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Joshua M. Rappaport


Josh Rappaport joined MDR LAW LLC as an associate attorney in 2022. Prior to joining MDR LAW LLC, Josh represented injury victims at a civil litigation firm where he successfully first-chaired jury trials and arbitration hearings.

Josh previously served as a law clerk at MDR LAW LLC and is thrilled to re-join as an attorney. Josh has experience working on a variety of cases including motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, construction accidents, sexual abuse cases, contract disputes, wrongful death, medical malpractice, insurance coverage issues, products liability and more. Notably, Josh recently obtained a million dollar full insurance policy settlement just before trial after a client suffered life-changing injuries due to negligent upkeep at a convenience store.

Josh prides himself in assisting injury victims with putting their lives back together after serious accidents due to negligence. He recognizes that his clients may be going through some of the worst times of their lives and utilizes the civil litigation system to help injury victims put their lives back together. He listens to his clients and seeks to provide them with the best possible outcome on every case.

Josh graduated Magna Cum Laude from DePaul University College of Law. In law school, he earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in both Torts and Trial Advocacy. Additionally, he earned membership to the Order of the Coif for graduating in the top 10% of his graduating class. He completed his undergraduate studies at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, majoring in English and obtaining a Pre-Law Certificate

Josh is co-author of the Premises Liability Guide (2021 Edition), which is an overview resource on Illinois law regarding Premises Liability.

A native of Grayslake, Illinois, Josh was a multiple time all-area basketball player at Grayslake Central High-School and continued his athletic career at St. Norbert College.

Notable Cases and Results:

$1,000,000 (full insurance policy) for a man that slipped on unsecured cardboard at a convenience store and suffered life changing injures.

$960,000 for a man that suffered serious injuries in an automobile collision.

$880,000 for the wrongful death of a woman who was infected by legionella at a Chicago area hospital.

$500,000 for a pedestrian struck by a hit and run motorist.

$165,000 for a woman who suffered back injuries in an automobile collision, which required multiple injections.

$135,000 for a woman for who suffered injuries to her neck and back in an automobile collision requiring an ablation operation.

$120,000 for a woman who fell on ice in her apartment complex’s improperly maintained parking lot.

$100,000 (full policy) for a man who was struck by a car while he was riding his bicycle and required ankle surgery.

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