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   3Arnold G. RubinChicago(312) 899-8333arubin@rubinlawgroup.comarubin@rubinlawgroup.comRubin Law Group Ltdwww.rubinlawgroup.comwww.rubinlawgroup.comrubinarnold.jpgWorkers' Compensation LawWage differential claimsVocational rehabilitationTotal permanent disabilityWork comp appeals
Arnold G. Rubinarubin@rubinlawgroup.com
Rubin Law Group Ltdhttp://www.rubinlawgroup.com
20 S Clark St Ste 1810
Chicago IL 60603
Ph.(312) 899-8333 Fx.(312) 899-8141Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Workers' Compensation Law    Wage differential claims
    Vocational rehabilitation
    Total permanent disability
    Work comp appeals
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Rubin concentrates his practice in the area of workers' compensation law. His client base includes the following areas of the work force: union workers employed in the construction trades, employees in the manufacturing industries, as well as employees in various service industries. He has represented clients at all levels of proceedings in the workers' compensation process including arbitration, review, circuit court, appellate court and supreme court. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995. He has also been selected in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Illinois Super Lawyers magazine.


Notable Cases and Results:  
Hydraulics v. Industrial Commission, 768 N.E. 2d 760 (Ill., 2nd Dist. 2002) (filed amicus curiae brief on behalf of ITLA)

Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization v. Industrial Commission, 728 N.E.2d 498 (Ill., 1st Dist. 2000)

Forest City Steel Erectors v. Industrial Commission, 636 N.E.2d 969 (First District Appellate Court, Industrial Commission Division, 1994)

Lakeside Architectural Metals v. Industrial Commission, 642 N.E.2d 796 (Second District Appellate Court, Industrial Commission Division, 1994)


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1978


Date of Birth:  1954

Law School:  Chicago-Kent College of Law--Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D., 1978

Undergraduate School:  Northwestern University

Representative Clients:  
Injured employees in all aspects of workers' compensation proceedings; union workers employed in the construction trades; employees in the manufacturing industries; employees in various service industries


Employment History:  
Law Offices of Arnold G. Rubin, Ltd., Chicago
  November 1994-present:
Anesi, Ozmon & Rodin, Ltd., Chicago
  1978-1994 (partner 1984-1994)


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  Board of Managers, 1992-2005
Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  Board of Directors, 1994-2001
  President, 1993
Chicago Bar Association
  Chairman, Industrial Commission Committee, 1989-1990

Awards; Honors; Distinctions
Leading Lawyers #1 Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Illinois, 2009-present, based upon their surveys
Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year, Chicago Workers' Compensation Law -- Claimants, 2014-'15
Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year, Workers' Compensation, 2011
Best Lawyers in America, 1995-present


Published Legal Writing:  
"Appellate Court Confronts Medical Bill Payment Conundrum in Workers' Compensation Claims," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Leading Lawyers Supplement (April 23, 2011)

"Utilization Review: A Petitioner's Perspective," Advances in Orthopedics for the Injured Worker (April 8, 2011)

"Wage Loss Claims, Section 8(d)1," Chapter 19, Workers' Compensation Notebook, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (2005 through 2013)

"The Injured Public Employee: Accidental Injuries in the Public Sector Workplace," Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Public Employee Relations Report, Vol.23, Number 4 (Fall 2006)

"Carpenter Bypasses Employer's Attempts to Detour Benefits," Vol. 43, No. 2, ISBA Workers' Compensation Law Newsletter, (January 2006)

"Employer Avoids 'Commutation' Order," Vol. 43, No. 2, ISBA Workers' Compensation Law Newsletter, (January 2006)

"Can an 8(d)1 Award Be Modified?" Vol. 42, No. 3, ISBA Workers' Compensation Law Newsletter, (March 2005)

"Pre-Trial Discovery: Is It Available for Workers' Compensation Claims?" Vol. 42, No. 3, ISBA Workers' Compensation Law Newsletter, (March 2005)

"Three Post-Surgical Auto Accidents Failed to Break Causal Connection Chain," Vol. 42, No. 3, ISBA Workers' Compensation Law Newsletter, (March 2005)

"Vocational Rehabilitation / Physical Rehabilitation and Petitioner's Rights Under Section 8(d-1) of the Act," Chapter 19, Workers' Compensation Notebook, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (1997 through 2004)

