Paul J. Fina

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Downers Grove, IL

Law Offices of Paul J. Fina
 | 5205 Washington Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: 630-960-4141
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Paul J. Fina founded his law firm, Fina Law Offices, with the goal of protecting the rights of victims of negligence living in northeastern Illinois. From his firm's two law offices in downtown Chicago and Downers Grove, Mr. Fina provides representation, support and guidance to clients pursuing personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation related to the following:

• Car and motorcycle accidents
• Wrongful death
• Slip-and-fall accidents
• Product liability
• Medical malpractice
• Dog bites
• Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
• Nursing home abuse and neglect
• Workplace accidents

Mr. Fina began his legal career in 1988 after earning his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, where he went on to earn his Master of Laws. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Illinois' state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of International Trade have also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.

Over the past nearly 30 years, Mr. Fina's many courtroom successes have earned him the respect of the legal community. As a result, he is the recipient of a number of honors, including an "Excellent" rating from Avvo, membership in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and inclusion among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.

Attorney Fina is not only active in the courtroom but also in the legal community. He is a member of a number of legal associations, including the American Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (40%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2016 - 2017

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About Paul Fina

Admitted 1988, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.finalawoffices.com/about.html

Honors and Awards:

  • National Academy of Jurisprudence, Premier 100 Designation
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Litigator Award - Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • National Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member, Best Attorneys
  • International Lawyer's Hall of Fame
  • Recipient, DePaul Law Grant
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Congressional Medal of Distinction

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois Bar, 1988
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section 

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • General Counsel, Housing Helpers, Inc., 1991 - Present
  • Adjunct Faculty, Aurora University, 1998 - 2000
  • Adjunct Faculty, College of DuPage Departments of Economics and Business Law, 1986 - 1998

Verdicts and Settlements:

  •  .5 Million - Motorcycle stuck by Farm Tractor
  • .9 Million - Pedestrian fall on stairway
  • $1.0 Million - Pedestrian knock down
  • $1.2 Million - Motor vehicle accident case
  • $1.2 Million - Head-on automobile collision case
  • $1.25 Million - Parking lot defect action
  • $1.75 Million - Wrongful death automobile defect case against Ford Motor Co.
  • $2.25 Million - Negligence action against Lufthansa Airlines
  • $3 Million - Wrongful death electrocution case against Commonwealth Edison Co.
  • $5 Million - Class action property damage case against Kerr-McGee Chemical Co.

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A., Economics, 1983
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., Economics, 1982
  • The John Marshall Law School, LLM, International Buisness and Trade Law, 2007
  • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., 1987
  • The John Marshall  Law School LLM (Cand.) Intellectual Property
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Office Location for Paul J. Fina

5205 Washington Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone: 630-960-4141

 

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Last Updated: 8/25/2016

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