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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.


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


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.

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.