"Reviewing the Job Search Requirement in Workers' Compensation Cases: When is a Job Search Really Required? Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal (Summer 2002)

"Physician Patient Privilege in Workers' Compensation Claims," Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal (Spring 1999)

"An Overview of Industrial Vocational Rehabilitation Statutes and Approaches," 74 Ill Bar Journal 342 (1986)

"An Evaluation of Vocational Rehabilitation Under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act," Volume 5, No 2, Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal, Page 13 (Spring/ Summer, 1983)

"An Analysis of Recent Changes in Practice Before the Illinois Industrial Commission," Northwest Suburban Association Journal (September/ October 1982)

"Sunship Decision Sinks Federal Exclusivity in Longshoremen and Harbor Workers' Compensation Claims," Ill Bar Journal 696 (1981) (ISBA Lincoln Award-Winning Article, 1981)

"Products Liability: Expanding the Property Damage Exception in Pure Economic Loss Cases," 54 IIT-Chicago Kent Law Review 963 (1978)


Legal Lectures:  
"Section 8.7 and Utliization Review: A Petitioner's Perspective," Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Judicial Training Program, Sept. 17, 2014

"Workers' Compensation Institute Case Law Update," IICLE Workers' Compensation Seminar, Feb. 3, Feb. 25, 2014

"Safe Works Illinois Seminar -- The New Era of Workers' Compensation," 21st Annual Work Injury Conference, Oct. 10, 2013

"Basics of Workers' Compensation Practice: Everything You Need to Know From Taking the Case to Filing an Appeal!" IICLE Workers' Compensation Seminar, Oct. 3, 2013

"The AMA Guidelines: The Impact on Workers' Compensation Cases and a Review of Post September 1, 2011 Permanency Decisions," Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Judicial Training Program, Oct. 2, 2013

"The AMA Guidelines: The Impact on Workers' Compensation Cases and a Review of Post September 1, 2011 Permanency Decisions," City of Chicago -- Committee on Finance, March 8, 2013

"Impact of the New Legislation on the Illinois Workers' Compensation Practice (Petitioner's Perspective), Weiss Memorial Hospital Presentation, Nov. 14, 2012

"Advanced Workers' Compensation: Trial Practice Under the New Act," IICLE Workers' Compensation Seminar, IICLE Workers' Compensation Seminar, Oct. 18, Oct. 24, 2012

"A Petitioner's View on Structured Settlements," Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Judicial Training Program, Sept. 13, 2012

"Administrative Rules, Section 7110.10 -- Vocational Rehabilitation (Time for a Change?)" Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Judicial Training Program, April 12, 2012

"A Legal Perspective: How the AMA Guidelines Will Help Quantify the Impact of a Claim (Petitioner's Perspective)," Accelerated Rehabilitation Center Breakfast Seminar, March 16, 2012

"Orthopedics & New Work Comp Legislation Illinois," MCLE Seminar, Oct. 28, 2011

"AMA Guidelines: Legal Analysis," Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Judicial Training Program, Oct. 21, 2011

"Compensating Workers: The Next Act," Law Bulletin Seminar, Oct. 11, 2011

"Getting Started With the New Workers' Compensation Practice," IICLE Workers' Compensation Seminar, Sept. 16, Sept. 23, 2011

"Understanding the Effect of the 2011 Amendments to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act on Medical Benefits," Chicago Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Aug. 31, 2011

"Analysis of 2011 Illinois Workers' Compensation Reform Legislation -- Medical-Related Issues," IICLE Workers' Compensation Seminar, July 29, 2011

"Changes in the Workers' Compensation Act (Petitioner's Perspective)," Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson, & Feary Workers' Compensation Reform Seminar, July 19, 2011

"Advances in Orthopedics for the Injured Worker -- Utilization Review: Petitioner's Perspective," April 8, 2011

"Workers' Compensation -- Petitioner's Perspective," The Legal Forum radio show, Feb. 20, 2011

"Wage Differential Cases," ITLA Workers' Compensation Seminar Nov. 6, 2010

"Case Law Update: Impact on Petitioner & Respondent," IICLE Workers' Compensation Seminar, Nov. 4, Nov. 12, 2010

