​Experienced ILLINOIS Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
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Frank J. Bertuca

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation


Frank J. Bertuca is an aggressive litigator with numerous trial and appellate victories on behalf of his clients. Frank joined Katz Friedman as a workers' compensation attorney in 1999. He proudly represents injured workers in the airline, automotive manufacturing, construction, law enforcement and fire protection industries. Frank also speaks to unions and professional organizations on the subject of work injuries. Prior to joining Katz Friedman, he practiced work injury law and pension litigation for several years.

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 in McClean 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 in the 4th District Appellate Court of Illinois. In 1991, he earned his Juris Doctorate from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology where he was a member of Moot Court Society. As an undergraduate, he studied economics and graduated cum laude in 1988 from Illinois State University, where he was a founding member of the university's trial advocacy team. Frank is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: Member of the Moot Court Society
  • Illinois State University
    • 1988
    • Honors: Founding Member of ISU's Trial Advocacy Team
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1991

Professional Associations

  • The Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Published Works

Representative Cases

  • United Airlines v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, 2013 Ill.App. (1st) 121136WC, 991 N.E. 2d 458


  • One of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers
  • Top Attorney, Leading Lawyers, 2016
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers

Classes & Seminars

  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Workers’ Compensation Institute, Faculty Lecturer
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education Fund, Author

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Lombard Park District, Youth Basketball Coach, 2013
  • UKANDU Chicago, Austin Neighborhood – Sports Camp/Community Outreach Leader, 2014
  • World Vision International, 2014
  • Feed My Starving Children, 2014
  • UKANDU Chicago, Cabrini Green Neighborhood – Sports Camp/Community Outreach Leader, 2015
  • Feed My Starving Children, 2015
  • World Vision International, 2015
  • UKANDU Chicago, Ravenswood/Old Irving Neighborhood – Sports Camp/Community Outreach Leader, 2016
  • UKANDU Chicago, Bronzeville/Oakland Neighborhood – Community Outreach Leader, 2016
  • General Counsel, The Cause Foundation

Representative Clients


Past Positions

  • Honorable Ronald Dozier of the McLean County Circuit Court, Clerk
  • Honorable James Knecht of the Fourth District Appellate Court of Illinois, Clerk


Ancillary Businesses

Fraternities or Sororities

Certified Legal Specialties