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55 W Monroe St Suite 900
Chicago, IL, 60603

312.346.6444

We founded Capron & Avgerinos more than 20 years ago to represent the seriously injured in Illinois and Iowa. We have devoted our entire practice to representing individuals in workers’ compensationpersonal injury, and wrongful death claims. Our skilled injury attorneys have helped thousands of clients receive compensation, enabling them to move forward with their lives.

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Our Attorneys

When You're Injured: No Substitute for Experience

Our attorneys are a hard working legal team, who fight to win you the maximum compensation under the law.

Daniel F. Capron capron@capronlaw.com Dan Capron is a senior partner of Capron and Avgerinos and a founder of the firm. His sole focus on workers’ compensation law, aggressive representation of his clients, and long years of experience rank him among the best in his field. When Dan works with a client, he not only elicits the relevant facts surrounding the claim, but strives to get a sense of what kind of person he’s dealing with.  With razor sharp insight and meticulous research, he takes end-to-end control of the litigation process to bring his cases to successful conclusions. Area(s) of Practice Trials and Appeals of Workers’ Compensation Claims Education University of Illinois, Urbana Bachelor of Arts in History Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington / Juris Doctor 1981 Memberships Illinois State Bar Association Board of Directors-Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Author of “Chapter 13, Illinois” Independent Contractor Status: State by State Legal Guide (ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1993). Big Ten Football Official

Daniel F. Capron

capron@capronlaw.com

Dan Capron is a senior partner of Capron and Avgerinos and a founder of the firm. His sole focus on workers’ compensation law, aggressive representation of his clients, and long years of experience rank him among the best in his field.

When Dan works with a client, he not only elicits the relevant facts surrounding the claim, but strives to get a sense of what kind of person he’s dealing with.  With razor sharp insight and meticulous research, he takes end-to-end control of the litigation process to bring his cases to successful conclusions.

Area(s) of Practice

Trials and Appeals of Workers’ Compensation Claims

Education

University of Illinois, Urbana
Bachelor of Arts in History

Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington / Juris Doctor 1981

Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association

Board of Directors-Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association


Author of “Chapter 13, Illinois” Independent Contractor Status: State by State Legal Guide
(ed., John Wiley & Sons, 1993).


Big Ten Football Official

Nick J. Avgerinos nja@capronlaw.com Nick Avgerinos is a senior partner of Capron and Avgerinos and a founder of the firm. Although Nick handles a variety of workers’ compensation cases, he has had extensive experience working with union labor, including steelworkers, food and commercial workers, plumbers and steamfitters, carpenters, roofers, electrical workers, brick layers, laborers, machinists, and teamsters, specifically in western Illinois and eastern Iowa. He also maintains strong relationships with members of the auto mechanics’ union. Nick is a frequent speaker about workers’ compensation rights at union gatherings throughout Illinois and Iowa. Area(s) of Practice Admitted to practice before the Courts of Illinois and Iowa Trials and Appeals of Workers’ Compensation Claims in Illinois and Iowa Education University of Kansas Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science Drake University School of Law, Des Moines, Iowa Juris Doctor 1981 Credentials AV peer review rated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Memberships Iowa Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association Association of Trial Lawyers of America Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Chicago Bar Association

Nick J. Avgerinos

nja@capronlaw.com

Nick Avgerinos is a senior partner of Capron and Avgerinos and a founder of the firm. Although Nick handles a variety of workers’ compensation cases, he has had extensive experience working with union labor, including steelworkers, food and commercial workers, plumbers and steamfitters, carpenters, roofers, electrical workers, brick layers, laborers, machinists, and teamsters, specifically in western Illinois and eastern Iowa. He also maintains strong relationships with members of the auto mechanics’ union.

Nick is a frequent speaker about workers’ compensation rights at union gatherings throughout Illinois and Iowa.

