Ryan A. Margulis


Location: Deerfield, Illinois
Phone: (847) 580-4223
Fax: (847) 637-5795
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Ryan A. Margulis is an experienced personal injury attorney who began his legal career on the defense side, providing him with a unique perspective into how the other side thinks. Since 2003, Ryan has concentrated solely on representing injury victims in serious and complex bodily injury cases and those injured in workplace accidents.  Ryan takes great pride in meticulously handling every aspect of each client’s case, from initial client contact through final resolution.

Recognized as a prominent attorney by Super Lawyers, Ryan has successfully litigated and settled cases throughout the state of Illinois and in other state jurisdictions.  Among his countless successes, Ryan assisted partner Steven J. Seidman in winning a $25.6 million gross jury verdict for a truck driver seriously injured in a scrapyard. In October 2018, Ryan secured an $8.1 million settlement for a 35-year old pedestrian who was struck by a dump truck.  That settlement set the all-time high for reported verdicts/settlements in Lake County history for a pedestrian.  The previous high was $5 million.

Ryan is a proud father of three – two girls and one boy – often spending much of his free time watching them play competitive ice hockey and soccer.  Ryan is also an active athlete, playing ice hockey, softball, and volleyball in adult leagues throughout the Chicagoland area.

In June 2013, Ryan was honored to be admitted to the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., a moment made even more memorable as he was seated in the Courtroom next to Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court Justice in United States history.

Client Approach:

“I treat every client as if they were a member of my own family.  All phone calls and e-mails are returned the same day, knowing that while an attorney may handle several matters, a client’s case is the most important matter to them and should be treated that way.  Nothing brings me greater joy than righting a wrong and ensuring that a client receives the maximum compensation available under the law.”

Areas of Practice

  • Workers Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Aviation
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions — Plaintiff
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Professional Malpractice Law
  • Railroad Worker Injury/FELA
  • Toxic Torts

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2013


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. – 2001
    • Negotiation Competition Winner
  • Indiana University
    • B.S. – 1998
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Business
    • Major: Sports Management

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2013 – 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Worker’s Compensation Law Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association