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Raymond Lee Asher

Workers compensation Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   134 reviews
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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Raymond

Learn Raymond’s areas of practice.

PERSONALIZED SERVICE WITH COMPASSION - RELENTLESS TENACITY WITH RESULTS - YOUR WORKPLACE INJURY IS MY SPECIALTY. START YOUR FREE CONSULTATION NOW AND JOIN THE LONG LIST OF HAPPY CLIENTS I'VE DEDICATED MY PRACTICE TO FOR 38 YEARS.

Raymond has 37 years of Workers’ Compensation experience and holds a certification as a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional-Fellow which is keenly relevant to workers' compensation. He is very proud of his “AV” rating with Martindale-Hubbell’s United States Law Directory (defined as very high to preeminent legal ability).

Ray graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois in 1982 where he was nominated to the Order of Omega Leadership Society. He graduated from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1985 as a Law Review staff editor. Once certified by the NFLPA as a player agent, and represented some professional wrestlers as well. He is happy to share some stories with you.

In his spare time, Raymond runs a kids cancer foundation known as Little Heroes Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit affiliate of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (FKA Children’s Memorial Hospital), and Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago. He is also a high school baseball coach and collects Roller Derby memorabilia.

Raymond grew up in the blue-collar town of Calumet City, Illinois.  He had his hands in the grease of iron yards and steel mills.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 5 ...

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Location

Law Offices of Raymond L. Asher, Ltd.
200 W Jackson Blvd Ste 1050
Chicago, IL, 60606-6976

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Curtis | September 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent handling and prompt service
I contacted Ray off a site, I was skeptical at first but he was not pushy and soon put my skepticism to rest by promptly contacting the right people to get me the right assistance, no games, no uncertainty, he got me exactly what I needed to feel better. He keep me informed on the process throughout and provided me with the best available options.
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Response from Raymond Asher September 29, 2022
Thank you Curtis. It was my privilege to help you. I hope our paths will cross again under better circumstances.
Posted by Bianca | September 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Put Your Mind at Ease
I was referred to Mr. Asher by a couple of my family members, who have also used him. He has helped me through a difficult time. This was my first time ever experiencing an injury at work. I was stressed about everything that was to come; but Mr. Asher gave me comfort & confidence throughout the case. He is very knowledgeable and communicative. Never did I feel alone through it all. Any time I had a question, him or one of his team members got back to me very quickly. He kept me updated every step of the way. So, I would like to say a big thank you to him (& his team) for their hard-work & dedication. I would definitely recommend him to anyone else who needs a great workers comp lawyer that will exceed your expectations!
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Response from Raymond Asher September 12, 2022
Thank you Bianca. Wishing you better times. Ray
Posted by Jordee | August 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timely, professional, and successful support!
Ray, is indeed who you need. He came highly recommended. From the start till the end he was always keeping us informed. My family and I are thankful for his ethical, and successful work. Thank you, Ray!
Response from Raymond Asher August 17, 2022
Jordee, all the best to you and your dad. My pleasure to help. Ray
Posted by John | October 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My legal agent regarding my Workman's Compensation claim.
Ray Asher was highly regarded as an effective and transparent attorney. We found him and his staff much more than that. We (my wife and I) were initially sat down to an interview from both sides, and we were instructed in detail as to what we would be facing and assured informative guidance in each phase of the legal process. We had to make serious decisions along the way to avoid pitfalls, and yet, we were the ones given the final authority to approve or disapprove. There were no iron clad guarantees, but we felt assured by his team we were in good hands. We never felt abandoned during the enduring pace, and knew we could consult with any inquiries we were concerned with. Working with Ray and his team was indeed an excellent decision. Certainly, we would ask thier assistance again if legal consulting/help was needed in a future circumstance.
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Response from Raymond Asher October 27, 2022
John, you are very welcome. Always here if you need me, but hoping you will never have that need. Ray
Posted by David | October 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very amazing and fast acting
EXCELLENT AND Amazing at his work! Would go to him for all my cases in the future and you should too.
Response from Raymond Asher October 13, 2022
Thank you, David. Hopefully you will not need me, but I am here if you do.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest
Very professional and honest is all I can say. I thought I knew what I needed to know about workman’s comp. All I can say is that even though I was late bringing Ray to the table he actually performed and did what was best for me. I recommend him. Thanks again.
Response from Raymond Asher October 13, 2022
Ms. D****, you are very kind. Better late than never! Best regards. Ray
Posted by chris | October 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST FOR WORKERS COMP
I am an average joe didn't know much about workers comp law. didn't need to, hired Mr. Asher after a detailed conversation within days had the best doctors got back to work and also received great settlement... far the best in Illinois.........
Response from Raymond Asher October 4, 2022
Chris, thank you for your kind words. I take great pride in ensuring that my client's receive compassionate, quality medical care from well credentialed scholar clinicians. Best of luck. Ray
Posted by Fernando | September 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Ray has been nothing short of great throughout my entire case. He was a great communicator and always ensured that I was up to date on any information. Ray would often go above and beyond, asking me how I felt physically after my work injury, and always ensured that I was in good hands. Overall, I have been very satisfied with Mr. Ray Asher and all the work he was done for my case.
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Response from Raymond Asher October 4, 2022
Fernando, you are very welcome. So glad that you are feeling better. Always better off being healthy than having $1 million case. Best regards. Ray
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-20%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Stevenson Rusin and Friedman
  • 1988 - 1991

