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About Us

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

We continue fighting for injured Chicago-area workers and individuals. Our skilled and compassionate attorneys and staff work to build on the Anesi Ozmon legacy every day.

If you have been injured or a loved one was a victim of wrongful death, you need the highest quality legal representation. At Anesi Ozmon, we carefully select the cases we undertake, allowing us to provide the personal attention and level of service our clients deserve. We are not a high-volume firm, and we will not settle your case for less than what it is worth.

Our History

A timeline of our Illinois injury and workers’ compensation law firm.

1955

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.

Founder Charles Anesi

Charles Anesi

Founder Nat P. Ozmon

Nat P. Ozmon

Founder Richard Lewin

Richard Lewin

1964

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.

1978

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.

1985

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

1997

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

2021

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.

Anesi Ozmon attorneys group photo

The attorneys of Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd.

Find Out What Anesi Ozmon Can Do For You

Call us today at 312-997-5784 to schedule your initial consultation.

“I just want to let you know between Jennifer and Lisa, you two are awesome attorneys and I will recommend you both till the end! I love your service and positivity throughout the process! Thank you both for all you have done! I honestly felt so comfortable with your service from the start! I can’t thank you both enough! Honestly!”

Joseph H.

“I would just like to say to everyone at the firm, this is about Jeff Alter, I know that you all there have large and much more profitable cases than mine, the people that Jeff and his secretary had to deal with are simply scandals and that is being polite, but Jeff and his wonderful secretary fought for me and my family, I was off work over this for over a year. Medical bills . . . just a lot of uncertainty, fear and just being taken great advantage of, my settlement is only a few dollars, less than $4,000, this is in no way due to lack of working hard and vigorously for me [sic].”

Eddie F.

“They did a great job with helping me with my workman's comp case. I would recommend this law firm to anyone that’s in need of a lawyer.”

Jeremy M.