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Fadi Bader Rustom

Car accident Attorney at Peoria, IL

4.4   15 reviews

also known as F. Rustom

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Fadi

Learn Fadi’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    70%
    If you are involved in a car accident, you may benefit from the services of a car accident lawyer, one who knows the dynamics of car crashes and can identify and weigh all the possible factors which may have played a part. For example, you are driving in the rain on an improperly graded road and an approaching car has a blow-out. It suddenly veers out of control and skids into you at 45 mph. Was it the rain, the poorly built road, the other driver (found with beer cans in the car)?

    19 years, 250 cases

  2. Litigation
    20%
    We assist clients in general litigation encompassing trust and estate litigation, corporate litigation, and other forms of general litigation.

    19 years, 400 cases

  3. Workers compensation
    10%
    If you are an employee who has been injured or disabled on the job, you may require the services of a workers' compensation lawyer. Usually administered at the state level, workers' compensation can include weekly wage payments, money for financial losses due to the injury, and paid medical expenses. If an employee is killed on the job, then his family can receive the workers' compensation. Workers' compensation lawyers interpret the laws and can help if you have a job-related injuries.

    19 years, 100 cases

I have always considered myself an advocate for those in need of assistance.  The practice of law is a perfect outlet for my thirst to assist individuals in many aspects of their lives.  Personal injuries suffered by innocent people and caused by careless tortfeasors can often leave people feeling ignored, confused and helpless.  While advocating for the injured, I am determined to create an even playing field with insurance company often too mindful of their bottom line than the injured.  At Hall, Rustom & Fritz, we work hard to make sure our clients receive legal protection, responsiveness and the timely resolution to their cases. 

