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Deborah Weiss Fertel - Chicago, IL

161 N Clark StSuite 1800 Chicago, IL 60601

Updated: 12/04/2017

Chicago Workers' Compensation Law Lawyer


Deborah Fertel has been with Katz, Friedman since 1985. Her practice focuses primarily on representing injured workers in their workers' compensation claims. She is one of the attorneys in our office who specialize in handling airline claims. Debbie has been active in promoting education on workers' compensation issues by speaking to client groups and giving seminars...

About Deborah Weiss Fertel

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Social Security Disability
  • Supplemental Security Disability

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1984

Other Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Committee, Past Legislative Liaison)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Committee, Past Chair)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Cook County Mandatory Arbitration System, 1990 - Present (Arbitrator)


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    Juris Doctorate
    Law Review: Law Review, Member
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: Volunteered at an out-patient facility for chronically mentally ill adults during her senior year
    Major: Sociology

Past Positions

  • Missouri Department of Children and Family, Intern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Make- a -Wish foundation (serving as a wish granter), Volunteer
  • Anti-Defamation League, Volunteer
  • Feed My Starving Children, Volunteer
  • Will County Humane Society, Volunteer

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Office Information


161 N Clark StSuite 1800 Chicago, IL 60601


  • 312-372-5555

Accepts Credit Cards


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