Antonio M. Romanucci

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Romanucci & Blandin LLC
 | 321 N. Clark St., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-253-8600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%),
  • Workers' Compensation (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

Antonio M. Romanucci is a principal and partner in Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, located in Chicago, Illinois, where he focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injuries arising from medical malpractice, construction and other workplace accidents, nursing home negligence and aviation disasters. His passion for fighting on behalf of injured victims and their families was sparked when his best friend from high school suffered a fatal brain injury playing football.

Along with the other attorneys in his firm, Mr. Romanucci strives to serve clients with passion and preparedness. That approach has helped the firm obtain numerous verdicts and settlements for its clients in excess of $1 million, including a $22.3 million award in a 2009 medical malpractice case.

After being awarded his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1982, Mr. Romanucci earned his law degree from John Marshall Law School in 1985. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Romanucci has been widely recognized for his insight and experience into traumatic injuries and related legal issues. In recognition of his successful track record and high ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded him its AV-Preeminent* rating every year since 2005. He has also been named a Best Lawyer in Chicago** and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers, and he has been asked to speak on numerous occasions before professional groups.

Outside the courtroom, Mr. Romanucci participates in many professional and charitable organizations. He is the founding chairman of the Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse, which is devoted to optimizing the lives and recovery of people affected by brain injuries or strokes. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice and the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, and he serves as legal counsel to the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

 
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Admitted: 1985, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.rblaw.net/attorneys/romanucci

Honors and Awards:

  • Excellence in Leadership in the Community, Excellence in Leadership Award, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, 2010
  • Given to individuals who greatly assist the Italian-American cause., Moses W. Harrison Recognition Award, Justinian Society of Lawyers, 2010
  • Life Member of Who's Who
  • Certificate of Merit for outstanding service in the program of Continuing Legal Education-WCLA Seminar, 1995
  • David Award, 1998
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Civic Contributions from the City of Chicago, 2013
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers Gerald Sbarbaro Mentoring Award, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer as certified by the National Trial Lawyers, 2012 and 2013
  • Top 8 Aviation Lawyer in State of Illinois, 2013
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer’s Network Top Lawyer, 2003 - 2013
  • Named a "Best Lawyer in Chicago" by U.S. News and World Report, 2013 - 2014
  • International Legal Award for Practice Excellence for Aviation Law Firm in Illinois, 2013
  • AVVO Top Rating 10/10
  • Clerk of the circuit Court of Cook County, Excellence in Leadership Award, 2010
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, Moses W. Harrison Recognition Award, 2010
  • AV Rated Attorney by Martindale Hubble
  • John Marshall Law School Distinguished Service Award, 2003
  • City of Chicago Citizen’s Bravery Award, 1986
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation Lawyer of the Year, 1989

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois, 1985
  • Lawyers for Workers' Rights Organization, 1995
  • Delegate to Board of Directors National Italian-American Bar Association, 1996-1997
  • Treasurer, National Italian-American Bar Association, 2001-2005
  • President, Justinian Society of Lawyers, 2002-2003
  • ISBA appointment to the Task Force on Certification, 1997-1999
  • ISBA Assembly, May 1998-2004, 2006-2009
  • ISBA Agenda and Programs Committee on Hearings, June 1999
  • Accipiter Award Committee, Fenwick Bar Association, 2000-2003
  • AAJ National Host Student Trial Advocacy Competition, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • ITLA Board of Managers, 2003 - Present
  • WCLA Board of Directors, 2005-2008
  • ISBA Torts Sections Council Member, 2005-2009
  • AAJ PAC Committee Member, 2005-2007
  • Law School Facilitator, appointed by the Professionalism Commission of the Illinois Supreme Court, 2004
  • Suburban Bar Coalition Judicial Screener, November 2006
  • ISBA Standing Committee Law Related Education for the Public
  • Illinois Bar Foundation Raffle Chair, 2005-2008
  • Illinois Bar Foundation Chicago Fellows Committee, 2007
  • AAJ Journal Peer Reviewer for TRIAL
  • Public Justice Board of Directors, 2008
  • AAJ Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Chair, 2011-2012
  • Legal Counsel, Italian American Chamber of Commerce, 2010 - Present
  • Officer, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, 2011-2012, Brain Injury Assoc. of American Board Liaison
  • Board of Governors, American Association of Justice, 2010 - Present
  • Section Leaders Council, AAJ
  • AAJ National Finance Council, 2011-2012
  • AAJ Exchange Advisory Committee, 2011-2014
  • State of Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, 2012-2014
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1985
  • Member, Public Justice
  • Member, Melvin M. Bell Society
  • Member, Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI)
  • Member, Northwest Suburban Bar Association (NWSBA)
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member, Member, Fenwick Bar Association
  • Member, National Italian-American Foundation (NIAF)
  • Member, Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association (ITLA)
  • Member, Workers' Compensation Lawyer's Association (WCLA)
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Union Local #134 IBEW, Structural Work Act Overview

