Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, Ltd.

Firm Overview

For over 40 years, Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, Ltd., has represented injury victims throughout the State of Illinois.

In addition to handling all types of personal injury cases, we also concentrate our practice in employment related matters such as employment discrimination, sexual harassment and overtime wage claims.

We are also very proud of the representation we have provided to Illinois firefighters and police officers who have been injured in the line-of-duty. We are currently only a handful of law firms in the State of Illinois who devote a portion of their practice to representing firefighters and police officers. As a result we have extensive knowledge of the Public Employees's Disability Act and the Illinois Pension Codes. We have the experience to handle these claims and maximize benefits for Illinois firefighters and police officers under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.

We believe that every client, no matter the case, should be treated with respect and their claim gets the attention it deserves. Our staff are all long time employees of the firm and they make it their priority to ensure that every claim is handled efficiently, professionally and that, in the end, our clients are pleased with the service they receive.

Personal injury and workers compensation

Example cases

A 28 year old female insurance adjuster involved in an automobile accident suffered traumatic brain injury. Unable to hold any type of gainful employment. Was estranged from her husband and daughter. Required assistance in day to day activities. Case was settled under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act for $2.7 million.

A 26 year old fire alarm installer fell from a scaffold sustaining multiple injuries which required long term hospitalization. Was able to return to work after lengthy rehabilitation. Workers Compensation case settled for $180,000 and a third party case was settled for $1.7 million.

Main Office
101 W Grand Avenue
Suite 500
Chicago  IL  60654
  • (800) 437-2571
  • (312) 661-0953


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes we do. There are no time limitations.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Our fees are contingent.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Office Manager
Lisa Garber
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
Yes, spanish

Other Offices

Other Offices
Oakbrook Terrace, Rolling Meadows, Bannockburn
Other Offices

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?


What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?


How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

95% of our cases are successfully resolved through settlement.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We pride our selves on providing excellent customer service to all our clients, no matter the type of case.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

The more informed our clients are concerning the issues of their case, the better more informative decisions they can make.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?


Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We will provide as much guidance to our clients as we can without providing actual legal advice which is prohibited by the rules of ARDC.

Donald W. Fohman

Donald W. Fohrman established Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, Ltd., in 1991 after leaving his former law firm which he established in 1971. Since that time, Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, Ltd., has represented injury victims throughout the State of Illinois. Our law firm also concentrates in representing union trade workers, airline employees and is one of only a few Illinois law firms who concentrate in representing Illinois firefighters and police officers who have been injured in the line-of-duty.


  • Bar Number:
    Illinois , 1970

Donald W. Fohrman

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