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Theodore G. Karavidas

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Phone: (847) 381-4797

102 N Cook St
Barrington, Illinois 60010

I began my career as a trial lawyer for the City of Chicago, defending police officers, paramedics, and other City employees in personal injury and civil rights claims. I then accepted a position from the Illinois Attorney General to serve as a trial lawyer defending state officials in cases, both simple and complex, in state and federal courts throughout the State. Since leaving government practice, I have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation matters in Illinois as well as other states.

Additional information about my experience is stated below. I will continue to use that experience and analysis of applicable law to serve my clients to the best of my ability.


J.D., John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois

B.A., Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois

Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice State of Illinois, 1979
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Past Government Positions
  • City of Chicago, Assistant Corporation Counsel
    Trial Attorney, Tort and General Counsel Division
  • State of Illinois, Assistant Attorney General
    Trial Attorney, General Law Division
  • Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois
Published Works
  • “Deposition of Pharmacology Expert” (as to qualifications), Cyclopedia Practice: Proof of Traumatic Injuries, West Group, 3rd Ed. Vol. 1, 2001
  • “Deposition of Neuropsychologist as to Post-Concussion Syndrome”, Handling Accident Cases, Courtroom Projection of Trauma, Vol. 7, ch. 114, 1999
  • “Considerations in Presenting Expert Testimony”, re-Learning Times, Learning Services Corporation, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1999
  • “Deposition of Expert Neurologist” (as to pain disorders), Cyclopedia of Trial Practice: Proof of Traumatic Injuries, West Groups, 3rd Ed., Vol. 5 1998
  • “Deposition of Expert Pharmacist” (as to adverse drug reactions), Cyclopedia of Trial Practice: Proof of Traumatic Injuries, West Groups, 3rd Ed., Vol. 5 1998
  • “Presenting Neuropsychological Evidence in Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation “, The Clinical Psychologist, Swets & Zeilinger, The Netherlands, 1997
  • “Deposition of Neuropsychologist “ (regarding major depressive disorder), Handling Accident Cases; Courtroom Projection of Trauma, West Group Vol. 7, 1996
  • “Deposition of Neuropsychologist in Brain Injury Case”, Handling Accident cases: Courtroom Projection of Trauma, Clark, Boardman, Callaghan, Vol. 7 1996
  • “Presenting Expert Testimony in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases”, i.e., Magazine, Ontario (Canada) Brain Injury Association
  • Tort Immunity, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Annual Update Seminar
  • Creating Security Interests, Nissho-Iwai Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Establishing Psychological Damages, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Voir Dire, North American Brain Injury Society, Annual Legal Conference (San Antonio, Texas)
  • Presenting Expert Testimony in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case, Brain Injury Association of Ohio (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Litigation Considerations in Rehabilitation Assessment, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University Medical School Forensic Issues in Rehabilitation Symposium
  • Presenting Expert Testimony in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, National Head Injury Foundation – Illinois Chapter, Annual Educational Conference
  • Preparing the Expert Witness for Direct and Cross-Examination, American Board of Vocational Experts, Fall Conference
  • The Role of Health Care Providers in Litigation, Behavioral Analysis Society of Illinois, Annual Conference
  • Utilizing Rehabilitation Professionals in Litigation, Premier Rehabilitation Center of Chicago, Annual Conference
  • Direct Examination of the Life Care Planner; Defining Monetary Damages: A Seminar presented by Vocational Economics, Inc.
  • Evaluating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Pain Cases, Hellenic Bar Association
  • Preparing for and Presenting Expert Testimony in Deposition and at Trial, Cognitive and Rehabilitation Specialist Conference
  • Preparing for Expert Testimony after Daubert, Joiner, Kumho Tire and Frye, Hellenic Bar Association Annual Seminar
  • Trial Practice Instructor, Young Lawyers Section, Chicago Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Practice, John Marshall Law School
Honors and Achievements
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Mediator certified by the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution and the Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Named to Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    Legal Ability Rating: Very High to Preeminent
    General Ethical Standards Rating: Very High (highest rating given)
  • The “ Make a Difference Award” (Brain Injury Association of Illinois)
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
Professional Associations /Positions Held
  • Brain Injury Association of Illinois
    • Chairman, Professional Advisory Board
    • Member, Board of Directors
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Chairman, Judiciary Committee
    • Committee Memberships: Judicial Administration and Reform, Tort Litigation,
    • Judiciary Committee, Nominating Committee
    • Investigator and Hearing Panel Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member, Board of Managers
    • Member, Legislative Committee
    • Member, Board of Advocates
  • Hellenic Bar Association
    • Past President (and seven previous offices)
    • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors
Areas of Practice Experience

Personal Injury, Brain Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Sexual Abuse, Defamation, Product Liability, Civil Rights, Contract Litigation and Formation, Trust and Estate Litigation, Construction Delay Claims, Zoning, Real Estate, Condemnation, Accounting Malpractice, Banking Litigation, Marital Dissolution, Pre-nuptial Agreements, Class Actions, Health Care License Revocation Defense, State and Local Government, Administrative Review, Appeals, Chancery, Business and Liquor Licenses, Injunctions and Temporary Restraining Orders, Trade Secrets and Non-Competition Matters, Alternative Dispute Resolution

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