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I am happy to say that I only represent injured workers.  I will not represent insurance companies or employers.  I have been privileged to represent injured workers who are members of united autoworkers, the association o flight attendants (United Airlines), Operating Engineers local 150, Bakery and Confectionary Workers, Teamsters, Illinois Education Association, SEIU Local 73 and many others. 


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Workers Compensation: 50%
    34 years, 4 thousand cases



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    I endorse this lawyer. Richard and I have collaborated on a number of cases and I have seen first hand his extensive knowledge and vigorous approach in representing his clients. I highly recommend him.


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Contact info

77 W. Washington St. #20th F
Chicago, IL, 60602-2803


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198205/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerKatz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Area Council on Occupational Safety and HealthChairman2003 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1982 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1982 - Present
National College of Workers Compensation AttorneysMember2010 - 2010
American Bar Association, Workers' Compensation CommitteeVice-Chair1998 - 1998
Chicago Bar Association, Workers' Compensation CommitteeChairman1997 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Three "D" DiscountInjured Worker recovered benefits.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationIllinois Workers' Compensation Practice2009
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal EducationDisability Evaluation2009
American Bar Association publicationMarketing, Solicitation, and Client Development in a Changing Ethical Environment1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Northwestern UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Workers' Compensation SeminarWorkers' Compensation2002