Education

  • LASIE/NAMSAP
  • Fellow
  • 2018
  • John Marshall Law School
  • J.D.
  • 1985
  • Bradley University
  • B.A.
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bryan Bergey v. Arena Football
  • Won at trial, settled while on appeal.
  • Wage differential
  • Win

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • NAMSAP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association (Illinois)
  • 1986 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • 1985 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Exclusive List of Top Attorneys in Specific Practice Areas
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Seminar
  • ADA and FMLA
  • 1993
  • Worker's Compensation Claims Association
  • Jurisdiction
  • 1991
  • Chicago Kent Law School
  • Worker's Compensation In Professional Sports
  • 1991
  • Arena Footbal Annual Meeting
  • Worker's Compensation Exposure
  • 1990
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (2)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"A true professional. I have handled dozens of cases against Ray in the last 20+ years. He is tough, but fair. I highly endorse him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ray is an excellent, knowledgable attorney who works hard at coming to an equitable resolution of his cases."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly qualified in the field of workers compensation"
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray is very competent, ethical, and someone who you can trust to keep his word."
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Knows his stuff, no nonsense, communicates well, respected by his peers and cares about his clients"
Workers compensation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray is a strong advocate for his clients. He is well respected at the Industrial Commission by both attorneys and Arbitrators."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray is an excellent lawyer, tough adversary and does a great job for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A smart and ethical attorney."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have represented multiple clients in other legal matters who Ray has represented in the past in Workers Compensation claims. These former Workers Compensation clients of Ray's have given me rave reviews regarding their experience with his representation."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Ray for many years, and he is an excellent attorney. Ray is extremely smart, knows the law inside out, and has high standards for his clients. He also has a good understanding of medicine and orthopedics, which gives him a huge edge in his practice. Ray handles every case with confidence and care, and returns calls promptly. He is also trustworthy and likeable."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray is a master workers compensation attorney. He is the very best at what he does. I highly recommend him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked against and with hundreds of lawyers in my career and I endorse Ray because he is extremely capable, knowledgeable, protects his clients interests while maintaining a high level of ethics and professionalism."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred numerous Workers Compensation cases to Mr. Asher over the last 15 years. I have found his work to be exemplary, and all the clients I have referred to Mr. Asher were very please with his work."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray is an attorney of the highest integrity and honesty. He is also a fierce advocate for his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I practice in the Social Security Disability field. I have represented many people who had been assisted by Ray in their worker's compensation cases. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about the service they have received and the results he has accomplished. Ray has a stellar reputation in the legal community and I am happy to endorse him."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ray is an excellent attorney who always fights hard for his clients. I have been impressed by his professionalism. He is conscientious about responding to client inquiries and willing to go the extra mile to get them a great result."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ray knows his stuff. He is both experienced and skilled, and can handle any case involving a work related injury."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ray is a professional on all levels. A zealous advocate and a professional."
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Chicago Workers compensation Lawyer Raymond Lee Asher
Raymond Lee Asher
Workers compensation Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 38 years
Virtual consultation available