Arnold G. Rubin

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Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Rubin Law Group, Ltd.
 | 20 South Clark Street, Suite 1810
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-899-8333
Fax: 312-899-8141
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant
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    Attorney Arnold G. Rubin has concentrated his practice of law in the area of workers' compensation law since he passed the Illinois State Bar in 1978. He has garnered praise from numerous organizations as well as fellow attorneys. He is a prolific speaker having given well over 50 presentations and seminars on the subject of workers' compensation law and related case law, developments and trends, and claims. He has lectured for the CBA,ISBA,ITLA,and IICLE. He has also authored various articles for the Illinois Bar Journal and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Journal.

    Some of Mr. Rubin's significant appellate court cases include Forest City Steel Erectors v. Industrial Commission and Lakeside Architectural Metals v. Industrial Commission. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

    Mr. Rubin has been included in the Best Lawyers in America since 1995.  He is recognized as AV rated in the 2018 edition of MartinDale-Hubbel's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He was also named as the number one Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Illinois from 2009 through present based upon the surveys conducted by the Leading Lawyers Network.

     
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    About Arnold Rubin

    Admitted: 1978, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: http://www.rubincomplaw.com/Documents/CVs/AGR_CV.pdf

    Honors/Awards:

    • Recognized as AV rated in the 2010 Edition of Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2010
    • Workers' Compensation Lawyer of the Year, Chicago's Best Lawyers, 2011
    • #1 Workers' Compensation Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, Illinois, 2009 through 2013
    • Member, Leading Lawyers Network, 2003 to Present
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1995 to Present
    • Lincoln Award Recipient, 5th Place, 1982

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Co-Chairman, Workers' Compensation Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1987 - 2001
    • Board of Directors, Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, 1994 - 2001
    • Chairman, Industrial Commission Committee, Chicago Bar Association, 1989 - 1990
    • Member, Board of Managers, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1992 - 2005
    • Vice President, Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, 1992
    • Illinois, 1978
    • President, Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, 1993

