Frank A. Perrecone

Frank A. Perrecone

Principal since 2010
Attorney at Law
Location:
Rockford, Illinois
Phone:
815-962-2700
800-798-7719
Fax:
(815) 962-1406
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Fatal Accidents & Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1980
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Northern Illinois University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1978
  • Rock Valley College
    • Associate of Arts - 1976
  • Boylan Central Catholic High School - 1974

Published Works

  • Perrecone & Fabiano, The Federalization of Punitive Damages and the Effect on Illinois Law, 28 N. ILL. U. L. REV. 537 (2008)
  • Perrecone & Fabiano, The Fleecing of Seriously Injured Medical Malpractice Victims in Illinois, 26 N. ILL. U. L. REV. 527 (2006)
  • Perrecone, Seventh Circuit Narrows Application of Illinois Common Fund Doctrine in ERISA Subrogation Claims, ILL. ST. B. ASS’N TORT TRENDS, Oct. 2003, at 4
  • Perrecone, Effective Use of SCR 213(f), ILL. ST. B. ASS’N TORT TRENDS, May 2003, at 1
  • Perrecone, Seventh Circuit Decision Trumps Federal Rule of Civil Procedure, ILL. ST. B. ASS’N TORT TRENDS, June 2000, at 8
  • Perrecone & Nelson, Case Note - Blackburn v. Sundstrand Corporation, 115 F.3d 493 (7th Cir. 1997), ILL. ST. B. ASS’N TORT TRENDS, Nov. 1997, at 1
  • Perrecone, The Plaintiff’s Perspective, ILL. ST. B. ASS’N IN THE ALTERNATIVE, April 1996, at 2

