Katherine A. Cárdenas

Ms. Cárdenas has more than 20 years of experience representing adults and minors who have suffered debilitating injuries in every area of personal injury.

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David H. Lucas

More than 55 years of experience have earned David H. Lucas the title of Consultant Emeritus and make him an invaluable member of our team.

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John D. Risvold

A seasoned Chicago trial lawyer, John handles personal injury, medical negligence, wrongful death and other catastrophic injury cases.

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How We Work

Our Practice Is Founded On The Belief That Negligence Demands Accountability.

We’ve been proudly serving the Midwest since 1958 and have earned a reputation for achieving extraordinary results. With more than 75 years of combined experience, we see to it that our clients receive the compensation, and justice, they deserve. We’ve successfully handled hundreds of cases resulting in millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Birth Related Injuries

The birth of a new child is supposed to be a time of joy. However, injuries that occur during labor can affect your baby, and you, for the rest of your lives. We have experience with all types of birth related injuries.
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Medical Malpractice

Your health is the most valuable thing you own. All medical malpractice cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we recover a settlement for you.
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Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident owing to the fault of another driver, there are laws established to help get you the medical care and financial compensation you deserve.
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Personal Injury

Contact us today to discuss how your injuries have affected your life, your family, and your ability to earn a living. All injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we recover a settlement for you.
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What our clients say about us

  • A few years ago the equipment I was operating at work malfunctioned I shattered my ankle. I was in the hospital for a week and then needed 6 months of physical therapy. Even worse, I wasn’t able to walk for five weeks, which meant I couldn’t work either. Lucas and Cardenas made sure I received a fair settlement and helped me when dealing with my insurance. I don’t know what I would have done without them!
    Peter HolmesPalatine, IL
  • The birth of our daughter was supposed to be a joyous occasion. Instead, it was a near death experience. The nurses failed to properly monitor my wife’s blood pressure, which led to her suffering a mild stroke. This resulted in an emergency C-section for which they were unprepared and our baby was deprived of oxygen for more than a minute. Thanks to Lucas and Cardenas we received a just settlement for the nurses’ negligence and were able to move on with our lives and focus on caring for our daughter.
    Tim and Stephanie Christensen
  • My daughter and I were in a head on car collision with a drunk driver a few years ago and it was devastating. I was critically injured and my daughter received a brain injury. After talking with Lucas and Cardenas we decided to move forward with a case again the drunk driver. In the end, we received a settlement even bigger than we anticipated. My daughter still has complications with her speech, but at least now we’ve received justice and have the means to pay for the therapy she’ll likely need for the rest of her life.
    Carol Parker-FinneyBeverly, IL