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Illinois Industrial Commission Judicial Training Program - "Presentation on Carpal Tunnel Injuries", April 27, 1998
    • Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Judical Training Program - "A Petitioner's View on Structured Settlements" September 13, 2012
    • IICLE – Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Analysis of 2011 Illinois Workers' Compensation Reform Legislation" - "Medical-Related Issues", July 29, 2011
    • IICLE - Workers' Compensation "The Other End of the Telescope: Rehabilitation", February 8, 1989
    • ITLA - "Employee Accident and Legal Remedies - An Overview", November 5, 1998
    • ISBA - Bridge the Gap - "Establishing a Practice Both Within a Firm and as a Sole Practitioner", December 11, 1997
    • IICLE - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Advanced Workers' Compensation:  Trial Practice Under the New Act" October 18, 2012 & October 24, 2012
    • Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson, & Feary - Workers' Compensation Reform Seminar - Changes in the Workers' Compensation Act" (Petitioner's Perspective), July 19, 2011
    • IICLE - Workers Compensation Skills Course - Case Evaluation, Preparation and Witness Selection, May 4, 1987
    • ITLA - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "8(d)1 and Vocational Rehabilitation", November 8, 1997
    • Weiss Memorial Hospital Presentation - Impact of the New Legislation on the Illinois Workers' Compensation Practice (Petitioner's Perspective) November 14, 2012
    • Advances in Orthopedics for the Injured Worker- Utilization Review: Petitioner's Perspective, April 8, 2011
    • IICLE - Basic Workers' Compensation Seminar - "The Back Injury Case", September 10, 1986
    • ISBA - Bridge the Gap - "Establishing a Practice Both Within a Firm and as a Sole Practitioner", December 12, 1996
    • City of Chicago - Committee on Finance - "The AMA Guidelines:  The Impact on Workers' Compensation Cases and a Review of Post September 1, 2011, Permanency Decisions" March 8, 2013
    • The Legal Forum radio show: Workers' Compensation-Petitioner's Perspective, February 20, 2011
    • CBA - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Update on Vocational Rehabilitation", May 10, 1984
    • 5th Annual National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference - "Defending Multiple Claims from Injured Workers - View of Claimants' Attorney in State Workers' Compensation Claims", November 13, 1996
    • Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Judicial Training Program - "The AMA Guidelines:  The Impact on Workers' Compensation Cases and a Review of Post September 1, 2011, Permanency Decisions" October 2, 2013
    • ITLA - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Wage Differential Cases", November 6, 2010
    • IIT - Graduate School Course - "Propriety Rehabilitation", April 10, 1984
    • IICLE - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Mastering the Fine Point" - "Vocational Rehabilitation and Section 8(d)1", October 15, 1996
    • IICLE Workers' Compensation Seminar - Basics of Workers' Compensation Practice:  Everything You Need to Know From Taking the Case to Filing an Appeal!  October 3, 2013
    • IICCLE – Workers' Compensation Seminar – "Case Law Update: Impact on Petitioner & Respondent", November 4, 2010 & November 12, 2010
    • Weiss Memorial Hospital Presentation – "Impact of Illinois Workers' Compensation Act on the Medical Practice of the Orthopedic Physician" (Perspective of the Petitioner's Attorney and Perspective of Respondent's Attorney), May 20, 2010
    • Presentation to Grant Hospital - Occupational Therapy Department - "Vocational Rehabilitation", August 16, 1982
    • Testified before House Judiciary I Committee in Springfield, Illinois, relative to changes proposed for Worker' Compensation Act, June 3, 1994
    • 21st Annual Work Injury Conference:  Safe Works Illinois Seminar - "The New Era of Workers' Compensation" October 10, 2013
    • Chicago Bar Association Seminar – "The Shifting Burden of Proof: An Analysis of Recent Permanent Total Disability Claims", April 1, 2010
    • Post-Graduate Clinic (General Practice Course) "Recent Development in Workers' Compensation Law", October 15, 1980
    • The Interrelationship Between Workers' Compensation and Common Law Cases - "Coordinating Concurrent Workers' Compensation and Third Party Actions: Evidentiary Ramification for the Third Party Case (Admissibility of Workers' Compensation Evidence Civil Trial" (Perspective from Petitioner's Attorney), April 19, 1994
    • IICLE Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Workers' Compensation Institute:  Case Law Update"  February 3, 2014 & February 25, 2014
    • Judicial Training - "Section 8.7 and Utilization Review:  A Petitioner's Perspective," September 17, 2014
    • IICLE – Workers' Compensation Seminar – "Case Law Update: Impact on Petitioner & Respondent", February 18, 2010 & February 12, 2010
    • Utilization Review: A Petitioner's Perspective, Advances in Orthopedics for the InjuredWorker, April 8, 2011
    • National Business Institute, Inc. - "Advanced Workers' Compensation in Illinois", April 13, 1994
    • IICLE Seminar - "2nd Annual Workers' Compensation Law Institute" February 23, 2015 & February 24, 2015, 2015
    • IIT - Master of Science: Rehabilitation Counseling Course - "Vocational Rehabilitation Under The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act", November 4, 2009
