Dennis J. DeCaro

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Kupets & DeCaro, P.C.
Dennis J. DeCaro
Kupets & DeCaro, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1995

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

Kupets & DeCaro, P.C.

161 N Clark St
Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60601 Visit website


Dennis J. DeCaro is a partner with Kupets & DeCaro, P.C., located in Chicago, Illinois. Focusing his practice on personal injury matters, he represents plaintiffs throughout Cook County and surrounding areas in cases involving product liability, motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents, slip-and-fall injuries and wrongful death. Mr. DeCaro also represents clients whose civil rights have been violated.

A recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida, Mr. DeCaro obtained a master's degree in industrial relations from Loyola University Chicago before going on to attend The John Marshall Law School and being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1992. Admitted to practice in Illinois, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Indiana, the Middle District of Tennessee, the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th and 7th Circuits.

An active participant in several professional organizations, Mr. DeCaro is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and The Chicago Bar Association. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago from 2013 to 2017, and was a board member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago from 2000 to 2018.

Mr. DeCaro has been featured in numerous articles, including one in Good Housekeeping magazine, in which he discussed a case in which a client was suffocated by police and paramedics. He was also featured in an article in Trial magazine, a publication of the American Association for Justice, that covered a fatal premises liability case.

Our firm handles every type of injury imaginable including but not limited to, traumatic brain injury, concussion, post-concussion syndrome, headaches, TMJ, cervical spine injuries/pain, thoracic spine injuries/pain, lumbar or low back injuries/pain, burn injuries, hand injuries, lung injuries, rib injuries, spinal fusion  surgery, broken bones, fractured bones, chronic illness, femur fractures, tibia fractures, fibula fractures, rotator cuff tears, paralysis, cuts, lacerations, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), whiplash, ankle injuries, foot injuries, wrist injuries, hand injuries, and eye injuries. 

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Professional Liability: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dental Malpractice, Dram Shop Laws, Informed Consent, Legal Malpractice, Medical Devices, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Pharmaceutical, Professional Malpractice - Other, Slip and Fall, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Professional Liability: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1995, Illinois

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  •  Board Member of the Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund of the National Epilepsy Foundation
  • Currently the Board Chair of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Discussing a case where Mr. DeCaro represented a young man, following a seizure, was allegedly suffocated to death by police and paramedics., Good Housekeeping Magazine
  • Discussing the settlement of a case where a municipal garage staircase collapsed killing his teenage client, Trial Magazine
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State of Illinois (State Courts)
  • Middle District of Tennessee (Federal Court)
  • Northern and Central District Courts of Illinois (Federal Court)
  • Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeal (Federal Appellate Courts)
  • District of Columbia (Federal Court)
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin (Federal Court)

Office location for Dennis J. DeCaro

161 N Clark St
Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-372-4444


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

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