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The law firm of Rubin & Machado, Ltd., in Chicago, IL, is a leader in personal injury law. We can handle all types of personal injury cases for clients throughout the state of Illinois. Our attorneys represent clients in both simple and complex cases. 

  • Creativity: We are able to apply innovative approaches to achieve the most favorable claims for our clients.
  • A Record of Success: We have achieved multi-million dollar recoveries.
  • Bilingual: With attorneys fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language, we are one of only a handful of bilingual firms handling catastrophic injury and medical malpractice cases.

There is no cost for an initial case evaluation at our firm and no recovery fee.

Rubin & Machado

The team of personal injury attorneys at Rubin & Machado have a proven track record of settlements and verdicts provides clients with over 50 years of combined experience in personal injury litigation. We pride ourselves in the creative solutions and innovative methods utilized in securing our clients the compensation they deserve.

If you have been injured due to a car accident, defective product, or medical malpractice, our personal injury lawyers will handle everything so you can focus on your recovery. Our team can also assist clients with catastrophic injury, birth injury, and worker's compensation cases.

To schedule a free consultation at our Chicago, IL, law offices contact ​us online or by calling:

(312) 327-1840

Verdicts & Settlements PERSONAL INJURY

$3.5M: AVIATION DEATH
After a 5-week trial, a Rubin & Machado attorney, who tried a case in Federal Court, received a verdict in the amount of $3.5 million against air traffic controllers for improper taxi instructions resulting in a death. 

Meet Our Attorneys

Emilio E. Machado

Born in Havana, Cuba, Emilio Machado graduated Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Machado has been practicing law since 1985 and is a former partner at the law firm of Johnson & Bell, Ltd. 

Emilio Machado was elected to the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly for a three-year term, where he served from the years 1995 to 1998. Author of the article, "Hedonic Damages: The Tide Has Turned", IADC 1991 Fall Seminar, Mr. Machado was formerly on the teaching faculty as an instructor and Trial Advisor of the Edwin F. Mandel Clinic for the University of Chicago, Intensive Trial Practice Workshop. Currently, he chairs the Medical/Legal Relations Committee for the Chicago Bar Association.

Personal Injury Lawyer Emilio Machado is a member of a number of professional associations including the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and Hispanic National Ball Association. Mr. Machado has received various awards, including being recognized in Chicago Magazine as a Top Attorney in Illinois. His legal peers selected Emilio Machado as an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2009.

Emilio E. Machado
Emilio E. Machado

Edward M. Rubin

Edward Rubin graduated from the University of Illinois in 1976 Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Hip Kappa Phi, and Phi Alpha Theta. He earned his law degree from Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law in 1979 and was admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois the same year.

Personal injury attorney Edward Rubin began his legal career serving for three years as an Assistant Cook County State's Attorney. Working as a defense litigator, Mr. Rubin worked from 1982 to 1984 with the firm Brodie & Reynolds. He became partner at Johnson & Bell, Ltd., where he practiced from 1984 to 1992. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Rubin acted as partner at the firm of Goldberg, Weisman, & Cairo. Edward Rubin and fellow personal injury lawyer Emilio Machado founded the personal injury law firm Rubin & Machado, Ltd. in 2000.

A member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Rubin has provided seminars for the Chicago Bar Association on the subjects of construction accidents and medical malpractice. His professional awards and recognitions include being identified by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's personal injury and medical malpractice in 2010, and selection as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in 2009.

Edward M. Rubin
Edward M. Rubin

Stephanie B. Rubin

Stephanie Rubin graduated from the University of Maryland in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. She attended John Marshall Law School where she was a member of the John Marshall Law Review, serving as Staff Editor. Ms. Rubin earned her law degree in 2009.

Attorney Stephanie Rubin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Rubin is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where she practices in multiple areas of civil litigation.

