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KEATING LAW OFFICES 
TRIAL LAWYERS FOCUSED ON HELPING INJURED BICYCLISTS

The primary goal of Keating Law Offices is to help its clients. This is done by providing the absolute best legal representation and maintaining strong client relationships. The Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices are the top law firm in Chicago, Illinois representing victims of bicycle accidents and crashes throughout Illinois. Keating Law Offices is a national leader in the area of bicycle-related litigation and is at the forefront of advocating for bicyclist's rights through aggressive representation. The firm has successfully represented numerous victims of bicycle accidents and collisions in Chicago, the suburbs, Chicago's collar counties and throughout the rest of Illinois. In the process the firm has recovered literally millions of dollars in compensation for its clients. Click here for a list of our RESULTS.



ILLINOIS BICYCLE LAWYERS AT KEATING LAW OFFICES

Keating Law Offices is one of the first firms in the nation and the the most prominent Illinois firm that dedicates its practices to victims of bicycle accidents. The firm has handled several high profile bicycle-related cases and is known as a firm that is not afraid of handling complicated bicycle-related lawsuits and claims. In fact, many of the cases the firm handles have been referred by other attorneys and even former judges who know that the firm will get results. Keating Law Offices has tried cases before juries and judges in multiple counties throughout Illinois, arbitrated and mediated numerous cases, and otherwise successfully resolved hundreds of bicycle accident cases.


Michael S. Keating


The firm is managed by Mike Keating, an Illinois bicycle accident attorney based in Chicago and founder of Keating Law Offices. Mike is considered one of the leading authorities on bicycle law in the United States. Mike currently serves as the Committee Chair for the American Association of Justice's Bicycle Litigation Committee, the national organization for trial lawyers. He is also an elected member of the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Mike has received honors from the National Trial Lawyers Association, the Leading Lawyers Network, SuperLawyers Magazine and Chicago Magazine. 

Mike is also proud to act as an advocate for bicyclists throughout Illinois. His representation of the family of deceased bicyclist Dennis Jurs led to "Dennis's Law," the Illinois law that specifies in the Illinois Vehicle Code that Illinois bicyclists are entitled to all of the rights to the roadways as motorists. Mike is actively involved in numerous bicycle-related civic organizations and is a frequent lecturer about bicycle law in Illinois. He has been the featured speaker on bicycle law at Continuing Legal Education seminars for other trial lawyers hosted by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Mike has also presented to Ride Illinois at its annual convention. 

Mike has appeared on NBC, ABC, FOX and CBS news regarding bicycle law. He was interviewed live on WGN-TV Morning News and was interviewed as a part of CBS Chicago's Investigative Report regarding unsafe bicycling conditions in Chicago. Mr. Keating was also the featured interview on WBBM radio regarding bicycling laws in Chicago and the topic of articles in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, DNA Info, The Chicagoist and Crain's Chicago Business. Recently, he was recognized by Chicago Lawyer magazine for his successful resolution of two wrongful death cases in the same year that resulted in large settlements. In addition to being considered as one of the nation's leading authorities on bicycle law, Mike Keating is himself an avid bicyclist. Mike is a bike commuter, a recreational road bicyclist, and has recently taken up cyclocross. 

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Thomas A. Reuland

Tom Reuland is a Senior Associate at Keating Law Offices. Tom's Tom Reuland’s entire career as an attorney has been focused on complex litigation. Tom is known for his dogged investigation and litigation skills he uses to help individuals who have been wronged by the negligence of others.  Tom has successfully obtained favorable verdicts and outcomes through trials, mediations and arbitrations. 

Tom can be counted on to lead his clients through difficult times. He is well known for his earnest and patient nature that helps him take the time to understand each client's case. He is experienced with the difficult and frequently complex legal process after someone else’s wrongdoing leads to serious and often catastrophic injuries. 

