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Steven A. Sigmond

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After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1985, Steven A. Sigmond returned to his hometown of Chicago, where he spent the next four years working with law firms in and around the city, gaining important professional experience. In 1989, Mr. Sigmond founded his own practice, the Law Office of Steven A. Sigmond. Since then, he has represented thousands of clients in personal injury and workers compensation cases. His dedication to quality individual representation has made him one of the top personal injury lawyers in Chicago.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
A. T.H. came to me about a year ago with a workers comp case that had been pending for over two years. She works on an assembly line and a heavy part had fallen on her. The employer paid her benefits through shoulder surgery, and then expected her back at work. Her surgeon would not allow her to return to work. He said that there was also a cervical disc injury that required surgery, and that the pain from the shoulder tear had been masking the symptoms of the cervical herniation until after the shoulder repair was completed. The workers comp carrier refused to approve any cervical treatment or surgery, cut off her benefits, and ended up firing her. She came to me without benefits or the ability to work. I told her that we didn’t need to accept the comp carrier’s denial, we needed to push the case towards a hearing. We recently had that hearing, and the arbitrator ruled that the cervical injury was work-related and caused by the same work accident. The comp carrier was ordered to pay for all necessary treatment, and my client just had the cervical surgery. After recovery, she will be able to work again, and also eligible for a well-deserved settlement based upon both injuries. B. BR was hit by a car while riding his bicycle home from work on the Northwest side. He ended up needing elbow surgery. My client was riding along the left curb, because the right side of the road was a dangerous area – the road separated and the right side became a bridge with no shoulders, whereas the left side was along homes. The vehicle insured by State Farm had rolled through a stop sign without stopping, knocking my client off the bicycle and causing the elbow injury. State Farm’s settlement offer was zero. They “reasoned” that since my client was along the left side, the fact that their insured driver had blown the stop sign didn’t matter. They also blamed my client for causing his own injuries. I took the matter to trial, and received a significant jury verdict for my client.

How did you build a successful practice?
Hard Work. I get in the office before 7:00 most days, and work at least 11 hours a day. I’ve also built a following of clients that know how hard I work, know that I care about them, and know that I do a good job.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Clients should know what lawyer is actually going to be handling their case. If a client comes to my office, they’re going to meet with me. When we go to court, they’re going there with me. If you call the guy on television with the cute rhymes, you’ll never meet him. Same with the guy who’s face is on the side of the bus. If you call one of them, you’re case will likely be handled by a young lawyer with very little experience. Clients should insist on seeing the profile for the attorney who they will actually be working with.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Very Important. I’ve spent most of my adult life at the Daley center. I know how things work there. For that reason, I don’t take cases in other parts of the State. I’m going to win more in my “home court”

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
In a free consultation, I’ll evaluate a situation and tell people whether or not I think they have a viable case. If they do, I’ll tell them how I would handle it, and what they should or should not be doing right away. I’ll also answer any specific questions they have.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
I need people to be honest with me. I just need to know what happened, how they got hurt, and what injury they’ve suffered. Many people call because they’ve never been in this situation before. In most cases, I have seen the situation before.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I work harder. And I’m more responsive to people. When people come to me from other law firms, it’s usually because they weren’t getting their calls returned. I can’t promise always promise cases will go quickly, but I can promise that I’ll be communicative with my clients.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
When I’m able to help someone like the client described in the first answer. To get her something that she really needed and that she never would have had without the skill and determination of an effective advocate.

What are your other interests in addition to law?
I’m an avid golfer, a big White Sox fan, and played softball for 30 years (just recently hung up the spikes)

Are you involved in your community?
Regrettably, no. There’s only so many hours in the day. Neighbors can find me on Sunday afternoon out cutting the lawn, raking leaves or shoveling snow.

Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneyLaw Office of Steven A. SigmondChicago, ILPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Illinois College of LawJ.D. Law School1985  
University of IllinoisJ.D.1985
University of IllinoisBachelors1982
State / Court Date
Illinois1985
  • Chicago Bar Association | Member | 1986 - Present
    Illinois State Bar Association | Member | 1986 - Present
    Illinois Trial Lawyers Association | Member        
    Chicago Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Practitioners Committee | Chairman | 1998 - 1998
  • 10.0 Rating on Avvo
    A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau
    Top 10 Attorney Award | National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys | 2015
    Distinguished 4.0 out of 5.0 | Martindale-Hubbell | 2014
    Chairman, solo/small firm practice committee | Chicago Bar Association | 1998
  • Outstanding Results
    $650,000.00 For the victims of a deadly apartment fire. $500,000.00 Lawsuit settlement for a 39-year-old man who suffered a cervical disc herniation in a car accident. $363,853.00 Jury Verdict for a 59-year-old bus driver injured in a truck collision. $265,000.00 Combined workers comp and personal injury settlements for a plumber injured on a construction site. $220,000.00 Combined workers comp and personal injury settlements for a home healthcare worker injured while driving within the scope of her employment. $215,000.00 Lawsuit settlement for a 26-year-old woman with partial vision impairment from an auto accident.

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(1985) Licensed as Attorney in Illinois. Verified with Illinois State Bar Association.May 23, 2018

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