Kevin Veugeler has been named one of the top 100 trial attorneys in Illinois by the American Society of Legal Advocates and in Leading Lawyers Magazine for the past 15 years. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers, a distinction granted to less than 5% of all attorneys in Illinois. Kevin concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, construction injuries, medical malpractice, products liability, trucking accidents and workers’ compensation cases.
He currently serves as a past Chair on the Illinois State Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee, which evaluates the performance of judicial candidates and sitting judges. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association (WCLA) as a worker’s representative.
Kevin is a Cum Laude Graduate of Northern Illinois University. He received his law degree after graduating from the University of Illinois School of Law, Champaign-Urbana, where he attended on scholarship. He was a legal research fellow for the Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers.
Kevin consistently obtains multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of his injured clients, including a $9.2 million verdict for a laborer fatally injured on a jobsite, $8.5 million verdict for a sprinkler fitter injured on a construction site, $7.5 million settlement for an immigrant injured in a car accident, $7.5 million medical malpractice settlement, $6 million verdict for a carpenter injured while working, $3 million for an Irish immigrant injured in a trucking case, and $2.25 million recovery for a sprinkler fitter injured in an auto accident. In the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Kevin consistently obtains settlements in excess of $500,000 for his seriously injured clients. In a disputed claim involving a sprinkler fitter injured at a construction site, Kevin obtained $2.5 million in workers’ compensation benefits, including over $500,000 in future medical benefits.
Kevin was recognized as one of Illinois’ “40 attorneys under 40,” to watch by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Kevin has been elected to serve in the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly. He has chaired the Illinois State Bar Association Tort Section Counsel. He has also chaired the Cook County Judicial Evaluation Committee for the ISBA.
He has been invited to lecture to other attorneys by the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Institute for Continuing Education and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Topics have included “Expert Witnesses,” “Ethics,” “Construction Cases,” “Settlement Strategies,” “Underinsured Motorists Claims,” and “Liens.” He has also published several articles on legal topics and has been privileged to have the opportunity to speak to various union groups on workers’ compensation and litigation issues that affect working men and women.
Kevin was raised in a union household; his father has been a member of Sprinkler Fitters’ L.U. 281 for over 40 years, as well as a member of Firefighters’ L.U. 3074. His father also served as President of South Cook County Firefighters’ Association for 15 years. Year after year, he is honored to be asked by labor officials to represent their injured union members.
Kevin is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, now the American Association for Justice (ATLA/AAJ), the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Illinois State Bar Association, and Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association.