Personal Injury & Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
Hello, and thank you for visiting my personal injury law firm website. My name is Barry Zlotowicz. I am a personal injury lawyer in Northbrook, Illinois. As you’ve probably read on this site, I handle personal injury cases throughout the State of Illinois from down south in Mount Vernon all the way north to Zion. I was first licensed in California in 1993, where I started out as an insurance defense lawyer – defending people who caused auto accidents. I didn’t care for it and found I was much better suited to working for people who were injured through no fault of their own. As such, I became a plaintiff’s lawyer and haven’t looked back since. I obtained my law degree from Pepperdine Law School and got a Masters of Law from the University of San Diego School of Law. I’ve been licensed to practice law in Illinois since I moved here in the 1990’s. The cases I work on range from automobile and motorcycle accidents to bicycle accidents, slip and falls and dog bite cases. I also work with several attorneys who practice business, divorce, DUI, criminal and real estate law. As such, if you need a referral to an excellent attorney in any of these areas, I can likely help. I live in Glenview, Illinois where I enjoy hanging out with my three daughters. However, they spend more time with their friends than with me these days. As such, I spend most of my awake time working to represent my clients who have been harmed by the negligence of others. My “Client Bill of Rights” is how I manage my practice. My clients come first. I build interpersonal relationships with my clients and maintain regular contact, often through simple techniques like texting back and forth. You will not always be passed on to a paralegal like other law firms do. My primary other interests involve helping others. I’m dedicated to engaging in as much volunteer work as possible. I believe that this is why I am here – to help others. I am also a part-time personal trainer which I got into to improve my own health. I’m a big sports fan (primarily the Dallas Cowboys – sorry Bears fans), love playing fantasy football, working out, my daily Starbucks and discussing history and politics. Enough about me. Let’s talk about you. If you need to talk to an attorney for any reason, please book a free consultation on Attornify today.
- 1999 State Bar of Illinois
- 1993 State Bar of California
- American Jurisprudence Award - Civil Procedure Pepperdine University School of Law - 1991
Quite often I get calls from people who were injured as a passenger in a car accident. They always ask, who do you sue? The quick answer is it car accidentdepends upon who was at fault for the accident.
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My name is Barry Zlotowicz and I am an Illinois injury lawyer. I often get asked by clients “can I sue the insurance company?” In this article I Illinois injury lawyerwill address this common question and also briefly discuss when you can in fact sue an insurance company.