Berenz Law Network Professional Corporation

Philip Berenz, CPA, JD

Attorney

Berenz Law Network Professional Corporation

Contact Information

312-375-6524, Phil@CounselorOffices.net


Biography

Phil has obtained millions in settlements and verdicts in auto accident matters and all types of matters. Ethically, we must say this is never a guarantee of any particular result in your case. Phil is a very diverse litigator which experience is essential to being a great trial attorney.

Phil has “first-chaired” (also known as “lead trial attorney” or the only trial attorney) numerous bench and jury trials and has practiced extensively in Illinois State and Federal Courts.

He has also been admitted pro hac vice to litigate in the Western District of Federal Court in Virginia and the States of Florida and California. His clients span the United States, Canada, Ukraine and the Sultanate of Oman. He currently litigates throughout the United States through a network of local counsel and personally.

Prior to law school, Phil spent five years in the securities and derivatives trading division of one of the largest banks in the world. There, he served as a financial analyst and an Assistant Vice-President for U.S. financial operations and foreign financial operations in Hong Kong, England, Germany, Asia and Japan. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – for 22 years.

We generally practice with other lawyers if need be / desired as well (Phil has to take a “sick or vacation day” once in a while!)

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation
Nursing Home Malpractice and Abuse
Automobile and Trucking Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Slips and Falls
Dog Bites
Clergy / Priest Sexual Abuse Matters
Pharmaceutical Injuries
Products Liability
Class Actions
Workers Compensation
Social Security Disability Denials / Long Term Disability Insurance Denial

Business Litigation
Breach of Oral and Written Contracts
Fraud and Related Issues
Collection Matters
Building Defects
Sales Representatives Commission Disputes
Real Estate Disputes
Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
Qui tam litigation (False Claims Act / Whistleblower Lawsuits on Behalf of the U.S. Government)

Education
Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington: JD, 2000
Purdue University: B.S. in Finance & Accounting, 1992
Certified Public Accountant (CPA): 1993

Bar Admissions
Illinois (2000)
Federal Court, Northern District of Illinois (2000)
Federal Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois (2011)
Federal Court, Western District of Virginia (pro hac vice)
Florida (2010) (pro hac vice)
California (2013) (pro hac vice)

Memberships / Associations
The National Trial Lawyers- Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Avvo Clients Choice-Superb Rating
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell-15 Year Anniversary
Martindale-Hubbell- Top Rated Lawyer- Litigation
Lawyers.com- Client Distinction Award
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice
International Network of Social-Eco Entrepreneurs
Taxpayers Against Fraud

Publications
Chicago Trial Attorney Blog: 2008-present; Main and sole author

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), Co-Author, Chapter 4, Recent Federal Legislation—HIPAA Update, ISSUES IN LONG TERM CARE Practice Handbook, 2002 (a 40+ page chapter on healthcare privacy rules

Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Lead Article Co-Author, Arbitration in 1997-1998, The Year in Review in the ISBA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Publication, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, November 1998 (Volume 5, Number 1) (Survey of ‘97-’98 national case law


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
Professional Liability Accountants Liability, Accountants Malpractice, Agents and Brokers Errors andOmissions, Agents and Brokers Liability, Appraisers Liability, Architects and Engineers Errors and Omissions, Architects and Engineers Liability, Architects and Engineers Malpractice, Auditors Malpractice, Clergy Malpractice, Clergy Sexual Misconduct, Design Professionals Errors and Omissions, Design Professionals Liability, Design Professionals Malpractice, Directors and Officers Errors and Omissions, Directors and Officers Insurance Coverage, Directors and Officers Liability, Funeral Directors Liability, Professional Conduct, Professional Discipline, Professional Errors and Omissions, Professional Indemnity, Professional Liability Defense, Professional Liability Insurance Coverage, Professional Malpractice, Professional Negligence, Professional Sexual Misconduct, Surveyors Malpractice

Jurisdictions

  • Illinois

Employment History

  • Attorney / Owner | Philip J. Berenz - CPA, JD & Berenz Law Network Professional Corporation

    2008 - 2016


Education

  • JD | Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington

    - 2000

  • B.S. in Finance & Accounting | Purdue University

    - 1992


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Publications and Presentations

No Publications


  • TYPICAL HOURLY RATE: $300
    TYPICAL FIXED FEE: --
    TYPICAL CONTINGENCY FEE: 33.33%
  • Chicago, Illinois, Cook County

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