Millions Won - Available 24/7/365 TRUE Trial Attorney - FIGHT!
MILLIONS AND MILLIONS WON! $2,300,000+ Commercial & Legal Malpractice Settlement (not even a lawsuit filed!) $1,650,000 Auto Accident Settlement $1,300,000+ Commercial Judgment $850,000 Car Accident Settlement $699,000 Truck Accident Settlement $699,000 Car Pedestrian Accident Settlement $650,000+ Commercial Judgment $500,000 Commercial Jury Verdict (AND punitive damages) $440,000 Verdict Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect $400,000+ Workers Compensation Settlement $295,000 Car Accident / Pedestrian Settlement $250,000+ Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Settlement $260,000+ Judgment in Sales Representative Commission Dispute $240,000+ Trucking Accident Settlement $238,000+ Arbitration Award in Sales Rep Commission Dispute $199,500+ Legal Malpractice Jury Verdict (every penny demanded), affirmed on appeal! $154,000 Auto Accident Settlement $150,000+ Trucking Accident Settlement $140,000 Motorcycle Settlement after years of $0 offer $125,000 Auto Accident Settlement after years of $0 offer $122,500 Jury Verdict Slip and Fall against City of Chicago (reduced for comparative negligence). The initial offer on the matter: $500.00 the first day of trial $100,000 Auto Accident Settlements policy limits (the most possible) in MULTIPLE CASES $100,000 Auto Accident Settlement Defendant claimed the accident "never" happened! $100,000 DUI Policy Settlement And the list goes on - far too many to list! Chicago Trial and Injury Attorney Phil Berenz is dedicated to helping injured victims obtain the best possible financial recovery. We practice zealously and with uber attention to detail. Attorney Phil Berenz is dedicated and passionate about fighting vigorously for clients' interests, recovering the compensation they deserve and defending them when necessary and just. We have the skills and more importantly the experience necessary to protect your interests inside and outside of the courtroom. A true trial attorney in this day and age is a rare breed Phil is just that. Award after award, verdict after verdict, settlement after settlement. Let Phil fight for you! Contact Chicago Trial and Injury Attorney Phil Berenz Today As We Will Stand In Your Corner & FIGHT For You! Phil and his team are here to answer all of your questions and provide assurance in times of uncertainty. Fight! If you have uncertainty, questions or concerns about your situation, you should seek the advice of an experienced Chicago trial and injury attorney. Phil Berenz is available to take your calls any time, any day. You deserve to know your legal rights and options and to get knowledgeable guidance about what to do to avoid settling for less from the insurance company. If you have a case or have questions about your legal rights, then please contact us at any time 24/7 for a free consultation at (312) 375-6524. *No lawyer can ever "guarantee" any particular result(s) or that we can win. These notations are only examples of past situations and results and cannot be used as an indicator or your particular case. Every case is different.
Berenz Law Network
134 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 1515
Chicago IL 60602
Contingent Fee - No Fee Unless We Win. I put this in writing.
9-5 and After Hours / Early Hours / Weekends Available
Spanish & Russian Available
Personal Injury & Litigation are a focus; however, no attorney in Illinois can ethically tell you they "specialize" in personal injury or auto accidents. You will find I listen to my clients - and am truly and always honored to represent each one.
Passion - Integrity - Trust "Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe." - Sir Winston Churchill Phil Berenz is an injury trial attorney representing individuals and businesses in Chicago, Illinois, and, in fact, all over the United States. His passion for his beliefs of aggressive and zealous representation and true empathy for his clients' situations, circumstances, life-altering events and suffering shines through at trial time before a jury, in everyday conversations with the opposing attorneys and insurance companies and in every aspect of every single case. He listens. He does the "right" thing when nobody is looking. His trust is unequivocally paramount and he follows strict rules of ethics and professionalism with opposing counsel, the Courts and every person involved in every aspect of every matter. Words are bonds. Phil was a financial analyst for 5 whole years before he decided to become a lawyer, was a lawyer for one of the largest law firms in the United States, has tried numerous cases and now brings that wealth of experience into the courtroom and trial settings in every matter. A Chicago Injury Law Firm You Can Trust! Education: Indiana University School of Law Bloomington -Juris Doctorate (J.D.), 2000 Purdue University -Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Double Major in Finance & Accounting, 1992 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 1994
Personal Injury & Business Litigation: Helping people when they most need me in times of injuries-great or small-and helping people in their business problems (and people are "behind" every business-great or small) is what I have a passion for and truly enjoy. It makes me happy to know I have the power to potentially make people's lives and situations somewhat better and, sometimes, much better for having worked hard on their matters with zealous passion, integrity and trust.
Practicing for over a decade and intense work and education and a background prior to law school sets me apart. I truly strive to work diligently and with honor when representing any client.
My true passion, integrity and trust. I can empathize with my client and truly understand them and their situations. I do my best to "right" the "wrongs" that have befallen them and am truly honored to so do.