    • Wage Loss Claims, Section 8(d)1, Chapter 19, Workers' Compensation Notebook, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 through 2010
    • CBA - "Workers' Compensation: Practical Tips and Recent Developments" - Wage Loss under Section 8(d)1, December 2, 1993
    • Judicial Training - "Case Law Update:  A Review of Recent Cases that Impact Petitioner and Respondent."  April 27, 2015 & April 28, 2015, 2015
    • IICLE - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Interrelationship of Workers' Compensation Claims with Tort Litigation Involving Work-Related Injuries" and "Ethical Issues", October 2, 2009 & October 7, 2009
    • The Injured Public Employee: Accidental Injuries in the Public Sector Workplace, Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Public Employee Relations Report, Vol. 23, Number 4, Fall 2006
    • ITLA-WCLA - Co-Moderator and Co-Chair - Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar, November 6, 1993
    • Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush 2nd Annual Occupational Health & Workers’ Compensation Conference – “Getting Employees Back to Work:  A Best Practice Approach for Employers”  May 1, 2015 , 2015
    • Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission Judicial Training In-House Program - "Utilization Review", September 24, 2009
    • Carpenter Bypasses Employer's Attempts to Detour Benefits, Vol. 43, No. 2, ISBA Workers' Compensation Law Newsletter, Pages 10-11, January 2006
    • WCLA - Moderator - 1993 WCLA Annual Medical Seminar, October 1, 1993
    • IICLE - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Case Law Update and Impact on the Petitioner, on the Respondent", May 21, 2008 & May 9, 2008
    • Employer Avoids "Commutation" Order, Vol. 43, No. 2, ISBA Workers' Compensation Law Newsletter, Pages 11-12, January 2006
    • 1993 Annual Convention of Central States Association - "An Examination of Emerging Issues in Workers' Compensation", May 28, 1993
    • Athletico Seminar - "Workers' Compensation and the Importance of Functional Capacity Evaluations", January 18, 2007
    • Can an 8(d)1 Award Be Modified?, Vol. 42, No. 3, ISBA Workers' Compensation Law Newsletter, Pages 7-8, March 2005
    • National Business Institutes, Inc. - "Injuries in the Workplace: The Illinois Workers' Compensation Claims Process", April 2, 1993
    • Casualty Adjustors Association of Chicago - Spring Seminar "Oral Arguments in Workers' Compensation Claims", March 10, 1993
    • Presentation - IIT - Chicago Kent College of Law - Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program - "The Injured Public Employee", November 4, 2005
    • Pre-Trial Discovery: Is It Available for Workers' Compensation Claims?, Vol. 42, No. 3, ISBA Workers' Compensation Law Newsletter, Pages 8-10, March 2005
    • IIT - Graduate School Course - "Propriety Rehabilitation Lawyers", November 16, 1992
    • ITLA - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Vocational Rehabilitation / Wage Loss", October 29, 2005
    • Three Post-Surgical Auto Accidents Failed to Break Causal Connection Chain, Vol. 42, No.3, ISBA Workers' Compensation Law Newsletter, Pages 10-11, March 2005
    • WCLA - Moderator - 1992 Annual Medical Seminar, September 25, 1992
    • Testimony before Illinois House Labor Subcommittee, Springfield, IL, "Workers' Compensation Procedural Overview", May 4, 2005
    • Vocational Rehabilitation / Physical Rehabilitation and Petitioner's Rights Under Section8(d-1) of the Act, Chapter 19, Workers' Compensation Notebook, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1997 through 2004
    • Illinois Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - "Physician / Patient Privilege, May 16, 1992
    • IICLE - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Workers' Compensation in 2005" - "Recent Case Law Update and Status of Proposed New Legislation and Implications to Practitioners", January 20, 2005 & January 11, 2005
    • Reviewing the Job Search Requirement in Workers' Compensation Cases: When is a JobSearch Really Required, Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal, Summer 2002
    • Illinois Industrial Commission Presentation - to Arbitrators and Commissioners on "Recent Development in Workers' Compensation Law", January 27, 1992
    • WCCA - Litigation Matters and Vendor Exhibition - "The New Industrial Commission" (Petitioner's Perspective), May 12, 2004
    • Physician Patient Privilege In Workers' Compensation Claims, Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal, Spring 1999
    • ITLA - Workers' Compensation Annual Seminar - "Vocational Rehabilitation", November 9, 1991
    • IICLE - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Workers' Compensation in 2004"- "Caselaw Update, Developments & Trends", January 20, 2004 & January 14, 2004
    • Third Party Cases and Subrogation, National Business Institute Seminar, April 1994
    • WCLA - Luncheon Lecture - "New Rules of Illinois Industrial Commission", June 26, 1991
    • IICLE - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Looking at Workers' Compensation from Both Sides" - "Caselaw Update, Developments & Trends", March 7, 2003 & February 27, 2003
    • An Overview of Industrial Vocational Rehabilitation Statutes and Approaches, 74 Ill. Bar Journal 342, 1986
