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Dennis J. DeCaro - Chicago, IL

161 N. Clark StreetSuite 1800 Chicago, IL 60601

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Updated: 12/20/2022

Chicago Civil Rights Actions Lawyer


Injury lawyer Dennis DeCaro is committed to advocating for his clients in all cases where an individual has been injured, or where an individual’s civil rights have been violated. Mr. DeCaro has represented injured individuals in a wide variety of situations: car accidents; slip and falls; trucking collisions; medical malpractice; product liability; and premise liability.


About Dennis J. DeCaro

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish
  • Polish

Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights Actions
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • All types of injury cases from the injured party.

Representative Clients

  • Gaston v. Danville, 957 N.E. 2d 1233, IL App. Ct. 4th District, 2009
  • Medel v. Amezcua, 967 N.E. 2d 501, IL. App. Ct. 3rd District, 2008
  • Townsend v. Fassbinder, 866 N.E. 2d 631, IL. App. Ct. 2nd District, 2007


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008
  • District of Columbia, 2012

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Instructor, Legal Writing, John Marshall Law School, 2006 - 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chairman of the Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, 2012 - Present
  • Board Member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, 2000 - 2012
  • Board Member of Jeanine Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund, 2006 - Present

Past Positions

  • Terrence P. LeFevour, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1993 - 1995
  • Michael A. Unger, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1993 - 1995
  • W. Michael Fay, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1993 - 1995
  • Ciardelli & Cummings, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1993 - 1995
  • Arthur S. Gold & Associates, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1993 - 1995
  • Baizer & Rapoport, Highland Park, Illinois, 1992 - 1995
  • Barry Gross, John R. DeLeon, Joseph R. Lopez, Jo-Anne Wolfson, Marvin I. Bloom, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1992 - 1994
  • Charles G. Murphy, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1991 - 1992
  • Arnold & Kadjan, Chicago, Illinois, Legal Research, 1990 - 1992


  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    J.D., Juris Doctor
  • Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 1989
    M.S.I.R., Master of Science in Industrial Relations
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Major: Psychology
    Major: English

Ancillary Businesses

  • Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and National Epilepsy Foundation



  • Available Upon Request


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Bennett's Guide to Jury Selection and Trial Dynamics (Contributing Writer and Researcher), Cathy E. Bennett and Robert B. Hirschhorn, West Publishing, 1993

Office Information


161 N. Clark StreetSuite 1800 Chicago, IL 60601


  • (312) 726-7347


Other Sources of Feedback About Dennis J. DeCaro

Included on the 2023 Illinois list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Dennis J. DeCaro on Super Lawyers


  • Super Lawyers, 2014-2015
  • Jerome Price Evidence Moot Court Competition, New York, New York, Quarterfinalist, 1992
  • First Place, Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition, Chicago, Illinois, 1991

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