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Founder, President, The Greater Barrington Area Lawyer's Guild, 1996-1998
  • Vice-president, River Park Athletic and Dining Club
  • Invited Delegate by the Chinese Ministry of Health, People to People Ambassador
  • Board of Directors, Illinois Fatherhood Initiative, 2002-2006
  • Genevieve Melodie 2nd Grade Reading Program, 2005-2008
  • Finance Co-Chair, Robert Floretti, 2nd Ward Alderman Candidate, 2006 - 2013
  • President, Joint Civic Committee, 2010 - 2012
  • Chairman, Cameron Can Foundation Fundraiser, 2013
  • "Chicago 2016" Olympic Host Committee Member and Sprint Through the Finish Dinner Committee
  • Finance Chairman, Robert Floretti, 2nd Ward Alderman, 2011
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation, seventh and eighty grade student instructor, 1988-1994
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association Career Connections counselor
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation Volunteer, 1994
  • President, Knapp Burn Foundation, 2000-2002
  • President, Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse, 2001-2006
  • Board of Directors, Barrington Area Arts Council, 2000-2003
  • President and Founder, Justinian Society's Children Endowment Fund, 2002
  • Board of Directors, Giant Steps, Inc., 2003-2005
  • Board of Directors, Italian American Chamber of Commerce, 2007
  • Honorary Board member, Giant Steps, 2005
  • Chairman IACC Gala 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Chairman JCCIA Cardinal Bernardin Award Gala 2008-2009
  • Founder of the Adopt-A-Veteran program, Chicago, 2010
  • Finance chairman, Lisa Marino for Judge, 2011-2-12
  • DCCC Fundraiser, 2006 to Present
  • First Vice-President, Italian American Chamber of Commerce, 2012-2014

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Frequent Lecturer, Panelist on Catastrophic Injury and the rights of Victims
  • Obtaining Successful Employment and Maintaining Success in Practice, The John Marshall Law School, March 1996
  • Notice and Statute of Limitations, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Oak Brook, IL, November 9, 1996
  • New Cases and Recent Developments, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL., April 1997
  • Workers' Compensation In Illinois, National Business Institute, Willowbrook, IL, May 1999
  • Maximizing Damages at Trial, Knapp Burn Foundation Survivor Wellness Forum, Willowbrook, IL, May 2000
  • Premises Liability, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, IL, September 15, 2001
  • Anticipating Objections During Discovery and Motions in Limine, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Il., September 2001 and November 2003
  • Litigating the Complex Case; Section 41 Claims Against the Chicago Transit Authority, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, IL October 14, 2002
  • Training for Lawyers Participating in Mediation of Major Cases, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, IL, February 2004
  • Using Reconstruction Animations in Complex Transportation Litigation, Association of Trial of America, Boston, MA, July 2004
  • Governmental Tort Immunity, Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, Chicago, Il., October 2005
  • Collinsville and Lombard, IL, Moderator for 2 day MCLE Seminar, Governmental Tort Immunity, Illinois State Bar Association, November 2006
  • Confidential Settlements, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, IL., April 2008
  • Using Exhibits at Trial, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, May 2008
  • Voir Dire, North American Brain Injury Society, New Orleans, La., October 2008
  • Anticipating Objections During Discovery and Motions in Limine, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, October 2008
  • Anticipating Objections During Discovery and Motions in Limine, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL, October 2009
  • Anticipating Objections During Discovery and Motions in Limine, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL., October 2010
  • Anticipating Objections During Discovery and Motions in Limine, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Il., October 2007
  • Panelist, Litigation Skills Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2007
  • Moderator, Litigation Skills Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2008
  • Program Moderator, Litigation at Sunrise, AAJ, Chicago, IL, July 2012
  • Program Moderator, 21st Century Discovery and Litigation Techniques, AAJ, Chicago, IL, , July 2012
  • Law Bulletin Seminars, Chicago, IL, Rule 243 Examination – Questions from Jurors, November 2012
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, IL, Jury Selection, October 2012
  • Legal Implications of Concussions for Sports and the Military in the Future, John Marshall Law School, October 2012
  • Confidential Settlements, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, IL, February 2013
  • AAJ, Guest Lecturer, Police Misconduct, San Francisco, CA, July 2013
  • Juror Selection, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 2012
  • American Association for Justice, Cross Examination of the Defense Neurophysiologist, July 2010
  • Statute of Limitations,1996-2007, ITLA Worker's Compensation Lawyer's Notebook
  • New Cases and Recent Developments, 1997 CBA Worker's Compensation Handbook
  • Injudicious, May 2, 1997, Chicago Tribune, Voice Of The People
  • Medical Issues In The Complex Workers' Compensation Claim 1997 NBI Advanced Workers' Compensation In Illinois
  • Litigation Techniques For The Difficult Injured Employee's Case, 1997 NBI Advanced Workers' Compensation In Illinois
  • Sound the Alarm, March 5,1998, Chicago Tribune, Voice of the People
  • And Now, a Good Word About Lawyers, December 29, 1998, Chicago Tribune, Voice of the People
  • The Pegram Decision, June 23, 2000, The Chicago Sun-Times
  • Ignoring the Injured, March 19,2001, The Chicago Tribune
  • Premises Liability, 2001, ITLA Lawyer's Notebook
  • Litigating the Complex Case Section 41 claims Against the Chicago Transit Authority, October 2002, ITLA Lawyer's Notebook
  • Born To Lead, July 2003, Fra Noi
  • Using Reconstruction Animations in Complex Transportation Litigation, December 2003, ATLA’s Motor Vehicle and Premises Litigation Section Newsletter
  • Employees Should Know Workers Compensation Rights, Star Newspapers Business Section, March 2007
  • Head Trauma Requires More, Crain’s Chicago Business, June 2007
  • Union Local #134 IBEW, Structural Work Act Overview
  • Union Local #134, Workers' Comp overview
  • Union Local #134 IBEW, Workers' Compensation Remedies
  • Litigation Skills Conference, Jury Selection and Strategies, March 2009
  • American Association for Justice, New Orleans, La., Reconstructing the Complex Motor Vehicle Case, May 2009
  • American Association for Justice, New Orleans, La.,Reconstructing the Complex Motor Vehicle Case, May 2009
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, IL, Trial Primer, May 2009
  • Litigation Skills Conference, Juror Deselection and Jury Management Strategies, March 2010
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, Ethical Considerations in Representing the Client with Traumatic Brain Injury, May 2010
  • Litigation Skills Conference, Courtroom Visuals, April 2010
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago, IL, Proving Damages in the Traumatic Brain Injury Case, October 2010
  • John Marshall Law School, Starting your own Law Firm, October 2010
  • Litigation Skills Conference, Hudson v. City of Chicago, et. al., November 2010
  • Law Bulletin Seminars, Jury Deliberations, June 7, 2011
  • Law Bulletin Seminars, Case Examination, November 17, 2011

