Frank P. Andreano



DePaul College of Law,
J.D. 1990

University of Notre Dame,
B.A. 1986

University of Illinois Chicago School of Law,
LL.M., Information Technology 2000


As the firm’s managing partner, Frank leads a collaborative team of attorneys and staff to deliver bottom line results and exceptional client service. As a founding member of the firm, Frank has spent over 30 years as a trial attorney in both State and Federal courts. In addition to actively practicing law, Frank has spent many years managing law firms, associate attorneys and staff.

Frank is also the lawyer of choice to handle the most challenging and consequential legal issues. After many years representing clients such as ExxonMobil, Frank has dedicated the past 10 years to helping the seriously injured achieve exceptional recovery in wrongful death, trucking accidents, and major injury cases. Frank is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education Seminars (CLE) on wrongful death litigation, trucking and industrial accidents, trial advocacy, jury selection, and many other topics.


Estate of Blopleh vs. Steel Warehouse. Obtained total settlement of $9.1 Million dollars for family of Client killed in trucking collision. Corporation claimed the at-fault driver was an ‘independent contractor’ of a corporate subsidiary. The case was filed in state court but removed to federal district court by the defense on diversity basis. Obtained summary judgment (Enter here for judgement pdf) in Client’s favor on issue of corporate structure and defeated the leasing company’s claim of immunity under the Graves Amendment (Enter here for info). After more than 50 depositions, the Corporation and Leasing Company agreed to settlement in Client’s favor.

Estate of Revels vs. Jeep Transport. 78-year-old client killed in trucking collision. Obtained $1.35 Million dollar settlement for client’s family, which was above the policy limits of the at-fault transportation company, as the Client was raising a grandchild.

Robinson vs. MK Trans Co. Client partially paralyzed in trucking collision. After locating eyewitnesses from police body camera video, expert accident reconstruction and medical discovery, obtained policy limit recovery of One Million dollars for injured client.

ExxonMobil vs. Amex Construction. Lead counsel for ExxonMobil in suit involving failure of high density polyethylene (HDPE) water return line causing complete refinery shutdown. Parties disputed causation and damages, resulting in more than 50 expert and technical depositions. Summary judgment obtained as to liability (Enter here for Summary Judgement) for use of improper fusion techniques. Disputes remained about calculation of economic damages and apportionment of fault. Case resolved in client’s favor following entry of summary judgment.

ExxonMobil vs. D’Construction. Lead counsel for ExxonMobil in suit involving the cutting of buried industrial power lines owned by contractor during county roadway project. Parties disputed engineering and construction oversight responsibilities, as well as calculation of cost of repairs. Suit involved multiple experts and technical witnesses. Case resolved in client’s favor prior to trial.


Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents 101: What Every Lawyer Needs To Know, (Enter here for complete article) Continuing Legal Education Presentation, Illinois Bar Assoc., 2023.

Voir Dire: New Research Challenges Old Assumptions, 95 Ill. B.J. 474. (Enter here for complete article)

UNDERSTANDING WRONGFUL DEATH AND SURVIVAL ACTIONS, 103 Ill. B.J. 30. (Enter here for complete article) The Evolution of Federal Computer Crime Policy: The Ad Hoc Approach to an Ever Changing Problem, American Journal of Criminal Law, 27 Am. J. Crim. L. 81, 1999

A Beginner’s Guide to Information Security and the Legal Profession, Illinois Bar Journal, 88 Ill. B. Jr. 592, 2000