Robert J. Rooth

Top rated personal injury attorney in Evanston, Illinois

The Rooth Law Firm, A Professional Corporation
Robert J. Rooth
The Rooth Law Firm, A Professional Corporation

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Civil rights, Health care; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1984

Education: DePaul University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

The Rooth Law Firm, A Professional Corporation

1330 B Serman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 Visit website


Attorney Robert J. Rooth is the founder and president of The Rooth Law Firm in Evanston, Illinois. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 36 years of total legal experience, Mr. Rooth provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Chicago metro region and all across the state who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

An attorney since 1984, Mr. Rooth has focused on plaintiff personal injury litigation since 1987, and he has achieved a long record of securing successful results for his clients adversely affected by nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, burn injuries, closed-head injuries and other preventable tragedies.

Among his most notable successes, he was part of a high-profile medical malpractice case, where he helped secure a verdict of more than $16 million on behalf of a partially paralyzed victim, and he has been involved other complex cases as well, such as the Cline Avenue Bridge Collapse and the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking.

Although he has extensive experience with all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Rooth has become a recognized authority on nursing home neglect cases, which have become a significant portion of his practice. No matter the cause of his clients' suffering, he maintains an unwavering focus on protecting their rights at all turns, and he finds great reward in being a zealous advocate and a compassionate counselor to help so many during their times of dire need.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Rooth has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with excellent client ratings on Avvo. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients who have offered praise regarding his dedicated support, open communication and tireless work ethic at helping them achieve the most favorable outcomes possible for their unfortunate situations.

A 1981 graduate of Indiana University, Mr. Rooth obtained his Juris Doctor in 1984 from DePaul University College of Law. He is an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Association of Justice, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Civil rights, Health care, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Police misconduct, Nursing home, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Medical devices

  • 60% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Civil rights
  • 10% Health care
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - products: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1984, Illinois

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Educational Background:
  • Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts, 1981
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Team Evanston Soccer Club
  • Past President of the Chiaravalle Montessori School Board of Trustees
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Richter v. Siqueira, et. al.
  • Clark v. Tiesenga; $750,000 verdict for surgical error in removing a Stage I rectal carcinoma., 2010

Office location for Robert J. Rooth

1330 B Serman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: 847-752-0947


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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