A History of Excellence Since 1955 Protecting the Rights of
 Union Workers

Chicago Union Worker Attorneys

Representing Injured Union Workers Statewide

At Anesi Ozmon, we proudly represent union workers in Chicago and throughout Illinois who have been injured on the job or due to working conditions. Our firm recognizes the importance of construction laborers, tradespeople, and other union members when it comes to the development and continued prosperity of our nation’s largest cities—and we believe in protecting the rights of those workers everyday.

Since 1955, we have made it our mission to build meaningful relationships with Illinois’ hard-working men and women. We have supported numerous union causes and events, as well as legislative initiatives designed to protect workers’ rights, safety, and success.

If you are a union worker who has been injured on the job in Illinois, reach out to our Chicago union worker attorneys today to learn how we can help.

Proudly representing union members from:

  • BA Local Union #150
  • Dixon Laborers’ Union
  • Galesburg Laborers’ Union
  • Ironworkers’ Local Union #111
  • Ironworkers’ Local Union #393
  • Ironworkers’ Local Union #498
  • Ironworkers’ Local Union #63
  • Ironworkers’ Local Union #444
  • Laborers’ #231 Union
  • Laborers’ #751 Hall
  • Laborers’ Local Union #996
  • Laborers’ Local Union #152
  • Local #1 Trustee
  • LUINA Local Union #225
  • McHenry County Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Local #17 Heat and Frost Insulators
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Local Union #176
  • Plumbers’ Local Union #130
Generations of Experience Fighting for the Injured

For more than 60 years, Illinoisans have entrusted their personal injury and workers’ compensation matters to us. We believe in keeping our clients informed of where their cases are and what lies ahead. When you have questions, we will patiently answer all the questions you may have about the legal process.

Meet Our Dedicated Team

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  • Jeffrey M. Alter Photo
  • Steven A. Berman Photo
  • Brian D. Teven Photo
  • Scott C. Sands Photo
  • David  Figlioli Photo
  • Patrick J. Blum Photo
  • Steve A. Wade Photo
  • Patricia J. Kuzebski Photo
  • Lisa M. Ciharan Photo
  • Charlie A. Terry Photo
  • Mark  Novak Photo
  • Douglas A. Colby Photo
  • Curt N. Rodin Photo
  • Bruce M. Kohen Photo
  • Nat P. Ozmon Photo
  • John M. Popelka Photo
    John M. Popelka

    President

    John M. Popelka focuses his practice exclusively on representing public and private sector clients in the area of Workers’ Compensation law. Equally comfortable in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, a significant portion of his practice involves litigating and settling claims for union workers who suffer career-ending injuries, permanent total disability, catastrophic injuries requiring home modification and lifetime medical care, and death cases.
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    Jeffrey M. Alter

    Partner

    Jeffrey Alter is a partner with Anesi Ozmon after starting with the firm as a law clerk while still in law school. He is an advocate for severely injured people, specializing in injured workers, and his practice of law is concentrated in the areas of workers’ compensation, police and fire pension, and social security disability claims.
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    Steven A. Berman

    Partner

    Steve Berman has over 20 years of experience in the area of personal injury litigation, including trying, as first chair attorney, over 60 personal injury jury trials throughout the state of Illinois, including Cook, DuPage, DeKalb, Federal District Court Northern District of Illinois, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry, McLean, Winnebago, and Whiteside counties.
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    Brian D. Teven

    Partner

    Brian Teven, a partner with Anesi Ozmon, has spent his entire career representing clients whose lives have been severely impacted by injuries. Brian has been with Anesi Ozmon since 2009, and prior to that gained a wealth of experience handling personal injury and workers’ compensation cases at another prominent firm.
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    Scott C. Sands

    Partner

    Scott C. Sands has over 30 years of experience in the area of personal injury litigation and trial law and has earned a reputation as an expert and leader in the field of Railroad Law. He represents injured railroad employees under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA), the Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA), and the Safety Appliance Act (SAA).
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    David Figlioli

