I am a 2002 graduate of DePaul University College of Law and admitted to practice in Illinois, as well as before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Seventh Circuit. I am a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Association of Justice. I have been a partner at Ciardelli, Cummings & Campagna LLC since 2011. My primary practice areas are workers' compensation, personal injury, real estate, and criminal defense. A large percentage of my cases involve representing individuals injured at work. I have obtained favorable results for my clients at trial as well as through negotiated settlements, arbitrations, and mediations.
I have substantial experience handling a wide variety of personal injury matters including motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, construction negligence, and product liability cases involving medical device failures. I have almost two decades of experience handling workers' compensation claims at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, having handled numerous trials and appeals at the Commission. I routinely appear at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission and have tried well over fifty cases there.
I also have vast experience handling both residential and commercial real estate transactions, having closed hundreds of real estate transactions in the last fifteen years. I have vast experience handling both the sale and purchase of investment properties, including multi-unit buildings in the Chicago area, and am an experienced 1031 exchange specialist.
My two decades of experience also include handling many different types of criminal defense matters, having learned from my partner Victor Ciardelli, who is one of the most seasoned and successful criminal defense lawyers in the City of Chicago.
Here is just a small sampling of the cases I've handled successfully over the last several years:
$1.9 million trial verdict involving conspiracy and money laundering
$675,000 personal injury settlement for broken arm in a motor vehicle collision
$600,000 workers' compensation settlement for disputed permanent total disability
$550,000 personal injury settlement for torn rotator cuff
$525,000 workers' compensation settlement for disputed permanent total disability
$425,000 workers' compensation settlement for aggravation of low back condition
$350,000 personal injury settlement for non-surgical herniated disc
$314,000 workers' compensation settlement for torn rotator cuff
$300,000 personal injury construction negligence settlement
$300,000 workers' compensation settlement for a disputed wage differential
$250,000 workers' compensation settlement for loss of trade
$246,000 workers' compensation settlement for loss of trade/disputed permanent total disability
$235,000 workers' compensation settlement for nonsurgical herniated disc
$220,000 workers' compensation settlement for a herniated lumbar disc
$215,000 workers' compensation settlement for a meniscus tear to knee
$198,000 workers' compensation settlement for surgically repaired elbow
$195,000 workers' compensation settlement for torn meniscus surgically repaired
$170,000 workers' compensation settlement for surgically repaired elbow.
$160,000 personal injury settlement for aggravation of degenerative disc disease
$150,000 personal injury settlement for sprains/strains sustained in auto collision
Trial verdict for a nationally renowned mortgage lender in the defense of a class-action lawsuit
Numerous settlements for the policy limits in personal injury cases
Successful appeal and reversal of several business license revocations and suspensions for small businesses located in the City of Chicago both at the Circuit Court and Appellate Court levels
Line of duty disability pension awarded to a fireman following formal hearing
Keeping the lines of communication open and always being readily available to the client is the cornerstone of the attorney-client relationship. I take this relationship seriously and strive to always stay in contact with my clients. All major aspects and decisions regarding your case will be discussed with you, and you will be routinely updated as to the status of your case. I look forward to working for you and getting the results you deserve.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
American Association for Justice (formerly known as Trial Lawyers Association of America)
J.D. - DePaul University College of Law - 2002
B.A. - University of Illinois at Chicago