Gary A. Newland

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Arlington Heights, IL

Newland & Newland LLP
 | 121 South Wilke Road, Suite 301
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone: 847-797-8000
Fax: 847-797-9090
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Gary A. Newland is a partner with Newland & Newland, LLP, which has office locations in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and throughout the northern Chicago metro region. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 26 years of legal experience, Mr. Newland focuses his practice primarily on personal injury law and workers' compensation, and he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients.

A veteran of hundreds of cases, Mr. Newland has fought and won against some of the country's largest corporations and insurance providers. His unmatched skills in the courtroom have earned him numerous referrals from other attorneys, and many of his cases are covered by local and national news outlets. Among his most notable successes, he recently obtained a verdict against a major airline and then successfully handled the subsequent appeal.

Early in his legal career, Mr. Newland worked as an insurance defense attorney at one of the largest law firms in the nation. This experience provided him with unique and invaluable insight into the industry, which helps him devise the most effective strategies possible for his plaintiff clients. He also has extensive prosecutorial experience, which only bolsters his effectiveness as a trial lawyer.

Recognized for his professionalism and service, Mr. Newland holds a Top 1% designation from the Distinguished Justice Advocates as well as an Elite Lawyer designation and many other accolades from his peers. He has also received "Superb" client ratings on Avvo along with numerous testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

A 1990 graduate of Loyola University, Mr. Newland obtained his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1993. The Illinois State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

A leader in his field, Mr. Newland has served as vice president of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association. He is also an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois State Bar Association and The Chicago Bar Association. Furthermore, he has published articles and conducted lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics across his region.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Products Liability

Workers' Compensation (10%)

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Products Liability

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Super Lawyers: 2020

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  • About Gary Newland

    Admitted: 1993, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://www.newlandlaw.com/attorneys/gary-a-newland

    Honors/Awards:

    • History Honor Society
    • Nations Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC), 2015
    • High School Dist 214 School Board
    • Academic Honor fraternity, Blue Key, Loyola University of Chicago, 1990
    • Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society, 1990
    • Recognition for Scholarship in the field of History, Phi Alpha Theta, Loyola University Chicago, 1988
    • For exhibiting strong character, Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society, 1990
    • Honor for being a very good attorney, Elite Lawyer Honor, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Admitted to the Federal Trial Bar, 2019
    • Licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, 1993
    • Northern District of Illinois, 1997
    • United States Court of Federal Claims, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Northwest Suburban Bar Association
    • American Trial Lawyers Association
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Illinois Bar Association
    • Co-Chair of the Civil Law Committee of the Northwest Suburban Bar, Northwest Suburban Bar Association
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Vice-President of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association
    • Vice-President of the Suburban Bar Coalition, Northwest Suburban Bar Association
    • Was Appointed to the Bench Bar Relations Committee for the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 2018
    • Co-chair of Civil Litigation Committee, 2013
    • Co-chair of Civil Litigation Committee, 2017
    • Co-chair of Civil Litigation Committee, 2014
    • Co-chair of Civil Litigation Committee, 2015
    • Co-chair of Civil Litigation Committee, 2016
    • Board member of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 2013
    • Co-chair of Civil Litigation Committee, 2018
    • Board Member of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 2014
    • Vice-President of the Suburban Bar Coalition(SBC).  SBC unites the North Suburban Bar Association, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, West suburban Bar Association, Southwest Suburban Bar Association and South Suburban Bar Association for the purposes of screening judges for Judicial Retention., 2018
    • Vice-President of the Suburban Bar Coalition(SBC).  SBC unites the North Suburban Bar Association, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, West suburban Bar Association, Southwest Suburban Bar Association and South Suburban Bar Association for the purposes of screening judges for Judicial Retention., 2019
    • Vice-President of the Suburban Bar Coalition(SBC).  SBC unites the North Suburban Bar Association, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, West suburban Bar Association, Southwest Suburban Bar Association and South Suburban Bar Association for the purposes of screening judges for Judicial Retention., 2017
    • Vice President of the Suburban Bar Coalition (SBC).  SBC unites the North Suburban Bar Association, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, West suburban Bar Association, Southwest Suburban Bar Association and South Suburban Bar Association for the purposes of screaning judges for Judicial Retention., 2016
    • Vice president of the Suburban Bar Coalition(SBC). SBC unites the North Suburban Bar Association, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, West suburban Bar Association, Southwest Suburban Bar Association and South Suburban Bar Association for the purposes of screening judges for Judicial Retention., 2014
    • Vice President of Suburban Bar Coalition(SBC).  SBC unites the North Suburban Bar Association, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, West suburban Bar Association, Southwest Suburban Bar Association and South Suburban Bar Association for the purposes of screening judges for Judicial Retention., 2015
    • Illiois Trial Lawyer Association for 10 years, 2019
    • Secretary Northwest Suburban bar Association, 2015
    • Treasurer Northwest Suburban Bar Association, 2016
    • 2nd Vice President Northwest Suburban Association, 2017
    • Co-chair of Civil Litigation Committee., 2019
    • 1st Vice President Northwest Bar Association and Co Chair of Civil lit committee Vice President of the Suburban Bar Coalition    , 2018

