Richard Rumsey

Chicago Attorney Richard Rumsey
America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

After years as a partner at one of the largest Personal Injury law firms in Illinois, Rich Rumsey started his own firm to give individual and personalized attention to each and every one of his clients. For over 30 years, Richard L. Rumsey, Ltd. has successfully represented working men and women of all trades and backgrounds in all types of Personal Injury Litigation, Negligence, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims, Nursing Home Negligence, Products Liability and Premises Liability.

He has represented victims against some of the largest Construction Companies, Trucking Companies and Manufactures in the United States. He has taken on General Motors, Ford, and Volkswagen in Products Liability actions and made them pay for defects that injured his clients.

He has record verdicts for certain injuries in Illinois and has been called upon to lecture to lawyers by both the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association about personal injury law.

Publications and presentations include Workers’ Compensation And Third Party Counsel: Coordinating Efforts From Start to Finish; How To Maximize Recovery In A Soft Tissue Injury Case; and Expert Testimony: Reconstruction Use Of Models, Video And Exhibits.

He has been selected to be included in the Consumer Law Guidebook, Leading Illinois Attorneys; Illinois Most Respected Legal Counsel As Selected By Their Peers. He has received an “AV” rating, the highest rating an attorney can achieve for ethical standards and legal ability from the internationally recognized attorney peer rating service, the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. He has recently been awarded inclusion in "America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys".

Practice Areas:


  • Loyola School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, J.D., 1978
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, B.S. Education

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Illinois, 1978

Professional Associations:

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Published Works and Presentations:

  • "Workers’ Compensation and Third Party Counsel: Coordinating Efforts from Start to Finish"
  • "How to Maximize Recovery in a Soft Tissue Injury Case"
  • "Expert Testimony: Reconstruction Use of Models, Videos and Exhibits"

Honors and Awards:

  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys, 2021 & 2022
  • Top Lawyers of Chicago
  • Published in the Chicago Tribune, 2015
American Association of Justice American Board of Trial Advocates Illinois State Bar Association Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
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