Joel Herrera

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Herrera Law Center, LLC
Joel Herrera
Herrera Law Center, LLC

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2002

Education: Northern Illinois University College of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024
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Herrera Law Center, LLC

4252 N. Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60641-1605 Visit website


Serving clients across the Chicago metro region, Joel Herrera is the founder of the Herrera Law Center LLC in Chicago, Illinois. His practice area is primarily focused on workers’ compensation issues, helping injured workers get the reparations they deserve. 

Earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mr. Herrera enrolled at the Northern Illinois University College of Law to pursue his law degree. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. 

Fluent in Spanish and English, Mr. Herrera assists a diverse range of clients, representing them before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, the Circuit Courts of Illinois and the Illinois Appellate Court. He has a successful track record of recovering millions of dollars in settlement amounts for his clients. Moreover, his professionalism and quality legal services have been recognized by the legal community, and he holds a “Good” rating on Avvo. 

With his legal career spanning almost two decades, Mr. Herrera has extensive experience in workers’ comp law and shares his knowledge by volunteering as a guest speaker for several local community groups. He is also a member of many prominent legal associations and is a legal advisory board member of Arise Chicago, a nonprofit that fights against workplace injustice. In addition, he maintains active memberships with the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois. 

Recognized for his vast legal knowledge, Mr. Herrera has been invited to be a guest speaker on news channels and featured on a radio show, discussing various legal topics related to work injuries.

Practice areas

Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents

  • 70% Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2002, Illinois

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Guest speaker on Univision’s “A Tu Lado,”a legal segment on the 10 pm news
  • Speaker on the radio show “Tu Voz, Tu Derecho,” which airs on AM 1450
Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois – B.A.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State of Illinois
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Workers’ Compensation Association
  • ARISE Chicago – Legal Advisory Board Member
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Office location for Joel Herrera

4252 N. Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60641-1605

Phone: 773-352-9900


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

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