    Partner

    David Figlioli is a partner at Anesi Ozmon. He originally joined Anesi in 1990, where he spent 8 years focusing on workers’ rights and supporting those injured by reckless, negligent, and careless individuals and entities.
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    Patrick J. Blum

    Partner

    Patrick J. Blum is an associate attorney at Anesi Ozmon. As a trial attorney, he considers it his privilege to represent individuals whose lives have been affected by the carelessness and negligence of others.
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    Steve A. Wade

    Associate

    Steve serves the general practice needs of our clients. He has 26 years of experience in representing families and individuals in a variety of areas. He has handled dozens of probate estates. Steve has helped many families gain peace of mind by assisting them with drafting their estate planning documents.
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    Patricia J. Kuzebski

    Associate

    Patricia concentrates her practice in workers’ compensation, vigorously representing clients through all phases of litigation.
  • Lisa M. Ciharan Photo
    Lisa M. Ciharan

    Associate

    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.
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    Charlie A. Terry

    Associate

    Charlie focuses his practice on advocating for the rights of his clients who have either suffered injuries or death due to the negligence, carelessness, and omissions of others.
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    Mark Novak

    Of Counsel

    A highly committed and respected trial attorney with over 40 years of experience, Mark Novak serves as Chairman of Anesi Ozmon. Aside from his active trial practice, Mark’s knowledge and experience have been reflected in other areas. He has lectured and written extensively on the law relating to personal injury cases.
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    Douglas A. Colby

    Of Counsel

    As a young law student in 1980, Douglas A. Over the next 37 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.
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    Curt N. Rodin

    Retired

    For more than 30 years, Curt N. Rodin's casework on behalf of victims of construction injury, product defects, and medical malpractice have set legal precedents and won record-setting verdicts for his clients.
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    Bruce M. Kohen

    Retired

    Now retired, Bruce M. Kohen is well-known for record jury verdicts and settlements throughout his over 25-year legal career. Bruce has worked tirelessly with legislators in Springfield to protect workers’ rights, and he has consistently generated multi-million dollar awards for his clients.
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    Nat P. Ozmon

    In Memoriam

    Nat P. Ozmon was a founder of what is now Anesi Ozmon. Throughout the legal profession, he was recognized as a leader in personal injury law working tirelessly to protect injured victims. His foresight and innovative approaches to his clients' cases have resulted in many groundbreaking precedents in this field.

Dedicated. Experienced. Trusted.

When you trust your case to Anesi Ozmon, you’ll have a team on which you can rely. Our construction accident and workplace injury attorneys have generations of experience representing the injured—we have what it takes to help you navigate the legal system and seek the fair compensation you deserve. We offer a personalized and collaborative approach, working directly alongside our clients to better understand their goals and achieve the results they need to move forward with their lives. Most of all, as your legal team, we will always be available when you need us. We return all calls within 24 hours, offer same-day and Saturday appointments, and even provide our clients with our personal cellphone numbers. You will always be able to reach your attorney directly when you work with our firm.

Call (312) 779-6610 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Put an Award-Winning Team on Your Side

Our attorneys have been recognized for their extraordinary commitment to their clients, the highest level of ethics, and to securing outstanding results on behalf of the injured. Many of our Chicago union worker lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Super Lawyers® list, as well as the National Trial Lawyers’ list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers. We have been named among the Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report and have been recognized among the 10 Best Law Firms in Client Satisfaction and Workers’ Compensation by the American Institute of Legal Counsel on multiple occasions.

Although we are proud of our awards, accolades, and achievements, we are most proud of the ways in which we have helped real, hard-working men and women get back on their feet, knowing of the trust they put in our team. If you or someone you love has suffered a job-related injury, reach out to our experienced attorneys today to learn how we can fight for you.

We offer completely free and confidential case evaluations. Contact us online or call (312) 779-6610 today to learn more.

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