Richard E. Aleksy 







Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation


Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2014 Richard Aleksy

About Richard E. Aleksy 

Best Lawyers in America named Richard Aleksy the 2014 Lawyer of the Year for workers' compensation law - claimants in Chicago. Recognized as a preeminent trial attorney, Richard Aleksy has briefed and argued many cases before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, various Circuit Courts, the Appellate and Supreme Court of Illinois. He has earned an enviable reputation within the legal and insurance communities for his work involving workers’ compensation, disability determination and related aspects of injury law. Mr. Aleksy has 38 years of experience handling Illinois workers compensation claims. On July 20, 2011, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn named Richard Aleksy to be one of only twelve members of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Advisory Board.

A respected leader in his field of legal practice, Mr. Aleksy has served as president and director of the 
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, and is an active member of the organization today. He is also a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Among his many other professional involvements, he has authored “IICLE Mastering Workers’ Compensation in Illinois; The Process, The Procedure,” and he has participated in numerous seminars as a presenter and member of panel discussions.

His recognition within the legal community includes selection as an 
Illinois Super Lawyer, described by the publisher as “a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” Mr. Aleksy has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America, "the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession." In addition, Mr. Aleksy is rated AV® (very high to preeminent) for both legal ability and professional ethics by Martindale-Hubbell, “the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession.”

After serving four years in the Air Force, Mr. Aleksy earned his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, and received his Juris doctorate from the John Marshall Law School. He was admitted to the Illinois bar and the Federal Court in the Northern District of Illinois in 1976.


You can watch Mr. Aleksy speak about the 2011 changes to the Illinois Workers Compensation Act in a video at the following address:


Reported Cases

R.D. Masonry, Inc. vs. Industrial Commission 
215 Ill.2d 397, 830 N.E.2d 584, 294 Ill.Dec. 172, 2005
Tinley Park Hotel and Convention Center vs. Industrial Commission 
356 Ill.App.3d 833, 826 N.E.2d 1043, 292 Ill.Dec.607, 2005
Boyd Elec. Vs. Dee 
356 Ill.App.3d 851, 826 N.E.2d 493, 292 Ill.Dec. 352, 2005
R.D. Masonry, Inc vs. Industrial Commission 
349 Ill.App.3d 752, 812 N.E.2d 382, 285 Ill.Dec. 562, 2004
Efremidis vs. Industrial Commission 
308 Ill.App.3d 415, 719 N.E.2d 1133, 241 Ill.Dec. 730, 1999
Faleti vs. Tracy 
233 Ill.App.3d 1025, 600 N.E.2d 39, 175 Ill.Dec. 416, 1992
Sekora vs. Industrial Commission 
198 Ill.App.3d 584, 556 N.E.2d. 285, 144 Ill.Dec. 818, 1990
Szesny vs. Szesny 
197 Ill.App.3d 966, 557 N.E.2d 222, 145 Ill.Dec.452, 1990
National Biscuit, Inc. vs. Industrial Commission 
129 Ill.App.3d 118, 472 N.E.2d 91, 84 Ill.Dec.341, Ill.App. 1 Dist, October 9, 1984
Consolidated Freightways vs. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission 
373 Ill.App.3d 1077, 870 N.E.2d 839, 312 Ill.Dec. 395, 2007
Greaney vs. Industrial Commission 
358 Ill.App.3d 1002, 832 N.E.2d 331, 295 Ill.Dec. 180, 2005
Clayton vs. Ingalls Memorial Hospital 
311 Ill.App.3d 135, 724 N.E.2d 222, 243 Ill.Dec. 913, 2000
Estate of Barnes 
33 Ill.App.3d 361, 478 N.E.2d 1046, 88 Ill.Dec. 438, Ill.App. 1Dist., May 7, 1985



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