Christopher Norem

Law Offices of Parente & Norem, PC
221 N La Salle St Fl 27
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 641-5926
www.pninjurylaw.com


Chris Norem has recovered over $150 million dollars in complex personal injury and wrongful death cases resulting from transportation disasters, construction site accidents, medical negligence, dangerous property conditions and code violations, unsafe products, and many other cases.

Memberships and Associations:

Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys
American Association for Justice
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois State University Attorneys Advisory Council
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
The Society of Trial Lawyers

With undergraduate training in both biology and chemistry, Christopher Norem is unafraid to rigorously cross-examine medical experts to prove the seriousness as well as the cause of a client's injuries in any personal injury lawsuit. His legal work has helped change the policy of a national rail system and has served as a deterrent to numerous businesses and individuals who might be tempted to negligence. Whether he's arguing before a jury or seeking out professionals to help his clients manage the enormous monetary awards that he wins for them, Mr. Norem is constantly working to maintain a relationship of dedicated professional service and personal affection with injured and bereaved individuals who, truly, become his "clients for life."

Norem argued and won the widely reported jury trial, Tellez v. Canadian National Railway, a groundbreaking case which exposed failures throughout the communications system for the Canadian National Railway and permanently changed its method of operations. On behalf of clients who have suffered injury or the loss of loved ones, he has secured tens of millions of dollars in compensation for cases involving transportation disasters, construction site accidents, medical negligence, dangerous property conditions and code violations, unsafe products, and many other issues. His skills are so highly regarded that the 60,000 attorneys in Sullivan's Law Directory have voted him a Leading Lawyer, a honor given to only the top five percent of lawyers in Illinois. He has additionally been recognized by Thomson-Reuters' Super Lawyers in the field of plaintiff's personal injury law. He has given lectures on personal injury law at the request of legal and medical professional groups.

If you are seeking a personal injury lawyer who will handle the most difficult aspects of medical argument with ease, who will keep you informed and stay connected with you during every step of your case, and who will assist you with other matters long after your case is settled and won, look no further than attorney Christopher M. Norem.

Bar Admissions:

Federal Trial Bar
Illinois State Bar
United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for Western District of Wisconsin
United States District Court for Northern District of Indiana

Law School:

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D.
Law School Honors/Involvement:
Dean's list; Moot Court Honor Society
Undergraduate School:
Illinois State University, B.S., biology, minor in chemistry
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:
Dean's list; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
Phi Sigma Society
Sigma Tau Gamma Scholar

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:

Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys
American Association for Justice
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois State University Attorneys Advisory Council
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
The Society of Trial Lawyers

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:

America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
Illinois Super Lawyer
Leading Lawyers Network Member selected by peers in Personal Injury Law: General
Named among the nation's top one percent of practicing attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Publications:

Dealing with the Unreasonable Workers' Compensation Lien Holder Where a Contribution Case Exists or Can Exist Against the Employer
Author: Christopher M. Norem & Jordan LaClair
Life after Voykin v. Estate of DeBoer, a plaintiff's perspective
Author: Christopher M. Norem of Parente & Norem, P.C., Chicago
Life after Carney v. Union Pacific RR Co. for Construction Injuries in Illinois
Author: Christopher M. Norem of Parente & Norem, P.C.,  and Sean P. Murray