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Philip John Berenz

Car accident Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Berenz Law Network Professional Corporation

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2000
    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.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident

  2. Animal and dog bites

  3. Brain injury

  4. Motorcycle accident

  5. Nursing home abuse and neglect

  6. Personal injury
    Auto & Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect, Workers Compensation, Dog Bites, Slips & Falls, Clergy / Priest Sexual Abuse Matters, Pharmaceutical Injuries, Products Liability Class Actions, Social Security Disability Denials / Long Term Disability Insurance Denials and other injuries.

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  7. Spinal cord injury

  8. Trucking accident

  9. Wrongful death

  10. Birth injury

  11. Defective and dangerous products

  12. Litigation
    Plaintiff & Defense Commercial (Business) Litigation, Trusts & Estate (Probate) Litigation, Sales Representative (Salesperson) Disputes, Fraud, Breach of Oral & Written Contracts, Collection Matters, Building Defects, Real Estate Disputes Shareholder & Partnership Disputes Qui tam litigation (False Claims Act / Whistleblower Lawsuits on Behalf of the U.S. Government) and other business / commercial matters.

    24 years, 200 cases

  13. Medical malpractice

  14. Slip and fall accident

Phil Berenz is a Chicago injury trial attorney.

His passion for his beliefs of aggressive and zealous representation and true empathy for his clients’ situations, circumstances, life-altering events and suffering shines through at trial time before a jury, in everyday conversations with the opposing attorneys and insurance companies and in every aspect of every single case.

He listens. He does the “right” thing when nobody is looking.

His trust is unequivocally paramount and he follows strict rules of ethics and professionalism with opposing counsel, the Courts and every person involved in every aspect of every matter. Words are bonds.

If you want someone who will "fight" for what you deserve after an injury (from any source), Phil puts his "heart and soul" into your matter.

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Berenz Law Network Professional Corporation
33 N Dearborn Street
Suite 1000
Chicago, IL, 60602-1167

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Scott | January 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME ATTORNEY IN CHICAGO!! I cannot say enough amazing things about Phil Berenz. He is a friendly, trustworthy and exceptional lawyer who fights hard for his clients rights. I am grateful to have known him and he has helped me through some of the toughest periods of my life. ONE OF THE MOST HONEST AND CARING INDIVIDUALS YOU WILL EVER MEET!
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Posted by Jojo M | April 26, 2015
Thank you!
We highly recommend Phil . In the beginning, I was a bit hesitant in pursuing my case being just an employee up against a company that I had worked for years and knowing it will be a tough fight . Phil's honesty ,dedication, and responsiveness made the ordeal bearable . I thank him for settling my case and turning the case to my favor .
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Posted by Amy | February 9, 2014
Excellent Attorney!
I have worked with Phil Berenz on cases, and he is always very on top of his files, responsive to client needs, and extremely knowledgable.
Posted by Susan | January 30, 2014
Highly recommendable!
There are all kinds of reasons why you might need a lawyer at some point(s) in your life. Whatever the reason, what you want is someone that understands you, advises you properly (hey, our emotions can override our intellect), works hard on your behalf and is willing to go the distance. Phil Berenz is just this kind of lawyer. I had a situation where I needed the assistance of a lawyer and fortunately he was recommended to me. Phil can walk that delicate line of completely understanding --feeling your pain--to giving you the best advice based on his experience. Some lawyers may tell you what you want to hear to run up your fees. Not Phil. He's a top-notch negotiator and has the patience to build relationships with the opposing side to gain the best benefit for the client. He is very skillful at understanding the psyche of the other parties. I could go on and on, but basically what I want to say -- if you need a lawyer, call Phil. If he doesn't have the expertise that you require, he'll recommend you to someone that does and you can be sure they will be of a high calibre too.
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Posted by Bruce | January 26, 2014
They don't get any better; and I know!
Phil is the best at every thing, more than over a dozen lawyers I've worked with. In over 6 years and more than a half dozen cases I have yet to see him "miss a beat", not break stride, not cover every detail. When he questions he does his homework, and knows where to go. I've seen that he is truly available 24/7/365 - (even holidays). Space limits the extent to which I would refer him, as a lawyer, and a good and honest person.
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Posted by Brett | January 25, 2014
One of the good ones!
We hired Phil about 16 months ago and could not be happier on his knowledge and response times. He is a great attorney and tells you how it is good or bad and always keeps you informed. I could go on for awhile about him, I will just sum it up that Phil will be our attorney for a long time and we have no need to trust anyone else or go looking for anyone to help us. I've already referred him to a very dear friend of mine as well. Thanks Phil keep up the great work!
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Posted by Richard Parissenti | January 25, 2014
A Lawyer Who Truly Cares
Phil didn't know me from Adam, yet because of the situation I was in he took on my case. Had it not been for this man I don't know if I ever would have come back from the emotional and financial hardships I had to endure due to events I did not create or deserve. I am not a fan of lawyers, but I am a fan of this man because he really has a conscience and has compassion. He's the type of man who will only take on cases he truly believes in so he can let loose his passion to win. In addition, Phil regularly encouraged me and gave me solid advice during my rough period which motivated me to succeed in practice when I had nothing but debt and a used car. I am now back on track in my career out of debt and am successful again and am grateful that I had Phil in my corner at a pivotal time otherwise I would have quit. Life is fragile make sure you have the right people in your corner. Dr Rick
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-450 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Robert A. Langendorf, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2015


  • Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington
  • J.D.
  • 2000
  • Depaul University College of Law
  • 1998
  • Purdue University
  • B.S.
  • 1992
  • Saint Louis University
  • 1989
  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • $1,650,000 Settlement
  • $1,650,000 Settlement
  • Millions and millions won/settled
  • Won!
  • 2014 Cases
  • Over $1,000,000.00 settled already in 2014 in January
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  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • International Network of Social-Eco Entrepreneurs
  • 2012 - Present
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent® Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011


  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)
  • Recent Federal Legislation—HIPAA Update, ISSUES IN LONG TERM CARE Practice Handbook
  • 2002
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Arbitration in 1997-1998, The Year in Review
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants Seminar in Chicago
  • Healthcare Fraud & Abuse
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (15)
Endorse Philip
Litigation Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Berenz is a passionate advocate for accident victims and an insightful contributor here at AVVO."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Phil truly is an advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"In the time I have worked for Phil Berenz, I have found him to be very knowledgeable, hard working, and never too busy for any of his clients. He has a lot of courtroom and trial experience as well as the negotiation and persuasive skills needed to settle cases on terms favorable to his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking representation for a personal injury matter."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Superb! I endorse this lawyer 100%! We've worked together for years on numerous matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Phil for almost a decade. When he says he is passionate about the law - it's the truth. He works long hours and enjoys it! He is a great guy and great lawyer. I know he will do his best whenever I refer cases to him."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Philip for many years and found him to be not only a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney, but also a professional with integrity. I wholeheartedly endorse Philip - I do not hesitate to refer matters to him and it is always a pleasure to work with him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer -- a tireless advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Phil for several years now on cases. I have found Phil to be responsive and provides the highest advocacy for clients. I have no hesitation endorsing him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Phil Berenz is a top notch personal injury attorney who agressively pursues cases on behalf of his clients, is always available by phone and who achieves top results. I can wholeheartedly endorse Phil."
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