Dennis J. DeCaro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Kupets & DeCaro, P.C.
 | 77 W. Washington Street, 20th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-372-4444
Fax: 312-726-7347
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

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

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021

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    About Dennis DeCaro

    Admitted: 1995, Illinois

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    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)

    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
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    Office Location for Dennis J. DeCaro

    77 W. Washington Street, 20th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 312-372-4444

    Fax: 312-726-7347

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    Last Updated: 9/10/2020

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