - 2001


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Wisconsin
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Elderly Pedestrian struck by motor vehicle
  • Settled for the Policy limits of the Motorist's Insurance Policy
  • Health Insurance Dispute for Air Ambulance
  • The insurance company reversed its denial of a claim and paid for the air transport of a severely ill child from Mexico to Chicago.
  • Tourist Injured by Defect in the Sidewalk
  • Case settled on the day of trial


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Trial Bar of the United State District Court
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
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Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
  • 2014
  • The Order of the Coif
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 1996
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  • Loyola University Chicago Law Journal
  • Spoliation of Evidence in Illinois : The Law after Boyd v. Traveler's Insurance Co.
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Evening News
  • Insurance
  • 2015
  • Seminar on Law Firm Practice and Marketing
  • Law Firm Practice
  • 2013
  • Law Day
  • Bankruptcy
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Insurance Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gainsberg consistently provides responses which are both helpful and analytical here in this Avvo forum. His answers are concise and clear. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer provides insightful guidance here on Avvo. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer strives to get the best results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Neal is very conscientious and honest. He is smart and knowledgeable."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Neal is a heard working, intelligent and dedicated advocate. He is also a great guy."
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Personal injury
Chicago Personal injury Lawyer Neal Stewart Gainsberg
Neal Stewart Gainsberg
Personal injury Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 26 years
Free Consultation