Dean Caras

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Dean Caras and Associates
 | 320 W. Illinois, Suite 2216
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-494-1500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Civil Rights (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Greek,
  • Russian,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As founder of Dean Caras and Associates, Mr. Caras is committed to representing clients in Chicago, Illinois, and the surrounding areas. He focuses his practice on handling personal injury law cases that involve motor vehicle and trucking accidents.

In 1982, Mr. Caras earned a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from American University. He then received a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 1985.

Suffering a motor vehicle accident can be physically painful and emotionally stressful. Understanding the unique challenges that victims of negligence face, Mr. Caras pulls together the pertinent details that build a strong lawsuit. He has decades of experience securing settlements and verdicts in his clients' favor. For example, when a railcar leaked a hazardous substance that resulted in the death of a switchman, Mr. Caras obtained a verdict of $1 million. He also reached a $5.2 million settlement on behalf of a patient who was negligently discharged from a surgery center.

For his accomplishments, Mr. Caras holds an Avvo "Excellent" rating; he has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell; and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys has listed him in its "Top 10."

Mr. Caras is on the board of managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is admitted to practice before all courts in Illinois and New York, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the Supreme Court of the United States.

* 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.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Civil Rights (30%): Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Discrimination

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Civil Rights: Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Discrimination

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007

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About Dean Caras

Admitted: 1985, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.deancaras.com/attorneys-1.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Member, SuperLawyers - Chicago, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, South District of New York, 1992
  • New York, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District Court of Illinois, 1985
  • Illinois Bar, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Educational Background:

  • America University, B.A., International Studies, 1982
Office Location for Dean Caras

320 W. Illinois
Suite 2216
Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: 312-494-1500

 

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Last Updated: 7/15/2015

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