Louis C. Cairo

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois

GWC Injury Lawyers
Louis C. Cairo
GWC Injury Lawyers

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1983

Education: Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024

GWC Injury Lawyers

111 E Wacker Dr
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60601 Visit website


A senior partner at Chicago, Illinois-based GWC Injury Lawyers LLC, Louis C. Cairo divides his practice between workers' compensation matters and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He has earned the respect of his fellow professionals for his successful track record and high degree of ethics, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Cairo is admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts.

In his personal injury and wrongful death litigation practice, Mr. Cairo represents people throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan area and across the state who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. The cases that he has handled have arisen out of incidents involving premises liability, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, pedestrian knockdowns, defective products and construction site accidents. In this regard, Mr. Cairo has been able to obtain several sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Cairo also provides assistance to people who have been injured on the job or who have contracted an occupational disease and who are seeking their rightful benefits under their employer's insurance coverage. His work includes helping ensure that the required claim documentation contains all required information and that it is filed on a timely basis. Mr. Cairo also provides advocacy at subsequent hearings in the event that the claim is disputed or denied.

Mr. Cairo is a 1980 graduate of Marquette University, where he majored in marketing and received a Bachelor of Science. His legal education came at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1983. He is an active participant in several legal organizations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

  • 80% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1983, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.gwclaw.com/personal-injury-attorneys/louis-c-cai...

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Educational Background:
  • Marquette University, Business Degree
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Justinian Society of Italian Lawyers
  • Italian American Labor Councils Person of the Year Award
  • List of Illinois Superlawyers
  • Italian American Executive of Transportation Councils Man of the Year, 2013
  • Maria Pappas, Illinois Treasurer
  • Leonardo da Vinci Award of Excellence in the Law by the National Grand Lodge of the Order Sons of Italy
  • Leading Lawyers, 2015
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Managers, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Office location for Louis C. Cairo

111 E Wacker Dr
Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-464-1234


20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024

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