Stephanie B. Rubin
Stephanie B. Rubin

Justin H. Garner

Justin received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2011 from University of Central Missouri, and his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in 2015. While in law school, Justin was employed as a legal clerk with the Cook County Public Defenders Felony Trial Division and served as a Judicial Extern for a Cook County Circuit Court Judge in the Law Division at the Daley Center. He also participated in The John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic working on both international and domestic human rights projects and cases, with a focus on ligation surrounding the cholera outbreak in Haiti. Prior to joining Rubin & Machado LTD, Justin was an associate attorney practicing insurance defense at a reputable Chicago trial law firm defending corporate clients against claims of premises liability, product liability, general negligence, construction negligence, and personal injury/wrongful death.

Justin Garner
Justin Garner

Bilingual Personal Injury Representation Serving the Greater Chicagoland Area

The law firm of Rubin & Machado has a commitment to providing the many diverse communities of Chicago, IL, with the representation they deserve. Our staff includes American Sign Language and Spanish speaking team members, including personal injury lawyer and law firm principle Rubin Machado.

We understand that clients and their families may not be comfortable in communicating their needs in English. We are happy to provide ASL and Spanish speaking clients with assistance in their native language.

Si necesita ayuda en español, visite nuestro sitio en español.

For a free, no obligation consultation, contact our Chicago, IL, law firm online, or call us today at:

(312) 327-1840

Verdicts & Settlements Personal Injury

$3.5M: PEDESTRIAN KILLED BY VEHICLE
Rubin & Machado attorneys were responsible for securing a $3.5 million dollar structured settlement for the family of an elderly man who had traveled to Chicago for the wedding of a grandson and was run over by a sightseeing tour operator.

Product Liability

When purchasing products, we expect the design and construction of the items we use on a day-to-day basis to be safe. Unfortunately, injuries due to defective, poorly designed, or poorly constructed products are incredibly common. A look at the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) injury statistics reveals a staggering number of categories, let alone specific instances of injuries.

When an injury occurs due to a defective or malfunctioning product, from consumer goods and everyday household items, to heavy machinery and industrial products, the liability for the product defect can lie with a single or number of parties. The manufacturer, designer, distributor, and retailer may all be liable for a product defect that results in harm.

Holding each respective party responsible for their defective products is a complex process. Major manufacturers have in-house legal counsel to protect their interests, and they are prepared to argue that any personal injury caused by their products are not the fault of their employer. The personal injury lawyers at Rubin & Machado in Chicago, IL, have successfully handled many defective produce cases. If you believe a defective product caused harm to you or a loved one, contact our law office for a free consultation.

Catastrophic Injury

Debilitating catastrophic injuries can have long-term and even permanent effect of lives of the victim and their family. When a serious personal injury results from the negligence of another party, a personal injury lawyer from the law firm of Rubin & Machado, Ltd., in Chicago, IL, can help the harmed victim and their family pursue the necessary legal action to secure financial compensation from the at-fault party.

A catastrophic injury can happen at anytime and in any location, but commonly are the result of a work-related accident, car accident, truck accident, slip and fall accident, exposure to toxic chemicals, or a serious dog bite.

Loss of sight, speech, and mobility as well as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and amputation can result from a catastrophic injury. Crippling disabilities such as a spine or brain injuries can leave a victim unable to care for themselves, putting a significant burden on the family of the victim. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn how our catastrophic injury attorneys can assist your and your family.

We Handle the Details You Focus on Recovery

After suffering a serious injury, it can be difficult to know where to turn to for help. Dealing with the residual pain and going through the steps involved in the recovery process is a full-time job all on it's own. Add mounting bills, both medical and personal, and the entire process can seem overwhelming. Our personal injury attorneys can provide much needed assistance so that you can work on putting your life back together after experiencing a tragic event, from a personal injury to a wrongful death.

When you hire the law firm of Rubin & Machado in Chicago, IL, we relieve the the burden of dealing with  medical bills and the insurance company so that you can focus on your recovery. 

To schedule a no obligation, free consultation, contact us online, or call our Chicago area law firm at:

(312) 327-1840

Verdicts & Settlements Medical Malpractice​

$2M: FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE SPINAL INFECTION
Rubin & Machado’s attorneys settled at the time of trial a case against a local Chicago Hospital in the amount of nearly $2.2 million on behalf of a 45-year-old Hispanic man who lost partial function of his lower extremities due to the failure of the hospital staff to timely diagnose his spinal infection. The case involved several defendant doctors and a local hospital that denied any wrongdoing.

