Douglas A. Colby - Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd.

Douglas A. Colby

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 312-372-3833

As a young law student in 1980, Douglas A. Colby began his professional career as a law clerk at Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin Novak & Kohen, Ltd. Upon graduation in 1982 , he joined the firm as an associate attorney. Over the next 25 years, Doug has earned a national reputation as an expert in Workers' Compensation law, devoting his practice exclusively to protecting the interests of seriously injured workers. As managing partner of the firm's Workers' Compensation Department, Doug handles some fo the most challenging cases, often creating new case law. Doug has close relationships with Northern Illinois' trade unions and has been able to demonstrate the value of Anesi Ozmon as a unified Person Injury and Workers' Compensation firm providing continuous representation.

In addition to serving his own clients, Doug relishes the collaborative hallway consultation among the attorneys at Anesi Ozmon. As a firm leader, he provides insight and guidance to the firm's experienced attorneys in their more difficult cases and teaches younger associates the techniques required to be effective litigators in the field.

Doug has frequently spoken and written on the topics of Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury law and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association Workers' Compensation Committee, the Workers' Compensation Committee of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association.

Northern Illinois UniversityBA 1979John Marshall Law SchoolJ.D. 1982

Case History

Verdicts and Settlements
  • $12,000,000 settlement in favor of a catastrophically injured worker.
  • $645,000.00 settlement on a totally disputed case for a laborer who had an unwitnessed fall off a ladder sustaining a brain injury.
  • $600,000+ award for a school administrator who died as a result of mental stress.
  • $335,000.00 lump sum settlement for a truck driver who was severely injured after being run over at a gas station.
  • $250,000 lump sum settlement for a union ironworker with a knee injury requiring an arthroscopic procedure.
  • $250,000.00 settlement for a Local #1 ironworker with a knee and back injury.
  • $222,500.00 settlement for an electrician with an operated shoulder.
  • $215,000 for a handicap-accessible home and van for a union ironworker who became paralyzed after a fall. 

Office Location

161 North Clark Street, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Other Information

Gender: Male