Jack J. Casciato
Clifford Law Offices
Plaintiff’s personal injury

Jack Casciato is a plaintiff’s personal injury trial lawyer and a partner at Clifford Law Offices P.C., one of the nation’s leading personal-injury law firms.

In February 2018, Jack defended and tried a significant truck accident case against Bob Clifford, Kevin Durkin and Tracy Brammeier of Clifford Law Offices. The case involved a woman in her early 20’s that was catastrophically injured when she was struck by a truck owned and operated by one of the largest trucking companies in the United States.

Following the trial, Bob Clifford sought out Jack’s interest in joining Clifford Law Offices as a partner.

“Jack stood out as a guy that I would like to practice law with because he’s energetic and substantively up-to-date on the law and on procedure, and he has an impressive way with people so he’s good with witnesses and clients. It was pretty apparent to me and our other partners, so we made the decision to take a chance on a young guy who we thought could benefit from the mentoring we senior partners can and will give.” Clifford said.

Prior to joining Clifford Law Offices, Jack was a partner at Johnson & Bell, a well-known personal-injury defense firm. While working at Johnson & Bell, he was named the youngest partner in the firm’s history, earning this milestone at just 32.

“Jack is known to me and many others with an exceptionally hard-working and talented young lawyer,” said Mark Galasso of Chicago’s Tribler, Orpett & Meyer. “I have worked with Jack and against Jack, and he has earned my respect in both instances. Without exception, he is always at the top of his game in any case he is a part of.”

Retired Judge F. Keith Brown, now working as a mediator for Chicago’s ADR Systems, said that Casciato has appeared before him in mediations on both the defense and plaintiff’s side. Casciato “always impressed,” Brown said. “Jack was well-prepared both in his presentation and his written submission,” Brown said. “He had a full understanding of the law and was able to persuasively argue on behalf of his client to get the cases settled with good results.”

In close to 18 months as a plaintiff’s trial attorney, Jack has settled numerous seven-figure cases including a recent $6.3 million settlement, weeks before trial, on behalf of a construction worker. In addition, Jack obtained a $3 million settlement on behalf of a seriously injured couple who was involved in a shuttle bus accident at O’Hare International Airport.

At Clifford Law Offices, Jack’s practice focuses on trucking accidents, products liability actions, medical malpractice cases and construction cases. In addition, Jack is a lead counsel on several high-profile cases including the Flight 2431 aviation disaster that occurred on July 31, 2018 when an Aeromexico Connect jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Durango International Airport. In addition, in March 2019, Jack was an invited lecturer in London and Manchester, England, where he traveled across the pond to present on aviation litigation and the Montreal Convention to the Pan European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers. Jack has recently been invited to Madrid and Marbella, Spain, to once again present on topics of American and international personal injury law.

Outside the courtroom, Jack gives back to the community. He is a Chicago Innovator Board Member for the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. This philanthropic board is made up of Chicago professionals under 40 who strive to organize fundraising events for the hospital. Casciato also throws an annual fundraiser for Life Span, a non-profit legal organization that provides legal assistance to women who are victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. In addition, he writes a monthly column in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on all areas of personal injury litigation.

“It’s a humble honor to represent people at their toughest times. Most often, the injuries our clients suffer impact them the rest of their lives and lead to substantial financial burdens due to the ongoing care they require and the nature of their disabilities. Their lawsuits are often their last chance.” Casciato said.