Faraci & Faraci, P.A.
A general practice law firm with offices in Illinois and Florida
Faraci & Faraci, P.A. is a general practice law firm with offices in Illinois and Florida. The cornerstone of the firm is the commitment to excellence in providing client services. This commitment assures that clients can consistently expect accountability, responsiveness and legal services rendered in the most cost-efficient manner.
The firm's skills and experience enable it to render high quality services to a diverse roster of client organizations, both private and public sectors. We earn the trust and confidence of clients by always thoroughly understanding their unique challenges and opportunities. And, we measure our firm's success by the extent to which we exceed client expectations.
The Personal Injury Group has represented thousands of injured parties for over forty years. They have handled the following types of cases: wrongful death, auto accident, trucking accidents, slip and fall, products liability, boating accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrians injured by negligent drivers, medical malpractice. These types of cases are handled on contingency fees. Free consultations available upon request.
The Criminal Defense Group has been representing individuals charged with criminal offense in both State and Federal Courts for over 100 years. A sampling of the offenses include: murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, robbery, possession of narcotics, and aggravated battery.
The firm's Commercial Litigation Group has a diverse area of expertise, which includes handling cases in both state and federal court, including, but not limited to the following areas: commercial foreclosures; breach of employment contracts (including injunctive relief); breach of contracts; breach of fiduciary duties; trade secret misappropriation; consumer and commercial fraud; shareholders rights litigation; mechanics liens; complex commercial real estate litigation; commercial lease disputes; enforcement and defense of guaranty, and fraudulent transfers. The firm also has extensive experience in handling various work outs with lenders and turnarounds.
The Labor Law Group has represented labor organizations, employers and employees in many aspects of labor disputes. They have handled complex Trusteeship Proceedings, Contested Hearings at the National Labor Relations Board and matters in the United States District Court.
- (847) 292-0031
3 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Peter S. Faraci
Peter S. FaraciPeter S. Faraci, the firm’s managing partner, specializes in civil and criminal litigation, including personal injury cases. He received his undergraduate college degree from the University of Florida in 1988, and his Juris Doctorate Degree from The John Marshall Law School in 1996. He is a member of the legal bar in Illinois. Mr. Faraci began his career working for Earl L. Neal & Associates under the guidance of Retired United States District Judge George N. Leighton. He has tried numerous complex litigation matters over the years, in both State and Federal Courts. Mr. Faraci has also handled complex appeals in both the Illinois Appellate Courts and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Faraci was also appointed in 2003 by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to serve as a Hearing Examiner for the Board. In this position he has presided over numerous contested hearings and ruled on the eligibility of candidates to run for office. Mr. Faraci in 1996 co-authored with the distinguished former United States District Judge, George N. Leighton, a textbook on prisoner’s rights, Rights of Prisoners in American Law. He has also served as co-counsel with Judge Leighton in representing several prominent local labor unions. He is also an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School teaching "Rights of Prisoners in American Law." Mr. Faraci has also served as Outside Counsel for County, Municipal Employees, Supervisors’ and Foremen’s Union, Local 1001 of Laborers International Union of North America. Mr. Faraci is also a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois. He is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Faraci is also a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Medical Negligence Committee. Click to close.
Dominick D. Faraci
Dominick D. FaraciDominick D. Faraci has more than 37 years of experience as a civil and criminal litigator, specializing in personal injury and product liability matters. A 1965 Law School graduate of DePaul University, he was admitted to practice in Illinois in 1965 and in Florida, 1976. Mr. Faraci began his legal career as a partner in a Chicago law firm, Hennessy, Faraci, Tassone, Chiak, Laurie and Rakowski before founding his current firm, Faraci & Faraci, in 1997. He has been engaged in numerous civil and criminal trials before Illinois and Florida State Courts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is an active member of Illinois Bar and the Florida Bar. Click to close.
Douglas J. LaSota
Douglas J. LaSotaDouglas J. LaSota is an associate with Faraci & Faraci. He earned his J.D. with Honors from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2008. In 2009, Mr. LaSota received his LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law. Since joining Faraci & Faraci in August 2009, Mr. LaSota has been involved with many of the firm's ongoing cases. His experience ranges from mechanics lien litigation to criminal defense and personal injury. He was instrumental in the favorable settlement of a mechanics lien case involving over twenty-five properties with unpaid liens totaling over $250,000. His advanced degree in tax law is a welcome addition to the firm's transactional practice. Click to close.
