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Gary Annes

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Phone: (312) 924-7575
Fax: (312) 924-7555

100 N LaSalle St #1710
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Gary Annes is a partner with Abels & Annes, P.C. concentrating in personal injury law, auto accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, product liability and medical malpractice. Since becoming a lawyer in 1995, he has handled many jury trials, as well as resolving numerous cases by arbitration and mediation. Gary has successfully collected millions of dollars for his clients.

In 1992, Gary received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In 1995, he received his juris doctor from the Loyola University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois.

Gary is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, the Illinois State Bar Association and Public Justice.

Gary was selected as a Super Lawyer in 2017, a distinction given to the top five percent of attorneys in the state. Gary was also selected as one of The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trail Lawyers for 2016. Additionally, Gary has a "10.0 Superb" personal injury lawyer rating from AVVO.

Gary has co-authored the following publications:

  • Physical Injuries, Plaintiff's Perspective: Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases - 2016 Edition Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Supplement to Initial Client Contact: Medical Malpractice - 2013 Supplemental Edition Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Physical Injuries, Plaintiff's Perspective: Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases - 2012 Edition Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Initial Client Contact: Medical Malpractice - 2011 Edition Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Supplement to Physical Injuries, Plaintiff's Perspective: proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases - 2009 Supplemental Edition Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Physical Injuries, Plaintiff's Perspective: Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases - 2006 Edition Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Initial Client Contact: Medical Malpractice - 2006 Edition Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Dispute Resolution: Alternative Procedures for Meeting Planners - The Meeting Professional, November, 1998.

Gary has given the following presentations:

  • Advanced Trial Tactics: Opening Statements and Direct Examination - November 18, 2014
  • Physical Injuries, Plaintiff's Perspective: Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury Cases - February 11, 2010
  • Swords and Shields: Lawyer Negotiations - November 1-2, 1998.

Gary believes that the purpose of our judicial system is to give every individual the right to seek justice when they or their loved ones are injured or harmed as a result of the negligence of others. Due to the complexities of the modern judicial system a skilled and experienced professional is necessary to obtain full justice and maximum compensation for injuries. The insurance industry has worked to put up as many barriers as possible to deny ordinary citizens full compensation. Gary has dedicated himself to fighting for justice and full compensation for people who have been harmed. His proven track record of success on behalf of his clients exemplifies the skill, dedication and experience necessary to prevail in today’s court system.

For several years prior to fighting for the rights of individuals Gary worked with a defense firm representing the interests of a broad range of clients in the areas of automobile, premises liability, construction, toxic tort, insurance coverage and medical malpractice actions in both the Circuit and Appellate courts of Illinois. While working on the defense side Gary learned all the ins and outs of the tactics used by the insurance industry to limit the recoveries of ordinary citizens. He now uses this knowledge and experience to seek full justice and maximum compensation for his clients.

Client Reviews
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I had no trouble reaching my attorney at any time. I was always updated on the case. I could text him, call him, or leave him a message and he would get back to me. Dave
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After contacting several law firms, I sent an email to Dave [Abels] and he responded fairly quickly, asked me several questions, and took the case straight away. From there forward, it was simple and easy. Nik
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These guys were great to work with. At the end of the day, tough case and all, Abels & Annes helped us get enough to pay our bills and then some. My wife has now recovered and we are able to move forward without the cloud of a huge medical debt. Brett
★★★★★
They were very detailed and communicated well. I felt very secure with professional looking out for my interests. They didn’t talk down to me and explained things in terms I understood. Robin
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Everything was pretty smooth and there was a lot of communication between my attorney and myself. I am really happy with my settlement and I got more than what I expected. Arturo
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I would give Abels & Annes an A+, a 10, they have far exceeded my expectations. Professional, direct, very educated and very honest. Molly