Eugene K. Hollander

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander
230 West Monroe Street, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-766-4775
Fax: 312-899-8003
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%), Civil Rights (10%)
Attorney Profile

As founder of The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander, Mr. Hollander has decades of legal experience. He handles serious personal injury cases on behalf of people in the Chicago, Illinois, area, that include matters such as car accidents, trucking accidents, wrongful death and pedestrian accidents.

Mr. Hollander is a former prosecutor who knows his way around the courtroom. His litigation skills translate exceptionally well to his practice today, where he advocates for clients at trial. In fact, he has tried roughly 100 cases in state and federal courts. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Illinois as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Since starting his personal injury practice, Mr. Hollander has secured millions of dollars for victims of negligence. These awards come through both jury verdicts as well as settlements.

In 1983, Mr. Hollander earned an undergraduate degree in finance and economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 1986 from the Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology.

As an active member of the legal community, Mr. Hollander is involved with groups such as the American Association for Justice, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Rights
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Americans with Disabilities Act, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination

Selections

17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

About Eugene K. Hollander

Admitted: 1986, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.eugenekhollanderlaw.com/attorney-profiles/eugene...

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois, 1986, U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1986, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2002, U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1991, U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Employment Evidence, James Publishing, 2003
  • Intentional Infliction Of Emotional Distress – A New Weapon for Employment Lawyers, Illinois Bar Journal, March, 2007
  • The Biggest Legal Mistakes Physicians Make., Contributing Author, Seak Publications, Inc, 2005
  • State Law Tort Claims - A New Weapon In Employment Discrimination Cases?, Illinois Bar Journal, 2007
  • Sexual Harassment: No More "Welcomeness" Defense Against Minors, Illinois Bar Journal, 2007
  • Contributing Author, The Top Ten Mistakes Physicians Make, SEAK, 2005
  • Writing the Employee Handbook in Illinois, NBI, 2001

Educational Background

  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, Major: Finance/Economics

Honors/Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni, IIT Chicago Kent College of Law

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Chareas v. Carevoyant, Inc. 09 L 5086, the Circuit Court of Cook County.  From October, 1996 to March 20, 2009, Nick Chareas was employed as a sales representative for Carevoyant, Inc., selling the company’s medical software.  The company, through its Vice-President of Sales, Vernon Mathias, agreed to compensate Chareas, in part, through a multi-tiered commission plan.  The company, for a number of years, did not provide Chareas or the other salespeople commission statements.  In the late 1990’s, the company was unable to pay its salespeople all of their commissions. Chareas claimed that he was owed substantial commissions.  The company disputed that Chareas was entitled to the percentages he claimed and that he was also not entitled to commissions for certain deals and components of others.  During the course of his employment, Chareas made repeated demands upon the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Kandasamy Pasupathy, for a reconciliation of his commissions.  Pasupathy continually put Chareas off, and conceded at trial that it was not a priority for him. On March 20, 2009, Carevoyant terminated Chareas’s employment and provided him with a reconciliation at that time, purportedly showing that the company overpaid him and that Chareas owed the company $90,000.  Chareas filed suit in the Circuit Court of Cook County for breach of contract and fraud.  The company filed a Counterclaim against Chareas, but voluntarily dismissed their claim immediately prior to trial for strategic reasons. Prior to trial, the court dismissed a portion of Chareas’s claims, ruling that they were barred by the statute of limitations.  The Defendants dropped their settlement offer from $40,000 to $10,000.  Chareas’s settlement demand was $75,000.  During the course of the trial, Pasupathy was repeatedly impeached by prior sworn testimony from his deposition, along with his deposition testimony from a companion case brought by the former Vice-President, Mathias.  On May 19, 2011, a jury returned a verdict in favor of Chareas and against the Defendants for $454,000.  Gene Hollander tried the case along with associate Gina Shawver.  Interviews with the jurors post-trial revealed that they were extremely bothered that Pasupathy put Chareas off for 13 years concerning his requests., 2011
  • Luis Ibarra, Sr. v. Pactiv Corporation, Holomshek v. Archdiocese of Chicago, Sabynicz v. Xertrex International, Swiech v. Gottlieb Hospital, David, Stamm Jr. v. Jeffrey Prochnow and Western National Insurance Company, Douglas v. Gamawa and Yellow Cab Management, Catalano v. Community Theatre Guil
  • Buffone v. Rosebud Restaurants, Inc. No. 05 C 5551, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  Pregnancy discrimination and FMLA.  The jury returned a verdict of $380,000.  The Court later awarded liquidated damages of $55,000 on the FMLA claim.  The Magistrate Judge issued a report and recommendation of approximately $148,000 in attorney's fees and costs., 2006
  • Paper Recovery, Inc. v. The Segerdahl Corporation, et. al., No. 07 L 3762, Circuit Court of Cook County.  Plaintiff is a wastepaper recycler and had two written contracts with each of the Segerdahl defendants to haul away their wastepaper.  The Segerdahl Defendants are commercial printers in Wheeling, Illinois.  The contracts were entered into on October 13, 2006, and were to run through December 31, 2010.  (The written contracts were negotiated as part of a settlement arising out of earlier litigation between the parties).  During the performance of the contracts, Plaintiff adjusted or downgraded various bales of wastepaper that were graded incorrectly by the Segerdahl Defendants.  On April 5, 2007, the Segerdahl defendants terminated the contracts, claiming that the Plaintiff did not have the right to adjust or question the grading of the wastepaper. The Segerdahl Defendants subsequently awarded the business to Marcells Paper & Metal, Inc. a competitor.  Plaintiff claimed that Marcells tortiously interfered with the contracts as Marcells became a consultant to the Segerdahl entities in October, 2006, prior to the breach. The jury returned a combined verdict of $3.25 million against the Segerdahl Defendants., 2011
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Office Location for Eugene K. Hollander

230 West Monroe Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 312-766-4775

Fax: 312-899-8003

Last Updated: 12/4/2020

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