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30+ Years of Excellence and Success

$270,000,000 in Recoveries

In 1986, Sturgis E. Chadwick and James G. Lakerdas founded Chadwick & Lakerdas with the goal of protecting the rights of injured people and have been successfully doing so ever since. With that goal in mind, our initial and predominant focus was personal injury but as the firm grew and developed, we branched out into areas of medical malpractice, criminal defense, and civil rights (police brutality and excessive force).


All the while, we’ve kept our focus on protecting the rights of our clients. We strongly believe that everyone needs proper representation when it comes to the law. If you’ve been injured or hurt it stands to reason that you should have representation from experienced professionals with the knowledge and skill to handle the complexities of your case in Illinois’ legal system.


With over 60 years of combined experience, you can be sure that our trusted attorneys, who know the ins and outs of our legal system, will handle your case to your complete satisfaction. Through hard work, dedication to our clients, and tactful application of the law Chadwick & Lakerdas has earned the respect of our clients, peers, judges, and even our adversaries, making our law firm the right choice for you.


For personal injury cases Chadwick & Lakerdas will not ask you to pay any legal fees until after we recover money for you. Consultations for any kind of case are always free and new clients are always welcome.

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Tuesday         9 am - 5 pm

Wednesday   9 am - 5 pm

Thursday       9 am - 5 pm

Friday            9 am - 5 pm

Saturday                Closed

Sunday                  Closed

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