Medical Malpractice


When you receive medical treatment, you place your implicit trust in the hands of the professional treating you. If a medical professional fails to perform their duties properly, the results can be disastrous. Medical malpractice can cause serious bodily harm or even death. Our team of personal injury lawyers can guide you through every stage of the process and help you hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.

The most common malpractice claims stem from failure to diagnose or a delayed diagnosis, complications from surgery or treatments, failure or delayed treatments, a patient suffering an abnormal injury, and in the worst cases, death.

The effects of medical malpractice can have a lasting impact on the wellbeing of a patient for the rest of their lives. In turn, this can lead to additional expenses that may continue for years. Patients may be reluctant to seek damages for injuries resulting from medical malpractice, but by pursuing action victims can prevent others from suffering a similar injury in the future. At the law firm of Rubin & Machado Ltd., in Chicago, our personal injury attorneys have an advanced understanding of the medical malpractice laws in Illinois so that we can hold the medical professionals and institutions accountable for damage their neglect has caused.  

Dangerous Drugs


Pharmaceutical drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter, can provide relief to a wide range of aliments. As helpful as these drugs can be, they can also cause incredible harm. Sometimes, drug companies release products without understanding the risks that may present themselves with continued use, or certain drug interactions, exposing unknowing consumers to danger including personal injury or death.

Dietary supplements such as herbs, minerals, vitamins, and homeopathic remedies have become popular as a way to improve both medical conditions and general health. While the claims of the companies producing these products are impressive, these supplements are not subject to the FDA review and approval process. The lack of oversight for such products potentially puts consumers in danger. 

Just because a medication has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not mean it cannot cause serious personal injury. Hundreds of new drugs are approved by the FDA every year, including prescription drugs that can cause serious injuries or kill consumers. If you have experienced harm or death in the family due to  a dangerous drug or supplement, the law firm of Rubin & Machado, Ltd., in Chicago, IL, has the legal resources to challenge the big pharmaceutical companies.

Hold Irresponsible Medical Professionals Responsible for Their Negligence

From a misdiagnosis to a mistake during treatment, medical malpractice can cause serious bodily harm, brain injury, or even death. At the law offices of Rubin & Machado Ltd., in Chicago, IL, our personal injury lawyers have an advanced understanding of the medical malpractice laws in Illinois.

Our team of attorneys can guide you through every stage of the personal injury law process and help you hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. 

To schedule a free consultation with no obligation, contact our Chicago personal injury lawyers online or call:

(312) 327-1840

Verdicts & Settlements ​Personal Injury

$483K: CONSTRUCTION NEGLIGENCE
Attorneys with Rubin & Machado tried a case and won a $483,000 verdict for a 35-year old roofer who fell from the roof of a 2-story house under construction, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament. The surgical repair of the ligament resulted in a complete recovery and return to work as a roofer.

Workers' Compensation


Workers are entitled to safe working conditions. For those who suffer a personal injury while at work, workers' compensation covers the bills and expenses that result from an employee who injures themselves on the job. The advice of a seasoned attorney when filing a workers' compensation claim can ensure that you receive the appropriate benefits. 

Regardless of who was at fault, if an accident occurs at the workplace, the employee is entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Eligibility depends on whether the employee can prove the injury occurred while working and that it was the result of performing a job-related duty or responsibility. It is important to note that the injury does not need to occur during normal work hours. 

If you are suffering from a recent workplace injury, or you have been denied after filing a workers' compensation claim, enlisting the services of a workers' compensation attorney at the law firm of Rubin & Machado in Chicago, IL, can help you recover the benefits to which you are entitled. Our attorneys can help you fight for a fair settlement so that you can cover medical bills, the cost of rehabilitation, lost wages, and any other expenses or losses that are due to you injury. 

Motor Vehicle Accidents


A motor vehicle accident can change someone's life in an instant. The amount of damage that can be done to both body and property in a car accident can be cataclysmic. A car accident can cause significant physical harm. It can also leave someone with financial and emotional burdens that cannot be easily remedied. The personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Rubin & Machado can provide effective representation to anyone in the Chicagoland area who has been injured in a motor vehicle accident. 

