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Richard S. Volpe

About me

After graduating in the top 25% of my law school class at Depaul University, I started my career as an assistant corporation counsel to the City of Chicago. I defended the City of Chicago, Police and Firefighters when they were sued for being in an accident, a shooting, or some other case where an injury was caused. I spent years defending against multi million dollar lawsuits. Some of my successful Jury verdicts garnered front page coverage in the Press. I met my Partner John Grazian while defending major insurance companies. We switched sides formed our firm and began representing the victims of all kinds of accidental injuries. We have been doing that successfully since 1998 winning millions of dollars for our injured clients.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 50%
    35 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    35 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Car Accident: 10%
    35 years, 1 thousand cases



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  • Timothy Robert White

    I have known Rich Volpe for over 15 years. He is a wonderful and caring worker's compensation attorney. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Grazian and Volpe P.C.

5722 W. 63rd St.
Chicago, IL, 60638-5508


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198008/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Trial AttorneyAronson,Smith and Cross1993 - 1998
Trial AttorneyCity Of Chicago Law Department1980 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Federal Trial Bar of Northern IllnoisMember1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Injured Worker$570,000.00 settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
DepaulComparative Negligence in Illinois1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Eastern Illinois UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Depaul University College of LawTrial Strategy and Technique1984