Douglas A. Colby

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd.
 | 161 North Clark Street, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 872-225-3123
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (90%),
  • Social Security Disability (10%)
Attorney Profile

Douglas A. Colby's legal career began as a law clerk with Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin Novak & Kohen, Ltd., in 1980. Upon obtaining his law degree in 1982, he joined the firm as an associate attorney. Over the next 25 years, Douglas devoted his practice to representing people seriously injured on the job in Chicago and throughout Illinois. He is now a managing partner of the firm's workers' compensation department and has a national reputation as a leading workers' compensation attorney. Douglas has won millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured union workers and other people injured in the workplace. His clients benefit from his close relationships with Northern Illinois trade unions. As a firm leader, he provides insight and guidance to the firm's experienced attorneys in their more difficult cases and teaches younger associates the techniques required to be effective litigators in the field.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Workers' Compensation (90%)

Social Security Disability (10%)

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2008, 2013 - 2017

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About Douglas Colby

Admitted: 1982, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://anesilaw.com/attorneys/douglas-a-colby/

Honors and Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Illinois Super Lawyer Listing
  • Leading Illinois Attorney Listing

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer, Various Construction Trade Unions
  • Lecturer, John Marshall Law School
  • Lecturer, Illinois Institute of Continuing Education
  • Lecturer, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - Workers Compensation Notebook (Employee-Employer Chapter)

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $600,000+ award for a school administrator who died as a result of mental stress.
  • $178,000 for modifications to a home for a paraplegic needing accomodations.
  • $245,000.00 lump sum settlement for a painter who had 2 surgeries to his knee.
  • $438,000.00 lump sum for a totally denied claim on behalf of a widower whose wife died while attending a business dinner.
  • $375,000.00 lump sum for a union ironworker who fell 25 feet sustaining multiple injuries but able to return to work.
  • $425,000.00 for a local #1 union ironworker with an unoperated low back injury and permanent weight restrictions.
  • $170,000 for a handicap-accessible home and van for a union roofer who became paralyzed after a fall.
  • $195,000 for a handicap-accessible home and van for a union ironworker who became paralyzed after a fall.
  • $200,000.00 lump sum settlement for a Local #1 ironworker with an unoperated back injury.
  • $200,000+ award for a construction worker injured in a fall but denied Workers' Compensation.
  • $215,000 for a handicap-accessible home and van for a union ironworker who became paralyzed after a fall.
  • $222,500.00 settlement for an electrician with an operated shoulder.
  • $250,000.00 settlement for a Local #1 ironworker with a knee and back injury.
  • $250,000 lump sum settlement for a union ironworker with a knee injury requiring an arthroscopic procedure.
  • $335,000.00 lump sum settlement for a truck driver who was severely injured after being run over at a gas station.
  • $645,000.00 settlement on a totally disputed case for a laborer who had an unwitnessed fall off a ladder sustaining a brain injury.
  • $12,000,000 settlement in favor of a catastrophically injured worker.

Representative Clients:

  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Union Construction Workers

Educational Background:

  • Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois, B.A., Cum Laude, Marketing, 1979
Office Location for Douglas A. Colby

161 North Clark Street
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 872-225-3123

 

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Last Updated: 7/7/2017

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