Firm Overview

Accidents are traumatic, and when you suffer injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, the trauma is heightened. Your life is turned upside down: perhaps your car is wrecked or you’re out of work. There can be doctor’s visits, physical therapy, car repair or replacement costs—and that’s just the material trauma. Personal injury accidents bring their share of emotional anguish as you try to regain a sense of normalcy. It’s during these times that having an advocate who cares about you can make all the difference.

For more than a decade, Lincolnwood-based Injury Lawyers of Illinois has helped people who’ve been injured due to another person’s negligence recover damages for their injuries. As personal injury attorneys, our number one goal is to do everything in our power to help make you whole after an accident. We are specialists in all types of transportation-related accidents where another person’s carelessness caused you harm.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Injuries suffered in car accidents, on or by bus, train or truck; motorcycles, bicycles, distracted or drunken or rideshare drivers are some of the types of cases Injury Lawyers of Illinois specialize in. We also handle worker’s comp, defective products, and wrongful death cases. Because there are circumstances that allow injured persons to recover damages even if they are partially at fault, it is important to speak to an attorney who has a thorough understanding of the laws that govern personal injury and contributory negligence rules. The attorneys at Injury Lawyers of Illinois have the depth of knowledge and experience that enables us to consistently obtain the highest awards for our clients.

Our attorneys and staff service our clients with superior representation, creative strategies, and reliable advice. We are trial attorneys in the truest sense; we are as comfortable before a judge and jury as we are at drafting a legal brief. Above all, each of us is committed to bringing the highest standards of ethics, honesty, and a passion for justice to every client and every case. We command attention in the courtroom and enjoy the utmost respect from our adversaries.

Why Our Clients Choose Injury Lawyers of Illinois

Our attorneys are compassionate advocates who pull no punches: we rely on our deep understanding of every aspect of the law and don’t sugar coat the viability of a case. We anticipate the opposition’s moves and prepare to counter them. Through every step of the process we make sure you know what’s going on with your case. That is just one of the reasons why 100 percent of former clients surveyed say they would recommend Injury Lawyers of Illinois to a friend.

Although our main office is in Lincolnwood, we have serviced clients throughout the state as well as from nearby communities that include Skokie, Niles, Evanston, Norridge, Mount Prospect, Morton Grove, Park Ridge, Des Plaines and more.

Although significant legal victories are a trademark of Injury Lawyers of Illinois, our primary focus remains, in the words of our founder Tony S. Kalogerakos, “to provide the highest quality legal representation delivered in an honest, professional manner to enrich the lives of our clients.”

Attorney Profile

Bitten by a dog? Injured when a truck runs a stop sign? Suffered injuries when a distracted driver ran into the motorcycle you were riding? Hurt at work? These are a few examples of the types of cases represented by Tony S. Kalogerakos and the team at Injury Lawyers of Illinois.

The founder and principal attorney at Injury Lawyers of Illinois, Kalogerakos represents people who have been injured in accidents or through the carelessness of others. He is the kind of attorney clients and judges love, and opponents love to hate, because he comes prepared to fight tooth and nail on his clients’ behalf. In more than a decade of representing injured people, Kalogerakos has distinguished himself as a vocal, no-nonsense advocate who leaves nothing on the table. A skilled interviewer whose probing questions often uncover facts that can turn a case in his favor (see case results), he has earned a reputation as an attorney who comes thoroughly prepared and vigorously defends his clients’ rights.

Kalogerakos’ legal expertise is matched only by the compassion he has for his clients, a sensitivity informed by personal experience. As the survivor of a near-fatal car wreck, Kalogerakos has been in his clients’ shoes: he has experienced the pain and trauma that accompanies accidents. And he knows the value of having representation that is sensitive to the entire spectrum of an accident victim’s experience.

A graduate of Western Michigan Cooley Law School (JD) and Loyola University (BS), Kalogerakos never hesitates to go to trial if it will result in a higher recovery for his client. The many insurance adjusters he works with know this, and will frequently seek to settle quickly to avoid facing him in court. This results in faster settlement times, sometimes in as little as six to eight weeks. Expeditious and aggressive disposition of cases provides an element of peace for families who are trying to return to normalcy after an injury.

