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Anita DeCarlo

Senior Attorney

Anita M. DeCarlo grew up in Chicago watching her father fight to secure workers’ compensation benefits for his clients. Following his model, she has become a leader in the profession. As a Senior Attorney, she handles personal injury, trucking and workers’ compensation cases.  She is also active in the professional development of other attorneys and the welfare of her community. Currently, she is past-chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section Council of the ISBA, where she has been a member since 1998. She served on the Board of Governors and the Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association. She is a past President and continues to serve on the Executive Committee of the Justinian Society of Lawyers. Additionally, she is a member of American Association for Justice the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association. Anita received The John Marshall Law School Distinguished Service Award after serving on the alumni board. She has been recognized in Super Lawyers as an Illinois Rising Star.

She graduated from The John Marshall Law School and earned her undergraduate degree from Loyola University, Chicago. Anita became fluent in Spanish while attending the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain, in her Junior year.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Illinois State Bar

Education

  • B.A. in English Minor: Spanish at Loyola University Chicago, 1995
  • John Marshall Law School, 1998

Honors

  • Law: Deans List 4/6 semesters CALI Award

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice, Women’s Caucus, 2018-present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Assembly Rules and Bylaws Committee, Chair 2019-present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Board of Governors, 2006-2009
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Special Committee on Assembly Governance, 2018-present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section Council: Member, 1998-; Chair, 2017-2018
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Silver Fellow
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers: Member, 1995-present; President, 2014-2015; Executive Committee, 2002-present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member 2017
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, 1998-present
  • American Bar Association, 2017-present
  • John Marshall Law School Alumni board, 2001-2006 & 2018-present

Awards and Recognitions

  • John Marshall Law School, Distinguished Service Award, 2008
  • Super Lawyers, Illinois Rising Star, 2008

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish