About us

A Timeline of Our Illinois Injury and Workers’ Compensation Law Firm

In 1955, Charles E. Anesi formed the Chicago law firm that would eventually become Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd. That firm focused its practice on the protection of the rights of injured workers, especially through the workers’ compensation laws of Illinois. During that same era of the mid-1950s, Nat P. Ozmon and Richard A. Lewin formed the firm of Ozmon & Lewin. Their firm concentrated on jury trials in personal injury claims. Nat Ozmon was recognized as a pioneer of personal injury trial law. He was a gifted trial attorney whose work had a tremendous influence on the field of personal injury law .

In 1964, these two law firms merged in a strategic combination that greatly benefited their injured clients by providing a more comprehensive scope of services and broader protection of their rights.

In 1978, the firm became known as Anesi, Ozmon & Lewin, Ltd. At the same time, Curt N. Rodin and Noel C. Lindenmuth, both of whom had been associated with the firm since they were law students, became partners.

Subsequent years brought growth and greater success. Curt N. Rodin, Mark Novak, and Bruce M. Kohen continued in the firm’s tradition of excellence in jury trials, while making outstanding contributions to the firm and expanding the scope of worker protection under the laws of Illinois.

In 1985, with the passing of Richard Lewin, the name of the firm was changed to Anesi, Ozmon & Rodin, Ltd.

In 1997, the firm became Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd., reflecting the recognition and excellence of the firm’s second-generation leaders.

At present, the next generation of firm leaders Mark Novak, Doug Colby, Steven A. Berman, Jeffrey M. Alter, Michael L. Teich, Brian D. Teven, and Jennifer J.C Kelly join firm president, John M. Popelka, in advocating the firm’s tradition of aggressive representation and excellence in trial work.

Our Commitment to You Remains Strong

Our group of leading personal injury lawyers is, individually and collectively, lauded by peers and competitors. From our founding in 1955 to today, our original philosophy and commitment to protecting the rights of injured individuals remains our continuing legacy.

Contact Our Chicago Attorneys · Serving Naperville and Aurora

Call 312-372-3822 or 800-458-3822, or contact our lawyers online to arrange a consultation with one of our highly esteemed attorneys today. We serve injured people throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and throughout the state of Illinois.






Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd.
161 North Clark Street
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd.