Goldberg Weisman Cairo

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Goldberg Weisman Cairo
Goldberg Weisman Cairo Logo.png
Headquarters Flag of the United States.svg Chicago
No. of offices 4
No. of attorneys 33
Major practice areas Personal injury, workers' compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice
Date founded 1978

Goldberg Weisman Cairo is a Chicago, Illinois law firm established in 1978 by founding partners Michael B. Goldberg and Larry E. Weisman. Two years later, Louis C. Cairo joined the firm and would become its third name partner. Since then, Goldberg Weisman Cairo has grown to thirty-three attorneys.[1] The firm concentrates its practice in personal injury, workers' compensation, wrongful death, and medical malpractice law and has achieved record amounts in verdicts and settlements for its clients, totaling over one billion dollars.[2]

Notable cases[edit]

  • $4.25 million verdict on behalf of the family of a woman who was killed after a semitrailer truck hit her as she stood in a traffic lane on the Indiana Toll Road.[3]
  • Secured the largest verdict against a school district in the history of McHenry County, Illinois and the highest personal injury verdict in McHenry County for the past ten years on behalf of an injured motorist who had been hit by a school bus.[4]
  • $10 million settlement on behalf of a carpenter who fell to his death through an elevator shaft while working on a Chicago high-rise construction site.[5]
  • $2.84 million verdict on behalf of a painter who severely injured his heel after falling from a lift at a school construction site. The verdict was the largest verdict ever recorded for a personal injury case in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.[6]
  • Sued The Arbor Nursing Home of Itasca, Illinois on behalf of one patient who had frozen to death in the nursing home’s courtyard. [7] An employee of the nursing home was charged with criminal neglect of a long-term-care facility resident, criminal neglect of an elderly person, and obstruction of justice in connection with the incident.[8]
  • $5.7 million settlement on behalf of a woman who was killed in a Salvation Army van crash that claimed eleven lives.[9]
  • $4.6 million settlement on behalf of two brothers, one of whom was injured and the other killed, in connection with a construction accident that occurred in Tinley Park, Illinois.[10]


Michael B. Goldberg
Larry E. Weisman
Louis C. Cairo
Bennet J. Baker
David L. Caplan
Michael D. Fisher
James J. Nawrocki
Colin J. O'Malley
Lawrence T. Ruder
Joseph P. Sorce
Daniel H. Streckert
Stephen M. Thacker


Kristina Aier
Joel J. Block
Gerald J. Doll
Kristen M. Dunne
Harris L. Elliott
Christopher P. Hughes
Corey B. Goldberg
Bryant M. Greening
James B. Hardy
Timothy J. Keiser
Kitra K. Killen
Michael A. Knobloch
Donn P. LaHaie
Wally J. Mrozinsky
Raul V. Rodriguez
Janine M. Rosana
Ian M. Zenziper

Of Counsel[edit]

Lou Lang
Jack S. Ring


  1. ^ [1] Goldberg Weisman Cairo Firm Profile.
  2. ^ [2] Goldberg Weisman Cairo Verdicts & Settlements.
  3. ^ [3] Post-Tribune Staff, "Jury Awards $4.25M in Toll Road Fatality", Chicago Sun-Times Post-Tribune, January 25, 2012.
  4. ^ [4] Sutschek, Sarah, “Jury Awards Almost $900,000 in Personal Injury Case", Northwest Herald, March 18, 2011.
  5. ^ [5] Kantzavelos, Maria, “$10 Million Settlement in Workers' Fall", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, July 14, 2009.
  6. ^ [6] Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Staff, "Around the State", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, June 19, 2009.
  7. ^ [7] Mitchum, Robert, "Family Sues Itasca Nursing Home Over Cold-related Death of Woman, 89", Chicago Tribune, February 12, 2009.
  8. ^ [8] Barnum, Art, "Nursing Home Death Leads to Charges Against Worker," Chicago Tribune, March 4, 2009.
  9. ^ [9] Tribune staff writers, “Child of Van Crash Victim Awarded $5.7 Million", Chicago Tribune, October 3, 2003.
  10. ^ [10] Ziemba, Stanley, “Wall Collapse Victims' Kin Will Receive $4.6 Million,” Chicago Tribune, December 14, 2000.

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