George N. Leighton
George N. LeightonGeorge N. Leighton concentrates in the areas of federal litigation and appellate cases. Judge Leighton became of counsel to Faraci & Faraci in 1997 after retiring from 23 years of service on the federal bench, in the North District of Illinois. Judge Leighton is a 1945 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1940 magna cu laude graduate of Howard University. Judge Leighton’s early career included serving as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois and as Master in Chancery of the Circuit Court of Cook County. In 1964 he was elected to a six-year term as Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County and, five years later, he was assigned by the Illinois Supreme Court to sit as Judge of the Appellate Court, First District. In 1970, Judge Leighton was elected to a ten-year term as a Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District. President Gerald Ford nominated Judge Leighton to serve as a Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1975. he retired from the federal bench in 1987. Judge Leighton is a member of the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, National Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Cook County Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and the National Association of Defense Lawyers in Criminal Cases. Judge Leighton has received many awards and honors, including Honorary Doctor of Law Degrees from John Marshall Law School, Southeastern Massachusetts University, New England University School of Law, Loyola University, Elmhurst College and Rhode Island College. He serves as an Overseer of the Rand Corporation and he is a Trustee Emeritus of Notre Dame University. Click to close.
Austin G. Rahe
Austin G. RaheAustin G. Rahe is an associate with Faraci & Faraci. He earned his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in May 2014. In 2010, Mr. Rahe graduated from Illinois State University with honors, earning his B.A. in Political Science and a Paralegal Certificate for his minor in legal studies. Mr. Rahe has worked extensively in the legal profession since his undergraduate studies. In 2010, Mr. Rahe interned for the Honorable Judge Charles Reynard of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, in McLean County, Illinois, where he researched and analyzed extensive data for a domestic violence case study in order to improve McLean County’s rehabilitation system for domestic violence offenders. He’s worked at large law firms handling insurance defense matters, as well small boutique firms handling personal injury matters. His overall experience ranges from commercial litigation and labor and employment disputes to personal injury. Mr. Rahe was heavily involved in obtaining a favorable personal injury and product liability settlement for a client who suffered a severe spinal cord injury causing paraplegia, resulting in a settlement of nearly $3 million. His extensive work in a range of legal fields is unparalleled for a young attorney, and is a welcome addition to the firm’s ongoing success and commitment to its clients. Click to close.
- Labor & Employment The Labor Law Group has represented labor organizations, employers and employees in many aspects of labor disputes. They have handled complex Trusteeship Proceedings, Contested Hearings at the National Labor Relations Board and matters in the United States District Court.
- Criminal The Criminal Defense Group has been representing individuals charged with criminal offense in both State and Federal Courts for over 100 years. A sampling of the offenses include: murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, robbery, possession of narcotics, and aggravated battery.
- Commercial Litigation Assisting you in all legal controversies relating to your business.
- Business Formation Protect your assets by forming your LLC or Incorporating.
- Personal Injury:
- » Pedestrian Peter S. Faraci and Dominick D. Faraci received significant verdict for pedestrian struck in cross-walk by automobile. Plaintiff suffered tibia plateau fracture. Highest verdict ever received in Cook County Illinois for this type of injury.
- » Trucking accident Dominick D. Faraci received a multi-million dollar settlement for the wrongful death of husband and wife. Truck operated by national trucking company failed to properly maneuver their vehicle in dangerous conditions. Truck driver also failed to adequately warn the public of his vehicle which was stopped blocking a moving lane of traffic.
Dominick D. Faraci got a verdict of $185,000 against a well know food chain. Plaintiff slipped and fell after her child spilled a soft drink onto the floor.
Peter S. Faraci and Dominick D. Faraci received a verdict of $380,000. Plaintiff was walking on sidewalk after significant snow fall. The landlord failed to adequately clean the sidewalks, resulting in fractured femur.
Dominick D. Faraci received significant settlement for child injured in slip and fall in Florida Keys. Defendant failed to adequately maintain stairs.
Peter S. Faraci settles case against major gas station for failure to adequately remove snow after snow fall. Plaintiff slipped and fractured knee while crossing gas stations parking lot and entering convenient store. Settlement $225,000.
- » Boating accident Dominick D. Faraci gets favorable verdict for Plaintiff injured while riding on boat negligently operated by national boat companies Captain. Plaintiff suffered herniated disk in cervical spine.
- » Propane accident Wrongful death case settled on behalf of estate of woman killed in propane accident for $2,000,000.00.
- » Auto accidents Dominick D. Faraci receives favorable judgment for driver and passenger of vehicle which rear-ended garbage truck.
- » Motorcycle accident Faraci & Faraci settles case on behalf of driver of motorcycle whom was injured when driver of automobile backed up in roadway after missing entrance to music venue. Music Venue contributed to settlement, after claims of failure to adequately direct traffic were alleged.
» Medical malpractice
Peter S. Faraci settles case against Cook County Department of Corrections for wrongful death of inmate. Doctors failed to provide inmate with her prescription medication, which resulted in her death.
Dominick D. Faraci gets significant verdict in case against Doctor for failure to diagnose hematoma. Plaintiff, whom was struck in the head by her step-father, was taken to emergency room, where doctor failed to diagnose hematoma. Plaintiff was released from the hospital, and died two days later.