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About Ridge & Downes 

In over 40 years of service to working people and their families, Ridge & Downes has earned a reputation for aggressive and compassionate representation of injured people. No one works harder for you or brings a greater depth of experience and dedication to your case.

We understand that you will never trust anyone the way that you will trust your lawyer.  And that's a commitment we value greatly.

Ridge & Downes is a firm with offices in Chicago and Peoria, concentrating in:

  • Personal Injury

  • Railroad Injuries (FELA)

  • Workers’ Compensation

  • Catastrophic Injury

  • Wrongful Death

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Asbestos-Related Disease

  • Construction Accidents

No matter what type of injury you have suffered, we will help you sort out the details and make the right choices.  Our pro-active commitment to working people is why Ridge & Downes is held in such high regard by working people, including those in the building and construction trades, manufacturing and the transportation industry, as well as law enforcement professionals throughout Illinois.

In fact, our managing partner James M. Ridge, was named "Man of the Year" by a state police association for his successful advocacy before the Illinois state legislature to ensure that Illinois law enforcement officers and firefighters remained covered by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.

Every day, we work to protect your rights.  A consultation is always free, and there are no attorneys’ fees until recovery.  Calling could be the wisest investment of 15 minutes you'll ever make.

Talk with us.  We have answers.

Ridge & Downes - 40 years of experience representing injured men and women.

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