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Philip A Bareck

Workers compensation Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   4 reviews
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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Philip

Learn Philip’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    70%
    Have assisted thousands of injured workers across the state of Ilinois with carpal tunnel, rotator cuff, back/herniated disk, leg/meniscus injuries and other various work place injuries.

    33 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    20%

  3. Social Security & Disability
    10%

In 2017, I became an Adjunct Professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law teaching Workers' Compensation Law on Thursday evenings and currently am a shareholder/partner at Katz, Friedman Eagle Eisenstein Johnson & Bareck in Chicago and represent individuals injured in work accidents under the IL Workers' Compensation Act.   I graduated from the University of Illinois in 1988 with distinction and graduated from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1991 with honors.  I am married with 3 children.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Philip A Bareck
20th Floor 77 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL, 60602-2983

Reviews

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Posted by Lenora | July 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Work Related Injury
In 2007 I sustained a work related injury and retained Attny Bareck to represent me with my employer. This was the first time that I needed an attorney for any legal matters. I didn’t know what to expect, however, after meeting Attny Bareck for the first time I knew he was the right person to handle my case. Attny Bareck explained the legal process and what to expect during this case. His experience, knowledge of the law and compassion for me as a client where proven to be true and sincere. Attny Bareck never neglected me or my case. He was always available to speak with me personally. I never had to wonder what was going on with my case, because he always kept me up to date with the status of my case. There was several times where my employer tried to make things difficult for me such as stopping my weekly compensation or paying for medically necessary treatments. With no hesitation Attny Bareck was able to address these issues promptly with a resolution in my favor. If I ever need the assistance of an Attorney in the future, Attorney Bareck will be my only choice. I have and will continue to recommend Attorney Bareck to anyone that needs legal counsel, he has the legal knowledge, expertise and compassion individuals need when facing legal issues. I truly appreciated all the time and attention he put into my case and was very happy with the resolution of my case.
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Posted by Keith | June 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Work Comp Lawyer
Phil went over and beyond to get me the settlement he thought I should receive. Everytime I had a question or a problem he responded and answered or took care of any issues I had. I would highly recommend Phil to anybody who is needing a lawyer to get them the best results and the best settlement for his client. Phil was always keeping in touch and always kept me informed on how the case and negotiations were going. I highly recommend Phil to anybody who needs a great lawyer.
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Posted by Linda | April 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellant Lawyer
I had Philip Bareck a few years ago when I fell at work and broke two ribs and my employer denied me workers comp. They also took my sick time away and made use other time to cover the days of work I missed. Not only did Philip win my case, he got them to give the days they took from me back to me. He told me up front that it would take time and he kept me informed and updated me that the case was still waiting to be heard. It did take awhile, but the end result was he won my case. Would use him again and would recommend him to anyone fighting their right to workers comp.
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Posted by James | March 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My Attorney
My very first meeting of this Attorney was dam he is good and no what he is talking about he is very up front and tells you all the unfortunate stuff that can and will happen and no beating around the bush thanks for being my Attorney Philip

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-20%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dunteman v. Caterpillar
  • Appellate Court reversed the Commission Decision and awarded benefits
  • Arbitrated numerous repetitive trauma claims successfully in Illinois

Associations

  • Adjunct Professor IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Adjunct Professor - Workers' Compensation Law
  • 2017 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation Bar Association
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys in Illinois
  • Chicago Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in Chicago
  • Chicago Tribune
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Illinois
  • Chicago Magazine - Peer Recognition
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Acedemic Achievement Award - Highest Grade Federal Courts
  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 1991
  • Highest Grade - Torts I,II; Contracts I, II
  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Award
  • 1989
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Publications

  • Chicago Tribune, September 1, 2011 Business Section
  • Quoted on the IL Workers' Compensation Reform Bill
  • 2011
  • Illinois Bar Journal
  • The Mahoney Decision
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Various Workers' Compensation Topics
  • 2009
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Arising Out Of
  • 2008
  • Union Meetings
  • Workers' Compensation in Illinois
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Philip
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Great negotiator and litigator."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Phil for several years and have always been impressed with his skills and focus."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil is totally dedicated to his client's best interests. He fights hard for them. He has a complete command of the law and the facts in every case he handles. He is a tireless advocate for the injured working men and women in Illinois. Phil is tops in this field!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without any reservation as he has demonstrated to me and his clients excellence in the law and a continuing commitment to obtain the best possible result in a case. I have witnessed his positive interaction with others for nearly two decades. Philip Bareck has the keen ability to communicate with people from all walks of life. He is not only well respected by his clients but also the lawyers that have the honor of working with this truly top notch lawyer. When I think of the so-called "Super" lawyer, I think of Philip Bareck."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil is extremely passionate about representing injured victims in personal injury and workers compensation matters. He has tremendous experience and gets great results on behalf of his clients. I strongly recommend Phil to anyone hurt at work, in a car accident or in any personal injury."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Phil for many years. He is a passionate and persuasive advocate on behalf of workers' compensation victims."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Phil is the best when it comes to working with his clients. He is an excellent colleague."
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Chicago Workers compensation Lawyer Philip A Bareck
Philip A Bareck
Workers compensation Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 32 years
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