Chicago, IL

Phone: (847) 982-9516
Fax: (847) 982-9517

Professional Credentials & Recognition

Kalogerakos is licensed to represent personal injury clients in Illinois, New York, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. Among his professional memberships are the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Last year, his consistent record of results won him recognition by his peers as an Illinois Emerging Lawyer; only two percent of attorneys licensed to practice in Illinois are accorded such recognition. Additional professional recognition includes:

  • President, Assyrian-American Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee for Judicial Evaluations-Cook County
  • Rising Star Attorney by Super Lawyers in Illinois for Personal Injury
  • Top 40 under 40 for Personal Injury by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 lawyers by American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Top 1% by National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top 40 under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Million Dollar Advocates forum for top trial attorneys obtaining awards in excess of $1 million
Meet the Staff

Supporting families in their time of need is a team responsibility. And at Skokie’s Injury Lawyers of Illinois, we have assembled legal support professionals who, in essence, become part of our clients’ personal recovery team. Whether helping draft legal briefs, communicating with medical providers, or following up on questions that arise in the handling of a claim, our team becomes your team—with clout.

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Margaret Plasota, Paralegal since 2016
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How I help our clients: With a large dose of compassion and understanding, I try to help injured clients go throughout their recovery process. My main goal is to assist with the variety of issues at the initial stage of opening of a claim, property damage, making sure clients are comfortable with chosen medical providers, answer any questions clients may have to help alleviate their anxiety and vulnerability.

Best part of my job: To see clients convinced that they are in good hands, to see their satisfaction upon conclusion of the case, to be proud to refer any of my friends injured in accidents to our office. I love the comradery and team spirit among staff.

My Fun Fact: I love to travel and hope to go around the world one day

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Ajka Jasarevic, Law Clerk since 2011
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How I help clients: I directly interact with our diverse clientele; conduct legal research, and assist with the preparation of legal documents along with trial and mediation preparation.

Best part of my job: I enjoy working with individuals of different backgrounds who have the same goal in mind, working together to obtain the best results for our clients.

My Fun Fact: If I had to only eat pizza for the rest of my life, I would not complain.

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Kristin Payne, Litigation Paralegal since 2014

How I help clients: My job includes answering any questions clients have regarding their case along with collecting records regarding their injuries.

Best part of my job: Helping clients feel comfortable and confident in who they chose to handle their case.

My Fun Fact: I’m Canadian, born and raised in Victoria BC. I have been living in the United States for 3.5 years.

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Anita Zildzic, Litigation Assistant since 2016
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How I help clients: As a personal injury Litigation Assistant I work with a diverse set of clients, so being good communicator is crucial in this field. I try to be as detail oriented as possible to ensure each file is complete before it closes.

Best part of my job: I enjoy communication with our clients and have a great rapport with medical providers. Doing a great and thorough job gives me most satisfaction.

My Fun Fact: You would be impressed with my pen collection.

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Thaisha C. Guitron-Cardona, Office Manager since 2009
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How I help clients: There are very few areas of law that are as dynamic, poignant and tangible as personal injury law. Litigation moves at a fairly rapid pace, so you have to work in an organized and efficient manner and adhere to processes in order to streamline your work. I make sure the entire office cooperates in the most efficient manner. I multitask in this busy and dynamically diverse environment.

Best part of my job: What I like most about working as an executive assistant in the personal injury realm is helping injury victims seek justice. I really get to know my firm’s clients well. I develop a rapport with them, so having the ability to assist them in their time of need is truly rewarding for me. I make sure they feel comfortable reaching out with any issues that may arise in the process. I consider myself a compassionate person who enjoys helping people and is sensitive to hardship our clients may go through.

My Fun Fact: I hate fish, but I love oysters.

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Cynthia-Val Chapman, Marketing Communications Specialist since 2017

How I help clients: I share the firm's story and allow others see Injury Lawyers of Illinois for what it is, a group of skilled, highly motivated and compassionate people focused on providing the legal and professional support necessary to help our clients regain a sense of normalcy after an accident or injury.

Best part of my job: Learning the impact our work has on the lives of others, and sharing the firmís commitment to our clients and neighbors through the website, social media, advertising, and event sponsorships and participation.

My Fun fact: I collect eyewear and will travel across the globe in search of my next pair of great frames.

Client Reviews

I love people that are aggressive, I love people that don’t take no for an answer. Tony is that type of person; he doesn’t take no for an answer. I say Trust Tony; he’ll take care of you; he’ll do the best for you. Tony is an honest person.


Excellent service. Changed my life. He handled my case fast. He kept me updated on everything about my case. He is an honest lawyer. I would recommend him 100%. A friend recommended him: he told me, if you want a good lawyer, go to him.


He was very upfront. I would rate him a 5 out of 5. I would definitely recommend him. He was very knowledgeable of everything that needed to be done with my case.


Tony Kalogerakos is a great guy and the best attorney on the planet!
I think one of his best character traits is his 100% concern about you as a person. He will find justice for your situation.


The service from beginning to end was excellent, amazing. Service was... topnotch service; I didn’t have to take care of anything. Tony and his employees would call me with any updates they had... they kept me informed step by step on what’s going on with things.