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Richard E. Aleksy is recognized as a preeminent trial attorney. He has briefed and argued many cases before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, various circuit courts, and the Appellate and Supreme Court of Illinois. He has earned an enviable reputation within the legal and insurance communities for his work involving workers’ compensation, disability determination and related aspects of injury law.
In 2011, Richard was one of only 12 people selected by Governor Pat Quinn to serve on the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board. He has also been a member of the board of directors and president of the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association.
He has lectured extensively for IICLE and ITLA. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from John Marshall Law School.
Notable Cases and Results:
Clayton v. Ingalls Memorial Hospital, 311 Ill.App.3d 135, 243 Ill.Dec. 913, 2000
Workers' compensation claimant issued subpoena duces tecum to hospital at which she had been treated for her injuries. After hospital sought to compel claimant to pay fees for photocopying medical records sought, claimant filed petition seeking to enforce subpoena. The Circuit Court, Cook County, issued order requiring hospital to comply with subpoena. Hospital appealed. The Appellate Court, held that: (1) subpoena was governed by subpoena process of Workers' Compensation Act, rather than by Code of Civil Procedure or Supreme Court Rules, and (2) provision of Act governing such subpoenas requires party issuing subpoena to pay only a $20-per-day witness fee and a $.20-per-mile travel fee and does not require party issuing subpoena to pay any per-page copy fees, retrieval fees, or any other expenses claimed. Affirmed.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Year of Birth: 1945
Law School: John Marshall Law School, J.D.
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois
Merrick & Holz, 1976-1977
Law Offices of J. Michael Madda 1977-1987
Richard E. Aleksy & Assoc. 1987-1996
Corti & Aleksy 1996-2000
Corti, Freeman & Aleksy 2000-2008
Law Office of Richard E. Aleksy 2008-2015
Aleksy Belcher, 2015-present
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Workers' Compensation Committee
Awards; Honors; Distinctions;
- Leading Lawyers, Law Bulletin Media, 2003-present
- Top 10 Leading Workers' Compensation Lawyers in Illinois, 2009-present
- Chicago’s Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America, 2014
- Cambridge Who’s Who
- Super Lawyers
Published Legal Writing:
Workers' Compensation Notebooks
IICLE chapters including "Mastering Workers’ Compensation in Illinois: The Process, The Procedure, and the Law."
Richard has delivered lectures concerning workers’ compensation issues at the Illinois State Bar Association and twice at the Chicago Bar Association. In addition, he has participated in numerous other seminars as a presenter and member of panel discussions, including, “IICLE: Orthopedics in the New Work Comp Legislation in Illinois,” and “IICLE: Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform Legislation: Covering All New Elements of the New Statute.”
When you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation. The process can be daunting. Between your employer, the insurance companies, the hospitals and the court system it is easy to get overwhelmed. It is crucial that you quickly secure representation.
Aleksy Belcher brings the experience, dedication and compassion that you need to help you through this tough time and to make sure that you are fairly compensated. We understand that a quick and fair resolution is important to you and your family, and our attorneys are committed to making that happen.
Wife, three daughters, four grandchildren