    • An Evaluation of Vocational Rehabilitation Under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act, Vol. 5, No. 2, Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal, Page 13, Spring / Summer, 1983
    • ITLA - "Trial of a Workers' Compensation Claim", June 8, 1991
    • ITLA - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Vocational Rehabilitation", November 2, 2002
    • An Analysis of Recent Changes in Practice Before the Illinois Industrial Commission, Northwest Suburban Bar Association Journal, September / October 1982
    • Illinois Industrial Commission Presentation - "Practitioner's Viewpoint (Arbitration)", September 21, 1990
    • Presentation - Athletico Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Center - "The Physician Patient Privilege in Workers' Compensation Claims", March 19, 2002
    • Sunship Decision Sinks Federal Exclusivity in Longshoremen and Harbor Workers' Compensation Claims, 69 Ill. Bar Journal 696 (1981) (ISBA Lincoln Award-Winning Article), 1981
    • CBA - Moderator for Annual Workers' Compensation Law Seminar, May 16, 1990
    • ITLA - Workers' Compensation Seminar - Afternoon Roundtable Panel Participant, November 3, 2001
    • Products Liability: Expanding the Property Damage Exception in Pure Economic Loss Cases, 54 IIT-Chicago Kent Law Review 963 (1978)
    • American Back Society - Medical-Legal Series, May 5, 1990
    • ITLA - Workers' Compensation Seminar - Afternoon Roundtable Panel Participant, November 4, 2000
    • Chicago Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - "Understanding the Effect of the 2011 Amendments to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act on Medical Benefits" August 31, 2011
    • ISBA - Law Ed Series - "The Proper Use of Medical Records and Reports", March 16, 1990
    • Protecting Medical Privacy of Injured Workers - "Medical Provider Privilege Issues in Illinois", May 6, 2000
    • Illinois Industrial Commission Judicial Training Program "Pretrial Settlement Conferences", April 24, 2000
    • Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Judical Training Program - "AMA GUidelines:  Legal Analysis" October 21, 2011
    • IIT - Chicago Kent College of Law - Luncheon Lecture Series "Recent Developments in Workers' Compensation Law-Employee Issues for the 90's", November 15, 1989
    • Workers' Compensation: Inside and Out - "Vocational Rehabilitation and Medical Management (Application of Petrillo)", April 17, 2000
    • ICLE - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Getting Started With the New Workers' Compensation Practice" September 16, 2011 & September 23, 2011
    • NARPPS - (Casualty Adjustors Association of Chicago) Workers' Compensation: "A New Law and A New Era; Implications for Rehabilitation" (Perspective from Petitioner's Attorney), November 3, 1989
    • IICLE - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Recent Changes, Developments, Trends and Decisions", October 8, 1999
    • Law Bulletin Seminar - "Compensating Workers:  The Next Act" October 11, 2011
    • IIT - "Tapping the Small Firm Market", October 10, 1989
    • Presentation - CorVel Corporation - "The Petrillo Case", September 24, 1999
    • MCLE Seminar - "Orthopedicsl& New Work Comp Legislation Illinois" October 28, 2011
    • ITLA - "Civil Practice Update and Review", September 9, 1989
    • Presentation - Rehabilitation Insurance Nurses' Group - "Workers' Compensation Perspectives on Role of Rehabilitation Nurse Case Manager in Workers' Compensation Claims / Petitioner's Perspectives", March 8, 1999
    • Accelerted Rehabilitation Center Breakfast Seminar - "A Legal Persepctive:  How the AMA Guides Will Help Quantify the Impact of a Claim (Petitioner's Perspective)" March 16, 2012
    • IIT - Graduate School Course - "Propriety Rehabilitation", April 10, 1989
    • CBA - Workers' Compensation Seminar - "Vocational Rehabilitation and Wage Loss Issues", April 27, 1998
    • Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Judicial Training Program - "Administrative Rules, Section 7110.10 - Vocational Rehabilitation (Time for a Change?)" April 12, 2012
    • ISBA - Law Ed Series - "Workers' Compensation Law - Vocational Rehabilitation", March 10, 1989

    Representative Clients:

    • Domagalski v. Industrial Commission, 454 N.E. 2d 295 (Illinois Supreme Court), June 1983
    • Forest City Steel Erectors v. Industrial Commission, 636 N.E.2d 969 (First District Appellate Court, Industrial Commission Division), 1994
    • Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization v. Industrial Commission, 728 N.E.2d 498 (Ill.App., 1st Dist.), 2000
    • CDC Erectors v. Industrial Commission, No. 87-626 (Illinois Appellate Court, First District, Industrial Commission Division), 1988
    • Monarch Construction v. The Workers’ Compensation Commission, No. 1-07-1794WC (Illinois Appellate Court, First District, Workers’ Compensation Commission Division)
    • Hydraulics v. Industrial Commission, 768 N.E. 2d 760 (Ill.App., 2nd Dist.) (Filed Amicus Curiae Brief on behalf of ITLA), 2002
    • Fischer Body Division, General Motors Corporations v. Industrial Commission, No. 88-1333-WC (Illinois Appellate Court, First District, Industrial Commission Division)
    • Lakeside Architectural Metals v. Industrial Commission, 642 N.E.2d 796 (Second District Appellate Court, Industrial Commission Division), 1994

    Educational Background:

    • Northwestern University, B.A., 1975
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