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Jack J. Casciato

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Clifford Law Offices PC
120 North LaSalle Street, 36th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-899-9090
Fax: 312-251-1160
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Jack J. Casciato joined Clifford Law Offices in 2018 after he tried a significant truck accident case as a defense attorney against Clifford Law Offices in February 2018. Prior to joining Clifford Law Offices, Jack was a partner at a nationally known defense firm in Chicago where he defended truck accident cases, medical malpractice actions, and actions against retailers, construction companies, product manufacturers, hotels and sports arenas. Jack’s time on the defense side provides him with a unique, insider advantage in representing personal injury clients in the same lawsuits that he use to defend.

In September 2019, Jack was named by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as a  40 under 40 top attorney in Illinois. In addition, Jack is a regular columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin where he authors published articles on all issues pertaining to personal injury litigation. In March of 2019, Jack was invited to London and Manchester, England to speak to the Pan European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers on various aspects of American personal injury litigation and jurisprudence. Outside his practice, Jack gives back to the legal community through various pro bono projects. Every year, Jack hosts a large charitable dinner for a social justice cause including Life Span, a non-profit legal organization that provides legal assistance to women that are victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. He was also recently nominated to serve on Ann and Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital’s Innovator Board. As a plaintiffs’ attorney, Jack has had numerous successes including a $6.2 million dollar settlement on behalf of an injured construction worker and a $3 million dollar settlement on behalf of a couple injured in a bus accident at O’Hare International Airport.

It is with great pride that Clifford Law Offices has an attorney of Jack J. Casciato’s caliber and legal acumen. Jack believes that the center of a successful case is first building a strong attorney-client relationship with the clients he represents. Jack believes that representing people during the hardest times in their lives is not just a career, but an honor to be entrusted to represent our clients and tell their stories.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Selections

4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

About Jack J. Casciato

First Admitted: 2011, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.cliffordlaw.com/attorneys/jack-j-casciato/

Educational Background

  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, 2011
  • DePaul University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

    • Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society member)
    • Assistant Captain of DePaul's Varsity hockey team that competed nationally in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).
    , 2008

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Innovator Board member, philanthropic board comprised of Chicago professionals under 40 who strive to organize fundraising events for the hospital; 2017- present. , 2019
  • Life Span fundraising board, a non-profit legal organization that provides legal assistance to women that are victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault; 2015-present., 2019
  • District of Columbia pro bono legal services, David A. Clarke School of Law legal clincis; 1000 plus hours of pro bono legal work for indigent D.C. residents; 2011., 2011
  • Mississippi Center for Justice, Biloxi, MS: pro bono legal servies in assisting local residents with the claims process following the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill; March 2011., 2011
  • District of Columbia pro bono legal services, David A. Clarke School of Law legal clincis; 1000 plus hours of pro bono legal work for indigent D.C. residents; 2010., 2010

