Kevin E. O'Reilly

Kevin E. O'Reilly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Law Office of Kevin E. O'Reilly, LLC
 | 70 W Madison, Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-726-4510
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Kevin E. O'Reilly is a principal with the Law Offices of Kevin E. O’Reilly in Chicago concentrating in the representation of plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, construction negligence, medical malpractice and product liability.  He was admitted to practice in Illinois in 1992, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1992, the trial bar for U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 1994, and the trial bar for U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana 2002.  Mr. O’Reilly received his Juris Doctrate from IIT-Chicago Kent in 1992 and his undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Chicago, 1988.  Mr. O’Reilly was selected for the 2003 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Forty Under Forty to Watch.  Mr. O’Reilly has been an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association since 1992 and was an elected member of the Board of Governors for Cook County from 2004 to 2007.  He is a member of the ISBA Assembly from 2001 to 2004 and 2007 to present.  He served as vice-chair of the Tort Law Section Council and has served on the Tort Law Section Council from 1996 to present.  He is the past co-editor of Tort Trends, a publication of the ISBA.  He also serves on the Committee on Judicial Evaluations from 1998 to present and served on the Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council from 1997 to 2000.  Mr. O’Reilly is a frequent speaker at ISBA seminars on tort related topics and frequently writes article for ISBA publications including an Article entitled “How Liens Take a Bite Out of Tort Recovery” which was featured on the cover of the Illinois Bar Journal, March 2002.  Mr. O’Reilly is a Silver Fellow of the Illinois Bar Foundation and has acted as Co-chair of the Program book Committee for the 2008 Annual Gala and a co-chair for the donations Committee for 2007.  Mr. O’Reilly has been an elected member of the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association from 2005-10 and serves on the Legislative and Civil Practice and Rules Committees since 1996.  Recently, Mr. O’Reilly has been appointed to the ITLA Lobby Committee.  Mr. O’Reilly is a Past-President of the IIT-Chicago Kent Alumni/ae Board 2002 to 2004 and past Chairman of the Fundraising Committee for IIT-Chicago Kent.  He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Chicago Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Celtic Legal Society, Justinian Society of Lawyers, DuPage County Bar Association.

 

About Kevin O'Reilly

Admitted: 1992, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.kevineoreilly.com/bio.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected for personal injury and criminal defense, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licenced in Florida, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Kevin E. O'Reilly is a principal with the Law Offices of Kevin E. O’Reilly in Chicago concentrating in the representation of plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, construction negligence, medical malpractice and product liability.  He was admitted to practice in Illinois in 1992, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1992, the trial bar for U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 1994, and the trial bar for U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana 2002.  Mr. O’Reilly received his Juris Doctrate from IIT-Chicago Kent in 1992 and his undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Chicago, 1988.  Mr. O’Reilly was selected for the 2003 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Forty Under Forty to Watch.  Mr. O’Reilly has been an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association since 1992 and was an elected member of the Board of Governors for Cook County from 2004 to 2007.  He is a member of the ISBA Assembly from 2001 to 2004 and 2007 to present.  He served as vice-chair of the Tort Law Section Council and has served on the Tort Law Section Council from 1996 to present.  He is the past co-editor of Tort Trends, a publication of the ISBA.  He also serves on the Committee on Judicial Evaluations from 1998 to present and served on the Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council from 1997 to 2000.  Mr. O’Reilly is a frequent speaker at ISBA seminars on tort related topics and frequently writes article for ISBA publications including an Article entitled “How Liens Take a Bite Out of Tort Recovery” which was featured on the cover of the Illinois Bar Journal, March 2002.  Mr. O’Reilly is a Silver Fellow of the Illinois Bar Foundation and has acted as Co-chair of the Program book Committee for the 2008 Annual Gala and a co-chair for the donations Committee for 2007.  Mr. O’Reilly was also an elected member of the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyer’s Association from 2005-10 and serves on the Legislative and Civil Practice and Rules Committees since 1996.  Recently, Mr. O’Reilly has been appointed to the ITLA Lobby Committee.  Mr. O’Reilly is a Past-President of the IIT-Chicago Kent Alumni/ae Board 2002 to 2004 and past Chairman of the Fundraising Committee for IIT-Chicago Kent.  He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Chicago Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Celtic Legal Society, Justinian Society of Lawyers, DuPage County Bar Association. 

