Derek G. Dominguez

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Derek Dominguez is a Partner with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. He practices plaintiff’s personal injury, workers’ compensation, and criminal defense.

Mr. Dominguez is a superb and accomplished litigator. As a former Wisconsin State’s Attorney, Mr. Dominguez successfully prosecuted more than two thousand criminal cases including many serious felonies such as sexual assault, burglary, kidnapping, drug charges, possession of child pornography, embezzlement, and armed robbery. He has argued in hundreds of contested criminal hearings, countless trials to the court, and twenty-one criminal jury trials. In November 2016, Mr. Dominguez secured a guilty verdict following a lengthy jury trial for a violent armed robbery.

He has also litigated and won several appellate cases in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

Mr. Dominguez is now a tireless advocate for persons injured by negligent or reckless conduct. He represents victims of car crashes, improper falls, wrongful death actions, and other negligent acts. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. He also represents workers injured on the job, as well as anyone accused of a criminal offense.

Derek grew up in Orland Park, Illinois. Outside of the courtroom, he enjoys running marathons and in 2022 completed his first half-ironman.


Education

University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D. 2012)
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (B.A. 2009)

Admissions

Wisconsin (2012)
Illinois (2018)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2020)

Professional Recognition

Selected as an Illinois “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers® (2020-2023)

Memberships / Associations

Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, ISBA Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council (2021 – present)
Member, ISBA Workers’ Compensation Section Council (2021 – present)

Presentations & Publications

No Hoots Given for Employee Who Fell in the Parking Lot After Traveling to Another Worksite While Her Own Site Was Under Construction. ISBA Workers’ Compensation Law Newsletter. November 2022. Vol 60 No. 2.

Experts Duel Over Annular Tear in Lumbar Spine as Commission’s Reliance on One Expert Passes Manifest Weight Standard. ISBA Workers’ Compensation Law Newsletter. November 2021. Vol 59 No. 3.

Languages

English
Spanish

Representative Matters

$1.25 million settlement for cyclist struck by vehicle in DuPage County.

$1 million judgment for man on ATV struck by vehicle in Markham, IL.

$755,000 settlement for Niles woman who sustained serious injuries after tripping on a metal curb valve that was jutting out of the sidewalk.

$290,000 settlement for CTA bus driver injured from crash at work.

$150,000 settlement for construction worker who suffered back injuries after falling from scaffold.

$140,000 settlement for father & daughter from Arlington Heights injured in a car crash.

$100,000 settlement for Glenwood woman who suffered shoulder injury from car crash.

$100,000 settlement for man on motorcycle struck by vehicle.

$75,000 settlement for woman dining at Mexican restaurant who sustained injuries when a large wooden room divider tipped over and fell on her head.

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