PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

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Voted Among Top Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers

The Deratany Firm: A Skilled Team of Chicago Attorneys Fighting to Protect the Rights of the Injured.

At The Deratany Firm, we are passionate legal advocates for our clients. We are relentless litigators, turning over every stone to provide each of our clients with the personalized attention they deserve and best legal representation in a court of law. Our legal team is committed to ensuring each client receives the compensation and closure necessary after a serious accident. Our case results speak for themselves.

Personal injury and wrongful death cases can be complicated in Illinois. Choosing the right law firm should not be. Our firm has experience handling a variety of cases, from car accidents involving drunk drivers on Interstate 90 on the city’s South Side, to medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases involving large hospitals and other facilities. Our firm is known for providing powerful legal representation to clients throughout the state.

If you have The Deratany Firm on your side, rest assured your case will be in the hands of an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer who puts clients’ needs first. We stand by our clients. We stand by our reputation, and we are guided by our passion for advocacy. That way, we can build a solid, successful legal strategy on your behalf. Call 800-529-7285 today for a free evaluation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.

  • 13

    YEARS VOTED AMONG TOP ILLINOIS FIRMS

  • 400

    MILLION DOLLARS PLUS AWARDED

  • 109

    YEARS OF COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE

  • 7

    YEARS VOTED AMONG TOP LAWYERS NATIONWIDE

About The Deratany Firm

The Deratany Firm brings more than 100 years of collective experience to the table protecting accident victims in Chicago and throughout Illinois. We have been voted among top Illinois law firms for 13 years, including each year between 2006 and 2014. Our experienced team of legal professionals has recovered more than $400 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients.

Jay Paul Deratany obtained the largest verdict in Lake County history at the time –

$23,000,000

Founding attorney Jay Paul Deratany has been voted an Illinois top lawyer and one of the top lawyers nationwide since 2007. Mr. Deratany is a passionate legal advocate for foster children who obtained the largest verdict in Lake County history ($23,000,000) at that time. In addition to his work inside the courtroom, attorney Deratany has published numerous articles in the Illinois Bar Journal and Foster Families Today and has been a guest on Fox & Friends, CNN and the O’Reilly Factor. He serves on numerous boards throughout the Chicago area.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

$4.0 Million Dollar Award

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WRONGFUL DEATH

$5.0 Million Dollar Award

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NEGLIGENCE

$8.7 Million Dollar Award

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BIRTH INJURY

$9.6 Million Dollar Award

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

$800,000 Dollar Award

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NEGLIGENCE

$19.55 Million Dollar SETTLEMENT

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BRAIN INJURY

$6.2 MILLION Dollar Award

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BIRTH INJURY

$23.3 Million Dollar Award

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NEGLIGENCE

$14 Million Dollar Award

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AUTO ACCIDENT

$14 Million Dollar Award

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Cases Our Firm Handles

Our legal team puts its extensive experiences and resources to work with the goal of giving clients the personal attention they deserve. We strive to get maximum compensation for clients involved in all types of accidents. At The Deratany Firm, we have a diverse practice. Our firm focuses on representing injury victims facing serious injury or whose loved ones were injured or suffered a wrongful death in the following types of accidents:

Every case handled by The Deratany Firm is unique. Each accident victim has particular needs and some injuries can’t be easily categorized. We leave nothing unexamined in pursuit of justice for each of our clients. Our attorneys are tough litigators who know how to find the right evidence. We have access to top medical experts and will scour police records to hold the responsible party accountable. We know how to play hardball with insurance companies that typically will try to keep payments to accident victims to a minimum.

Put your trust in The Deratany Firm. Call 800-529-7285 today for a free case consultation. There is no obligation to contact us, and you pay us nothing unless you win.

Adoption/foster care negligence

The Deratany Firm has several cases of “adoption negligence” wherein we represent foster families or adoptive families who suffered injury due to a foster care agency, adoption agency or social services agency who neglected to inform the parents of known behavioral or family history issues.

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The Team

Meet Your Expert Team at The Deratany Firm

Jay Paul Deratany

Founder, The Deratany Firm

Jay Paul Deratany is the founder of the Deratany Firm. Receiving his law degree...

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Greg Olmstead

Attorney

Greg Olmstead has been practicing law for 27 years, beginning with personal injury insurance...

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Michael Kosner

Attorney

Michael Kosner, a graduate of the University of Miami Law School and the University...

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Megan O'Connor

Attorney

Megan O’Connor is a born and raised Chicagoland Native. She graduated cum laude...

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Patrick Sullivan

Attorney

Patrick Sullivan is a native South- sider, hailing from the city's Mount Greenwood neighborhood...

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Kirstin Jerzy

Attorney

Kirstin Jerzy joined the Deratany Firm in 2015 as an associate after spending several years...

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Deirdre Willis

Paralegal/Office Manager

Deirdre Willis is a Chicago native who received a Bachelor of Science Degree from...

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Lisa Demma

Paralegal

Lisa Demma has been working in the legal field for over 25 years in personal injury and...

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Testimonials

I was referred to Jay Paul Deratany by a friend after my son was born with a severe birth injury causing cerebral palsy. His firm was very compassionate and helped with my medical malpractice case. Thanks to Deratany, I not only received significant compensation for my family, but he also taught me about the law and guided me through each step of my case. I would strongly recommend Chicago personal injury attorney Jay Paul Deratany and The Deratany Firm to anyone looking for highly experienced and competent lawyers who are knowledgeable, especially in the area of personal injury and medical malpractice law. John, Chicago, IL

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