Brad Bleakney - WorkComp Chicago LLC

Brad Bleakney

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

     Brad Bleakney practices almost exclusively in Illinois Workers Compensation and work related injury litigation since 1984.  Representative clients include both self-insured employers and injured Illinois workers in most all types of occupations and most all types of work injury claims.   Mr. Bleakney  is very active in Illinois workers compensation trials, settlements, appeals, workers compensation lien subrogation and lien negotiation.

Bar memberships:
Brad is admitted to practice before the Illinois State Bar (1984), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1985), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1985), and the Federal Trial Bar (1990). 

Brad is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, member of the CBA Committee on Workers' Compensation, the ISBA Workers Compensation Section Council (2006-2014); 

Brad is a member of the LexisNexis Larson’s Workers Compensation Advisory Board (2008 –2016) and presently serves on the Larson’s Workers Compensation Executive Committee.   Brad was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2013-2016 in the field of Illinois Workers Compensation.


More than 25 years of experience in trails, settlements and appeals in Illinois workers compensation and work related injury litigation.  Representative clients include self insured employers and representing union members of the local Teamsters, Carpenters, FOP and Operating Engineers.  Practice emphasis is in manufacturing, construction, transportation and health care provider work injury claims.

Brad is a frequent author and CLE speaker on Advanced Illinois Workers Compensation for local bar associations and trade groups. (see bio)   He is the author of The MedicareTrap: Workers' Comp and Medicare Secondary-Payer Regs, Illinois State Bar Journal (2003) and more recently, author of the Illinois Chapter in The Complete Guide to Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance by attorney Jennifer Jordan of Medval and published by Lexis Nexis.  

Penn State University ParkBA 1978John Marshall Law SchoolJ.D. 1984
Illinois State Bar AssociationChicago Bar AssociationLexisNexis Workers Compensation Law CenterWorkers Compensation Lawyers Association

Case History

Fajardo v Leyden — 03L 964--2005 Cook County jury verdict award:  $3.5 million in the death of a 6 yr old girl.

Office Location

One North Franklin Street, Suite 2625
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Other Information

Gender: Male