Berenz Law Network Professional Corporation
Over $10,000,000 in recent recoveries....
Phil has obtained tens of 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, Wisconsin 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!)
Personal Injury Litigation
Nursing Home Malpractice and Abuse
Automobile and Trucking Accidents
Slips and Falls
Clergy / Priest Sexual Abuse Matters
Social Security Disability Denials / Long Term Disability Insurance Denial
Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington: JD, 2000
Purdue University: B.S. in Finance & Accounting, 1992
Certified Public Accountant (CPA): 1993
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
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
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|
Attorney / Owner | Berenz Law Network Professional Corporation
2016 - 2021
You need someone who knows injury law and knows the tactics the insurance companies will try to use against you. We fight and know the insurance company tactics and the ways they will try to manipulate you into a settlement without a lawyer.
The insurance company wants to silence you and leave you financially, emotionally, and physically destitute. They may offer a small settlement that won’t even pay for your medical bills, and will leave you with no further recourse against those who hurt you.
We often see or learn that an injured person has settled for significantly less than their case is worth, simply because they didn’t have the right firm fighting for them as well.
With an experienced personal injury attorney firm like Berenz Law Network in your corner of the ring, you can be assured that we will fight for you, so that you can focus on healing.
JD | Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington
B.S. in Finance & Accounting | Purdue University
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TYPICAL HOURLY RATE: $300
TYPICAL FIXED FEE: --
TYPICAL CONTINGENCY FEE: 33.33%
Chicago, Illinois, Cook County
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