Richard B. Rogich

With over 35 years of trial experience, Rick Rogich has developed an outstanding reputation as a trial advocate in the greater Chicago area. A member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Society of Trial Lawyers. Rick’s practice focuses on the prosecution of all facets of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He has successfully obtained multi-million dollar awards and verdicts in cases involving construction injuries, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, medical malpractice, products liability and employment discrimination.

Rick is also a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only organization, whose membership consists of highly-skilled trial attorneys who have exhibited integrity and exemplary personal character. A former Adjunct Professor at IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law and The John Marshall Law School, he taught Trial Advocacy, Lawyering Skills and Medical Malpractice. Rick’s cases have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Herald and The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Many other accomplishments have been highlighted by various television news outlets, including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, as well as various cable television networks. As lead trial counsel, Rick has obtained record-setting verdicts in cases involving: negligent spinal surgery; failure to diagnose stomach cancer and construction injuries. His record breaking $5.6 million verdict in a medical malpractice case was recognized by the Illinois Jury Verdicts as one of the outstanding verdicts in Illinois.

Among many other projects, Rick spearheads nursing home abuse and neglect litigation, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified AODA Counselor in Illinois and Wisconsin.


  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., 1982
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, B.S. with Honors, 1979

Bar Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court, 1992
  • Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois, 1987
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1986
  • Illinois Supreme Court, 1982

Professional Associations:

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
  • Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section Council
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Association
    • Member Board of Trustees
    • Vice President
  • Certification, Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County Arbitrator

Teaching Positions:

The John Marshall Law School

  • Instructor, Trial Advocacy Program
  • Instructor, Lawyering Skills

Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education

IIT/Chicago-Kent College

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Writing Skills
  • Tapping the Legal Market

Appointed Judge, American Bar Association National Advocacy Competition

Appointed Judge, DePaul University School of Law Trial Advocacy Competition

Published Works and Presentations:

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

  • The Investigation of Negligence Claims
  • Opinion Evidence Of Non-Expert Witnesses
  • Motions In Limine In Medical Malpractice Cases
  • Product Liability/Premises Liability
  • Nuts & Bolts Automobile Accident Litigation
  • Joint & Several Liability
  • Trial Techniques

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

  • Basics of Auto Accident Litigation
  • Winning Personal Injury Settlement Strategies
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pre-Trial Aspects of Illinois Product Liability Practice

Center For Public Resources

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Roundtable

Chicago Bar Association

  • Preparation and Trial of Vehicular Cases

Honors and Awards:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals
  • Chicago Bar Association, Certificate of Appreciation, 1992
  • Super Lawyers, 2006, 2008 - 2020

Other Merits:

  • Lecturer, Westmont Community Unit School District, “Career Education Day"
  • Writer’s Digest Magazine, “First Murder,” Award-Winning Short Story
American Association of Justice American Board of Trial Advocates Illinois State Bar Association Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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