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Gerald W. Napleton (Jerry) practices in various areas of the law. He is pleased to offer his clients a wide variety of services and prides himself on his repeat clients.


Jerry has successfully argued in several jurisdictions including various Circuit Courts, the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, and the Illinois Appellate Court. He has represented a variety of clients from individuals to large corporations.


Jerry was born in the southwest metropolitan area of Chicago and attended Marist High School. He received his undergraduate degrees from St. Xavier University and his law degree from DePaul University College of Law.


Actively involved in the Illinois State Bar Association, Jerry serves as a council member of the Young Lawyers Division. He has also served on the Marist High School Law Association and the Alumni Board of Directors for St. Xavier University. During his time off, Jerry enjoys spending time with his family, watching the Chicago White Sox, and playing the bagpipes with The Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band.


Jerry has been honored by SuperLawyers magazine as one of Illinois’s “Rising Stars” for 2012. This recognition is limited to less than 2.5% of practicing Illinois attorneys.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Italian

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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 70%
    3 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    3 years
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    3 years



Hourly ($200-325/hour), contingent (20-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Napleton. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
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  • Bryan J Wilson

    Mr. Napleton is an experienced and well respected attorney. He works hard to represent his client's interests. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my clients.


    Bryan Wilson Family Attorney
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Contact info

Dworkin & Maciarello

134 N. LaSalle
Chicago, IL


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200805/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
10.0 Rating - SuperbAvvo.com2014
Top ContributorAvvo.com2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerNapleton Law, Ltd.2012 - Present
AttorneyRock Fusco & Connelly2011 - 2012
AttorneyJames M. Ridge & Associates2008 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federalist Society (Chicago Lawyers chapter)Member2007 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationVice-Chair, Young Lawyers Division2014 - 2015
Illinois State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionSecretary2013 - 2014
Illinois State Bar AssociationCouncil2007 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Smith v. VillageArbitrator ruled in Petitioner's favor and awarded full benefits.
Re: Public Intoxication CitationCitation Dismissed
People v. CWNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
St Xavier UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ISBA Chicago Regional OfficePractice Tips for Running Your Own Practice2014
Career Services ExpoChoosing the Law as a Career2009