Founding Partner


Waukegan, Illinois






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Philip J. Ryan | Founding Partner

Philip J. Ryan is a founding partner of Ryan, Ryan & Viglione with over three decades of litigation experience handling catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. He has been awarded the highest possible rating in both legal and ethical standards by members of the Illinois bar and judiciary with an AV rating of “Preeminent”. He has successfully argued before the Appellate Courts in the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Judicial Districts of Illinois.

Philip’s practice is focused on representing victims of the most serious and catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.  His clients include injured victims of medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability victims, dog and animal attack victims, aquatic and diving accident victims, and people harmed by all manners of professional negligence.

Philip’s expertise in handling and resolving severe injury claims has been recognized by his peers who regularly ask him to serve as a mediator to assist in settlement of complex legal disputes. He is a certified mediator for cases pending in the Circuit Court of Lake County.

Exemplary recent case recoveries include:

$5,900,000.00 medical malpractice recovery for a woman who suffered oxygen deprivation and brain damage during surgery against a nurse anesthetist, surgeon, and hospital;

$4,500,000.00 (Boone County Record) wrongful death recovery for the family members of a concrete worker who was hit and killed by a truck;

$2,750,000.00 motor vehicle accident recovery for a woman who suffered multiple fractures, depression, chronic pain, and post concussion syndrome;

$2,750,000.00 motor vehicle accident recovery recovery for a woman who suffered a cervical injury;

$2,000,000.00 medical malpractice/wrongful death recovery for a woman against surgeon for failure to inform her of a lung tumor;

$2,000,000.00 construction negligence recovery for a worker who suffered multiple fractures in a fall through a roof against a general contractor;

$600,000.00 premises liability recovery for a handicapped woman who fractured both ankles due to an improperly designed handicapped parking space;

$500,000.00 motor vehicle accident recovery for a man who suffered a herniated cervical disc;

$500,000.00 premises liability recovery for a man who fell into an uncovered window well;

$500,000.00 motor vehicle accident recovery for Michigan motorist litigated under Michigan No Fault Law.

Areas of Practice

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Mediator, Circuit Court of Lake County

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor – 1979
  • Loyola University Chicago
    • B.B.A. – 1976

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Federal Trial Bar of the Northern District of Illinois

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