"The Vexing Problem of Medical Bill Payments Under Section 8(a) and the Medical Fee Schedule," Judicial Training, Sept. 16, 2010

"Impact of Illinois Workers' Compensation Act on the Medical Practice of the Orthopedic Physician," (Perspective of the Petitioner's Attorney and Perspective of Respondent's Attorney), Weiss Memorial Hospital presentation, May 20, 2010

"The Shifting Burden of Proof: An Analysis of Recent Permanent Total Disability Claims," Chicago Bar Association seminar, April 1, 2010

"Case Law Update: Impact on Petitioner & Respondent," Workers' Compensation Seminar, Feb. 18, Feb 12, 2010

"Vocational Rehabilitation Under The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act," IIT -- Master of Science: Rehabilitation Counseling Course, Nov. 4, 2009

"Interrelationship of Workers' Compensation Claims with Tort Litigation Involving Work-Related Injuries" and "Ethical Issues," IICLE Workers' Compensation Seminar, Oct. 2, Oct. 7 2009

"Utilization Review," Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission Judicial Training In-House Program, Sept. 24, 2009

May 21, 2008 & May 9, 2008
IICLE workers' compensation seminar, "Case Law Update and Impact on the Petitioner, on the Respondent"

January 18, 2007
Athletico seminar, "Workers' Compensation and the Importance of Functional Capacity Evaluations"

November 4, 2005
Presentation, IIT Chicago Kent College of Law Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program, "The Injured Public Employee"

October 29, 2005
ITLA workers' compensation seminar, "Vocational Rehabilitation / Wage Loss"

May 4, 2005
Testimony before Illinois House Labor Subcommittee, Springfield, IL, "Workers' Compensation Procedural Overview"

January 20, 2005 & January 11, 2005
IICLE workers' compensation seminar, "Workers' Compensation in 2005," "Recent Case Law Update and Status of Proposed New Legislation and Implications to Practitioners"

May 12, 2004
WCCA Litigation Matters and Vendor Exhibition, "The New Industrial Commission" (Petitioner's Perspective)

January 20, 2004 & January 14, 2004
IICLE workers' compensation seminar, "Workers' Compensation in 2004," "Caselaw Update, Developments & Trends"

March 7, 2003 & February 27, 2003
IICLE workers' compensation seminar, "Looking at Workers' Compensation from Both Sides," "Caselaw Update, Developments & Trends"

November 2, 2002
ITLA workers' compensation seminar, "Vocational Rehabilitation"

March 19, 2002
Presentation - Athletico Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Center, "The Physician Patient Privilege in Workers' Compensation Claims"

November 3, 2001
ITLA workers' compensation seminar, afternoon roundtable panel participant

November 4, 2000
ITLA workers' compensation seminar, afternoon roundtable panel participant

May 6, 2000
Protecting Medical Privacy of Injured Workers, "Medical Provider Privilege Issues in Illinois"

April 24, 2000
Illinois Industrial Commission judicial training program, "Pretrial Settlement Conferences"

April 17, 2000
Workers' Compensation: Inside and Out, "Vocational Rehabilitation and Medical Management (Application of Petrillo)"

October 8, 1999
IICLE workers' compensation seminar, "Recent Changes, Developments, Trends and Decisions"

September 24, 1999
Presentation, CorVel Corporation, "The Petrillo Case"

March 8, 1999
Presentation, Rehabilitation Insurance Nurses Group, "Workers' Compensation Perspectives on Role of Rehabilitation Nurse Case Manager in Workers' Compensation Claims / Petitioner's Perspectives"

April 27, 1998
CBA workers' compensation seminar, "Vocational Rehabilitation and Wage Loss Issues"

April 27, 1998
Illinois Industrial Commission judicial training program, "Presentation on Carpal Tunnel Injuries"

December 11, 1997
ISBA Bridge the Gap, "Establishing a Practice Both Within a Firm and as a Sole Practitioner"

November 8, 1997
ITLA workers' compensation seminar, "8(d)1 and Vocational Rehabilitation"

December 12, 1996
ISBA Bridge the Gap, "Establishing a Practice Both Within a Firm and as a Sole Practitioner"

November 13, 1996
Fifth annual National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference, "Defending Multiple Claims from Injured Workers - View of Claimants - Attorney in State Workers' Compensation Claims"

