Craig J. Squillace

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Clifford Law Offices PC
 | 120 North LaSalle Street, 36th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-899-9090
Fax: 312-251-1160
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Craig J. Squillace is a partner with Clifford Law Offices PC in Chicago, Illinois. Widely regarded as one of the leading trial attorneys in his region, Mr. Squillace focuses his practice solely on personal injury law, and he provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Chicagoland area and in various jurisdictions across the country who have suffered catastrophic injuries or lost loved ones due to motor vehicle accidents, construction-related accidents, medical malpractice or some other preventable tragedy.

    Over the course of his legal career spanning more than 18 years, Mr. Squillace has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients struggling needlessly as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. He has focused the bulk of his practice on handling claims involving motor vehicle and traffic-related cases, not only accidents but also manufacturing defects, road construction negligence, mass transits accidents and more. He also helped obtain a settlement of more than $11 million for the estate of a small plane crash victim.

    Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Mr. Squillace has also written extensively and conducted lectures and seminars on a variety of topics related to personal injury law, and he contributed a chapter on motor vehicle cases to the seminal Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Product Liability/Premises Liability Seminar that lawyers throughout the state use as a reference.

    Recognized for his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Squillace was selected for inclusion into the Top 40 Under 40 list by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company and the Leading Lawyer list along with perennial top rankings and endorsements from his peers. A leader in his legal community, he also serves on the judicial evaluation committee of the Chicago Bar Association as well as member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association's board of managers.

    A 1996 graduate of Illinois State University, Mr. Squillace obtained his Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in 2002. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

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    About Craig Squillace

    Admitted: 2002, Illinois

    Professional Webpage:


    • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2020
    • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009 – 2013 
    • Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media, 2020
    • Leading Lawyers, Leading Lawyers, 2018
    • Top 40 Attorneys Under 40, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2008, Top 40 Attorneys Under 40, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2008
    • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chicago Bar Association, Judicial Evaluation Committee
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers
    • Illinois
    • Western Springs Foundation for Educational Excellence (WSFEE), Board Member
    • American Bar Association (ABA), 2002
    • Chicago Bar Association (CBA), 2002
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), 2002
    • American Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
    • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), 2002
    • The John Marshall Law School Alumni Mentor Program
    • College Democrats, Vice-President, 1995, 1995

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mr. Squillace finds time to give back to the community as a part of a dedicated group on the Planning Committee for the March of Dimes' Comcast Sportsnet Sports Awards. The annual event raises funds for helping children with birth defects. 
    • Mr. Squillace sits on the Economic Development Committee for the village of Western Springs. 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • In 2007 and 2008 he moderated a seminar for the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Association. , Moderator, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Association, 2008
    • “Prompt Pay Statute 735 ILCS 5/2-2301,” Settlements, Liens and Technology Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association, April 2014
    • Ethics and Professionalism Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association, May 2016
    • Contributed, "Motor Vehicle Cases", Illinois Trial Lawyers' Product Liability/Premises Liability Seminar, "Motor Vehicle Cases", Illinois Trial Lawyers' Product Liability/Premises Liability Seminar, 2000

    Educational Background:

    • Illinois State University Bachelor of Science - December, 1996 Major: Political Science Major: Public Relations, 1996
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    Office Location for Craig J. Squillace

    120 North LaSalle Street
    36th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 312-899-9090

    Fax: 312-251-1160

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