Compassionate counsel in your time of need.
Injuries can happen to anyone at any time. When the unexpected happens, we can help.
We are committed to handling ALL aspects of representation, from addressing complex legal issues, to giving sound advice on practical questions based on decades of experience.
Recognized leaders in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases
For over 30 years, our firm has represented injured plaintiffs and their families in the Chicago area. At Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, we offer stability in uncertain times through strategic and experienced legal representation for injured people and their families.
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Nursing home residents are often injured by the people entrusted with the care of our frail or elderly loved ones. If your family member suffered from nursing home neglect or abuse, you know that residents often do not have the resiliency to spring back from an injury.
We are proud to be recognized for our outstanding work representing victims of medical malpractice. A review published in the Jury Verdict Reporter named our firm, as one of law firms to try five or more cases to verdict in venues outside of Cook County between 2002 and 2007.
Our personal injury attorneys file auto accident injury claims on behalf of people who were seriously injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents. We also represent the family members of those who suffered a wrongful death in a fatal accident.
A fatal accident can occur anywhere. Our experienced lawyers have the experience and the resources to counsel and represent families who have lost loved ones due to medical malpractice, a car accident, a trucking accident, dangerous products, and toxic exposure.
If you or a coworker or family member has been seriously injured in a construction accident, you may have been told to file a workers compensation claim to be reimbursed for lost wages, unpaid medical bills, and any temporary or permanent disability.
Every day people are seriously injured through no fault of their own. If you have been seriously injured because someone else was careless, reckless or negligent, you have a right to seek financial compensation for all the damages caused by the accident.
The attorneys of Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, are well-known and respected for the results we have achieved for clients in throughout the Chicago area. We work with individuals involved in extremely challenging and complex cases including personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice claims. We have also obtained significant verdicts and settlements in cases involving business disputes and commercial litigation.
A Selective Approach to Best Serve You
We are not a high-volume law firm. Instead, we limit the number of cases we accept so that we can provide the highest quality and most sophisticated legal representation possible. This selective approach allows us to give each case and each client the full benefit of our legal experience and personal attention. Our attorneys have tried to verdict more than 350 jury and non-jury cases lasting three days to six weeks, each. This is more cases than most attorneys will try in a lifetime. Our reputation as effective trial lawyers often motivates opponents to agree to reasonable settlements outside of the courtroom.
We serve clients across the nation and in the following Illinois localities: Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Will County, Lake County, Kendall County, Kankakee County, Winnebago County, DeKalb County, and Peoria County. This includes Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Peoria, Elgin, Waukegan, Cicero, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Schaumburg, Bolingbrook, Palatine, Skokie, Des Plaines, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, Oak Park and Wheaton.
Since 1980, Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered has secured outstanding results for clients while providing the emotional support and practical advice that seriously injured people need during challenging times. If you or a member of your family is seeking experienced legal representation, please contact our medical malpractice and personal injury law firm to arrange a free initial consultation. Call 630-462-1980 for our Wheaton office or 312-372-1980 for our downtown Chicago location. We look forward to hearing from you.
When attorney Edward Walsh founded the law firm, his goal was to focus the practice on helping a select group of people that were truly in need. Since then, Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered has prided itself on being a boutique firm that looks out for victims of catastrophic negligence and cases on behalf of families who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Our experienced attorneys take a team approach to help clients through these difficult cases and achieve the successful results they often deserve.
Attorney James H. Knippen, II has extensive experience in complex litigation matters including personal injury, professional negligence, business litigation, and local government representation. This particular focus of the law has allowed him to work with many organizations and entities throughout the local Illinois area. In particular, Mr. Knippen has represented corporate clients including the Village of Roselle, City of Wheaton, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Village of Woodridge, City of West Chicago, Amoco Oil Corporation, Bluff City Materials Corporation, Waste Management Corporation, E/M Corporation, Concord Homes, Pasquinelli Development Corporation, and numerous fire and police chiefs regarding employment discipline matters. He has also assisted clients with injunctions, declaratory actions, and zoning litigation for both municipalities and private developers.