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Mr. Cairo is a senior partner at GWC. Growing up the son of an Italian immigrant who owned and operated a union construction company in northern Illinois, Mr. Cairo acquired considerable amount of experience and respect for the men and women working in the construction
industry. His upbringing has had a significant impact on his reputation as an accomplished trial attorney in the representation of severely injured individuals, particularly construction workers.
His experience includes representing clients who have sustained traumatic brain injury, wrongful death and multiple fracture injuries. He has successfully tried cases involving construction negligence, product liability, trucking accident fatalities, Federal Employer Liability Act cases, automobile accidents, slip and falls and other types of catastrophic injuries. He has represented numerous clients, in addition to the above type of cases, who have sustained damage due to medical malpractice, dog bite, dram shop and many other aspects of tort liability.
He was named the Italian American Labor Council's "Person of the Year" for 2004 because of
his accomplishments and efforts to improve the quality of life for injured tradesmen in Illinois. He has consistently been named on the list of Illinois Super Lawyers.
When not practicing law, he spends his time with his wife and three children and participates in all types of upland game and big game safari hunting throughout the globe.
Notable Cases and Results:
Results on behalf of his clients have included the largest verdict in Kane County for a whiplash injury; largest verdict in Illinois for fibromyalgia; largest settlement in Lake County for construction negligence; and largest settlement in Sycamore County for wrongful
In 2002, he had more million dollar-plus settlements outside of Cook County than any other attorney in Illinois, helping GWC, Ltd. achieve the honors of successfully resolving more million
dollar-plus cases than any other firm in Illinois.
Year of Birth: 1958
Law School: Loyola University School of Law,J.D., 1983
Undergraduate School: Marquette University
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Board of Managers, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Justinian Society of Italian Lawyers
American Association for Justice
Society of Trial Lawyers
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Academy of Rail and Labor Attorneys
Attorneys Information Exchange Group
Mr. Cairo lectures extensively to attorneys through the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and speaks regularly to building trades members concerning their legal rights.
Family: Wife; three children1024791