JAY PAUL DERATANY
FOUNDER, THE DERATANY FIRM
Jay Paul Deratany, the founder of The Deratany Firm, has a proven track record of helping clients get the results they need. His success in the courtroom includes winning a historic $45,000,000 verdict in a foster care wrongful death case as well as the then-largest jury verdict in Lake County history, $23,000,000, in a birth injury case.
Mr. Deratany has published numerous articles featured in the Illinois Bar Journal, Daily Law Bulletin, Adoption Magazine, and Foster Families Today. He has been a guest on Fox & Friends, CNN and the O’Reilly Factor. He has been featured in Foster Families Magazine for his continuing fight on behalf of foster children.
Mr. Deratany has served on numerous boards, including Howard Brown, Chicago House, Perspectives Charter Schools, and Community Support Services. He won the Ekroth Award for his federal lawsuit advocating on behalf of disabled women who were being discriminated against in housing.
- Adoption/Foster Care Negligence
- Birth Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
- Juris Doctor, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
- Top 100 Lawyers, 2007-Present
- Top Illinois Lawyers, 2007-Present
- Top Illinois Litigation Lawyer, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016
- Leading Lawyers, 2017