I try my best to educate my clients--I even write a blog at least weekly on various topics. I often e-mail my clients articles I, personally, have written to answer their questions in depth. It's easy for me to understand issues with my training, background and experience but I truly understand that my clients only deal with such issues perhaps one time (hopefully) in their lives so education is critical for them. I also--very unusually--offer my personal cell phone to my clients for critical questions and "off" hours to ease their concerns. Each one of my clients has my cell phone. Recently, I even provided citations to state laws and cases to a client to fully comprehend drunk driving and traffic ticket issues in relation to a car accident to fully explain rules of evidence. The client truly appreciated how far and "above and beyond" I went to explain the law in so much detail. Again, I was honored to do so just as I am with every aspect of representing any client.
Absolutely! My clients often want to show me what they have prepared and most of the time, even if the documents do not meet "legal standards," the facts in the documents are critical assistance to their matters. I welcome any and all information from my clients as sometimes the most minor detail can "make or break" a case!
Lawyers cannot really "coach" people as it is considered "advice" and our ethical and professional responsibilities would command we simply represent people rather than "coach" them to go completely "on their own." Often, we represent people in injury actions on a "contingency basis" which means clients do not pay unless we win so clients do themselves a potential disfavor in trying to represent themselves when an experienced attorney could represent them on such basis.
As often as reasonably possible for various reasons and only under certain facts, circumstances and situations: a. More efficient; b. Resolves cases more quickly; c. In some cases, it is required (arbitration in Cook County, Illinois for cases in certain divisions are required to go through arbitration); d. Some Judges can order cases be sent to "court-annexed" mediation; e. Some types of cases are required to proceed to arbitration such as uninsured and underinsured motorist claims; and f. If the parties are in agreement to proceed in this manner, it may obtain not only results quickly and efficiently and at less cost but also can bring true "peace" to situations for all.
Truly the passion and integrity and trust aspects of everything we do. It is not just a "motto" but what Philip and his colleagues live by daily. We must--or our integrity would be questioned if even the slightest issues are not handled in such manner. Besides truly following our motto, Philip really listens to his clients concerns and worries. Being injured or suffering damages in relation to any incident is life-altering. Philip understands that first hand from various experiences with family and friends and due to handling numerous cases for over a decade. Philip understands that sometimes health insurance issues are an issue, job loss and lost wages can create a "domino-effect" on people's lives and create other problems financially and with relationships, a simple broken-down car from an accident can wreak havoc on your daily life and Philip often helps people immediately obtain rental cars to "keep them moving." Philip's "style" is to fight aggressively for his clients and to try to keep his clients educated on various topics as well. He is always available via his personal cell phone in emergencies too!
MILLIONS WON. TENS OF MILLIONS DEFEATED.
$2,300,000+ Commercial & Legal Malpractice Settlement (not even a lawsuit filed!)
$1,300,000+ Commercial Judgment
$699,000 Car Pedestrian Accident Settlement
$650,000+ Commercial Judgment
$500,000 Commercial Jury Verdict (AND punitive damages)
$440,000 Verdict Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
$400,000+ Workers Compensation Settlement
$250,000+ Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Settlement
$260,000+ Judgment in Sales Rep Commission Dispute
$240,000+ Trucking Accident Settlement
$238,000+ Arbitration Award in Sales Rep Commission Dispute
$199,500+ Legal Malpractice Jury Verdict (every penny demanded), affirmed on appeal
$154,000 Auto Accident Settlement
$150,000+ Trucking Accident Settlement
$122,500 Jury Verdict Slip and Fall against City of Chicago (reduced for comparative negligence). The initial offer on the matter: $500.00 the first day of trial
$100,000 Auto Accident Settlements policy limits (the most possible) in MULTIPLE CASES
$100,000 Auto Accident Settlement Defendant claimed the accident "never" happened!
And the list goes onfar too many to list!
$9,400,000 Claim Settled for pennies on the dollar
$6,000,000+ Federal Trial win
$4,000,000 Defense Verdict AND Defendant awarded attorneys' fees in excess of $350,000.00
$3,000,000+ Defense Directed Verdictwhich means the Plaintiff could not prove their case (after years of trying)
And again the list goes onfar too many to list!
Philip has settled numerous (millions) in other personal injury and commercial litigation matters both pre (important as NO lawsuits EVER filed!) and post filing of lawsuits and cannot "list" many here due to confidentiality agreements. He actually reads the medical records and analyzes the bills in personal injury matters and, in business litigation, his CPA and finance skills allow him to quickly read, analyze and comprehend the "numbers" issues present in every business dispute in order to get right to the heart of the matters.
PLEASE NOTE: This website / blog is for informational purposes only and is NOT legal advice. Communications through this website do not constitute an attorney-client relationship nor do they offer protections like attorney-client privilege. Past results and testimonials are not any indication of future results or in your case. Every case is different. No warranty, express or implied, is created through use of this website or derived from any information on it. You should speak privately and confidentially with an attorney about your case and particular issues, facts and circumstances. Thank you for visiting this website.
Bar Number: State Bar
Bar Number: Federal Court, North
Bar Number: Certified Public Acc
Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington
Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.)
* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.