Henry Phillip Gruss, Ltd. is a law firm dedicated to representing plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice and other types of civil litigation. The lawyers at Henry Phillip Gruss, Ltd. are well known trial lawyers within the Cook County Circuit Court system. More importantly, they are family. This unique distinction of being a family practice of trial lawyers has been a major accomplishment for the firm.
The trio of attorneys – Henry Phillip Gruss, Gena Gruss Romagnoli and Kristin M. Gruss – has chosen to work side-by-side representing injured individuals and their families. Henry Phillip Gruss is father to Gena Gruss Romagnoli and father-in-law to Kristin M. Gruss. This close familial relationship builds a level of trust between the lawyers and a commitment to the law firm and its clients that cannot be found with other law firms.
Since 1977 Henry Phillip Gruss has been practicing law in the Circuit Court of Cook County. He served as a defense attorney for the City of Chicago for three years, from 1977 through 1981. Thereafter, he worked as an associate at Kroll & Rubin for three years, from 1981 to 1983. Subsequently, in 1984, Henry Phillip Gruss became affiliated with the law firm of Leonard M. Ring and Associates. Mr. Gruss was a successful trial attorney with this prestigious law firm until the death of Leonard M. Ring. Thereafter, Mr. Gruss decided to open his own practice and Henry Phillip Gruss, Ltd. was formed. Mr. Gruss practiced as a sole practitioner for 23 years. Mr. Gruss built his sole practice representing individuals harmed by medical negligence, motor vehicle collisions, defective products and other personal injury and wrongful death matters. Mr. Gruss has tried over 100 personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases to verdict. Mr. Gruss has developed a reputation in the legal community for his skill and effectiveness both in resolving cases prior to trial, at mediation and in front of a jury. Mr. Gruss has also tried cases throughout several counties in Illinois, including DuPage County, Lake County, McHenry County and Sangamon County. Mr. Gruss’ total settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients amount to over one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000).
In 2007, Gena Gruss Romagnoli had been practicing as a defense attorney for several years. She was ready for a change and happily accepted her father’s offer to work with him representing plaintiffs. Since joining her father, Ms. Romagnoli has enjoyed working on behalf of individuals and families and making a difference in their lives after they suffer an injury at the hands of another. Ms. Romagnoli especially enjoys working on cases involving children, where she can work to ensure that they secure a better future. Ms. Romagnoli has also served as lead attorney on medical malpractice and personal injury jury trials in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Her most recent verdict as a lead attorney was a verdict of over one hundred fifty thousand dollars on behalf of the plaintiff against a physician.
In January 2012, Kristin M. Gruss joined her father-in-law’s law firm after a successful career as a defense attorney. Kristin M. Gruss has made an immediate impact at the firm of Henry Phillip Gruss, Ltd. She provides invaluable legal experience and knowledge to each of the cases handled within the firm. Incidentally, all three attorneys, Henry Phillip Gruss, Gena Gruss Romagnoli and Kristin M. Gruss, have served long tenures as defense attorneys. In particular, Kristin M. Gruss served over 10 years as a defense attorney and partner at her previous law firm. Kristin M. Gruss brings extensive medical knowledge to the firm having worked exclusively on the defense of medical negligence cases for 13 years before joining Henry Phillip Gruss, Ltd. Kristin M. Gruss has developed tremendous skill and reputation in handling birth injury cases. Birth injury cases are among the most complex and difficult cases in medical malpractice litigation. Kristin’s unique knowledge and experience in this area has been a tremendous asset to the firm of Henry Phillip Gruss, Ltd.
If you chose Henry Phillip Gruss, Ltd. to represent you, you will have a dedicated team of attorneys working tirelessly on your behalf. Each of the attorneys in the firm of Henry Phillip Gruss, Ltd., has had the perspective of working as a defense lawyer for a number of years and is now working as a plaintiff’s lawyer. Each of the attorneys in the firm of Henry Phillip Gruss, Ltd. works on all of the cases within the law firm. Each of the attorneys in the firm enjoys getting to know all of our clients and their families. We care about our clients and are personally invested in obtaining the best possible outcome for individuals who have suffered injury or loss through the fault of another.
Henry Phillip Gruss, Ltd. has developed the unique reputation of “our family represents you and your family.”