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Location

Hall, Rustom & Fritz, L.L.C.
316 S.W. Washington, Unit 1A
Peoria, IL, 61602

Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by Scot | January 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fadi Is An Exceptional Lawyer!
My wife and I could not have been more pleased with Fadi in helping us with a deceptive contract situation. We signed a contract with a company for siding and a roof with a contingency that was acknowleged verbally yet not documented with enough detail on the contract. This contingency was that if our in-progress loan did not go through for payment, the contract would be dropped. Due to the bank learning of who we were dealing with and our intent to upgrade our home they declined our loan. The business owner said he had since ordered custom parts and was going to sue us for their value if we did not go through with the job even though we had no funds to oay for it. There were also many previous conversations where I reminded the business owner directly to not order any parts until the loan went through to make funds available. He did not respond to any request and proceeded to take legal action against us. Fadi let us know what concerns and questions we should be asking as he worked behind the scenes on our behalf automatically, and in a timely mannor. His level of professionalism is as good as it gets. His confidence was comforting providing very concrete stability in our resolve to hold our ground against this unjustified legal threat. The case has now been dropped after years of action for which the only eventuality at this point would have been to go to court. Thanks so much Fadi!
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Posted by Lyndsay | January 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
Mr. Ruston helped me with my slip and fall case against Hardees. He was great to work with and we settled the case at mediation last year. It was a wonderful outcome and I couldn't give more of a glowing recommendation of his legal skill and work ethic.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2014
Sincere Trustworthy Dedicated- that's Fadi Rustom....
From the first consultation with Fadi Rustom, I felt that my case was important to him, and I felt that I was in good hands. He demonstrated trustworthiness, sincerity, and dedication - from start to finish. His professionality was stellar. His knowledge base was thorough. And most of all... he cared. He is very adept in his legal prowess. In layman's terms... He knows his stuff! What touched my heart the most was that - even though my case was small - he still cared enough to go into that courtroom, and represent me and my sister - to the very best of his ability. Would I recommend Fadi Rustom to others? Absolutely.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2014
Aggressive Advocate for the Injured
Mr. Rustom did a wonderful job for me on my injury case. His office took care of the entire process without much of my involvement and I had little worry about the case. Before long, he settled the case quickly and paid my medical bills. I didn't have to worry about my medical bills going into collections. Great job. Use his office whenever you have an injury case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2013
Exceeded expectations. Car accident representation.
Mr. Rustom was wonderful in handling my car accident case. He was fast, aggressive and responsive to my needs. All of my medicals bills were paid and he obtained a great settlement for me and my family. His office always responded to my calls and I was very impressed with the case overall. I highly recommend Mr. Rustom for injury cases.
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Posted by C.C. | November 19, 2012
Super Lawyer!!!
Fadi is the best of the best. He has the knowledge and experience you'd want from an attorney, but he also truly cares about his clients and is always honest. This is hard to come by. Keep up the great work Fadi!
Posted by pete | November 19, 2012
Excellent Attorney
I would absolutely recommend Fadi Rustom for any legal advise and representation. He definitely has his focus on his clients first. Excellent attorney!
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2012
A man of integrity and his word
A man of integrity, professionalism, and genuine care for his clients needs. He is detail-oriented to ensure that there are no mis-steps or gaps in providing the best legal care and advice to advance the best interests of his client. You can take him at his word.
Posted by Robert | November 2, 2012
Robert Fuller, Territory Manager, Diversified Resources, Inc.
My wife and I had a wonderful experience working with Fadi. He is very professional, knowledgeable and kind which makes working with Fadi easy and comfortable. We will recommend him to everyone needing legal advice.
Posted by Robert | October 12, 2012
Great guy who will really work for you
I was really impressed in our first meeting and that never changed throughout the whole time he was representing me. He was very understanding of my issues and listened to what I was and wasn't willing to do to get my case settled. He really got the job done without billing a bunch of hours like some lawyers will do.
Posted by Don | October 4, 2012
Amazing performance, Outstanding results
Mr. Rustom has represented me in a number of cases, always with excellent results. He is a very "down to earth" attorney, and as I now consider him, a friend. He is very clear and pulls no punches when discussing your case with you. He clearly defines what results he expects your case to produce. I have witnessed him in court cross examining the states witnesses and it is a sight to behold! He does his homework and is always one step above the competition. He once won a case for me that even he himself said was a longshot, but by being 100 percent prepared not only won the case but had it dismissed. I highly recommend this attorney to all!
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Posted by Candace | October 3, 2012
Huge help with forming a trust!
I had a tricky situation with forming a trust with some relatives that I didn't get along with very well. Mr. Rustom was so helpful with working around our differences. He was able to keep us moving toward our goals without us arguing and stalling. He had ideas that we had not thought of and really made the whole process easy. I had been putting this off for a long time because I didn't want to deal with my family members but once I started with Mr. Rustom, it all went very smoothly. He just charged us a flat fee even though we had to meet several times and we spoke on the phone a lot. I think he really knows everything there is to know about trusts, there wasn't a question we asked that he couldn't answer. I would call him again for any legal advice!
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Posted by Caryl | January 25, 2013
Necessary Personal Qualities
I had an opportunity to see attorney Fadi Rustom in action when he spoke at a business meeting on the topic of succession planning. I was impressed with Fadi in a number of ways that gave me insight to what he must be like as an attorney. To begin, Fadi was a poised and well-prepared public speaker. But more importantly, I was impressed with his ability to explain the concepts and the strategies relating to his topic. As a former teacher and present-day writer and coach, I know a natural teacher when I see one. He was careful to illustrate his points with specific examples. He took time to make sure his audience understood. He answered questions and moved at the pace of the audience, rather than expecting the audience to move at a pre-determined pace of his own. In addition, he showed understanding and sympathy for the common and predictable feelings and reactions of clients. He discussed some of these reactions and how to move past them. It is very clear to me that, if I were to sit in his office employing him as my attorney, these are exactly the qualities I would want to see in the attorney behind that desk. I highly recommend Fadi Rustom when you need work done for business formation, business litigation, estate planning, trusts, wills, personal injury, and more.
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Posted by Carol | August 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lack of Professionalist
We hired Fadi to represent us but we dismissed him for a variety of reasons before our real estate case was finalized. He didn’t keep us informed on status of our case. We called and sent numerous texts but he rarely replied. The few times we were finally able to contact his office, the paralegal told us several times he was just too busy with other clients. Early on during our time with Fadi, I told him we were not happy with his lack of communication but it didn’t improve even after he was advised of our dissatisfaction. He didn’t share information from his attendance with Plaintiff and Judge during Case Management Conferences. He didn’t share copies of any motions he filed with court until we dismissed him and then we discovered the legal paperwork had numerous typo spelling errors. Also, one motion where he attached a “Certificate of Service” was not actually filed with the court case. We decided to represent ourselves but he set us up to look stupid due to his numerous mistakes and that makes plaintiff attorney holding more esteem with the judge and jeopardizing our case. One time he cancelled a phone meeting with us by email and his calendar was attached that showed he was attending a party during our scheduled phone conference time. He did refund a portion of the retainer but that really didn’t help for how the Judge views our representation.
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Posted by chris | October 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
filed a complaint with the ARDC
My experience with Mr Rustom was very frustrating as he was largely non-responsive after he received a retainer from me. I filed a complaint, and the letter I received from the ARDC states, "Mr Rustom admitted that he was inattentive to your matter."
Response from Fadi Rustom January 24, 2016
At our firm we strive to satisfy every client and achieve a positive outcome for their case. In this case, the outcome the client desired was difficult to achieve. Good client relations dictated that, despite working many hours on the case, a full refund be made to the client. We did so in an effort to keep the litigation costs at a minimum for the client. He later chose a different attorney to continue the case. We wish the client good fortune in his future endeavors.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hall, Rustom & Fritz, L.L.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Summer Associate / Intern
  • Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, PC
  • 2003 - 2005