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Tinman v. Christ Hospital, $22.3 Million Verdict
  • 45 year old laborer, $7.5 Million Settlement
  • Lane v. Confidential, Multi Million Settlement
  • Livingston v. Earman, $525,000 verdict
  • Depasquale v. Confidential, $495,000 settlement
  • Yanakiev v. Confidential, $800,000 settlement
  • Balzano v. Takaghi, $1.45 Million Dollar settlement
  • Cabay v. Loyola University, Multi Million Dollar settlement
  • Southwest Airlines Flight 1248
  • Milnamow v. Shedd Aquarium, Multi Million Dollar settlement
  • Bonnie Bobo v. Chicago Housing Authority, $3.65 Million Settlement
  • Briefman v. City of Chicago, Multi Million Dollar settlement
  • Dell'Oglio v. Concord Homes, $1.45 Million Settlement
  • Deig v. Polaris, Confidential Settlement
  • Wszolek v. Chicago Bus Co., $1.75 Million Settlement
  • Hudson v. City of Chicago, $17.6 Million Verdict
  • Buhle v. Associated British Foods, $2.25 Million Settlement
  • Doe v. Doe, June 2002, $1.125 Million Settlement
  • American Airlines Flight 587
  • Alaska Airlines Flight 261, $6.5 Million Settlement
  • Kuprianczyk v. CTA, January 2002, $3.6 Million Verdict
  • Pietras v. Biddle Corporation, $3.6 Verdict
  • Tews v. Stoxen Chiropractic, $3.71 Million Verdict
  • Chmielewski v. CTA, March 1999, $5.33 Million Verdict
  • Talley v. Barrington School District 220, $1.5(+) million settlement
  • Domenick v. Dominick's (Roof collapse; $4 million(+) settlement sets record in Illinois for octogenarian)
  • Poull v. Courtney (Cicero fire tragedy -- Six wrongful deaths)
  • TWA Flight 800
  • Severin v. American Airlines 4184

Educational Background:

  • University of Wisconsin, B.A. in Psychology, 1982
Office Location for Antonio M. Romanucci

321 N. Clark St.
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: 312-253-8600

 

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Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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