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Peter Daniel Corti

Workers compensation Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1971
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    Regardless of how the injury or death is suffered.

    53 years

  2. Personal injury
    Including retaliatory discharge for pursuing your rights under the Workers' Compensation Act.

    53 years

Peter D. Corti 





Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation


About Peter D. Corti

With 46 years of experience as a Chicago workers' compensation attorney, Peter D. Corti has distinguished himself within the legal and insurance communities of Illinois.  Mr. Corti is a respected authority in the fields of workers compensation, disability determination and related aspects of injury law. He has briefed and argued cases before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, the Circuit Courts of Cook and surrounding counties, the Federal District Court of the Northern District of Illinois and the State Appellate Court.

Among his many professional affiliations, Mr. Corti is a current member of the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association and has served as its past president, vice president, treasurer and board member. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and a former member of the Association's Assembly for Cook County, which "is the supreme policy making body of the Association." He was the Chairman of the 2012-2013 Illinois State Bar Assocation Standing Committee on Strategic Marketing for Illinois Lawyers.  Mr. Corti also was appointed to serve as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association 2013 Workers' Compensation Law Section Council.  He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and has been a member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers since 1974. In 2010, Mr. Corti was elected as Professional of the Year for the entire Law Industry by Strathmore's Who's Who - Worldwide Edition, "a registry & global network for executives and professionals."

Throughout his career, Peter Corti has received notable recognition for his exemplary work as a Chicago workers compensation attorney.  He has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer, described by the publisher as "a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement."  He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America, "the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession." Martindale-Hubbell, "the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession," has rated Mr. Corti AV® (very high to preeminent) for both legal ability and professional ethics.  

A graduate of Long Island University, Mr. Corti earned his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from Long Island University, and received his Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul University.  He was admitted to the Illinois State Supreme Court and the Northern District of Illinois in 1971, the Seventh Circuit Court in 1972 and the US Supreme Court in 1976.  

Reported Cases

Rosemary Pancotto v. Sociedade de Safaris de Mocambique 
422 F.
Area Transportation Company v. Industrial Commission 
123 1096, 465 N.E.2d 533
Material Service Corporation v. Industrial Commission 
97 382, 454 N.E.2d 655
Joseph R. Bertini v. State Farm Mutual
48 851, 362 N.E.2d 1355

Material Service Corporation, Appellant, v. The Industrial Commission et al. (Lavonne Murray, Appellee). No. 57513. 97 382 (1983) 454 N.E.2d 655. Supreme Court of Illinois. Opinion filed September 23, 1983. Gifford, Detuno & Gifford, Ltd., of Chicago (Thomas W. Gifford, of counsel), for appellant. Peter D. Corti, of Chicago, for appellee

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Peter D. Corti Law Group , PC
309 W Washington Street
Suite 550
Chicago, IL, 60606

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Posted by Mike | November 8, 2016
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simply wonderful
I have had this wonderful person as an attorney for a number of years . We have had great conversations about any given subject, he is mindful enough to listen while you vent your frustrations about the system. He really cares what happens to his clients.


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President /CEO
  • Peter D. Corti Law Group PC
  • 2015 - Present
  • President/CEO
  • The Law Offices of Corti & Aleksy PC
  • 2014 - Present


  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1967

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rosemary Pancotto v. Sociedade de Safaris de Mocambique 422 F.Supp.405
  • Head of household standard.
  • Area Transportation Company v. Industrial Commission 123 Ill.App.3d 1096, 465 N.E.2d 533
  • Successful for Injured worker
  • Material Service Corporation v. Industrial Commission 97 Ill.2d 382, 454 N.E.2d 655
  • Successful for widow of deceased worker.
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  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Gold Fellow
  • 2006 - Present
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 1983 - Present
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 1983 - Present
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1983 - Present
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1983 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Assembly, Workers' Compensation Law, Marketing & Communications
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2000 - 2018
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 1974 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Workers Compensation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Workers Compensation Claimants Tier 1
  • Best Law Firms
  • 2020
  • Workers Compensation
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2018
  • Workers Compensation
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • How to Try A Claim
  • Basic Workers Compensation Course
  • N/A
  • Annual Convention ITLA
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Corti is a very experienced attorney who regularly contributes to Avvo."
Workers compensation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse, Mr. Corti. He is a top-notch lawyer in his area of practice and is always sharing his breadth of knowledge with others."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Corti s a highly respected attorney and a frequent contributor to Avvo. I would not hesitate to refer Workers Comp or PI cases to him"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Hardworking attorney with years of experience who has successfully fought for his clients' rights."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. gives great answers on"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Peter for 15 years and highly recommend him to any client who is in need of legal assistance. Peter is a smart, conscientious, and detailed oriented attorney who is well known in the Workers Compensation field. I have seen his performance in Court over many years and his clients' interests are his first priority. You are in excellent hands with Peter."
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Chicago Workers compensation Lawyer Peter Daniel Corti
Peter Daniel Corti
Workers compensation Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 52 years