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Paul Mitchell Byck

Workers compensation Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   11 reviews

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    80%
    Litigation experience since 1990, representing thousands of injured clients.

    8 years

  2. Personal injury
    15%

    8 years

  3. Other
    5%

Paul M. Byck is Managing Partner of Kreiter, Byck and Associates, LLC. Paul received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University's James Madison College in 1987, and has also studied at Cambridge University in England. He earned his law degree from DePaul University Law School in 1990 and in the same year was admitted to the Illinois Bar and the Federal Bar-Northern District of Illinois. He spent his first three years in practice working for an insurance defense firm where he learned many of the legal strategies insurance companies and their lawyers use every day to escape paying out claims.

In 1993 Paul decided he would rather put his skills to work representing injured victims and their families. With his keen ability to understand complicated medical issues, it didn't take long for him to start winning millions for his clients, putting their hearts and minds at ease about their future.

Paul's areas of concentration are medical malpractice, workers' compensation, and personal injury including catastrophic injury litigation, wrongful death, product liability, automobile and trucking accidents, construction accidents, birth injuries, brain trauma, and a number of other injury related matters.

Guidance, Compassion and Trust are essential elements in a legal relationship. Paul has lectured other lawyers around the country about the importance of communicating with clients as well as the virtues of honesty, trust and compassionate guidance as the most productive and ethical way to run a law firm. To read more about this lecture, visit the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education.

Paul has established a strong reputation in Northern Illinois for his honesty and high legal standards. His excellence in the legal field has been recognized by his clients and his peers as well as many legal organizations. He has repeatedly been awarded American Institute of Legal Counsel’s Ten Best Attorney, for his dedication, hard work and excellence, a distinction only given to .05% attorneys nationally. He is a member of The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, whose membership is offered only to a select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile. He is also a Superlawyer, an honor awarded to lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement verified through independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Licensed for 32 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1990
Updated 10/11/2022

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

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Kreiter, Byck & Associates, LLC
180 W Washington St Ste 800
Chicago, IL, 60602-2317

Reviews

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Posted by Nancy | March 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I’m very happy that I was able to be connected to Paul and I’ll be forever grateful with how much he helped me. From the first phone call I had with him, he was very knowledgeable and assuring. He answered every question I had and I never felt “pressured,” to hire him. He was easy to talk to. I always felt like “family.” He was very compassionate, understanding, prompt and efficient. I highly recommend his services!!!
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Posted by Phyllis | June 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended attorney
When I was seriously injured last year we hired Paul to handle our case. He was extremely knowledgeable, professional and responsive. And he was compassionate and caring. He answered our questions, returned our calls promptly and kept us informed every step of the way. We felt like we were a team, working toward the same goal. He was sensitive to our situation. I highly recommend Paul. He was a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Lucy | November 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer - Highly recommend
I was looking for a lawyer for my moms workers comp case and came across someone online. I called him and he actually referred me to Paul. My mom and I met with Paul and he was knowledgeable, friendly and empathetic, so we hired him that same day. Paul asked us for all the contact information and started working on her case right away. Anytime I had a question or my mom received a letter or phone call from the insurance company I would email him and he was always timely and friendly with his response. Paul was great to work with and and ended up getting my mom a settlement that she did not expect. I am eternally grateful for what he did for my mom and would definitely recommend Paul to anyone needing a lawyer for a worker's compensation case.
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Posted by Sergio | March 2, 2015
Best Chicago Workers Compensation Lawyer
My name is Sergio. I had the pleasure of hiring PAUL BYCK, for my workman's compensation case. During my time with Paul, he always demonstrated tremendous expertise with regard to legal research on my case. Paul had initiative and helped me with any issues that I had. Paul was extremely reliable and always showed me follow through on the issues that I brought to his attention. When working with Paul, I found him to always have compelling arguments that were valuable to my case. Paul was very supportive and his guidance went well beyond what I expected. I can not remember one instance where Paul was not reachable. When calling and leaving a message, his response was immediate. I will strongly encourage any friends/family or acquaintances in need of an attorney to hire PAUL BYCK. Anyone working with him will be extremely satisfied. I was very pleased with Paul's efforts, guidance and result in my personal case. I cannot thank you enough for your hard work & diligence in my case! Regards, Sergio T.
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Posted by PAULA | October 28, 2014
GREAT TO WORK WITH
I HAD THE PLEASURE TO WORK WITH PAUL BYCK ON SEVERAL CASES THAT I HAD, HE KEPT ME INFORMED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, RETURNED PHONE CALLS WHICH IS A RARE WITH SOME LAWYERS . HE LISTENED TO ME AND WHAT I WANTED AND NEEDED AND IF THE NEED SHOULD EVER ARISE AGAIN I WOULD NOT HESITATE TO CALL HIM AGAIN. I ALSO REFERRED FRIENDS TO HIM AND THEY ALSO SHARE MY OPINION OF MR BYCK!!
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Posted by SONJI DIXON | October 27, 2014
EXCELLENT
I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MR. PAUL BYCK BEING MY ATTORNEY FOR A INJURY I SUBSTAINED AT WORK. HE WAS THE BEST LAWYER FOR ME TO HAVE, HE WAS HONEST, LOYAL, TRUSTWORTHY, HE KEPT ME INFORMED ON EVER LITTLE DETAILS OF MY CASE, AND HE WAS KNOWLEDGEABLE ON THE LAW. I WOULD RECOMMEND PAUL FOR ANYONE LOOKING FOR A INJURY LAWYER. THANKS PAUL!!!
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Posted by Linda | October 24, 2014
Will not find better!!!
Paul Byck is someone you can trust - always ready to talk if you need to reach him - all I can say he did right by me, and I would use no other!! Went to protect me from a large corporation - and that corporation ended this suit with a buyout - thank you
Posted by Carole | October 24, 2014
A definitive star in the legal profession
Paul was my attorney for a difficult legal issue. He is extremely patient, listens carefully to the client, and reaches the best solution possible. Don't worry if you have questions--he returns all calls promptly. I was so impressed with his representation and personal attention to my case that I retained his firm for another case. He is highly recommended.
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Posted by Nina | October 24, 2014
best attorney !!
Paul was wonderful !! I was fighting against one of the largest companies around. Paul made me feel more relaxed and assured. Everything happened just as he said it would. Paul is a fighter and he is a champion !!
Posted by Cynthia | May 28, 2014
Need a excellent attorney ? You came to the right site.
Mr. Byck was dedicated to my case. Some cases can take awhile and he always kept me informed. Very personable. It was a comfort to know he was on my side. Thank you sooooo very much.
Posted by Glenn Betancourt | June 7, 2011
Review of Paul Byck
I have known attorney Paul Byck for over ten years strictly in a professional capacity. Over the years I have had the opportunity to experience the exemplary way in which he handles his cases and his relationship to his clients and mine. He is dedicated, tactfull, caring and pays great attention to detail, which is extremely important in civil litigation. I would not hesitate (and I do not) in using this knowledgeble attorney in personally injury and other civil litigation cases.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Kreiter, Byck and Associates, LLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Marc Steven Kreiter and Associates
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Attorney
  • Aries, Hoyt and Taden
  • 1990 - 1993