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Jack, and partner Brad Cosgrove, obtained a $18.15 million settlement on behalf of a 17-year-old who sustained a traumatic brain injury and serious internal injuries that necessitated an airlift to Stroger Hospital when a truck driver, driving for a large trucking company and under the direction of a national shipper, lost control and crashed onto the shoulder of a highway. At the time of the crash, the plaintiff was lawfully on the shoulder of a highway determining if the brake lights and tail lights on his trailer were working. The plaintiff requires a lifetime of future therapy and caretaking services., 2021
  • Jack, with founder and senior partner Robert Clifford, obtained a $52.5 million settlement on behalf of eight young, female acrobats who sustained severe, life altering injuries during an aerial performance with Barnum & Bailey Circus in 2014., 2020
  • Jack, and partner Kevin Durkin, obtained a $6.2 million settlement due to workplace negligence, a union construction worker sustained serious orthopedic injuries from a fall. , 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Case can be made for punitive damages against texting motorists", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2021, "Case can be made for punitive damages against texting motorists", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2021
  • Jack Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, who focuses his practice on trucking accidents, construction cases and medical malpractice actions, wrote an article for The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin titled, “Danger looms on the road with technology, trucking.” In the article, he addresses the issue of truck driver shortages and the trucking safety issues posed with self-driving technology., Author, "Danger Loos on the road with technology, trucking", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2020
  • Jack J. Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, will be on a panel hosted by the Outer Temple Chambers in London on “Building a Case for Trial: Difference between Discovery in the United States v. European Union.”, Speaker, "Building a Case for Trial: Difference between Discovery in the United States v. European Union", Annual Cross Border Law Conference, 2020
  • “‘Dep assists’ can present problems when Petrillo doctrine overlooked,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 02/25/20, "'Dep assists' can present problems when Petrillo doctrine overlooked", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2020
  • Jack J. Casciato, partner at Clifford Law Offices, spoke at the Pan-European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers in Manchester, England, on “Use of Flight Simulations in Aviation Claims.”, "Use of Flight Simulations in Aviation Claims", Pan-European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers, 2019
  • “Danger Looms on the Road with Technology, Trucking,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 12/26/19, "Danger Looms on the Road with Technology, Trucking", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2019
  • “Resolving Health-Care Liens could be made easier with Full Disclosure,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 11/27/19, "Resolving Health-Care Liens could be made easier with Full Disclosure", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2019
  • “Benefits from Hospital Peer Review may be Crippled by Hide-and-Seek,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 09/16/19, "Benefits from Hospital Peer Review may be Crippled by Hide-and-Seek", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2019
  • “Time to Tell Jurors when Truck Crash Warning Systems Missing,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 06/17/19, "Time to Tell Jurors when Truck Crash Warning Systems Missing", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2019
  • “Isn’t it time to retire Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine in Illinois?,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 06/03/19, "Isn't it time to retire Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine in Illinois?", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2019
  • “Indiana in step with Doctor Agency Cases,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 03/20/19, "Indiana in step with Doctor Agency Cases", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2019
  • “Big Rig Drivers Next to You May be a Teen,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 01/17/19, "Big Rig Drivers Next to You May be a Teen", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2019
  • “Escaping Contribution Liability, While Tempting, Could Lead to Big Trouble,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 12/12/18, "Escaping Contribution Liability, While Tempting, Could Lead to Big Trouble", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2018
  • “To Make Whole, Punitive Legislation Needed,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 10/10/18, "To Make Whole, Punitive Legislation Needed", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 2018
  • "Effectively Using Social Media in Depositions and at Trial." Presentation: Great West Casualty Company, Bloomington, IN. June 2017., "Effectively Using Social Media in Depositions and at Trial.", 2017
  • "Effectively Using Prior Deposition Testimony of One Witness against a Subsequent Witness in the Same Action at a Discovery Deposition." Presentation: Great West Casualty Company, Bloomington, IN, June 2017., "Effectively Using Prior Deposition Testimony of One Witness against a Subsequent Witness in the Same Action at a Discovery Deposition" , 2017
  • "Preparing Doctors, Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants for Deposition: A Focus on Record Fluency." Presentation: Hamlin & Burton, Chicago, Illinois, February 2017., "Preparing Doctors, Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants for Deposition: A Focus on Record Fluency.", 2017
  • "Third-Party Worker Injury Suits Narrowed: Workplace Injuries and Restatement's Section 411." Construction Accident Litigation. Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article. Published: November 25, 2016., "Third-Party Worker Injury Suits Narrowed: Workplace Injuries and Restatement's Section 411.", 2016
  • "Truck Weight Limit Idles in Congress." Truck Accident Litigation. Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article. Published: January 13, 2016., "Truck Weight Limit Idles in Congress.", 2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State of Illinois Bar (2011-Present), 2022
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2011-Present), 2022
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) (2011-Present), 2022
  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA) (2011-Present), 2022

Honors/Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019-Present, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2022
  • Emerging Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media, 2017-Present, Emerging Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media, 2022
  • , 40 Under Forty, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2019
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Office Location for Jack J. Casciato

120 North LaSalle Street
36th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-899-9090

Fax: 312-251-1160

Last Updated: 3/4/2022

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