When involved in a car or truck accident, you may think that your insurance company will take care of the damages. Considering the cost of premiums, it can be shock to discover that your insurance company may deny your claims. The team of personal injury attorneys from our law firm can ensure that you get the compensation you need to cover your expenses.

The number of different types of vehicles on the road such as bicycles, motorcycles, buses, and trucks can influence the type of claims that can be made when a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident. There are so many variables to consider when approaching a personal injury case involving a car accident, hiring a qualified personal injury lawyer can have a significant impact on the amount of compensation you receive.

An accident between a pedestrian or bicycle and a car will require a different strategy than an accident involving two cars, as a pedestrian or cyclist is not required by law to carry insurance. Often times these accidents are due to the negligence or inattention of the driver involved in the incident. Depending on the circumstances, these accidents can lead to significant medical expenses since a pedestrian or cyclist does not have the benefit of any kind of protection against harm. 

Motorcycle accidents have a commonality to pedestrian or cyclist accidents in that the rider does not have the benefit of any added protection against injury. Because a motorcycle is capable of the same speeds as a car, the type of damages sustained, such as spinal cord and brain injuries, can significantly diminish the quality of life of the victim.

When involved in a commercial truck accident, legal proceeding become far more complex. This is due to the fact that several parties can be held responsible for damages. The driver, their employer, the trucking company, and each respective insurance company can be held liable for damages. Trucking accidents can also cause considerable more property damage and can result in serious injury.

Bus accidents are similar to truck accidents in that the size of the vehicle and the parties involved add considerable complexity to the way these cases are handled. Depending on if the bus was a private charter or a municipal bus can influence the liable parties. While a private charter bus accident claim is similar to that of a commercial truck accident, a municipal bus such as a commuter or school bus brings local or governments into the fray. More than just dealing with the driver, company, and each respective party's insurance company, bringing a claim against a government is even more complicated. 

The Insurance Company Does Not Have Your Best Interests in Mind

Many types of injuries may result in having to deal with an insurance company. Auto accidents, workers' compensation, and medical malpractice injury cases all have a component involving insurance companies. The strategy of these entities is to either deny a claim or give an injury victim a lowball settlement offer. Many times, compensatory damages such as non-economic damages due to pain and suffering are not factored into these offers. This is why the choice to litigate is so important.

To ensure you receive compensation for more than just the medical care needed after an injury, a firm specialized in injury law can be invaluable. The law firm of Rubin & Machado, Ltd., in Chicago, IL, can help you cover all expenses related to your personal injury claim. 

Schedule a free consultation with Rubin & Machado. There is no obligation, and our team of legal professionals can save you time and frustration. Contact us online or call:

(312) 327-1840

Verdicts & Settlements ​Birth Injury

$12M: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE RESULTING IN SEVERE BIRTH INJURY
In February 2003, the personal injury law firm of Rubin & Machado reached a $12 million settlement with the Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago for medical malpractice resulting in severe birth injury. 

Wrongful Death


Losing a loved one is never easy. When someone close to you is lost at the hands of another party due to recklessness, negligence, or a lack of consideration for someone's safety, you may be entitled to seek compensation on the grounds of a wrongful death. Our law firm approaches wrongful death cases with the utmost compassion and sensitivity.

Common causes of wrongful death include involvement in a car accident, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs or supplements, use of a defective product, or falling victim to medical malpractice.

It is the right of immediate family members to file a lawsuit against the person with is responsible the the death of a loved one. The personal injury lawyers at Rubin & Machado, Ltd. in Chicago, IL, can offer you the necessary respect and support you deserve while you come to terms with what my be the most difficult period of your life. 

Verdicts & Settlements Wrongful Death​

$850,000: FAILURE TO OBTAIN SURGICAL CONSULT
Rubin & Machado settled a case for $850,000 on behalf of the estate of a 63-year old man after plaintiff's estate contended the failure to get an earlier surgical consult caused or contributed to his death.

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American Association for Justice
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Hispanic Lawyers Network.com
Illinois State Bare Association

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