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987
  • Cambridge University
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Various recent cases

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Make A Wish
  • Wish Grantor
  • 2014 - Present
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys, Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys, Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys, Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys, Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Trial Competition
  • Judge, National Trial Competition
  • 2014
  • James Madison College, MSU Alumni Career Day
  • Law Panel
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is a pleasure to work with and has unquestioned skills, experience and integrity, leading to results that reflect the true value of each claim. He's straightforward and a beacon of quality to the Chicago legal community."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am most happy to endorse Paul Byck in the fields of Medical Malpractice and Worker's Compensation. I have known Paul for over fifteen years. Paul has handled many malpractice cases and workers compensation cases. He is excellent at communicating with clients and keeping the client informed of the status of the case. I have found Paul's knowledge of medicine to be an outstanding asset. The other item that sets Paul apart is his ability to think through a case in a tactical manner. I enthusiastically endorse Paul Byck James Miller, Attorney"
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is an extremely competent and professional lawyer who knows his area of practice better than most of his contemporaries. He compassionately and effectively advocates for his clients and obtains great results."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Paul for years and I absolutely endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend him because he is a diligent, compassionate, dedicated and determined advocate. He is a fantastic attorney and a true advocate for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul for over ten years. He is the only attorney I will refer my clients to for workers compensation matters. Paul's skills and knowledge of the area have served my clients extremely well over the years. He has always been fast to respond to the needs of my clients and has won several substantial awards for their work related injuries. If you are looking for the best WC lawyer for you or your clients' claims, look no further...you found the best."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul Byck for several years and have always admired his professionalism, both in and out of the Courtroom. He has always displayed an unparalleled respect for the Court, his clients, and his opposition. I endorse and recommend Mr. Byck without any hesitation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a guy you want to have on your side. He is very personable and extremely smart. He is kind and understands his clients. Most importantly, he is a skilled lawyer who is persuasive and tough. He is very good at what he does for his clients. You'll be in good hands with him on your side."
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Chicago Workers compensation Lawyer Paul Mitchell Byck
Paul Mitchell Byck
Workers compensation Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 32 years