Education

  • Southern Illinois School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2005
  • Bradley University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Douglas Schaidle vs. Nate's Lawn Care, Inc., et al
  • Settlement for insurance policy limits of $1,000,000
  • Ryerson vs. Tristar Ventures, LLC
  • Settlement for $180,000
  • Polhemus vs. X-Waste Company, et al
  • Settlement at Mediation for $525,000
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Associations

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Business Networking International
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2008 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Personal Injury Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Highest Referral Value - Hale Mary Chapter
  • Business Networking International
  • 2013
  • Community Leadership Award
  • Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2007
  • Award for Most Effective Mediator
  • Southern Illinois School of Law
  • 2005
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Publications

  • InterBusiness Issues
  • Is the Architect God?
  • 2006
  • InterBusiness Issues
  • Proposed Rule Requires Contractors to Pay Attention to Lead-Based Hazards
  • 2005
  • InterBusiness Issues
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Commercial Realm
  • 2005
  • InterBusiness Issues
  • Proposed Rule Requires Contractors to Pay Attention to Lead-Based Hazards
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Inns of Court
  • Direct and Cross Examination
  • 2013
  • Illinois Land Improvement Contractors of America
  • Mechanics Liens / Construction Litigation
  • 2012
  • Business Networking International
  • Worker's Compensation Basics
  • 2012
  • American Inns of Court
  • Motions in Limine
  • 2012
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Local CLE Committee
  • Basics on Post-Closing Residential Defect Cases
  • 2011
  • American Inns of Court
  • Expert Witness Depositions
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (8)
Endorse Fadi
Personal injury Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fadi has a natural presence that commands respect, from his peers and the bench. He practices high standards of professionalism and compassion with his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fadi is an excellent attorney with a strong reputation in the community. Highly recommended."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have know Fadi for several years. I always found him to be a knowledgeable and effective attorney. Now that we work in the same office, I've seen first hand how hard he works for his clients and how committed he is to getting them the results they deserve. I would not hesitate to recommend Fadi to anyone who was seeking a lawyer for their personal injury claim."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fadi brings a calm, confident presence to your case that will make you feel secure when you go to court."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Fadi does a great job for his clients and he is well respected in the community."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Fadi numerous times - each time he was a rational and zealous advocate for his client. He is an excellent attorney and I often refer him cases that are not in my practice area."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rustom is a hardworking dedicated attorney who provides high quality representation to his clients. He is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Fadi. I have handled cases against Fadi and found his representation to be effective, ethical and efficient."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Rustom has earned the trust and respect of fellow lawyers and judges for his vast legal knowledge and conduct in the courtroom. Few attorneys in Central Illinois possess the the quality of knowledge and experience in both the courtroom as well as estate planning/transactional work. Mr.Rustom's clients are not only represented by an accomplished attorney, but also a caring and compassionate individual who will fight for your legal rights."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rustom is an outstanding attorney who pays great attention to detail. He is very thoughtful and hardworking for his clients. I fully recommend Mr. Rustom to anyone looking for an attorney to handle their business needs."
General practice Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rustom is an intelligent and hardworking attorney. Mr. Rustom's attention to detail and willingness to fight for his clients is second to none. As a fellow attorney I would have no qualms about being represented by Mr. Rustom in any civil matter. I feel confident I would get excellent legal representation from Mr. Rustom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse attorney Rustom. I have personal knowledge of his legal abilities as we have tried cases against each other in circuit court. Mr. Rustom is a professional and skilled attorney who is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Fadi Rustom is one of the most talented, well-rounded attorneys in the area. His knowledge of nearly 10 areas of law is impressive and not as common in the legal community. He cares for his clients and their cases; he works late many nights to ensure the best possible outcome. It was an honor to join forces with him in 2010 to represent clients throughout Illinois."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Peoria Car accident Lawyer Fadi Bader Rustom
Fadi Bader Rustom
Car accident Attorney
Peoria, IL
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation