Douglas Rallo

Qualifications

Douglas Rallo has been an attorney practicing Personal Injury, Dog Bite and Workers Compensation law for more than 37 years in Illinois and Wisconsin. Douglas  has a record of getting great results for his clients. He founded the Law Offices of Douglas Rallo, P.C. in 1998. In the practice of law, Douglas is a passionate advocate for the rights of his clients. Every case is unique, and past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

Notable Cases

Sherrod v. Berry, 629 F.Supp. 159 (1985)

Landmark wrongful death case where I introduced the concept of, and coined the term, “hedonic damages”. Hedonic damages compensate for the loss of a person’s enjoyment and pleasure of life itself. This is the first case in the country where an economist’s testimony was admitted into evidence as proof of the value a decedent’s expected life.

Douglas Rallo Personal Injury Lawyer

Douglas Rallo

Qualifications

Douglas Rallo Personal Injury Lawyer
Douglas Rallo has been an attorney practicing Personal Injury, Dog Bite and Workers Compensation law for more than 37 years in Illinois and Wisconsin. Douglas has settled million-dollar cases, and has a record of getting great results for his clients. He founded the Law Offices of Douglas Rallo, P.C. in 1998. In the practice of law, Douglas is a passionate advocate for the rights of his clients. Every case is unique, and past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

Notable Cases

Sherrod v. Berry, 629 F.Supp. 159 (1985)

Landmark wrongful death case where I introduced the concept of, and coined the term, “hedonic damages”. Hedonic damages compensate for the loss of a person’s enjoyment and pleasure of life itself. This is the first case in the country where an economist’s testimony was admitted into evidence as proof of the value a decedent’s expected life.

Honors and Awards

  • Chosen as “Top Lawyers in Illinois” 2017 and 2018 and 2019
  • Who’s Who in the World, 31st Edition, Marquis Publishing
  • Who’s Who In American Law, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Editions, Marquis Publishing
  • Who’s Who in America, 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th, 58th, 62nd and 63rd, 68th Editions, Marquis Publishing
  • Kingston’s National Registry of Who’s Who, 2000 Edition (Life member No. 197632)
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Accomplishments reviewed in Newsweek Magazine, and Chicago Tribune ; quoted in National Law Journal
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory – Rated “Distinguished”
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honor Society

Publications and Activities

  • Author, “Carpal Tunnel Management Eases Syndrome Discomfort”, Biomechanics, Vol. XV, Number 3
  • Author, “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, an ‘Accidental’ Injury Under the Workers’ Compensation Act”, Trial Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1 
  • Author, “Recovering Lost Earning Capacity Under the Workers’ Compensation Act”, 90 Illinois Bar Journal 348
  • Author, “Insurance Write-Offs and the Collateral Source Rule”, 38 Trial 42
Getting the best outcome for clients who have been injured at work or in a car accident begins with studying the law and putting in all of the behind-the-scenes hard work. We take our work seriously because we take you seriously. Douglas Rallo not only studies the law — he writes about the law and teaches the law to other lawyers.
  • Author, “Proof of Medical Expenses at Trial: Insurance ‘Write Offs’ and the Collateral Source Rule”, Trial Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2 
  • Author, “Curative Admissibility: Two Wrongs Can Make a Right”, The Docket, Vol. 2, No. 10; Lake County Bar Association
  • Author, “Perjury Statute Update: A New Supreme Court Interpretation of Materiality”, The Docket, Vol. 2, No. 7; Lake County Bar Association
  • Author, “No Cure Yet for Spoliation of Patient Records”, 6 Chicago Bar Association Record, 29
  • Author, “Hedonic Damages: Valuing the Enjoyment and Pleasure of Life in Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Litigation”, The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel Newsletter, Vol. 10, No. 1
  • Lecturer, “Workers Compensation Law”, AFL-CIO, Gurnee, Illinois 
  • Lecturer, “Hedonic Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation”, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, McHenry County Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association
  • Lecturer, “Civil Practice and Procedure” (Expert Witnesses), Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, “One Day Business Symposium”, sponsored by Tandem Staffing Solutions, Inc. in conjunction with Blue Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Moderator & Lecturer, “Medical/Legal Seminar,” Lake County Bar Association
  • Researcher for “A Functional Analysis of the Criminal Code Reform Act of 1978”, Submitted to the United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
  • Panel Attorney for Illinois State Appellate Defenders Office
  • Teacher, “Everyday Law”, Mundelein High School and Libertyville High School Adult Education Program
  • Editor, Justinian Society Newsletter
  • Chairman, Medical/Legal Committee of the Lake County Bar Association
  • Radio Interview. Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ 91.5 FM, Chicago, IL
  • Radio Interview. Breakfast Edition with John Sweeney, KGIL 94.3 FM, Mission Hills, CA
  • Radio Interview. Bruce Bradley Show, KMOX, St. Louis, MO
  • Radio Interview. Dan Keeney Show, WKRS-AM, Waukegan, IL
  • Television Interview. Danish National Television directed by Mr. Vardier

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, Juris Doctor (1978)
  • University of San Diego Law School, Institute on Comparative and International Law, Paris, France (1977)
  • Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a minor in Public Administration (1975)

Professional Licenses

  • Illinois Supreme Court (1979)
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court (1998)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1980)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin (1995)
  • United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin (2001)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1979)

Professional Society Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin

Civic Activities

  • Director & Attorney for Washington Village (Grayslake) Townhome & Manorhome Association
  • Libertyville Youth Commission
  • Libertyville Jaycees
  • Civic Center Foundation of Libertyville
  • Libertyville/Mundelein/Vernon Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Vice President
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