I pride myself on being accessable to my clients at their convenience. I have always believed that a client should be able to contact me with any questions that they have and that I have an obligation to respond quickly.
I have given my cell phone number many, many times so that I can be reached as needed. I find that clients appreciate that personal touch. Often times I return calls late at night or on weekends if that's the only available time.
My concentration is Workers' Compensation law. After 31 years in this practice I would like to say that I've seen it all, but I'm sure that I have not.
Each day presents a new challange and new clients with their own specific, important problems.
On a personal level, if I'm not working I can be found riding one of my several bicycles. I average 200 miles per week in the summer and less in the winter but will still go out as long as it's not too slippery.
I belong to several bike clubs in the area that vary in distance in speed. One of the groups is a racing group and another is a travel group. With the second group I have ridden in California, South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, New York, South Carolina, Virginia, Toronto and Montreal. We are currently planning next year's ride.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Polish
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1981||08/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Attorney-Founding Partner||Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, LTD.||1987 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association (Illinois)||N/A||N/A|
|Illinois Workers' Compensation||$170,000.00 settlement after trial.|
|Illinois Workers' Compensation||$457,500.00 PLUS $400,000.00 Medicare Set Aside.|
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|DePaul Law Review||Chiarella v. United States||1980|
|DePaul University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|Illinois Bone and Joint Institute Workers' Compensation Seminar||Impairment Ratings Under the New WC System||2012|
|Illinois Bone and Joint Institute Workers' Comp Seminar||Managing the Workers' Comp patient with Multi-Anatomical Injuries||2012|