George Brugess

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Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Chicago, IL

Cogan & Power, P.C.
 | 1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-477-2500
Fax: 312-477-2501
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Transportation/Maritime (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney George Brugess is a partner at Cogan & Power, P.C., in Chicago, Illinois, where he represents workers who were injured on the job. He is particularly well-known for representing injured railroad workers in cases that fall under the Federal Employers Liability Act. He serves clients throughout the Chicagoland area, as well as throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

    Over the course of his more than three decades in the law, Mr. Brugess has secured substantial verdicts and recoveries for railroad workers who have sustained injuries at work. He has been involved in several significant cases, including a $33 million verdict for a railroad switchman who was badly injured at work.

    Mr. Brugess earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and received his law degree from DePaul College of Law. He received his license to practice law in 1981, which made him eligible to appear before all Illinois state courts. He also holds licenses to practice before federal courts in Indiana, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Michigan and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 9th circuits.

    Following law school graduation, Mr. Brugess immediately began litigating railroad-related cases. He served as general attorney for the Union Pacific Railroad and spent many years at another private firm and as a solo practitioner before joining Cogan & Power, P.C.

    Mr. Brugess enjoys serving his community. He is a former president for the Morton Unit School District Board of Education and an active member of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Board of Managers.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Transportation/Maritime
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Railroad Accident, Trucking Accidents


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

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    About George Brugess

    Admitted: 1981, Illinois

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Federal Courts in Wisconsin
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • Federal Courts in Nebraska
    • Federal Courts in Michigan
    • Federal Courts in Indiana
    • Federal Courts
    • Illinois State

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • President of the Board of Education, Morton High School District
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    Office Location for George Brugess

    1 East Wacker Drive
    Suite 510
    Chicago, IL 60601

    Phone: 312-477-2500

    Fax: 312-477-2501

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    Last Updated: 8/27/2020

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