Tom grew up in Aurora, Illinois, where he attended Marmion Academy and earned a number of awards for public service, varsity athletics, and through the school’s JROTC program. He is a graduate of Brown University in the Ivy League and the University of Iowa's top-ranked law school. Tom currently lives in Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood. 

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M. Catelyn Viggiano

M. Catelyn Viggiano
Catelyn Viggiano is the first female attorney at Keating Law Offices. Catelyn is known in the legal community for not only having a sharp legal intellect, but also a sincere kindness and sensitivity to her clients. Her successful legal work on behalf of a Chicago bicyclist was the subject of an article in Streetsblog Chicago


She is also licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Florida. Catelyn is also very active in the legal community and is an active member of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. Catelyn's education has taken place entirely in the Chicagoland area. She went to law school at Chicago's John Marshall Law School where she was a member of the Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution Honors Board and Council. She received awards in law school for obtaining the highest grade in her class for both Illinois Civil Procedure and Illinois Civil Motion Practice. Catelyn attended college locally at Elmhurst College where she was a four-year letter winner on the soccer team. She lives in the West Loop with her husband. 


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Laura A. Canulli

Laura Canulli is a Chicagoland native and began working at Keating Law Offices upon graduating from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Despite being a relatively young attorney, she already has extensive exposure to complex litigation at high levels. Throughout law school, Laura worked as a clerk at one of the nation’s premier personal injury law firms where she assisted trial attorneys with cases related to transportation accidents. Most notably, Laura worked on cases involving pedestrians struck by a Chicago Transit Authority bus and a semi-truck as well as numerous other accidents involving motor vehicles.
While in law school, Laura served as an Extern for the Honorable Thomas M. Durkin, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She also worked at the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office where she helped prosecute offenders. An excellent law student, at The John Marshall Law School she received the highest grades in her Federal Civil Procedure and Illinois Civil Procedure courses. She also was a Teaching Assistant for the Lawyering Skills III course and the Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition. 
Laura's consistent, reliable and determined demeanor combined with her skilled legal mindset is an asset to the firm and its clients. In addition to her legal skills, Laura is also an accomplished athlete. She received her undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University where she excelled academically and was a member of the Varsity Softball team in the Big East Conference. Laura is an Illinois native having grown up in Naperville where she was recognized as an All-State athlete in high school. Laura currently lives on the near North Side of Chicago. 
THE MISSION OF KEATING LAW OFFICES

The scope of the firm's representation is simple: Keating Law Offices is committed to assisting any bicyclist injured anywhere in Illinois at anytime. The firm's attorneys are always available to answer any questions regarding a case stemming from a bicycle accident or crash. The firm's attorneys can meet you any place that is convenient for you to discuss your case.

All initial consultations with the firm are completely free of charge and with absolutely no obligation. We are here to help. When Keating Law Offices does engage in a case we immediately begin investigating the case by obtaining police reports and witness statements. We regular conduct "site inspections" where we investigate the roadways, sight lines, and traffic control signals. In addition, we assist our clients with coordinating all necessary medical treatment and obtaining the medical records and medical bills necessary to help document our client's injuries.

Most often our immediate efforts are put towards engaging insurance companies and attorneys who are representing the people or corporations that caused the bicycle accident. This is often the most critical, and beneficial, action that we take on behalf of an injured cyclist. This allows the cyclist to focus on recovering from their injuries while we put forth every effort to ensuring the injured cyclist's rights are protected.

With regards to prosecuting the claim, we tailor our approach uniquely to each and every case. We do whatever is in the best interest of our client to obtain the absolute maximum result for them - whether this means obtaining an optimal out-of-court settlement or trying the case before a judge or jury.




CONTACT KEATING LAW OFFICES AT ANYTIME

The attorneys and the staff at Keating Law Offices are always here to help. Call the office at 312-239-6787 during the week or feel free to contact Attorney Mike Keating anytime at 312-208-7702. The firm's online operator and telephone operators and available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. All emails and phone calls are answered immediately. You can find more information about Keating Law Offices at our website located at KeatingLegal.com.