Area(s) of Practice

Admitted to practice before the Courts of Illinois and Iowa Trials and Appeals of Workers’ Compensation Claims in Illinois and Iowa

Education

University of Kansas
Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science

Drake University School of Law, Des Moines, Iowa Juris Doctor 1981

Credentials

AV peer review rated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships

Iowa Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Chicago Bar Association

Stephen Smalling sjs@capronlaw.com Steve is a partner with Capron Avgerinos with emphasis on such areas of personal injury law as automobile and construction accidents, premises liability, and insurance litigation, together with workers’ compensation. Steve is also focused on our clients seeking to defend their rights in Defense Base Act claims. His understanding of this complex process has served our clients well in receiving fair and just compensation for their injuries. Steve approaches each client as an individual with unique concerns, and he is committed to helping him or her understand the complexities of the legal system. He engages in a step-by-step dialogue, first laying out options and taking into consideration the client’s input on how to proceed with the case. His goal: To provide the best possible outcome under the law. Area(s) of Practice Admitted to practice before the Courts of Illinois (1984) and Iowa (1986) Practice limited to the trials and appeals of plaintiff personal injury and workers’ compensation claims Education University of Iowa (1981) Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration John Marshall Law School, Chicago (1984) Juris Doctor, with Distinction Memberships Federal Trial Bar, U.S.D.C. Northern District of Illinois Arbitrator-Circuit Court of Cook County, mandatory arbitration program Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Iowa Trial Lawyers Association Illinois State Bar Association

Stephen Smalling

sjs@capronlaw.com

Steve is a partner with Capron Avgerinos with emphasis on such areas of personal injury law as automobile and construction accidents, premises liability, and insurance litigation, together with workers’ compensation.

Steve is also focused on our clients seeking to defend their rights in Defense Base Act claims. His understanding of this complex process has served our clients well in receiving fair and just compensation for their injuries.

Steve approaches each client as an individual with unique concerns, and he is committed to helping him or her understand the complexities of the legal system. He engages in a step-by-step dialogue, first laying out options and taking into consideration the client’s input on how to proceed with the case. His goal: To provide the best possible outcome under the law.

Area(s) of Practice

Admitted to practice before the Courts of Illinois (1984) and
Iowa (1986)

Practice limited to the trials and appeals of plaintiff personal injury and workers’ compensation claims

Education

University of Iowa (1981)
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

John Marshall Law School, Chicago (1984)
Juris Doctor, with Distinction

Memberships

Federal Trial Bar, U.S.D.C. Northern District of Illinois

Arbitrator-Circuit Court of Cook County, mandatory arbitration program

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Iowa Trial Lawyers Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Matthew Heinlen matt@capronlaw.com Matthew Heinlen is an attorney with Capron and Avgerinos with an emphasis on personal injury law, workers’ compensation and real estate transactions. Matthew is an experienced trial attorney having worked for seven years as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office before joining Capron and Avgerinos. During that time, Matthew prosecuted thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases and took over 100 cases to trial in front of juries and Circuit Court Judges throughout Cook County. Matthew knows that every lawyer promises the best outcome. What sets Matthew apart is his commitment to working with clients every step of the way to make sure they have a fierce advocate by their side guiding them through the maze of the legal system. Area(s) of Practice Trials and appeals of plaintiff personal injury and workers’ compensation claims Criminal Law and Criminal Defense Real Estate Transactions Education University of Illinois, College of Engineering, Urbana-Champaign (2005) Bachelor of Science, General Engineering University of Illinois, College of Law, Urbana-Champaign (2008) Juris Doctor Memberships Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Illinois State Bar Association Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association The Chicago Bar Association      

Matthew Heinlen

matt@capronlaw.com

Matthew Heinlen is an attorney with Capron and Avgerinos with an emphasis on personal injury law, workers’ compensation and real estate transactions.

Matthew is an experienced trial attorney having worked for seven years as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office before joining Capron and Avgerinos. During that time, Matthew prosecuted thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases and took over 100 cases to trial in front of juries and Circuit Court Judges throughout Cook County.

Matthew knows that every lawyer promises the best outcome. What sets Matthew apart is his commitment to working with clients every step of the way to make sure they have a fierce advocate by their side guiding them through the maze of the legal system.

Area(s) of Practice

Trials and appeals of plaintiff personal injury and workers’ compensation claims

Criminal Law and Criminal Defense

Real Estate Transactions

Education

University of Illinois, College of Engineering, Urbana-Champaign (2005)
Bachelor of Science, General Engineering

University of Illinois, College of Law, Urbana-Champaign (2008)
Juris Doctor

Memberships

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association

The Chicago Bar Association

 

 

 

a tough opponent in the courtroom and a keen eye for making the right calls...

In addition to his status as a top notch workers’ compensation attorney, Dan is known for his avocation as a Big Ten football referee. His gridiron experience makes him a tough opponent in the courtroom and gives him a keen eye for making the right calls for his clients.

Read more about Dan’s work on and off the football field in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article, “His Avocation is Making the Calls.”

And, take a look at our photo library of Dan in action on the field.