About Cavanagh Law Group
Trusted Trial Attorneys With Decades of Experience
Since our founding in 1997, Cavanagh Law Group has recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements across the country — including record-breaking triumphs in Illinois. Our Chicago attorneys are nationally recognized as skillful litigators with a high success rate. We pursue challenging cases and win trial victories using sophisticated strategies, cutting-edge technology and an arsenal of nationally renowned experts.
Our award-winning attorneys have expertise in every facet of personal injury law — from medical malpractice and wrongful death cases to catastrophic railroad crashes. Our trial-tested team takes on claims of all sizes and believes in treating each client with the same attention, care and respect. We are aggressive advocates for victims and families who have suffered at the hands of negligent people, products and companies. Our dedicated attorneys know that nothing can turn back time or bring back a loved one — but we believe personal injury litigation can provide justice, a sense of closure and financial compensation following traumatic events.
Clients turn to Cavanagh Law Group when winning is the only option. We devote the firm’s full resources to every case and use cutting-edge technology to prove fault, negligence and recklessness. Our attorneys retain the nation’s top experts in diverse fields — from neurology to accident reconstruction — to create powerful imagery that resonates with jurors well into deliberation.
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What sets apart Cavanagh Law Group?
Many people seeking to file personal injury claims assume they can’t afford an expensive attorney. We operate on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay anything unless we win. At Cavanagh Law Group, we pride ourselves on compassionate customer service. We understand that clients turn to us in times of need and make ourselves available 24/7 to answer questions, address concerns and help clients navigate complex legal issues.
Cavanagh Law Group has received a Tier 1 ranking every year since 2016 in Best Law Firms in America®, an elite list published by U.S. News and World Report. Our attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, Leading Lawyers and the Lawdragon Magazine 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers guide, among other honors.
Meet Cavanagh Law Group
We have won trial victories in every field of personal injury law. Our strategies are proven. Our depth of talent is unmatched.
Collaborative Strategies. Proven Results.
Our team of dedicated lawyers includes former Illinois prosecutors and a former insurance defense attorney with experience litigating cases on both sides of the aisle. We take a collaborative approach to building cases and leverage our insider knowledge of defense strategies to dismantle arguments before we even enter a courtroom.
Cavanagh Law Group has obtained record-breaking victories in Chicago and across the United States for more than two decades. In 2002, the firm secured a landmark $55 million verdict in an Illinois railroad crossing case after an eight-million-pound train traveling 50 mph slammed into a family’s car — severely and permanently injuring everyone inside the vehicle. The crossing gates and lights were malfunctioning at the time, and a dispatcher erroneously told train operators the crossing was clear. The case set a state record and was recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the top 100 verdicts in the country in 2002.
We successfully challenged the Chicago Police Department’s “code of silence” with a historic $20 million result in 2018. In that case, an off-duty Chicago police detective with a history of intoxicated driving killed two men while driving drunk in 2009. He had long been protected by his fellow officers and shielded from any serious consequences. Cavanagh Law Group proved police aren’t above the law. The case encapsulates a sea change in how liability cases are handled for all those who wear the Chicago police uniform. No longer are the actions of an off-duty officer of no concern to the city. Today, victims’ families can seek justice and win.