Carrillo Law LLC

Don Carrillo

Carrillo Law LLC

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Don is the founding partner of Carrillo Law, LLC and focuses his practice on the representation of national and local corporations in the defense of tort liability matters. Throughout his career, Don worked on some of the highest profile and potential exposure lawsuits in the State of Illinois. Don works with his clients even before lawsuits are threatened and trains employees to implement risk management "best practices," which reduces risk of liability exposure and lowers the number of general liability claims filed against his clients.

Don is immediately responsive to all client questions and inquiries and understands that it is his responsibility to make the lives of the claim professionals he works with easier through constant communication.

Before starting Carrillo Law, LLC, Don worked for a large defense firm where he represented clients in retail, product liability and construction litigation cases. Don has gained extensive experience in both the federal and state court systems throughout his career and is licensed to practice law in the federal courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois in addition to the Illinois state bar. He is also adept at resolving matters for his clients through alternative dispute resolution mediums and has achieved successful results in mediations, arbitrations, and pre-trial settlement conferences.

For the years 2013-2017, Don has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers list of "Rising Stars," published by Thompson Reuters.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Litigation Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation
Medical Malpractice Birth Trauma, Chiropractors Malpractice, Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice, Dental Malpractice, Dental Malpractice Defense, Failure to Diagnose, Gynecology Malpractice, Medical Disciplinary Proceedings, Medical Liability, Medical Malpractice Defense, Medical Negligence, Medical-Legal Law, Medication Errors, Mental Health Professionals Malpractice, Nursing Liability, Nursing Malpractice, Nursing Negligence, Obstetric Malpractice, Oncology Law, Optometric Malpractice, Orthopedic Malpractice, Pediatric Malpractice, Pharmacists Liability, Physicians Professional Liability, Physicians Rights, Physicians Risk Management, Podiatric Malpractice, Psychiatric Malpractice, Psychology Malpractice, Psychotherapy Law, Surgeons Liability, Wrong Site Surgery
Personal Injury Accidents, Animal Attacks, Aquatic Injuries, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Automobile Negligence, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Catastrophic Injury, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Dog Bites, Electrical Injury, Head Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Neurolaw, Pedestrian Injuries, Personal Injury Appeals, Product Liability, Severe Burns, Sexual Abuse, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Subway Accidents, Third Party Wrongful Death, Work Place Injury, Whiplash, Wrongful Death
Premises Liability Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Premises Liability Defense, Premises Security, Private Security Litigation
Products Liability Airbag Injury, All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability, Automotive Crashworthiness, Automotive Design Liability, Automotive Products Liability, Automotive Restraints, Automotive Warranty Law, Bicycle Products Liability, Biomedical Products Liability, Blood Bank Liability, Breach of Warranty, Breast Implant Litigation, Chemical Explosions, Chemical Products Liability, Dalkon Shield Litigation, Diet Drug Litigation, Drug and Medical Device Defense, Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Drug Contamination, Elevator Liability, Engineering Products Liability, Environmental Products Liability, Escalator Liability, Explosions, Firearms Litigation, Flammable Fabrics, Food Borne Disease, Food Products Liability, Gas Explosions, Heart Device Litigation, Heavy Equipment Products Liability, Industrial Products Liability, Lemon Law, Manufacturers Liability, Motorcycle Products Liability, Office Equipment Products Liability, Product Defects, Product Failure, Product Recall, Product Safety, Product Warning Labels, Products Liability Arbitration, Products Liability Defense, Products Liability Insurance Coverage, Products Liability Mediation, Products Liability Subrogation, Propane Products Liability, Recreational Products Liability, Recreational Vehicle Products Liability, Seat Belt Injury, Tire Defect Litigation, Tire/Rim Mismatch, Tobacco Litigation, Vaccine Injury, Vehicle Rollovers, Warranty Law, Welding Products Liability
Torts Civil Liability, Intentional Torts, Mass Torts, Tort Defense, Tort Liability


  • Illinois

Employment History

  • Law Clerk | Clifford Law Offices

    2008 - 2009

    While working for Clifford Law Offices, I was involved in every aspect of the representation of clients in slip-and fall lawsuits from the initial client meeting through closing arguments at trial. I aggressively negotiated with insurance companies in an effort to obtain the settlement our clients deserved and will use those skills to help you with your lawsuit.

  • Associate Attorney | Patton and Ryan LLC

    2009 - 2010

    As an associate attorney at Patton & Ryan, LLC, I was represented clients in some of the largest and highest exposure personal injury lawsuits in the state of Illinois. I routinely represented clients in cases where tens of millions of dollars were at stake.

  • Associate Attorney | SmithAmundsen LLC

    2010 - 2014

    While at SmithAmundsen, LLC, I focused my practice on personal injury lawsuits filed against retail stores for slip-and-fall accidents. I have extensive experience in handling every issue that arises in slip-and-fall cases and will use that experience to get the best possible result for your case.

  • Founding Partner | Carrillo Law LLC

    2014 - 2015


  • Juris Doctor | DePaul University College of Law

    2005 - 2008

    Top 25% of the graduating class. Moot court team member, legal writing, research and analysis teaching assistant and a published, editing member of the DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal.

  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science | Indiana University

    2001 - 2005

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  • Chicago, Illinois, Cook County

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