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Northern Illinois University College of Law, 1998 - 2008
  • Professionalism, Winnebago County Bar Association, May, 2011
  • Professionalism, Northern Illinois University College of Law, April, 2008
  • Judicial Elections - Candidates’ Right to Comment on Disputed Political Issues, 17th Judicial Circuit, Rockford Register Star, Winnebago County Bar Assoc., October, 2007
  • Training New Mediators, Center for Analysis of Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems, October, 2000
  • Court Annexed Mediation , Urbana County Judges and Bar Leaders, June, 1999
  • Court Annexed Mediation, Kane County Judges and Bar Leaders, November, 1995
  • Court Annexed Mediation, DuPage County Judges and Bar Leaders, October, 1995
  • Court Annexed Mediation, McLean County Judges and Bar Leaders, June, 1995
  • Training New Arbitrators, 17th Judicial Circuit Court Arbitrator Training Program, January, 1995
  • Tips on Closing Arguments, “Trial Appellate Practice”, Winnebago County Bar Association, May 8, 2014
  • Set-Offs, Liens and Subrogation in UM/UIM Cases, “Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Coverage: The Necessary Basics”, Illinois State Bar Association, June 21, 2011
  • Closing Arguments, “Civil Procedure Update 2010", Illinois State Bar Association, April 9, 2010
  • Liens and Subrogation Issues in Personal Injury Cases, “Insurance Law Update 2009", Illinois State Bar Association, November 13, 2009
  • Closing Arguments, “Civil Procedure Update 2009", Illinois State Bar Association, May 22, 2009
  • The Federalization of Punitive Damages and the Effect on Illinois Law, “CLE Buffet”, Winnebago County Bar Association, June 13, 2008
  • Negotiation and Adjudication of Liens in Personal Injury Cases, “Hot Topics in Insurance Law”, Illinois State Bar Association, June 13, 2008
  • Cross Examination (Challenging Your Opponent’s Theory of the Case), “Hot Tips for Trials”, Winnebago County Bar Association, May 15, 2008
  • The Federalism of Punitive Damages and the Effect on Illinois Law, “The Modern American Jury”, Northern Illinois University College of Law, April 9, 2008
  • Closing Arguments, “Civil Practice Update”, Illinois State Bar Association, May 18, 2007
  • Closing Arguments, “Civil Litigation Update & Overview of Civil Practice and Procedure”, Illinois State Bar Association, May 12, 2006
  • The Fleecing of Seriously Injured Medical Malpractice Victims in Illinois, “Medical Malpractice: Emerging Issues & The Effects of Tort Reform”, Northern Illinois University College of Law, April 13, 2006
  • Closing Argument, Do’s, Don’ts and More, “Civil Litigation: Update and Overview of Civil Practice and Procedure”, Illinois State Bar Association, May, 2005
  • Trial Issues – Practical Advice for Succeeding at Trial, “Successfully Navigating Civil Litigation”, Illinois State Bar Association, December, 2003
  • Amended Supreme Court Rule 213, “Update in Tort”, Illinois State Bar Association, December, 2002
  • Amended Supreme Court Rule 213, “Amended Supreme Court Rule 213", Illinois State Bar Association, July, 2002
  • Mediation - Plaintiff’s Perspective, “Hot Topics in Dispute Resolution: What Advocates, Neutrals and Consumers Need to Know”, Northern Illinois University College of Law, March, 2001
  • The Realities of Representing Clients Who Have Suffered a Mild Brain Injury, “Brain Injury Symposium”, Brain Injury Association of Illinois and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, December, 2000
  • Prosecuting Slip and Fall Cases: What Do You Need to Prove?, "Litigating Tort Cases Without Going Bankrupt", Illinois State Bar Association, October, 1999
  • Subrogation and Lien Issues, "Nuts and Bolts for the Tort Practitioner", Illinois State Bar Association, June, 1999
  • Cross Examination, "Hot Tips for Trials", Winnebago County Bar Association, October, 1998
  • Subrogation and Lien Issues, "Litigating Personal Injury Cases: Recent Decisions", Illinois State Bar Association, February, 1998
  • Premises Liability Update, "Get Caught Up! An Update of Civil Practice, Insurance, Mental Health and Tort Law Issues", Illinois State Bar Association, December, 1997
  • Selection of Mediator, "Making Mediation Work for You", American Bar Association, September, 1997
  • Preparation of Your Case and Client for Arbitration-Counsel's View, "Are You Ready to Settle Your Case; the Ins and Outs of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Arbitration", Northwest Suburban Bar Association, April, 1997
  • Cross examination - Challenging the Theory of Your Opponent's Case, "Trial Techniques - Getting a Case Ready; Getting a Verdict", Illinois State Bar Association, November, 1996
  • Preparation of Your Case and Client for Arbitration - Counsel's View, "Settling Your Case In Court or Out - Everything You Need to Know and More", Illinois State Bar Association, October, 1996
  • The Plaintiff's Perspective, "Mediation for Lawyers - How to Prepare Your Case, Yourself & Your Client to Mediate Successfully", Illinois State Bar Association, December, 1995
  • Maximizing Damages in the Typical Winnebago County Personal Injury Case, Winnebago County Bar Association Trial Section, June, 1994
  • Keeping ERISA's Subrogating Hands off Minors' Personal Injury Settlements, Winnebago County Bar Association Probate Section, May ,1994
  • Aggravation of Pre-Existing Injury/Condition, "Proven and Winning Ways in Personal Injury Cases", Illinois State Bar Association, November, 1993
  • Public and Private Recreational Land Use, "Recreational Law Update", Illinois State Bar Association, April, 1993
  • Motions in Limine, “Civil Litigation Seminar”, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, March, 1993
