Regina P. Etherton & Associates, LLC

Regina P. Etherton


Regina P. Etherton & Associates, LLC

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Regina P. Etherton has a diverse and extensive personal injury litigation practice. She has prosecuted a broad variety of multi-million dollar complex tort, personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims. She has obtained record verdicts and settlements in Cook County and other counties throughout Illinois.

Below are just a few of Regina P. Etherton’s many accomplishments throughout her distinguished career:

-Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers list (2008-2010, 2013-2016)
-Selected as Top Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Lawyer by Leading Lawyers (2007-2016)
-Co-Chairman: Chicago Bar Association-Lawyer Referral Service (2015-2016) and Vice-Chairman (2011-2014)
-TV Show Featured Guest Appearance (3/14/2015 on MeTV and 3/15/2015 on MeToo TV) Produced/Hosted by Now.Chicago – WCIU THE U
-One of the Top Female Personal Injury Attorneys in Illinois (2008-2010, 2013-2016)
-Selected as one of the Top Attorneys in Illinois by Leading Lawyers (2008, 2009, 2014, 2015)
-American Bar Foundation – Fellow (2014-present)
-Regina P. Etherton & Regina P. Etherton & Associates, LLC-Nominees for 2014 Litigator Awards from Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
-Ranked 11th in Chicago’s Top 35 Verdicts & Settlements in 2012 and highest ranked female attorney on list
-American Bar Association, Appointed as Board Member-Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Service (2013-2016)
-Top 100 Leading Women Consumer Lawyers (2012-2016)
-Top 1% of Medical Malpractice Trial Counsel in Illinois (2012)
-Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association (2007-2011)
-One of Four Top Leading Women Attorneys in All Areas of Practice in Illinois (2009)(2011)
-Litigation Counsel of America: Trial Lawyer Honorary Society – Fellow (2010)
-Illinois Trial Lawyers Association: Board of Managers (2008-present)
-Multi-Million Dollar Advocated Forum (Lifetime Member) (2007-present)
-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Lifetime Member) (2006-present)
-One of 500 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America (2006-2007)

Our firm’s noteworthy verdicts and settlements have been featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin; Chicago Magazine; Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter; Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter; Verdicts, Settlements, & Tactics; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Magazine; Vested Interest; Mealey’s Insurance Law Weekly; and the Justinian Society Magazine.

Below are some of the firm’s recent settlements and verdicts:

-$6,500,000 (Judgment) 57-year-old truck driver killed in downstate Illinois by a truck.
-$6,250,000 (Settlement) Married couple hit by a Chicago city dump truck on a downtown intersection while photographing a wedding.
-$2,218,665 (Settlement) with the City of Chicago for a downtown bicycle accident.
-$1,917,120 (Verdict) Record-setting verdict against City of Chicago for a 39-year-old male bicyclist who fractured his shoulder after hitting a pothole in downtown Chicago.
-$1,503,507 (Award) Declaratory judgment action against State Farm Insurance Company for failure to defend its insureds in a lawsuit that emanated from a trucking collision.
-$1,300,000 (Settlement) 84-year-old suffered leg amputation and subsequently died from complications after being struck by defendant’s vehicle at O’Hare International Airport.
-$1,051,234 (Verdict) Verdict for man whose internist failed to diagnose and treat syphilis.
-$1,000,000 (Settlement) 55-year old man whose internist failed to diagnose a rectal abnormality during two annual physical examinations which caused the tumor’s stage to advance.
-$1,000,000 (Settlement) 18-month-old death after misdiagnosis of middle ear infection by Chicago Hospital.
-$940,000 (Settlement) Plaintiff suffered neurologic injuries as a result of an internal medicine physician’s failure to properly diagnose his rash condition.
-$850,000 (Settlement) 71-year-old victim of Nursing Home malpractice.
-$750,000 (Settlement) 17-year-old misdiagnosed by a Chicago Hospital’s emergency room with bronchitis instead of congestive heart failure.
-$625,000 (Settlement) 8-day-old baby death due to improper prenatal care by a family practice physician.
-$600,000 (Settlement) 35-year-old male death after Chicago Hospital failed to timely perform hernia surgery.
-$600,000 (Settlement) 49-year-old female bicyclist who was struck by an SUV.
-$575,000 (Settlement) 45-year-old female patron of downtown Chicago sidewalk cafe who fractured her ankle when her shoe heel became caught in a tree grate.
-$500,000 (Settlement) 52-year-old immigrant whose internist improperly treated his cardiac arrhythmia.
-$500,000 (Settlement) Stillborn baby due to failure of a Chicago Hospital to properly evaluate the mother.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Health Care Nursing Home Negligence
Litigation Personal Injury Litigation
Medical Malpractice Birth Trauma, Chiropractors Malpractice, Dental Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Gynecology Malpractice, Medical Liability, Medical Negligence, Medication Errors, Mental Health Professionals Malpractice, Nursing Liability, Nursing Malpractice, Nursing Negligence, Obstetric Malpractice, Optometric Malpractice, Orthopedic Malpractice, Pediatric Malpractice, Pharmacists Liability, Physicians Professional Liability, Podiatric Malpractice, Psychiatric Malpractice, Psychology Malpractice, 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, Pedestrian Injuries, Product Liability, Severe Burns, Sexual Abuse, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Subway Accidents, Third Party Wrongful Death, Work Place Injury, Wrongful Death
Premises Liability Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Premises Security, Private Security Litigation
Professional Liability Professional Malpractice, Professional Negligence
Torts Civil Liability, Intentional Torts, Tort Liability


  • Illinois

Employment History

  • Director | Regina P. Etherton & Associates, LLC

    2005 - 2016

    As the director of Regina P. Etherton & Associates, LLC, Regina P. Etherton prosecutes a broad variety of complex tort, personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims. She has obtained record verdicts and settlements in Cook County and other counties throughout Illinois.

  • Attorney | Peter D. Kasdin, Ltd.

    1986 - 2005

    Responsible for the prosecution and defense of complex tort, personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and commercial litigation, from inception to conclusion.

  • Associate | Jay A. Baier, Ltd.

    1984 - 1986

    Responsible for the prosecution and defense of complex tort, personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death litigation, from inception to conclusion.


  • B.A. | Southern Methodist University

    - 1981

  • J.D. | Loyola University

    - 1984

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  • Chicago, Illinois, Cook County

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