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Joseph R. Curcio

Joseph R. Curcio

Curcio Law Offices
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability ...
  • Illinois
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Joseph Curcio was raised in Chicago in the old Italian neighborhood along Grand and Damen Avenues on Chicago’s West Side. The son of a shoemaker, Mr. Curcio learned very early the importance of hard work and paid his own way through college at DePaul University and law school at John Marshall working various night jobs, including repossessing cars. Upon his graduation from law school in 1956, Joe had a very brief stint as a claims adjuster for an insurance company before striking out on his own as a solo practitioner.

From the beginning of his career, he had a passion and talent for trial work, and by the early 1960’s his practice became focused almost exclusively on representing plaintiffs in personal injury litigation. In doing so, Mr. Curcio enjoyed great success as a trial lawyer over the course of his career and is well known in the legal community as a fierce opponent and determined advocate on behalf of his clients. Many of the verdicts he has obtained at trial and successfully defended on appeal continue to serve as precedent in Illinois today, including the landmark case of Simpson v. General Motors, which first recognized a plaintiff’s comparative fault as merely a damage-reducing element of a claim rather than serving as a total bar to recovery.

Mr. Curcio has been a proud and active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association throughout his career and was elected to serve on the Board of Managers in 1983. His achievements have been recognized by his peers and he was awarded ITLA’s Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. He has the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell (AV); he was voted an Illinois Super Lawyer by his peers every year since 2008; voted one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers organization and was selected as a Leading Lawyer by the Leading Lawyer Network in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury law.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Elder Law
Nursing Home Abuse
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 0561460
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder and Managing Attorney
Curcio Law Offices
- Current
DePaul University
B.A. | History and Political Science
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The John Marshall Law School
J.D. (1955)
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AV Preeminent Rating: Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Super Lawyer 2008-2023
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois  # 0561460
Attorney Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
Curcio Law Offices
161 North Clark Street
Suite 2240
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: (312) 312-1111
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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