Joseph Siprut

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Chicago, IL

Siprut PC
 | 17 North State Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-236-0000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (70%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Joseph Siprut is the founder and managing partner of Siprut PC. He was named a “Super Lawyer” in Illinois for Class Action Litigation, and holds an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubble, the highest possible peer review rating. He has been called a “fearless game-changer in class actions” by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, and was named one of the “Top 100” in the country by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Siprut was previously named one of the Top 40 attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40, and was also named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” in the country by the National Trial Lawyers Association. ALM Legal Leaders named Mr. Siprut one of “Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers.” Mr. Siprut was also selected for membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, and fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

Mr. Siprut has been featured extensively in national and international media. His television appearances include: CNN; ABC; NBC; CBS; Fox; WGN; and the Al-Jazeera network, among others. Virtually every major national newspaper has covered Mr. Siprut’s litigation practice, including USA Today, the New York Times, the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, and more. He has been deemed by the media as the “Friend of the Frequent Fliers” for his successful litigation crusades against the airline industry on behalf of airline customers, as well as a “Leading Sports Reformer” for his advocacy to combat the problem of concussions and head injuries in college sports.

Mr. Siprut frequently speaks at national class action and consumer litigation seminars. He has substantial first-chair trial experience, and previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law in the Trial Advocacy program. He is also a frequent author, having published over 25 articles in the nation's leading law reviews and legal journals on topics including the right of privacy, copyright litigation, and contract doctrine, as well as litigation strategy and tactics. He was appointed as a member of the Illinois ARDC Hearing Board, and is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Fair Contracts Project, an initiative focused on counteracting the implications of fine print in standard form consumer contracts.

Mr. Siprut is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, where he served as the Managing Editor of the Northwestern Law Review and was selected to represent Northwestern in national competition as a member of its National Moot Court team. He was also awarded the Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship, a national fellowship competition for law and graduate study.

Prior to founding Siprut PC, Mr. Siprut spent his career practicing at some of the top corporate litigation firms in the country. Mr. Siprut has been recognized by the Law in Public Service Committee of the ABA for his dedication to pro bono work. He is admitted to practice in Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (including its Trial Bar), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. For over five years, Mr. Siprut served as an arbitrator in the Cook County Arbitration Program.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (70%): Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Business Litigation (30%)

Focus Areas

Class Actions, Toxic Torts


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

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About Joseph Siprut

Admitted: 2003, Illinois

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Honors and Awards:

  • Chicago's Top Rated Lawyers – ALM Legal, 2014
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member, 2013
  • "Fearless game-changer in class actions" by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • National Moot Court team, Member, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Awarded the Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Managing Editor, Northwestern Law Review, Northwestern University School of Law
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubble
  • "Top 40 Under 40" – National Trial Lawyers
  • "Top 40 Under 40" Illinois Attorneys
  • "Top 100" – National Trial Lawyers
  • Illinois "Super Lawyer," Class Action & Mass Torts
  • First Place, Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition, national writing competition sponsored by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois ARDC Hearing Board, Member, 2012
  • Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, Trial Advocacy program, 2009
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Illinois
  • Trial Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Advisory Board for the Fair Contracts Project, 2011
  • Pro Bono Attorney for LCA (Lawyers for the Creative Arts), 2003
  • Member, Auxiliary Board, John G. Shedd Aquarium (Vice-President, 2008-2012)

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • In re: Ultra Mist Sunsceen Litigation, Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, Case No: 13-cv-131.  Settlement valued at $200 million, 2013
  • Amelia Foos v. Ann Inc. et al., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Case No: 3:11-cv-02794.  Settlement valued in excess of $2.3 million, 2012
  • In re Southwest Airlines Voucher Litigation, Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, Case No: 11-CV-8176.  Settlement valued up to $29 Million, 2012
Office Location for Joseph Siprut

17 North State Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-236-0000


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Last Updated: 6/20/2017

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