Dean Caras

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Caras Law Group, P.C.
Dean Caras
Caras Law Group, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Employment & Labor; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1985

Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Greek, Russian, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2021 - 2024
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Caras Law Group, P.C.

320 W. Illinois
Suite 2312
Chicago, IL 60654 Visit website


Attorney Dean Caras is the founder of Caras Law Group in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Caras handles personal injury cases involving catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, railroad injuries, workers’ compensation, sexual assault, whistleblower loss of employment cases, and other issues, serving clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

Practicing law for over 36 years, Mr. Caras has successfully obtained major settlements and verdicts on behalf of the injured, wrongfully mistreated, and their families. In addition to personal injury law, he also practices in the area of civil rights litigation.  Mr. Caras has successfully represented clients in over 200 jury trials during his career and has obtained more than 150 million dollars on behalf of his clients.  Mr. Caras and the lawyers in his firm are experienced and comfortable in conducting jury trials and find that their attention to detail and zealous advocacy make the difference.

In honor of his accomplishments, The National Trial Lawyers named Mr. Caras one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” Additionally, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys designated him among the Top 10 Attorneys.

Mr. Caras recognizes that the story of every person who has been injured or wronged deserves the chance to be heard by a jury in their search for justice, and he invites those who have been injured or whose rights have been violated to contact him so that he can investigate their case and hopefully fight for them as he has done for so many other people in the last 36 years. 

Mr. Caras holds a license to practice law before all Illinois and New York state courts. He is also qualified to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Caras takes particular pride in assisting employees who have been terminated in retaliation of their reporting their employers’ illegal activity to government agencies.  Under the Illinois Whistleblower Act, an employer may not retaliate against an employee for disclosing information about the employer’s violations of the law to the government.  If you have been retaliated against in the workplace for refusing to engage in illegal activity, Mr. Caras invites you to contact him as you may be eligible for compensation.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Employment Law - Employee, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Sexual Harassment, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Whistleblower, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 1985, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

  • Wrongful death failure to provide adequate security 7 million
  • Surgery center malpractice quadriplegia 5.2 million
  • Civil rights malicious prosecution 2.3 million
  • State record 1.6 million verdict for retaliatory discharge firing
  • Medical malpractice paramedics arrive with empty oxygen tank 1.5 million
  • Medical malpractice failure to diagnose sepsis wrongful death 1 million
  • Truck accident wrongful death 1 million
  • Car accident wrongful death 1 million
  • Railroad injury HAZMAT chemical leak wrongful death 1 million
  • Medical malpractice perforated small bowel wrongful death 1 million
  • Senior client administered medication illegally by home care aide causing stroke and quadriplegia $900,000
  • Sexual assault in mental ward of hospital $900,000
  • Female mental health patient raped in mental ward $800,000
  • Sexual assault of minor patient in mental ward of hospital $800,000
  • Work injury fractured ankle with surgery $800,000
  • Medical malpractice loss of sight in one eye $700,000
  • Client fell at McDonald's, suffered torn rotator cuff $600,000
  • Railroad injury torn rotator cuff $525,000
  • Female rehab patient raped in drug treatment facility $500,000
  • Patient's medical records stolen and posted on Facebook $300,000
Educational Background:
  • American University, B.A., International Studies, 1982
  • Member, Super Lawyers - Chicago, 2007
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • New York, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District Court of Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2000
  • Illinois Bar, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, South District of New York, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Office location for Dean Caras

320 W. Illinois
Suite 2312
Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: 312-815-5931


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007, 2021 - 2024

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