GWC Injury Lawyers LLC: A Tradition of Excellence

Founded in 1978, GWC Injury Lawyers LLC has grown into one of the leading personal injury and workers’ compensation law firms in Illinois, with offices throughout the state.  The firm has recovered more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements, setting multiple records, and it has preserved a tradition of excellence for decades.

GWC represents clients in virtually every type of personal injury matter, including those involving car and truck collisions, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, dog bites, FELA claims, and wrongful death.

GWC has particularly extensive experience with construction accident litigation, so much so that it has been called the construction injury law firm.  Building trades unions and organizations frequently turn to GWC when a member is injured, and the firm has been honored with awards from many of the state’s largest unions.

GWC prides itself on being a learning organization, committed to recognizing and developing young legal talent.  In fact, many of GWC’s attorneys began as law clerks at the firm and have spent their entire careers there, including owner and managing partner Louis C. Cairo.  With the next generation of attorneys learning from the best of the best, GWC has maintained its reputation as dedicated advocates for its clients.  This reputation is reflected in the various awards its lawyers have received from their peers, including multiple designations as SuperLawyers, Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers, and Rising Stars.

Despite the significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, GWC has continued to provide its clients with the service to which they have been accustomed.  The firm has worked to find innovative ways to fight for justice, including conducting remote depositions and achieving a successful outcome in one of the first Zoom bench trials in Illinois.  While the world has changed because of the coronavirus, GWC’s commitment to its clients remains the same.

As the firm has expanded, GWC’s twenty-two fulltime lawyers have continued to represent clients of every race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.  If you believe GWC could be of value to you or your clients, please contact the firm at (312) 464-1234 or visit