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   3Antonio M. RomanucciChicago(312) 253-8600amr@rblaw.netamr@rblaw.netRomanucci & Blandin LLCwww.rblaw.netwww.rblaw.netromanucci.jpgAviation LawCivil Rights/Constitutional LawNursing Home Negligence LawPersonal Injury Law: GeneralPersonal Injury Law: Professional MalpracticeTraumatic Brain InjuryBurn InjuryCommercial TruckingHeavy Vehicle LitigationAirline Litigation
Antonio M.
Romanucci & Blandin LLC
321 N Clark St Ste 900
Chicago IL 60654
Ph.(312) 253-8600 Fx.(312) 458-1004Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Aviation Law    Traumatic Brain Injury
Civil Rights/Constitutional Law    Burn Injury
Nursing Home Negligence Law     Commercial Trucking
Personal Injury Law: General     Heavy Vehicle Litigation
Personal Injury Law: Professional Malpractice     Airline Litigation
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Romanucci is a founding partner of the Law Office of Romanucci & Blandin. He graduated from the John Marshall Law School in 1985 and was admitted to practice law in Illinois the same year. Since 1987, he has been a civil litigator, concentrating his practice in the field of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation. The firm's individual practice fields include transportation litigation, which includes representing clients who have been injured or died as a result of automobile, truck, bus, rail, and airline disasters; medical malpractice; construction litigation and products liability. He has tried numerous civil jury trials, arbitrations, and compensation claims on behalf of his clients, obtaining millions of dollars in recoveries. He has represented mass disaster plaintiffs involved in aviation, fire, and construction accidents.

Notable Cases and Results:  
Severin v. American Airlines Flight 484
TWA Flight 800
Poull v. Courtney (Cicero fire tragedy; six wrongful deaths)
Domenick v. Dominick's (roof collapse; $4 million+ settlement sets record in Illinois for octogenarian)
Talley v. Barrington School District 220
Chmielewski v. CTA, March 1999, $5.33 million verdict
Tews v. Stoxen Chiropractic (record chiropractic malpractice verdict in Illinois for $3.71 million)
Pietras v. Biddle Corporation (premises liability verdict for $3.6 million)
Kuprianczyk v. CTA, January 2002, $3.6 million verdict
Alaska Airlines Flight 261
American Airlines Flight 587
Doe v. Doe, June 2002, $1.125 million settlement
Buhle v. Associated British Foods, May 2003, $2.25 million settlement

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1985
Northern District of Illinois, 1985

Hourly Rate:  N/A

Year of Birth:  1960

Additional languages spoken:  Italian

Law School:  The John Marshall School of Law, J.D., 1985
Law School Honors/Involvement:  President of Securities Exchange Law Association; Justinian member, law student chapter; Phi Alpha Delta; publisher of Securities Exchange Law Association newsletter; recipient of 2003 Distinguished Service Award.

Undergraduate School:  University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A., psychology, May 1982
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Dean's list third and fourth years; volunteer with Dane County assisting transition of schizophrenic patients to residential settings from institutions; volunteer with Dane County Juvenile Detention Center; senior year scientific research publication on the placebo effect of alcoholic beverages

Representative Clients:  
People who have been seriously and catastrophically injured; loved ones who have experienced a wrongful death in their family; individuals seriously injured while working

Employment History:  
The Law Office of Romanucci & Blandin, 1998 to present
The Law Office of Donald J. Nolan, 1990-1997
The Law Office of Richard F. Pellegrino, 1987-1990
The Cook County Public Defender's Office, 1984-1987

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Association of Trial Lawyer's of America
  Student Trial Advocacy Competition national host
Workers' Compensation Lawyer's Association
  Chairperson and moderator, annual medical seminar
Illinois Trial Lawyer' Association
Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago
Illinois State Bar Association
  Task Force on Lawyer's Certification,1997
Chicago Bar Association
National Italian-American Bar Association
Fenwick Bar Association
Justinian Society of Lawyers
Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association
  Board of managers

Community Involvement:  
The Greater Barrington Area Lawyer's Guild
  President and founder
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Wisconsin Alumni Association Career Connections
Constitutional Rights Foundation
  Seventh- and eighth-grade student instructor
Knapp Burn Foundation
  Past president
Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse
Barrington Area Arts Council
  Board member
Illinois Fatherhood Initiative
  Board member
Justinian Children's Endowment Fund   Founder

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
1986 Citizens Bravery Award by the Chicago Police Department
1989 Constitutional Rights Foundation Lawyer of the Year Award
1995 Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Service in the program of Continuing Legal Education for the WCLA Annual Medical Seminar
1998 David Award for excellence in the profession of law

Published Legal Writing:  
"Statute of Limitations," ITLA Worker's Compensation Lawyer's Notebook, 1996,

"New Cases and Recent Developments," CBA Worker's Compensation Handbook, 1997

"Injudicious," Chicago Tribune, Voice Of The People, May 2, 1997

"Medical Issues In The Complex Workers' Compensation Claim," NBI Advanced Workers' Compensation In Illinois Litigation Techniques For The Difficult Injured Employee's Case, 1997

"Sound the Alarm," Chicago Tribune, Voice of the People, March 5, 1998

"And Now, a Good Word About Lawyers," Chicago Tribune, Voice of the People, December 29, 1998

"The Pegram Decision," The Chicago Sun-Times, June 23, 2000

"Ignoring the Injured," The Chicago Tribune, March 19, 2001

"Premises Liability, ITLA Lawyer's Notebook, 2001

"Litigating the Complex Case B Section 41 Claims Against the Chicago Transit Authority, " ITLA Lawyer's Notebook. October 2002

Legal Lectures:  
Union Local #134 IBEW, Workers' Comp Overview; Union Local #134 IBEW, Structural Work Act Overview; Union Local #134 IBEW, Workers' Compensation Remedies; The John Marshall Law School, March 1996, Obtaining Successful Employment and Maintaining Success in Practice; Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, Oak Brook, Il., November 9, 1996, Notice and Statute of Limitations; Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Il., April 1997, New Cases and Recent Developments; National Business Institute, Willowbrook, Il., September 1997, Advanced Workers' Compensation In Illinois; National Business Institute, Willowbrook, Il., May 1999, Workers' Compensation In Illinois; Knapp Burn Foundation Survivor Wellness Forum, Oak Brook, Il. May 1999, Issues Relating to Burn Survivors and Victims; Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, Oak Brook, Il., November 6, 1999, Notice and Statute of Limitations; Knapp Burn Foundation Survivor Wellness Forum, Willowbrook, Il May 2000, Maximizing Damages at Trial; Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, Chicago, Il., September 15, 2001, Premises Liability; Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Il., September 2001, Anticipating Objections During Discovery and Motions in Limine; Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, Chicago, Il., October 14, 2002, Litigating the Complex Case Section 41 Claims Against the Chicago Transit Authority.

Firm Description:  Romanucci & Blandin is a boutique tort litigation firm located in the heart of the legal and financial district in downtown Chicago. The firm prides itself in client relationships and the ability to respond to its clients needs without the distraction of unrelated practice groups. The firm concentrates in tort litigation because it is what it knows best.

Practice Group Description:  The law firm consists of partners Antonio Romanucci and Stephan Blandin, associates Christopher Carr, Scott Encher, Chris Reinkall and retired Judge Bruno J. Tassone, of counsel.

Family:  Antonio has been married to wife, Diane, since 1989 and has two children.

Additional Office Locations:  
1900 East Golf Road, Suite 600
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Parking:  Downtown parking is located 1/2 block west of our office at the Washington/Wells self park lot.
Map to Office:   Click here to view map

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