Proven Representation From Acclaimed Personal Injury Attorneys
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Provide Life-Changing Representation
Our personal injury lawyers have approximately 100 combined years in practice handling medical malpractice, product liability, personal injury cases, and more. Over the course of their long and distinguished careers, the partners at our firm, Edward M. Rubin and Emilio E. Machado, have become authorities in personal injury law.
Mr. Rubin has been a featured speaker at Chicago Bar Association seminars. Mr. Machado has spoken for the same association and presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel. He is also a published author and former Instructor/Trial Advisor at the Edwin F. Mandel Clinic for the University of Chicago Law School's Intensive Trial Practice Workshop.
We Achieve Major Victories In Serious Injury Cases
In February 2003, we reached a $12,000,000 settlement with the Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago on behalf of a child who now suffers from cerebral palsy, quadriplegia, and partial blindness because of delayed delivery. Emilio Machado argued that the delivering doctor ignored signs of fetal distress and breached the standard of care by not taking the action necessary to prevent injury.
We Speak Spanish
& American Sign Language
We are proud to have injury attorneys who speak both Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL). Our goal is to provide successful representation to as much of Chicago as possible.
We Have Won Millions On Behalf of Our Clients
Our team has won many multi-million dollar claims. Some of these claims, like a $12 million medical malpractice settlement we obtained for a severe birth injury, have even hit eight figures. Our other medical malpractice recoveries include $6.5 million for the family of an infant who suffered a brain injury and $5.35 million for a client whose physician failed to diagnose her lupus. Our personal injury claim victories include $3.5 million in an aviation-related death and $483k for a construction worker injured on the job due to negligence.
Creatively Constructed Settlements
The aforementioned victories encompass both trial verdicts and pre-trial settlements. Our attorneys have repeatedly proven that we can win in court if necessary, or achieve major settlements beforehand. We are adept in arbitration, mediation, and private resolution settings. We strive to make sure our clients are protected beyond simply winning their cases. Our team is known for creatively structuring settlements that pay our clients over many years.
We deeply understand the major financial burdens that truck accidents, medical malpractice, and other tragedies place on undeserving victims. If you are suffering from skyrocketing medical bills, physical pain, and inability to work, the last thing you need is costly attorney's fees. We provide free, no-obligation consultations and work on a contingency basis. Our contingency arrangement means you never have to pay us a cent unless we win your case.
Meet the Attorneys at Rubin & Machado
Mr. Rubin earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in 1976, graduating magna cum laude as a member of multiple honors societies. He then earned his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1979. The first three years of Mr. Rubin's legal career were spent as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County. He then became a defense litigation attorney in private practice.
Just six years after Mr. Rubin began to practice law, he became a partner at the law firm Johnson & Bell before again becoming a partner at Goldberg Weisman Cairo. He co-founded Rubin & Machado in 2000 and has earned many honors since starting. Mr. Rubin was chosen as an Illinois Leading Lawyer and later as an Illinois Super Lawyer by his fellow personal injury lawyers.
Originally from Havana, Cuba, Mr. Machado graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign and earned his law degree from the Northwestern University School of Law. He has earned several highly prestigious honors. Mr. Machado has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer and was chosen by Chicago Magazine as a Top Attorney for his work in medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury cases.
Mr. Machado was previously elected to a three-year term in the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly, formerly served as president of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, and is currently chair of the Medical/Legal Relations Committee for the Chicago Bar Association.
Ms. Rubin served as Staff Editor of the John Marshall Law Review before graduating from John Marshall Law School in 2009. In her career as a personal injury lawyer, she has been admitted to practice in both state and federal court. Ms. Rubin is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Ms. Rubin has proven herself in several areas of civil litigation and personal injury law. Her skill, ethics, and integrity have earned her recognition from other personal injury attorneys. Most notably, she received so many glowing recommendations in a statewide survey of her peers that she was formally named as an Emerging Lawyer℠.
Our Injury Lawyers Hold Prestigious Affiliations With State and National Organizations
Our Law Firm Handles Many Case Types Explore Our Practice Areas
Personal Injury Law
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Our Car Accident Lawyers Win Millions for Grieving Families
An elderly man came to Chicago for his grandson's wedding. His visit turned tragic when he was run over by a sightseeing tour operator, later passing away due to his grievous injuries. We represented the man's family in a wrongful death case and obtained a $3.5 million structured settlement without needing to go to trial.