October 15, 1996
IICLE workers' compensation seminar, "Mastering the Fine Point - Vocational Rehabilitation and Section 8(d)1"

June 3, 1994
Testified before House Judiciary Committee in Springfield, Illinois, relative to change proposed for Workers' Compensation Act

April 19, 1994
The Interrelationship Between Workers' Compensation and Common Law Cases, "Coordinating Concurrent Workers' Compensation and Third Party Actions: Evidentiary Ramification for the Third Party Case (Admissibility of Workers' Compensation Evidence Civil Trial" (perspective from petitioner's attorney)

April 13, 1994
National Business Institute, Inc., "Advanced Workers' Compensation in Illinois"

April 1994
National Business Institute Seminar, "Third Party Cases and Subrogation"

December 2, 1993
CBA, "Workers' Compensation: Practical Tips and Recent Developments," Wage Loss under Section 8(d)

November 6, 1993
ITLA-WCLA, co-moderator and co-chair, annual workers' compensation seminar

October 1, 1993
WCLA moderator, 1993 WCLA annual medical seminar

May 28, 1993
1993 annual convention of Central States Association, "An Examination of Emerging Issues in Workers' Compensation"

April 2, 1993
National Business Institutes, Inc., "Injuries in the Workplace: The Illinois Workers' Compensation Claims Process"

March 10, 1993
Casualty Adjustors Association of Chicago spring seminar, "Oral Arguments in Workers' Compensation Claims"

November 16, 1992
IIT graduate school course, "Propriety Rehabilitation Lawyers"

September 25, 1992
WCLA, moderator, 1992 annual medical seminar

May 16, 1992
Illinois Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, "Physician/ Patient Privilege"

January 27, 1992
Illinois Industrial Commission presentation to arbitrators and commissioners on "Recent Development in Workers' Compensation Law"

November 9, 1991
Workers' compensation annual seminar, "Vocational Rehabilitation"

June 26, 1991
WCLA luncheon lecture, "New Rules of Illinois Industrial Commission"

June 8, 1991
ITLA, "Trial of a Workers' Compensation Claim"

September 21, 1990
Illinois Industrial Commission presentation, "Practitioner"s Viewpoint (Arbitration)"

May 16, 1990
CBA moderator for annual workers' compensation law seminar

May 5, 1990
American Back Society Medical-Legal Series

March 16, 1990
ISBA law ed series, "The Proper Use of Medical Records and Reports"

November 15, 1989
IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law luncheon lecture series, "Recent Developments in Workers' Compensation Law - Employee Issues for the 90's"

November 3, 1989
NARPPS Casualty Adjustors Association of Chicago, Workers' Compensation: "A New Law and a New Era; Implications for Rehabilitation" (perspective from petitioner's attorney)

October 10, 1989
IIT, "Tapping the Small Firm Market"

September 9, 1989
ITLA,"Civil Practice Update and Review"

April 10, 1989
IIT graduate school course, "Propriety Rehabilitation"

March 10, 1989
ISBA law ed series, "Workers' Compensation Law - Vocational Rehabilitation"

February 8, 1989
IICLE workers' compensation program, "The Other End of the Telescope: Rehabilitation"

November 5, 1988
ITLA, "Employee Accident and Legal Remedies - An Overview"

May 4, 1987
IICLE workers' compensation skills course, "Case Evaluation, Preparation and Witness Selection"

September 10, 1986
IICLE basic workers' compensation seminar, "The Back Injury Case"

May 10, 1984
CBA workers' compensation seminar, "Update on Vocational Rehabilitation"

April 10, 1984
IIT graduate school course, "Proprietary Rehabilitation"

August 16, 1982
Presentation to Grant Hospital Occupational Therapy Department, "Vocational Rehabilitation"

October 15, 1980
Post-graduate clinic (general practice course), "Recent Development in Workers' Compensation Law"


Firm Description:  
In November 1994, Arnold Rubin founded the Law Offices of Arnold G. Rubin, Ltd., with the specific purpose of representing injured workers in workers' compensation cases. Mr. Rubin's firm has since expanded, and today Rubin Law Group includes Catherine Krenz Doan, who joined the firm in 2010 and became a partner in 2013.


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