Only four years after graduating from DePaul Law School, Jay Paul Deratany decided to start his own practice, thus forming the Law Offices of Jay Paul Deratany & Associates in 1992.
His personal philosophy has always been to help people combat injustice and subjugation by big business and is one of the main reasons why he chose personal injury and medical malpractice as his concentration.
A series of large victories in the past twenty-five years has certainly illustrated Mr. Deratany’s dedication to his professional calling. His devotion to helping people extends into his personal life with volunteer work as a past board member of the Perspectives Charter School and frequent charitable giving to many causes, especially Community Support Services, Greenpeace and several human rights organizations.
Jay Paul Deratany is also a current member of the Chicago House Board.
Pro-Bono legal work for Community Support Services earned Mr. Deratany the organization’s solo-recipient Ekroth Award for community service in helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
A member of the Florida Bar, Mr. Deratany is also licensed with the Northern Illinois District of the Illinois Supreme Court, the United States District Court , the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals and the Trial Bar of the United States District Court.
In addition to obtaining substantial settlements for his clients, Jay Paul Deratany has contributed to various magazines and newspapers who have sought the professional advice of an experienced attorney.
His work makes the news regularly and has been featured on CNN, ESPN, and NBC5 as well as others. Jay Paul Deratany was also featured in Chicago Magazine and listed as Chicago’s “Top Lawyer 2006 through 2011, ” by “Super Lawyers,” a peer-nominated accolade.