Warren E. Eagle(1937-2020)
(Retired Equity Partner 2010)
Warren Eagle was the most influential partner in the development and expansion Katz Friedman Workers’ Compensation practice and a leading advocate for injured workers’ rights for almost 50 years, until his retirement in 2010.
Among his numerous accomplishments, he was chosen to represent, negotiate and protect the rights of injured workers in Springfield, Illinois, as part of the legislative agreed bill process and was well known and respected as a leader in the field. Warren served as the Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Industrial Commission Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. He was a frequent lecturer on Workers’ Compensation law for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Illinois Self-Insurers Association. In addition, he authored several articles on the subject of workers’ compensation law, including the seminal article, Determining Permanent Partial Disability in Workers’ Compensation Cases.
For over 25 years he was a committed adjunct professor of Workers’ Compensation Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law and also served as an arbitrator on the National Labor Panel of the American Arbitration Association.
Warren graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Speech from Northwestern University in 1958 and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan in 1961.
In 2010 Warren retired from practice, but his efforts and accomplishments continue to be felt in many ways today, including being reflected in the numerous lawyers he has educated and mentored.
J.D., University of Michigan, 1961
B.S., Northwestern University, 1958