Paul J. Fina

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Downers Grove, IL

Law Offices of Paul J. Fina
 | 5205 Washington Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: 630-960-4141
Fax: 630-960-4161
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Paul J. Fina founded his law firm, Fina Law Offices, with the goal of protecting the rights of victims of negligence living in northeastern Illinois. From his firm's two law offices in Chicago and Downers Grove, Mr. Fina provides representation, support and guidance to clients pursuing personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation related to the following:

    • Car and motorcycle accidents
    • Wrongful death
    • Slip-and-fall accidents
    • Product liability
    • Medical malpractice
    • Dog bites
    • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
    • Nursing home abuse and neglect
    • Workplace accidents

    Mr. Fina began his legal career in 1988 after earning his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, where he went on to earn his Master of Laws. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Illinois' state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of International Trade have also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.

    Over the past nearly 30 years, Mr. Fina's many courtroom successes have earned him the respect of the legal community. As a result, he is the recipient of a number of honors, including an "Excellent" rating from Avvo, membership in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and inclusion among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.

    Attorney Fina is not only active in the courtroom but also in the legal community. He is a member of a number of legal associations, including the American Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 40%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis


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    Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2016 - 2021

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    About Paul Fina

    Admitted: 1988, Illinois

    Professional Webpage:


    • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel is limited to 1% of Attorneys in recognition of accomplishments in the practice of law., Member, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2021
    • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation, American Bar Association
    • Who's Who in American Law
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Lifetime Member, Best Attorneys of America
    • National Academy of Jurisprudence, Premier 100 Designation
    • Who's Who in the World
    • Congressional Medal of Distinction
    • Elite Lawyers of America
    • National Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Lawyers - Top 25 Mass Tort Lawyers
    • Litigator Award - Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
    • Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Who's Who in America
    • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Recipient, DePaul Law Grant
    • 10 Best Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
    • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Award, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
    • American Law Society

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section 
    • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1991
    • DuPage County Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1988
    • Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, 1988
    • United States Court of International Trade, 2004
    • Illinois Bar, 1988
    • United States Supreme Court, 1989

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • General Counsel, Housing Helpers, Inc., 1991 - Present, 1991
    • Adjunct Faculty, Aurora University,  College of Business, 1998
    • Adjunct Faculty, College of DuPage Departments of Economics and Business Law, 1986 - 1998, 1986


    • $.5 Million - Bicyclist struck by a Motor Vehicle
    • $.25 Million - Individual injured in an automobile accident, injuries largely included scarring at the bridge of the individual's nose.  
    • $3 Million - Wrongful death electrocution case against Commonwealth Edison Co.
    • $.3 Million - Intersection collission affected by traffic control devices.
    • $1.2 Million - Motor vehicle accident case
    • $.5 Million - Motorcycle stuck by Farm Tractor
    • $5 Million - Class action property damage case against Kerr-McGee Chemical Co.
    • $1.75 Million - Wrongful death automobile defect case against Ford Motor Co.
    • $1.2 Million - Head-on automobile collision case
    • $.9 Million - Pedestrian fall on stairway
    • $2.25 Million - Negligence action against Lufthansa Airlines
    • $1.25 Million - Parking lot defect action
    • $1.0 Million - Pedestrian knock down

    Educational Background:

    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A., Economics, 1983
    • University of Illlinois, LLM, International Buisness and Trade Law, 2007, 2007
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., Economics, 1982
    • DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., 1987, 1987
    • Harvard Univerity, Finance Certificate, graduation date, 2018, 2018
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    Office Location for Paul J. Fina

    5205 Washington Street
    Downers Grove, IL 60515

    Phone: 630-960-4141

    Fax: 630-960-4161

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