Frank J. Bertuca, an aggressive litigator, has obtained millions of dollars in benefits on behalf of his clients. He is one of a select group of lawyers to obtain rarely awarded penalties and attorneys’ fees for work injuries against United Airlines, American Airlines and major automotive manufacturing and insurance companies for their unreasonable conduct.
He proudly represents injured workers in courts throughout Illinois, including those in the airline, automotive, manufacturing, construction, law enforcement and fire protection industries. Frank has numerous trial victories and settlements for members of the AFA, ALPA, APFA, FOP, IAFF, lEA, MAP, SEIU, Teamsters, TWU, UAW and many others. He is frequently asked to speak and educate Union and professional organization members about work injury law.
Frank joined Katz, Friedman in 1999 to represent the injured. Prior to joining Katz, Friedman, he practiced work injury law and pension litigation for several years. His prior experience representing corporations and insurance companies has provided him valuable insight to achieve maximum results for his clients.
Frank developed an interest in litigation and ethical standards early in his career. As an undergraduate student, he was privileged to clerk for the Honorable Ronald Dozier of the McLean County Circuit Court, where he assisted in divorce and personal injury cases. He also worked on general civil law cases as a clerk for the Honorable James Knecht of the Fourth District Appellate Court of Illinois.
In 1991, he earned his Juris Doctorate from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Society. As an undergraduate, he studied economics and graduated Cum Laude in 1988 from Illinois State University. He was a founding member of ISU’s Trial Advocacy Team. Frank is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association.