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Lisa M. Ciharan
Attorney Lisa Ciharan

Lisa M. Ciharan

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Lisa focuses on zealously advocating on behalf of clients who have suffered injuries or death due to the negligent or careless conduct of others. Lisa has been a trial lawyer practicing exclusively in the field of Plaintiff’s personal injury since she began her career in 2012. Lisa concentrates her practice in the areas of premises liability, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, construction negligence and vehicular collisions.

Lisa earned her J.D. from DePaul University Law School. She graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Sociology. While in law school, Lisa clerked for the Cook County State’s Attorney, worked as a judicial extern for Circuit Court Judge James Murray, and worked as a law clerk at a prestigious workers’ compensation firm in Chicago.

Lisa is licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois and U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, and is currently a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Lisa is fluent in Romanian and is very active in the Romanian community in Chicago. She volunteers as the Director of the Sunday School and Cultural Program of her church. In her free time, she dedicates herself to her loving husband and four beautiful children.

Lisa’s Recent Settlements & Awards:

  • $880,000 arbitration award in an Underinsured Motorist Claim for a client who involved in a motor vehicle collision who sustained a cervical herniation, lateral epicondylitis, and an increased lumbar herniation, all requiring surgery
  • $862,000 settlement for a client whose pulmonary fibrosis had worsened from inhaling cooking gas which had leaked from a malfunctioning stove in his apartment
  • $500,000 verdict in a premises liability case for a client who suffered ankle and wrist fractures after falling down a dangerous set of stairs at a restaurant
  • $495,000 settlement in a medical malpractice case where a doctor failed to reduce a woman’s broken ankle

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: DePaul Moot Court Society
  • The Ohio State University
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: B.S. in Psychology
    • Honors: B.A in Sociology
    • Honors: Honors Distinction from the Honors Program

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2015

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Professional Associations

  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Current Employment Positions

  • Associate

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“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.