40 Under Forty 2023

L oren Legorreta, a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney, is no stranger to impressive results. Examples? He obtained a settlement of $10 million on behalf of a 63-year-old woman involved in a passenger vehicle collision in a con- struction zone, where a subcontractor’s commercial motor vehicle was parked too close to the intersection; a county-record verdict of almost $6 million in DeKalb County for a 29-year-old worker who fell from a bucket truck on a construction site; a $5 million settlement on behalf of the estate of a 48-year-old man who was crushed by a commercial motor vehicle while loading the truck with product; a $3.7 million on behalf of a 77-year-old woman whose vehicle was struck by a com- mercial motor vehicle in a construction zone; and a $1.5 million settle- ment for a 58-year-old man whose vehicle was struck by a commercial motor vehicle. Legorreta remains busy, too. With over 100 verdicts and/or settle- ments to his name, his peers on both sides of the aisle point to the large caseload he takes on, and marvel at the fact that he delivers such winning results to his clients despite the long hours he logs. “He works harder than any other attorney I know,” said Nathaniel Wallace, a former Loyola Law classmate and attorney with Chicago’s Cooney & Conway. “If I call him at 9 or 10 at night, I expect to find him at work. He’s never off.” Loren’s hard work, a constant theme in his nominations, has result- ed in the recovery of over $50 million dollars on behalf of his clients — all in his first 6 years of practice. Steven Hart with Chicago law firm Hart McLaughlin and Eldridge said that few attorneys know their cases or understand their clients’ needs as well as Legorreta. “Loren is the most genuine, honest, civil lawyer I have worked with and against,” Hart said. “He has a strong sense of decency and is an exceptional advocate for his clients. He cares deeply about his clients and the law.” “Loren is exceptionally well prepared in all his cases,” said Thomas Lyons, judge with the Circuit Court of Cook County. “Not only does he have an outstanding command of all of the facts in each of his cases, but he takes the time to research the law in advance of any hearing to make sure that he is never caught off guard. In addition, he has a pleasant and professional demeanor about him which conveys confidence without appearing cocky.” “He is mature beyond his years, as a lawyer and person,” said a former circuit court judge. “No tricks, no fluff: a true lawyer’s lawyer.” Outside of the courtroom, Loren volunteers to teach trial techniques for tomorrow’s lawyers, both through the Judge Michael J. Howlett, Jr. Cup, an annual mock trial competition for Chicago-area Catholic high schools, and with his former Loyola University of Chicago School of Law’s Philip H. Corboy Fellowship Program in Trial Advocacy. Loren is also an active member of A.T.A.A., A.A.J., C.B.A., I.S.B.A. and I.T.L.A.


AGE 34

FIRM Tomasik Kotin Kasserman

LAW SCHOOL Loyola University Chicago School of Law

AREA OF PRACTICE Plaintiff’s personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability


A true lawyer’s lawyer.”



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