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Lisa M. Ciharan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd.
161 N Clark St, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-997-5784
Fax: 312-372-3833
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Romanian
Attorney Profile

Attorney Lisa M. Ciharan is an associate with the Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd. law firm in Chicago, Illinois. A top-rated trial attorney and zealous advocate for those who suffered injury or loss as a result of someone else's negligence, Ms. Ciharan focuses her practice almost exclusively on personal injury law, and she has achieved notable success helping clients throughout Chicago and the surrounding areas with their catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims.

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Ciharan has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for her plaintiff clients adversely affected by unsafe property conditions, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents and other preventable tragedies. Among her most notable successes, she recently obtained a verdict of $500,000 in a premises liability case (one of the top 50 verdicts in Illinois in 2019), a settlement of more than $862,000 for the victim of a malfunctioning stove, and an arbitration award of $880,000 in an Underinsured Motorist Claim for a client involved in a motor vehicle collision who sustained a cervical herniation, lateral epicondylitis, and an increased lumbar herniation, all requiring surgery.

A 2007 cum laude graduate of Ohio State University with degrees in psychology and sociology, Ms. Ciharan attended DePaul University College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2012. While pursuing her legal degree, she was a member of the DePaul Moot Court Society, and she completed an externship with Circuit Court Judge James Murray. She also served as law clerk for the Cook County state’s attorney as well as for a prominent workers' compensation law firm in Chicago.

Ms. Ciharan is licensed to practice before all Illinois state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Wisconsin. She is a highly active member of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, among her other professional affiliations, and she is fluent in Romanian.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2022

About Lisa M. Ciharan

First Admitted: 2012, Illinois

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Illinois, 2012
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2012
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Educational Background

  • The Ohio State University,  B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Sociology, Cum Laude & with Honors Distinction from the Honors Program, 2007


  • An honor given to the top 2% of lawyers under 40 years old, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2019
  • An honor given to the top 2.5% of lawyers in Illinois under 40 years old., Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020


  • $500,000 verdict in a premises liability case for a client who suffered ankle and wrist fractures after falling down a dangerous set of stairs at a restaurant, 2019
  • $325,000 settlement during trial for a client who sustained an ankle fracture in a fall at an Illinois nursing home, 2019
  • $862,000 settlement for a client whose pulmonary fibrosis had worsened from inhaling cooking gas which had leaked from a malfunctioning stove in his apartment, 2018
  • $495,000 settlement where a doctor failed to reduce a woman’s broken ankle, 2015
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Office Location for Lisa M. Ciharan

161 N Clark St
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-997-5784

Fax: 312-372-3833

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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