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Frank A. Perrecone is a leading trial lawyer who has tried numerous civil jury cases involving serious personal injuries and death in both the state and federal courts. He is widely known for his handling of personal injury cases representing injured victims throughout northern Illinois. As a trial lawyer, he has represented accident victims before juries in Boone, Cook, Ogle, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties, as well as in the United States District Court. He frequently is brought into cases by other lawyers who seek his assistance and expertise in the field of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Mr. Perrecone is recognized for his aggressive approach to handling personal injury cases and his thorough preparation of cases for trial.
Mr. Perrecone has been recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the country. In 2015, he was awarded membership in the selective National Association of Distinguished Counsel, which is only granted to the top one percent of attorneys in the United States. He has also maintained the highest rating, AV, in the Martindale-Hubbard Peer Review Ratings from 1997 to the present. These ratings, which are generated from evaluations by other members of the bar and judiciary, are considered to be an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability.
Mr. Perrecone has also been accredited with distinctions within the State of Illinois. He has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” for years 2006, 2007 and 2009 to the present. Super Lawyers are chosen by peers from each practice area and through the independent research of Law & Politics. Only the top five percent of attorneys in Illinois receive this designation. He has also been designated a “Leading Lawyer” in personal injury law for the years 2003 to present. This distinction is granted to the top attorneys in Illinois and is determined by peers and the Leading Lawyers Network Advisory Board.
Mr. Perrecone is admitted to the practice of law in all courts of the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for Northern Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
He began his practice with Ferolie & Perrecone, Ltd. after his graduation from law school in 1980. He has impressed his colleagues with his professional manner. He has been involved in major and complex litigation and was the lead trial lawyer in serious personal injury cases in both the state and federal trial courts and before the appellate and reviewing courts.
Mr. Perrecone has served with distinction as Chairman of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Illinois State Bar Association, which produces high quality legal seminars for the association’s 32,000 lawyers. He has served as Chairman of the association’s Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council, Chairman of the Tort Law Section Council, Chairman of the Insurance Law Section Council, and as a member of the Legislation Committee and the Judicial Appointments Committee.
He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is a frequent lecturer on personal injury and civil trial practice at seminars throughout the state and has written several legal articles.
Mr. Perrecone was the recipient of the prestigious “Board of Governors Award” from the Illinois State Bar Association for his outstanding efforts in establishing and expanding the Law Education Series. These programs provide affordable and high quality continuing legal education for lawyers. Also, he was elected to the association’s Assembly as a delegate.
He served as the 100th President of the Winnebago County Bar Association for the 2007-2008 term.
From 1998 to 2008, Mr. Perrecone was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Northern Illinois University College of Law. He taught trial related courses and directed students in national trial team competition. Mr. Perrecone was twice nominated by his students for “Professor of the Year,” and in 1998, he was given an award plaque by his students for outstanding contribution and dedication as a trial advocacy professor.
Mr. Perrecone is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and Drake University Law School. He was an amateur boxer and an outstanding baseball player, receiving All-Conference honors both in high school and college and All-State honors in college. A native of Rockford, Mr. Perrecone is married and active in community affairs.
Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2016
Admitted: 1981, Illinois
Professional Webpage: ferolieperrecone.com/about/frank-a-perrecone/
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