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Phil Kesler

Personal injury Attorney at Rockford, IL

5.0   1 review

also known as D. Phillip Kesler

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Phil

Learn Phil’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    I only practice personal injury law and all of the subcategories it contains.

    20 years

  2. Car accident
    30%

    20 years

  3. Animal and dog bites
    10%

    20 years

  4. Motorcycle accident
    10%

    20 years

  5. Trucking accident
    10%

    20 years

I have dedicated my law practice to helping injury victims. My grandfather practiced law for over 50 years. Since observing him as a child, I have wanted to be an attorney and help seek justice. When someone is hurt as a result of another’s negligence, the legal system provides certain rights and remedies. It is a privilege to represent my clients, uphold their rights and help them obtain the legal remedies available to them. I chose plaintiff’s personal injury work because I believe in giving regular people a chance to win against large corporations and insurance companies.

 

Our firm is a team of lawyers and staff members who are dedicated to serving injury victims. Unlike some firms, we all work together to bring our collective experience to get results. I feel strongly that our firm gets results due to our proven track record of trying and winning cases. If the insurance companies know your attorney is not afraid to take the case to trial, they are more likely to settle with you. This is why we settle most of our cases without a trial or even filing a lawsuit.

 

Since 2004, I have been practicing with this firm. In 2010, I was made a partner. Since first receiving my law license, I have focused my practice in plaintiff’s personal injury law. I am licensed in State and Federal Courts including the United States Supreme Court. I have always been down to earth and relate well to my clients as well as the people of the jury. I have tried and settled cases throughout northern and central Illinois. I enjoy coming to work each day knowing that our firm will help the injured and uphold their rights.

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Location

MacCloskey, Kesler and Associates
308 W State St
Suite 200
Rockford, IL, 61101

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Reviews

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Posted by Amy Koerble | April 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Exceptional.....Need I say more!
During my accident while I was in the hospital I knew I needed a lawyer due to the severity of the situation. When I got home on Valentine's day I already had poachers of law firms mailing me info. I saw the commercials and Kim came to my home due to me being in a wheelchair and explained how this would work. I was onboard. Then Phil took over my case. He and his team bent over backwards to make sure I had the medical equipment I needed, bills were being paid, and financially I was stable. My case did take almost a year to wrap up, but I had full support in my deposition, which we were able to hold in their conference room. I couldn't have felt more compassion and well taken care of during the whole process. I am glad they took me seriously and got what the max amount was after bills were paid. Phil is genuinely a nice person and will talk to you anytime and if he's not available he will call back the same day. Don't go for a quick poacher that just wants a quick buck. Phil will explain every aspect and give you real-time results. I could go on and on but if you want an honest man with integrity, call Phil. I'm glad I did. And I would use him again if I had to. But no one ever hopes for an accident.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • MacCloskey, Kesler and Associates, LLP
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kim MacCloskey and Associates, LLP
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Kim MacCloskey and Associates
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Linder Speers Reuland
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Wabash College, Crawfordsville
  • AB
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $1,100,000 – Our 79-year-old client was T-boned by a pick-up truck hauling a too-large trailer which ran a stop sign.
  • $1,100,000 Settlement
  • $6,062,253 17 year old female killed by drunk driver
  • $6,062,253 Verdict
  • $1,550,000 Defendant was having a party at his parents’ farmstead.
  • $1,550,000 Settlement
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Associations

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Licensed
  • 2011 - Present
  • Winnebago County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Best Personal Injury Law Firm
  • What Rock's Rockford
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Member
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • Northern Illinois Law School
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Illinois Appellate Court Decision
  • Meade v. City of Rockford Decision
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Phil
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have used Phil numerous times over the years to help my clients when they need professional help resolving injuries they have suffered. Each time my client has expressed to me how satisfied they were with both him and Kim."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had cases against Phil for many, many years now. I have always found him to be an extremely professional and excellent advocate for his clients. He is always well prepared, he knows his cases, and he argues them well. In addition, Phil is courteous and always a pleasure to work with on a case. I would not hesitate at all to refer a case to Phil if the situation arose."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Phil Kesler is a devoted hard working attorney for whom I have a great deal of respect. I have often worked with him on many legal matters. He is very knowledgeable and respected in the community."
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Rockford Personal injury Lawyer Phil Kesler
Phil Kesler
Personal injury Attorney
Rockford, IL
Licensed for 19 years
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