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Northwest Suburban Bar Association Mentorship Program. Mentor young lawyers in practice many issues from practice development to ethics., 2017

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • A lawyers guide to understanding a claim involving CRPS, Author, Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS , Northwest Suburban News Briefs, Personal Injury, 2017
    • I spoke to a group of lawyers getting CLE credit on food poisoning and the different types and how to litigate a food poisoning claim., Lecture, Food Poisoning Litigation, Northwest Bar Association, 2017
    • Steps for a lawyer to follow when a Client tenant is locked out of their apartment in the Chicago and outside Chicago, Co Author, Chapter in ICLE Representing Residential Tenants on Lock Out, Certificate of Appreciation From Illinois continuing legal Education, Legal, 1997
    • I spoke and advised on the proper method for lawyers to employ and utilize accident reconstruction properly in a personal injury claim. The lawyers that attended received CLE credit., Lectured approximately 20 personal attorneys on accident reconstruction , Accident Investigation and Crash Data Retrieval, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Personal Injury, 2019
    • How to litigate claims worth large sums of money., Author, Litigating Personal Injury claims: The Catastrophic Claim, Northwest Suburban News Briefs, Legal Personal In Jury, 2017
    • Litigating PTSD issues and emotional distress and strategy., Co-Author, Doctor Knows: Best Medical and legal Perspectives on PTSD, Northwest Suburban News Briefs and Lake County Docket, Personal Injury, 2010
    • Pivotal issue to PI lawyers. It provides a trial strategy on a challenging issue., Co-Author, Coping With Malingering Diagnosis In Injury Cases, Northwest Suburban News Briefs, Personal Injury, 2015
    • Trial and tribulations and techniques regarding litigating personal injury claims., Author, Litigating Personal Injury claims: Regarding Substandard Insurers, Northwest Suburban News Briefs, Lake County Bar , Legal Personal Injury, 2017

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Krause v. G.E. Capital, 97 C 8589 USCD ( )
    • Kossov v. All American Star Co., 04 WC 27288 ( )
    • Newland v. Budget Rent a Car, 319 IL. App.3d 453 (1st Dist )
    • $550,000.00 settlement for shoulder injury., 2019
    • $11,000,000.00 settlement in food poisoning outbreak.  Parties are confidential., 2019
    • Settlement for back injury.  $753,000.00., 2019
    • $250,000.00 settlement for trauma to throat from rear end collision. Full policy. Impacted clients ability to sing., 2019
    • broken collar bone motor cycle crash $280,000.00, 2019
    • Food poisoning outbreak and aggravation of MS. $200,000.00 settlement, 2014
    • slip and fall settlement while walking dog lights were not on outside  at a condominium association.  $200,000.00, 2019
    • psychological problems related to exposure of lungs to dust causing chronic cough $300,000.00, 2018
    • Motor cycle accident.  Judgement after Jury Trial for 108,000.00. $8000.00 over policy limits., 2019
    • Rear end collision while plaintiff was on a Bicycle and had a lumbar fusion.   Plaintiff was intoxicated .347 BA. with a 12 pack in his hands. verdict of over $400,000.00, 2015

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Elected to High School District 214 School Board., 1996
    • President of the Pre-Law Society of loyola, 1989
    • Senior Class President Buffalo Grove High School, 1986
    • Tax Payers Friend Award, 1999

    Educational Background:

    • Juris Doctorate Loyola University Chicago, 1993

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    Office Location for Gary A. Newland

    121 South Wilke Road
    Suite 301
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005

    Phone: 847-797-8000

    Fax: 847-797-9090

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    Last Updated: 11/18/2019

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