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Charles Joseph Michael Candiano

Workers compensation Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.2   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 27 years
    Illinois - IL 28 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Charles

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Location

Candiano Law Office
53 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 609
Chicago, IL, 60604
Charles Candiano
112 Market St
Indianapolis, IN
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Reviews

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Posted by Nader | April 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best car accident and personal injury lawyer in Chicago!
Recently, I had an accident in Chicago. Although I was not at fault for the accident, I started negotiating with the insurance company for around 3 months! Eventually, I was not successful in getting the money I deserved from the insurance company, which is not unusual and weird. Then, I tried to find the best car accident lawyers in Chicago. The only lawyer who could give me excellent consultations by phone and email was Charles. He is a highly professional, knowledgeable, and friendly lawyer, which I have never seen in my whole life! I am a Ph.D. student and have grown enough to differentiate between good and bad advice, making money, and helping people. Charles is a person who is dedicated to people. From this accident, I have learned much valuable information about cars, their values, and the accident. Once I talked to Charles and read his email, it was an academic class for me in the school, which opened a new window for me on this accident. I strongly recommend Charles to help you in your car accident and personal injury.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick, Brilliant, and KEEP Your " E Y E S " open.
Without knowing him, yet with the brief advice, he delivered to me, I will say, " He is the best attorney I have ever seen. ' HANDS DOWN ' He will get what he wants, what he needs, and, most importantly what his clients need. He is my number one choice for his practice area. In addition, I will refer everybody to him, and I will seek referrals from him. Thank you, Charles, since you have added happiness to our lives, and we will return some joy to your being as well. OUTSTANDING !!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advise!
He gave me great advice that I was almost certain of, but nobody else would confirm! Got emidiate positive results!
Posted by Grace | March 12, 2013
client of attorney
Since hiring Attorney Candiano, I have been kept informed about my case. I have been able to talk to him about problems and he has responded appropriately. I was referred to this attorney in April, 2012 by a co-worker who praised him. I have not regretted hiring him.
Posted by Christopherobyn | February 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very bad experience...
Charles Candiano represented us in the wrongful death case of my father. He also represented my father’s wife. He brokered a deal between my father’s wife and us on how to split the settlement. This deal was memorialized in emails, verbally and in official documents. He later attempted to change the deal to our detriment and in favor of the wife. He was not transparent in his communications between parties. It was clear at this point there was a conflict of interest. He failed to communicate and apprise us of developments in the case. He failed to report expenses and fees despite our repeated request to do so. It became clear we needed to protect our rights. Therefore, we were left no option but to hire our own separate counsel. This led us to incur unnecessary legal fees in excess of $70,000 to force him to honor the original deal he brokered. Justice did prevail and he was court ordered by the circuit court and the Appellate court to honor the original agreement he brokered. He never paid my father’s wife her portion of the settlement. The only reason we got our portion is because we hired our own counsel to sue him for it. Given that we incurred unnecessary legal fees having to force him to honor the deal he brokered, we hired counsel and sued him for Malpractice, Negligence, and Breech of Fiduciary Duty in order to recover these fees. The case went on for 3 years until recently he tried to settle with us. Given recent health problems in our family and just wanting to put this behind us we reluctantly agreed to settle for a ridiculously and insultingly low figure. He then did not pay. We are filing a complaint with the ARDC.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Candiano Law Office
  • 2013 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • The Margolis Firm, PC
  • 2001 - 2013
  • Trial Attorney
  • Rusin Maciorowski & Friedman, Ltd.
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Office Of The Lake County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 1996 - 1999
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Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Valparaiso University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • Wabash College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Herniated Lumbar Disc - Failed Back Syndrome
  • $290,000.00
  • Torn ACL - Multiple Surgeries
  • $375,000.00 Lump Sum Settlement
  • Workers' Compensation - Low Back Injury
  • Settled for $289,000.00
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Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Vice Chair - Professional Fees Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2001 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • No Value
  • 1994 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (6)
Endorse Charles
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Candiano has significant knowledge and experience in workers compensation claims."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Other
"I have never met Mr. Candiano personally, but I am impressed by his answers here on AVVO. I have practiced workers' comp law in NC for 29 years, and I can tell that Mr. Candiano clearly knows what he is talking about. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Candiano. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Candiano is a valuable asset to this community. His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"19 years of practicing law is what we refer to as experienced. As a defense attorney he has a huge advantage over others having been a Deputy District attorney for several years. "They know that he knows what they know". His client review is stellar. Knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. Endorsements from his peers are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is a person of excellence and integrity. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His breath of experience speaks for itself. I highly recommend him to any potential clients looking for a proven and battle tested professional."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles . He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading the answers in the AVVO community that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is much that can be gained from the kind of experience Mr. Candiano has. Give him a look."
Car accident Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Candiano regularly displays his deep knowledge of workers compensation law and the surrounding fields. He generously gives of his time and advice to help those who need his help. He is a tireless advocate for the rights of injured workers, and is highly respected in the community. I enthusiastically endorse Mr. Candiano."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is an experienced attorney in his field, known for his ethical and professional conduct. Very well respected in the field of Personal Injury."
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Candiano is a very experienced and knowledgeable attorney who excels at both achieving both maximum settlements and maximum verdicts. He is aggressive and measured against the opposition, and patient and caring with his own clients. Any client being represented by Mr. Candiano would be very well served."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Candiano. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
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