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.