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Loren Michael Legorreta

Loren Michael Legorreta

Attorney at Tomasik Kotin Kasserman LLC
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice
  • Illinois
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Biography

At Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, Loren handles personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of medical malpractice, product defects, trucking and motor vehicle collisions, and dangerous construction and premises conditions.

Prior to joining Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, Loren worked as a trial attorney at another Chicago personal injury firm, where he was part of trial teams that obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients wrongfully killed or injured, including a $5.97 million record verdict in DeKalb County for an injured worker who fell 30 feet from a bucket truck after the support arm of a boom lift snapped suddenly, throwing him to the ground. Since joining Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, Loren has assisted with trial teams that have obtained sizeable verdicts and/or settlements for our clients.

Before practicing law, Loren clerked at Power Rogers & Smith, where he assisted with six jury trials, numerous dispositive motions, & several appeals in the First District Appellate Court and Illinois Supreme Court. In law school, Loren was a member & editor of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Journal, a Philip H. Corboy National Mock Trial Advocate Fellow, & a recipient of the third-best appellate brief award at the intraschool moot court competition.

Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. (2017) | Law - Trial Advocacy
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Activities: Activities and Societies: 2016-2017 Philip H. Corboy Fellowship for Trial Advocacy, 2015-2016 Staff Member, Volume 47, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Community Service Chair for the Education Law and Policy Society, LexisNexis Student Account Representative, National Lawyers Guild Member, Public Interest Law Society Member
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Northern Illinois University
B.A. (2012) | Political Theory
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At NIU, I focused my scholarship on the subjects of political theory and ethical philosophy. I received an interdisciplinary certificate in Applied Ethics for various law-based courses. I graduated with Honors and was on the Dean's List my six semesters of attendance.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: Pre-Law Society
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. (2009) | Architecture
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At UIUC, I studied Architecture and Urban Planning for two years before transferring to Northern Illinois University. While there, I also was minored in Spanish.
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Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC
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Trial Attorney
Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd.
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At PGP, I prosecuted medical malpractice, products liability, and wrongful death/ personal injury cases. I served as second chair in a construction negligence trial (resulting in a record-breaking $5.97m verdict in DeKalb County) as well as two medical malpractice trials, taken over four dozen fact/opinion depositions, written numerous dispositive motions and/or responses, successfully argued contested motions on issues of law and fact, and assisted with an appeal involving a pharmacist’s duty to warn in Illinois and another involving an insurer’s duty to defend a negligent entrustment claim. Additionally, I was responsible for reviewing incoming medical malpractice cases for merit with both the partners in our firm as well as with consulting physicians.
Law Clerk
Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd.
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After taking the Illinois bar examination, I worked as a law clerk at Pfaff, Gill & Ports. In the three-month time period before I was sworn in, I assisted with writing an appeal to the First District resulting in a published opinion and successful outcome on a duty to defend case, see AACC v. Novit et al., 2018 IL App (1st) 171048 (PLA denied September 26, 2018) as well as assisted a partner's two-week medical malpractice trial in Peoria County, Illinois. I also wrote a post-trial motion for a new trial, two summary judgment responses, and five other dispositive motions and/or responses.
Law Clerk
Power Rogers & Smith, LLP
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During my time at Power Rogers & Smith, I wrote one response to a petition for leave to appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court, five appeals to the First Judicial District- four of which resulted in published opinions, see Freeman v. City of Chicago, 2017 IL App (1st) 153644 (appellee); Douglas v. Arlington Park Racecourse, 2018 IL App (1st) 162962 (appellee); McChristian v. Brink, 2016 IL App (1st) 152674 (appellant); and Vines v. Village of Flossmoor, 2017 IL App (1st) 163339 (appellant)- and a response to a petition for leave to appeal to the First Judicial District. I’ve also written two post-trial motions arguing for a new trial after a defense verdict, both of which were granted by the respective trial judge Circuit Court of Cook County. I’ve also drafted eighteen other responses to motions to dismiss and/or motions for summary judgment as well as over fifty motions in limine related to seven civil jury trials, one of which sat in the Northern District of Illinois, that were set to be tried during my time at PRS.
Research Assistant Professor James T. Gathii
Loyola University Chicago
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As a Research Assistant for Professor James T. Gathii, I was responsible for performing legal research germane to international human rights and trade law and preparing case studies highlighting various impacts that international law has on law and policy in Africa as well as its relationship with the WTO legal system. Additionally, I canvassed law articles relating to Third World Approaches to International Law for their merits and relevancy and edited citations for the Professor’s present publications. I also provided summaries for the Professor’s various Addresses and Conference Speaking Notes.
Law Clerk
Goldberg Weisman Cairo
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As a Law Clerk, I was responsible for developing medical chronology summaries, conducting legal research and preparing legal memoranda. I also attended settlement negotiations, trials, and depositions, as well as assisted with conducting new client intake phone interviews by evaluating the merits of a potential case and presenting findings to supervising attorney for review.
Awards
Rising Star
Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Contact & Map
Tomasik Kotin Kasserman LLC
Suite 3050
161 N Clark
Suite 3050
Chicago, IL 60601
Telephone: (312) 605-8800