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Steven Jay Seidman

Personal injury Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.0   8 reviews

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Steven J. Seidman is the founding attorney of Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP in downtown Chicago, Deerfield,  Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. An experienced trial lawyer, he focuses exclusively on providing dedicated, compassionate representation for personal injury victims and their families. From catastrophic accidents to medical negligence cases, he has obtained many million- and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Seidman prepares every case as though it will go to trial, in the knowledge that the willingness to go to trial can often lead to a fair settlement without litigation. He has obtained several successful results on behalf of his clients in court. Most recently, the firm obtained a $26 million gross verdict ($23 million net verdict) by jury trial on behalf of an injured trucker.

Mr. Seidman is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association. He is licensed to practice before all state courts in Illinois, the U.S. District Court of Illinois, Northern District, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Licensed for 41 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1981
Updated 10/11/2022

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Seidman Margulis & Fairman
20 S Clark St Ste 700
Chicago, IL, 60603-1894

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Posted by Cheryl | March 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve Seidman is the BEST
Steve Seidman is a lawyer that is ALWAYS available to his clients. I was injured at work and was unable to go to his office, Steve drove over 150 miles round trip to come to my home. He always puts clients first, he genuinely cares. I have probably known Steve for over 25 years, I consider him a friend, Steve has guided my family though some pretty tough times. This was a memory on FB "There were some unexpected things done for my family....I truly mean, Thank-you is not enough." ❤ Please show this to Steve, this was 11 years ago. He will understand. I/my family truly appreciate him.
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Posted by Ed | February 8, 2022
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My experiance with Steve Seidman
I am an attorney who worked cases with and against Steve over my many years of prctice .When I decided to close my office I contacted Steve to determine if he would take over my pending cases. He agreed and my clients and I could not be happier. He is always available his support staff are outstanding. I am so pleased to have entrusted my clients to such a professional and understanding lawyer.
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Posted by Michelle | December 7, 2020
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Amazing Lawyer and Man
I was in a terrible car accident a year ago. Steve Seidman and Melanie Fairman handled my case. My husband and I had no idea what to do. Both Melanie and Steve were just absolutely amazing. They were professional and incredibly knowledgeable. Most importantly they truly cared. They were invested in not only my case but my recovery as well. Steve was always in contact with us. I didn’t feel like I constantly had to wait for a call back or reply. I got one right away. He knows the law and how to explain it to their clients in order for them to be involved and understand what is going on. He was successful in my case. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by David padilla | November 10, 2020
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Driver
As the first day I met Steve from a good friend mys I said yo my self what a great lawyer that care and willing to go out is way in its does not matter what time you call him he was there it’s was 800 on a night and he answer my call that what a great lawyer does he cares in he was hire the next day I feel very confident and his staff to go out there way for a person that they hardly knows thank you very much Mr David Padilla
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Posted by Dino Pillizzi | June 15, 2020
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Feeling helpless no more!
I was hit by a drunk driver in a work truck while on the way to a job. My 10 thousand pound F350 work vehicle was hit so violently it spun 180 degrees and was completely totaled. At the hospital doctors and police could be heard talking about how the drunk driver was three time over the legal limit of alcohol. My local office of a national company assured me that they would provide legal representation and that I did not need to go to court. The result - the national office was never notified of the accident, there was NO legal representation and the drunk driver walked away with a ticket of running a red light. The company I work for was thrilled because the drunk driver's insurance paid enough money for them to buy three new vehicles. I, on the other hand, was charged vacation time because I came back to work too early as I was never properly communicated with regarding policy. A total mess! When an anecdotal account of this situation was told to my financial advisor he was so incensed that he urged me to immediately reach out to Steve Seidman. Steve returned my call within hours and arranged to meet my wife and I the next day. He took my case. From that moment we knew we were in good hands and that there would finally be justice. Steve communicated each step along the way and has assured me that this will be taken care of as it should of been in the beginning. That process is well on its way with early success and more to come. Steve's reputation stands for itself, but I can tell you personally that we have the BEST personal injury attorney possible.
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Posted by Alan | April 13, 2013
Hurt on the job, don't waste time call Steven first
Mr. Seidman knows the Chicago Workmens comp system inside out. After you talk to him you can relax and let him do his thing. I can tell you from my own experience how diffacult dealing with employer's insurence companies can be. They are tough and don't care about you. If you get hurt on the job first thing you should do is call Steve. Let Mr. Seidman and his freindly knowdgeable staff handle your case and you can concetrate on healing.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2022
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ONE STAR IS GENEOROUS
STEVEN WAS SUPPOSED TO HANDLE MY WORK COMP CASE. HIS ASSISTANT LINDA IS A COMPLETE LIAR AND ALWAYS CONFUSED TO THE POINT SHE SCREWED UP MY CASE, COULD NEVER KEEP UP WITH DOCUMENTS, AND ALWAYS PLAYED VICTIM. STEVEN IS A COMPLETE JERK AND SO NASTY. THEY'RE IN BED WITH THE ORTHO DOCTOR AND BASICALLY A RIP OFF. THEY ARE NOW OFF MY CASE AND I HAVE A WAY BETTER ATTORNEY. HIM AND HIS ASSISTANT ALMOST COST ME MY JOB BECAUSE OF THEIR LACK OF COMPETENCY. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DON'T HIRE THEM!!
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Posted by Rosalynn | September 27, 2017
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Horrible attorney
Mr. Seidman did not keep me informed and his paralegal tried to send me to a loan company for a loan until my case was settled. When I accused him of being in bed with the insurance company, he did not deny it. Worst attorney I have ever dealt with in my life and very unprofessional.
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1978

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association (Illinois)
  • Member
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  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 17
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Chicago Personal injury Lawyer Steven Jay Seidman
Steven Jay Seidman
Personal injury Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 41 years