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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.


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    25 years, 3 thousand cases



Contingent (20%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Loren Teich

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Phil for several years and have always been impressed with his skills and focus.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Richard K. Johnson

    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!


    Richard Johnson Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

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


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199105/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorneys in IllinoisChicago Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in ChicagoChicago Tribune2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top Attorneys in IllinoisChicago Magazine - Peer Recognition2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
RecognitionBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
Acedemic Achievement Award - Highest Grade Federal CourtsIIT Chicago-Kent College of Law1991
Highest Grade - Torts I,II; Contracts I, IIIIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Award1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKatz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
Workers' Compensation Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Arbitrated numerous repetitive trauma claims successfully in IllinoisN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Chicago Tribune, September 1, 2011 Business SectionQuoted on the IL Workers' Compensation Reform Bill2011
Illinois Bar JournalThe Mahoney Decision2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationVarious Workers' Compensation Topics2009
Chicago Bar AssociationArising Out Of2008
Union MeetingsWorkers' Compensation in IllinoisN/A