Derek G. Dominguez

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 like 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 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 several successful appellate cases in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

Mr. Dominguez now works tirelessly to pursue justice for persons harmed by negligent or reckless conduct. His clients include victims of car crashes, improper falls, wrongful death claims, and other negligent acts. He also vigorously protects the rights of employees 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 spending time with family and friends.


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


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® (2020-2022)

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

Experts Duel Over Annual 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.


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