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Catholic Charities Pro bono panel of attorneys 2010 to present Board of Catholic Charities Brighter Futures Golf Outing

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Kevin E. O'Reilly is a past co-editor of Tort Trends, a publication of the ISBA.   Mr. O’Reilly is a frequent speaker at ISBA seminars on tort related topics and frequently writes article for ISBA publications including an Article entitled “How Liens Take a Bite Out of Tort Recovery” which was featured on the cover of the Illinois Bar Journal, March 2002.

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $1.175 MILLION Settlement for a 56 year old sheet metal worker who sustained a closed head injury when he fell from roof due to improper fall protection.  The plaintiff was required to undergo neck surgery and has a permanent disability as a result of the injuries.  The case settled just prior to trial.   $980 THOUSAND Settlement for a 41 year old laborer who broke his leg when the strap on a 1000 lbs. parcel of cinder broke and fell on him.  In addition, a $400 Thousand workers compensation lien was waived by the employer.  The case was settled through mediation on the eve of jury trial.  *RECORD HIGH FOR A MOTORCYCLE*$3.5 MILLION Settlement for a motorcyclist who sustained a brain injury when he was struck by a telephone company van, operated by one of its repairman.  The plaintiff was a self-employed metal polisher whose business collapsed due his disabling injuries.  The case was successfully settled through mediation just prior to the trial.   $1.25 MILLION (Policy Limits) for a Florida bicyclist who sustained a fractured neck when he was struck by a trailer, pulled by a landscaping truck.  The plaintiff was required to undergo neck surgery and has a permanent disability as a result of the injuries.  The case settled prior to the filing of a lawsuit.  $1 MILLION Settlement for a twenty month old child who was burned when she fell into hot coals, dumped by off-duty Chicago Police officers after a park picnic.  The child sustained burns on her feet and lower limbs, requiring skin grafts.  The case settled after a week of trial, despite the contention by the City of Chicago that they were not responsible for the off-duty police officers who discarded the coals.   $10 MILLION Judgment for the estate of an elderly woman who sustained multiple internal injuries after her automobile was struck by a drunk driver.  The mother of two children, and grandmother of four, survived for a month after the occurrence, but eventually succumbed to the severe injuries.  $1.11 MILLION Judgment for a worker who injured his back when he fell through the rotted, second story deck of a restaurant.  The plaintiff required surgery on his spine and was unable to return to his occupation as a chimney worker.  *RECORD HIGH FOR TORN ROTATOR CUFF*$500 THOUSAND Settlement for a man who sustained a shoulder injury when he was struck in a motor vehicle collision, involving four trucks.  The chain reaction, rear-end collision was caused by a semi-tractor trailer that failed to brake for vehicles stopped in traffic.  The plaintiff was unable to return to work as a sign painter due to a partially torn rotator cuff in his shoulder.  The case settled after the testimony of the plaintiff’s physicians.  Additionally, the plaintiff’s workers compensation case settled for $150 thousand.  *RECORD HIGH FOR BROKEN NOSE*$901 THOUSAND Jury Verdict for a woman whose ex-husband intentionally broke her nose and caused her emotional distress.  Despite a vigorous denial by the husband, the jury sent back a substantial award including $600 thousand in punitive damages.    $630 THOUSAND Settlement for a man who sustained eye injuries when a rock was ejected from a lawnmower and through his windshield.  The lawnmower manufacturer and Illinois Dept of Transportation paid the settlement prior to trial.  
Office Location for Kevin E. O'Reilly

70 W Madison, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60602

 

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Last Updated: 10/7/2016

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