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Jeffrey Alan Schulkin

Chicago Injury Lawyer

Jeffrey A. Schulkin is a partner and trial attorney at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices, representing individuals in catastrophic personal injury cases, including complex medical negligence matters, workplace/construction incidents, motor vehicle/trucking collisions, product defects and premises liability matters. He was recently selected as a 2022 SuperLawyer for Personal Injury. Prior to joining our legal team, Mr. Schulkin was a partner in the law firm of Munday, Nathan & Schulkin (now Munday & Nathan), demonstrating the ability to handle complex injury cases with skill and tenacity while helping hundreds of people obtain a sense of justice, closure and financial security.

Mr. Schulkin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1992. He received his Juris Doctorate from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law in 1995. Mr. Schulkin started his legal career working for a few years at a defense firm, allowing him to see firsthand how risk managers and insurance representatives analyzed claims and defenses, including what factors increased settlement value and potential trial exposure. He has utilized this experience over the years to anticipate and overcome possible defenses to major injury cases and to maximize his clients’ legal recoveries.

Mr. Schulkin has been profiled as one of the top civil trial lawyers in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers’ Network and is a Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Chicago for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability in obtaining an AV Preeminent Peer-Review rating, the highest rating possible. Mr. Schulkin was co-author of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) handbook, Illinois Civil Discovery Practice, Chapter 4, Production of Documents and Other Tangible Things, from 2002-2019, including all supplements and updates. In addition, Mr. Schulkin co-authored the 2022 Update to the IICLE for Medical Malpractice Chapter 1 (Initial Client Contact).

He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Chicago Bar Association (CBA), American Association for Justice (AAJ) and its Birth Trauma Litigation Group (BTLG), Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Public Justice, The Society of Trial Lawyers and the Decalogue Society of Lawyers. Mr. Schulkin has served as a mentor for new lawyers through the Decalogue Society of Lawyers and has provided countless hours of pro bono legal services to those in need.

He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS), a not-for-profit charitable organization, the Medical Research Junior Board Foundation (MRJBF) of Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children’s Hospital), and the Falcons Hockey Association Board of Directors. In 2014, Mr. Schulkin was awarded the Falcons Hockey Association Parent of the Year. He has been married for more than twenty-five years and has two children.

Areas of Practice
  • Birth Injury Claims
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Auto/Trucking, Work and Premises Accidents
  • Unsafe Products
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 1995
  • Wisconsin, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1995
  • Chicago Kent College of Law- Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, Illinois, J.D., 1995
  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, B.A. Speech Communications 1995, Minor: Business
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
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Record of Success

  • Obtained a result of several million dollars for a client after successfully arguing that the client’s strokes were not timely diagnosed and treated in a hospital emergency room;
  • Used phone records and an orthopedic surgeon’s office policies to demonstrate that a 30-year-old man who died of a pulmonary embolism following knee replacement surgery had not had his post-operative complaints properly addressed, leading to a significant seven-figure recovery for his widow and young children;
  • Secured a settlement for the full amount of a gynecologist’s insurance coverage by demonstrating that the gynecologist should have provided his patient, who suffered urinary complications from a hysterectomy, with less invasive treatment options before performing the procedure;
  • Defeated local government tort immunity defenses to secure a successful result at mediation on behalf of a high school football player who suffered a permanent knee injury during football practice;
  • Obtained a seven-figure recovery on behalf of a drywall laborer who experienced a permanent back injury during construction of a building after stepping on two pieces of unbound, loose copper plumbing pipe that had been left in a hallway;
  • Negotiated a life-changing pre-trial settlement on behalf of a young man whose vehicle struck a hole in the road and crashed, after Mr. Schulkin’s persistent efforts during discovery found evidence that the hole was not simply a pothole due to weather, but was possibly created by municipal employees who had worked in the area;
  • After a 32-year-old man was killed while installing low-voltage electrical wiring in a retail store, Mr. Schulkin helped demonstrate that the man had suffered an electrical shock from high-voltage wiring that had been left uncapped and exposed in the ceiling, causing him to fall from his ladder to his death, leading to a recovery that provided financial security for the man’s widow and their young son.
  • Obtained a multi-million dollar pre-suit settlement on behalf of a family when a Chicago-area hospital failed to recognize and respond to post-delivery complications in a new mother shortly after delivery, resulting in her death.
If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, call the injury lawyers at Goldberg & Schulkin Law Offices for a free, no-obligation consultation. 312-236-4146.