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About Ridge & Downes 

Ridge & Downes has been serving working people and their families for more than 40 years, providing them with aggressive and compassionate legal representation. We fight hard for your rights and interests, and we have the experience and dedication to handle your case.


We know that choosing a lawyer is a very important decision, and we appreciate the trust that you place in us.

Ridge & Downes is a firm with an office in Chicago, concentrating in:

  • Personal Injury

  • Railroad Injuries (FELA)

  • Workers’ Compensation

  • Catastrophic Injury

  • Wrongful Death

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Asbestos-Related Disease

  • Construction Accidents

If you have been injured in any way, we can help you navigate the legal process and make the best decisions for your situation. We are dedicated to serving working people and have earned the respect of workers in various fields, such as construction, manufacturing, transportation, and law enforcement, throughout Illinois.


Our managing partner, James M. Ridge, was honored as "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.


We are committed to defending your rights. You can consult with us for free, and you will not pay any attorneys’ fees until we recover compensation for you. Calling us could be the smartest use of 15 minutes you ever make.


Contact us today. We have solutions.

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

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