In 2020, Krzak Rundio Law Group was proud to announce the start of our annual academic scholarship. The goal of our scholarship is to help first-year students obtain the education they need to succeed and make a difference in our world.
We received many applications! We’re happy to say we have chosen a winner:
Congratulations to Marina Yingling of Virginia!
Marina is attending Virginia Tech as an English Pre-Law and Sociology double major, as an undergraduate.
Since 2014, Krzak Rundio Law Group’s own Michael Krzak and Matthew Rundio have been selected as Top Lawyers each year by Super Lawyers, including 2021. Only the lawyers in the top 5 percent of total lawyers in the state are selected to the Super Lawyers list each year.
Our clients are very important to us. Therefore, we are taking the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing suggested by the CDC seriously. While our office remains open, we are encouraging our clients to communicate with us via telephone, email, fax or text rather than coming to the office. In order to assure that our office continues to function appropriately to give our clients continued service, each of our lawyers and staff have the capability to work remotely and will make arrangements for paperwork to be exchanged as efficiently as possible.
We encourage everyone to protect themselves, their loved ones and those who are most vulnerable. The best way to prevent the spread of this illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus by avoiding contact with individuals who are sick or who may have been exposed to the virus. You can also protect yourself by washing your hands and avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. For more information from the CDC on how to protect yourself, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
Michael Krzak and Matthew Rundio have been recognized as Leading Lawyers for 2020. Krzak Rundio Law Group is honored to have received this recognition, as our lawyers strive to provide the best representation possible for our clients.
Leading Lawyers are recommended by their peers to be among the top lawyers in different areas of practice. According to Leading Lawyers, less than five percent of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction. Krzak and Rundio also received this award in 2019.
Michael Krzak was recommended by his peers in aviation law and general personal injury law. As a hard-working attorney, he approaches each case with dedication and perseverance. Mr. Krzak has successfully tried a number of cases, resulting in positive verdicts for his clients. One case, involving a woman who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after a car accident, achieved a $2.583 million verdict—which set a new legal record in Illinois. He also tackles highly complex aviation crash cases, including commercial aviation cases and crashes with small aircraft and helicopters.
Supporting the arts gives artists opportunities to share their craft with the community. Chicago has a variety of talented artists that deserve a platform where they can be heard. The lawyers at Krzak Rundio Law Group, a personal injury firm in Chicago, believe in supporting the artistic community in the city. This is why we’ve become a sponsor of the Blank Theatre Company.
Supporting this company allows the theatre to make their shows more accessible for both their artists and audience members. Promoting inclusivity in theater means more people will be able to enjoy it—whether it’s through participating or spectating.
Krzak Rundio Law Group is pleased to announce that Michael S. Krzak has been recognized in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America by his peers for his exceptional work in the practice of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. This is the third consecutive year that Michael has received this honor.
“Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 8.2 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Our founding principle remains unchanged since 1983 and forms the basis of our transparent methodology: The best lawyers know who the best lawyers are.”
For more information on the methodology used in the award selection, please see here.
Krzak Rundio Law Group, LLC proudly welcomes Attorney Terence Naughton, who goes by “Terry”, to our team. A Chicago native, raised in the South Side, Terry has always called our city home, and now he protects its injured citizens as a personal injury trial attorney.
Terry’s past work as a defense attorney is an asset to our clients in injury cases. He has spent time working on the opponent’s side, so he understands how the defense operates and any potential tactics they might utilize. With him on our side and in our client’s corner, our firm is further strengthened in the fight for the rights of those who have been wrongfully injured.
As part of our law group, he represents victims of serious injuries in wrongful death, product liability, construction negligence, workplace accidents, and transportation negligence cases. Not only does it help us that he was a defense attorney prior to working with us, but it also helps that he specifically worked with construction companies and other similar businesses. His in-depth knowledge of both sides of these cases will help us better serve victims of these types of accidents.
Krzak Rundio Law Group is proud to announce that Michael Krzak and Matthew Rundio have made the exclusive list of talented attorneys in the magazine Leading and Emerging Lawyers. Michael has been recognized for his work in the areas of Aviation and Personal Injury and has been named a Leading Lawyer every year since 2011. Matthew’s recognition is for his work in General Personal Injury and Nursing Home. The magazine will be published in April.
Leading Lawyers is a unique legal award organization that helps people find potential legal representation. The organization also aims to provide accurate information about trustworthy and skilled attorneys so those who are seeking legal aid know the people they’re researching are well-qualified.
Krzak Rundio Law Group received a tier two metro ranking for 2019’s “Best Law Firm” in the Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs category in Chicago. This honor comes from U.S. News. The ranking is based on a combination of elements including client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey, the size and coverage area of the firm in a specific practice area, the Law Firm Leaders Survey, and Best Lawyers peer review.
To be eligible for a “Best Law Firm” ranking, law firms must have at least one attorney who has received high peer reviews to be listed in the current additions of Best Lawyers. The listed lawyers’ practice areas and metro regions are eligible for “Best Law Firm.”
On November 19, 2018, the Estate of Cristian Flores settled a wrongful death and survival action case against the south-suburban hospital where he was born for $7 Million. Cristian was born with a congenital urinary system blockage that caused a uroseptic infection resulting in organ failure and cardiopulmonary arrest when he was 14 days old. Cristian suffered a brain injury and lived for five-and-a-half years until he passed away in December, 2017.
The Estate reached a $7 Million settlement with the hospital after the case was assigned to Circuit Court of Cook County Judge Clare Elizabeth McWilliams for trial and the parties argued pre-trial motions and selected a jury.
The Estate claimed that Cristian’s mother’s May 30, 2012, fetal ultrasound was improperly interpreted as normal when, in reality, the ultrasound showed several abnormal findings in Cristian’s bladder and kidneys indicative of a urinary system blockage. If this had been detected by the radiologist, Cristian would have been monitored prenatally and he would have been seen by a pediatric urologist after birth and the condition would have been detected and successfully treated before Cristian became ill. The Estate argued that the radiologist who negligently read the ultrasound was an apparent agent of the hospital.