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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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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 60%
    34 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    34 years, 500 cases
  3. Mesothelioma: 5%
  4. Dog Bite: 5%



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Contact info

205 W. Randolph St., Suite 440
Chicago, IL, 60606-1814


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198105/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney-Founding PartnerNilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, LTD.1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association (Illinois)N/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Illinois Workers' Compensation$457,500.00 PLUS $400,000.00 Medicare Set Aside.
Illinois Workers' Compensation$170,000.00 settlement after trial.
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Publication nameTitleDate
DePaul Law ReviewChiarella v. United States1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute Workers' Compensation SeminarImpairment Ratings Under the New WC System2012
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute Workers' Comp SeminarManaging the Workers' Comp patient with Multi-Anatomical Injuries2012