Paul Wharton | Gurnee Personal Injury Lawyer


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Trial Lawyer 30+ years Personal Injury,Divorce,Criminal- 150+ Jury Trials

Car Accident, Criminal, Divorce, Wrongful Death, General Practice, Family Law


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Paul Wharton is an outstanding trial attorney with more than 30 years of experience litigating a wide variety of complex civil issues. He has successfully handled literally hundreds of complicated cases in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, commercial law, family law, and  automobile/truck/motorcycle accident litigation. He has also received significant local and national media coverage for his outstanding, high-profile criminal defense work.

After a brief retirement during which he owned and captained a charter fishing boat in Costa Rica, Paul was drawn back home to litigating civil and criminal matters in the greater Chicago  area. He has recently opened new offices in Gurnee, Illinois and Palatine, Illinois.

Paul received a B.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame in 1980 and his Juris Doctor from DePaul College of Law in 1983. He has been licensed to practice law in Illinois and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois since 1983.

Soon after graduating from DePaul, Paul struck out on his own, hung out his shingle and opened a small general practice, Wharton & Ramirez, in Glenview, Illinois. There, he began his career and commenced handling a wide variety of civil and criminal matters.

Four years later, Paul joined the firm of James F. Driscoll P.C. as a senior associate attorney. There, he gained extensive experience in the courtroom while managing a large caseload of personal injury, family law, and criminal matters. Additionally, he then began representing physicians and nurses before the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

In 1994, Paul again went out on his own, founding Paul B. Wharton & Associates, a boutique law firm specializing in complex civil and criminal litigation in the Loop, downtown Chicago.

In addition to being its lead trial attorney, Paul supervised and mentored more than twenty young and aspiring litigators at his firm. During this time, Paul personally took more than 150 civil cases to a jury verdict. His success rate exceeded 95%.

Paul also is no stranger to controversial high profile criminal cases. He has previously been seen on multiple local television news appearances, and has previously had his cases  featured  nationally on ABC's 2020 program  and Bill Kurtis's A&E Investigative Reports.

Paul's strong analytical skills and vast Courtroom experience make him a true expert at determining trial strategies and presenting a case to either a jury or a judge. He is excited to “un-retire” and again returns to his life-long hometown to again offer his wealth of big-city legal experience to those in need.
Position Organization Location Duration
PrincipalWharton Law OfficesGurnee, IL1994–present
School Degree Major Graduation
DePaul University College of LawJ.D. Law School1983  
University of Notre DameBachelor of ArtsHistory1980
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Illinois1983
  • -Illinois State Bar Association-1984–present
    -Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section-1986–present
    -Illinois State Bar Association, Family Law Section-1988–present
    -Illinois Trial Lawyers Association-1984–present
    -Association of Trial Lawyers of America-1984–present
    -Lake County Bar Association-1986–present
    -Northwest Suburban Bar Association-1990–present
    -Chicago Bar Association-1984–2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers in 2014.
  • Paul personally took more than 150 civil cases to a jury verdict. His success rate exceeded 95%.

  • -"The Science and Ethics of Castration: Lessons from the Morse Case"  in Northwestern University Law Review-1998
    -"Jeffrey Morse case" in ABC's 2020-1998
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Paul Wharton
4949 Grand Avenue
Suite 6a
Gurnee, IL 60031
42.3729108,-87.9250979

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4949 Grand Avenue
Suite 6a
Gurnee, IL 60031


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