  • Getting Witnesses to the Courthouse and Motions in Limine, Winnebago County Bar Association Trial Section, June, 1992
  • Motions in Limine, "Handling and Avoiding Common Trial and Settlement Problems", Illinois State Bar Association, April, 1991
  • Jury Instructions, "Effective Trial Presentation", Illinois State Bar Association, November, 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded membership in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell - AV (highest rating) (1997-present)
  • Selected as a “Super Lawyer” (2009-present, 2006-2007)
  • Selected as a “Leading Lawyer” in personal injury law (2003-present)
  • Recognized, by Leading Lawyers as one of the Top 10 consumer lawyers who practice law outside the Chicago area (2016)
  • Recipient, The 17th Judicial Circuit Professionalism & Civility Award for the attorney who best exemplifies the Eight Goals of the Aspirational Code of Conduct, 2015
  • Nominee, Professor of the Year, Northern Illinois University College of Law, 2002
  • Recipient, Honorary Law Alumnus Award for outstanding contributions as adjunct law professor to the Northern Illinois University College of Law, its students and alumni. Presented by Alumni Council, 2001
  • Nominee, Professor of the Year, Northern Illinois University College of Law, 2001
  • Recipient, Award plaque presented by trial advocacy students for outstanding contribution and dedication as a trial advocacy professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law, 1998
  • Recipient, Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors' Award for outstanding efforts in establishing and expanding the “Law Ed Series”, 1989
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for excellent achievement in the study of Civil Procedure, Drake University Law School, 1980
  • Recipient, Italian-American Man of the Year, Ethnic Heritage Museum, 2013
  • Recipient, Dedicated Service Award, American Red Cross, Rock River Chapter, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers, Member, 1988 - 1990
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Assembly Delegate, 2010 - present, 2000 - 2008, 1992 - 1998
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Legislation, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Insurance Law Section Council, Chair, 2011 - 2012
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Insurance Law Section Council, Member, 2007 - 2013
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Assembly Budget and Finance Committee, Member, 2011
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Task Force on CLE Implementation, Member, 2005 - 2006
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Task Force on Unauthorized Practice of Law, Member, 2003 - 2006
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section Council, Chair, 2002 - 2003
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section Council, Member, 1988 - 1992 and 1994 - 2003
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council, Chair, 1991 - 1992
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council, Member, 1987 - 1992
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, Chair, 1995 - 1996 and 1988 - 1990
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 1988 - 1996
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Judicial Appointments, Member, 1988 - 1990
  • Winnebago County Bar Association, President, 2007 - 2008
  • Winnebago County Bar Association, Board of Directors, Member, 2002 - 2005
  • Winnebago County Bar Association, Judicial Liaison Committee, Chair, 2000 - 2001
  • Winnebago County Bar Association, Trial Section, Chair, 1998 - 1999
  • The Justinian Society of Lawyers, President, Winnebago County Chapter, 2004 - Present
  • The Justinian Society of Lawyers, Vice President, Winnebago County Chapter, 2000 - 2004
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Board of Directors, Member, 1988 - 1989
  • Circuit Court for the 17th Circuit, State of Illinois, Mentor, Attorney Mentoring Pilot Program, 2009 - Present
  • Circuit Court for the 17th Circuit, State of Illinois, Member, Peer Review Council for the Circuit’s Professionalism Pilot Program, 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Magistrate Judge Mahoney Merit Review Panel, Chair, 2008
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group, Member, 1991 - 1995
  • Arbitrator, Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance Claims, 1993 - Present
  • Arbitrator, 17th Circuit Court Mandatory Court Annexed Arbitration Program, 1988 - Present
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 1986 - Present
  • Mediator, 17th Circuit Court Annexed Major Civil Case Mediation Program, 1993 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Ferolie & Perrecone, Ltd., Rockford, IL, Partner, 2006 - 2010
  • Ferolie & Perrecone, Ltd., Rockford, IL, Partner, 1994 - 2006
  • Lawrence J. Ferolie & Associates, Ltd., Rockford, IL, Associate, 1982 - 1994
  • Ferolie & Boreen, Rockford, IL, Associate, 1981 - 1982

Pro Bono Activities

  • Greater Rockford Italian American Association, Co-Chair, 2014 - Present
  • Greater Rockford Italian American Association, Chair, 2009 - 2013
  • Greater Rockford Italian American Association, Co-Chair, 2004 - 2008
  • Greater Rockford Italian American Association, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Carpenter’s Place, 2013 - Present
  • Rockford Airfest, Member, Steering Committee, 2011 - Present
  • Veterans Drop-In Center, formally known as, Rockford Advocacy Coalition for the Homeless, President, 2010 - 2013
  • Veterans Drop-In Center, formally known as, Rockford Advocacy Coalition for the Homeless, Vice President, 2009 - 2010
  • American Red Cross, Rock River Chapter, Homeless shelter volunteer, 1997 - 2009
  • Festa Italiana, Volunteer, 1988 - Present