Dennis H. Stefanowicz, Jr.

Mr. Stefanowicz was born in Chicago, Illinois and he currently resides in the Northwest suburbs with his family. He is a partner in the Chicago law firm of Holman & Stefanowicz, LLC, a firm dedicated to trial advocacy.

Mr. Stefanowicz graduated from DePaul University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1992 from DePaul University after completing his legal studies at DePaul and The University of Innsbruck, Austria, where he studied under William Rehnquist, Chief Judge of the United States Supreme Court.  While at DePaul University he served as the Managing Editor of Notes and Comments for the DePaul Business Law Journal and was formerly a member of the DePaul College of Law Alumni Board. Mr. Stefanowicz was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1992. Mr. Stefanowicz is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (general and trial bar), and the State of Illinois.

Mr. Stefanowicz concentrates his practice in the area of litigation. He has an AVVO rating of 10.0/10.0 and an AVVO client rating of 5/5 stars. His litigation experience includes trial work at the state and federal levels as well as participating in alternative dispute resolution procedures. We have obtained numerous jury and bench verdicts, judgments and settlements with values exceeding a $1,000,000.00 dollars in personal injury, medical/professional negligence, motor vehicle, elevator failure, premises liability, product liability, commercial litigation, employment discrimination and whistle blower/Qui Tam claims. His appellate litigation experience includes briefing and arguing cases at the state appellate court level.

In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Mr. Stefanowicz was listed as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the general personal injury litigation field. Super Lawyers is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyer honor is given to less than five percent of Illinois attorneys each year. Mr. Stefanowicz's biography can be viewed at the Super Lawyers web site,

Mr. Stefanowicz also represents both plaintiffs and defendants in employment disputes. He is a former member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and his experience in the federal employment discrimination laws includes matters involving sexual harassment, gender discrimination, age discrimination, race discrimination, disability discrimination and retaliation cases.

Mr. Stefanowicz has previously litigated cases on behalf of various insurance companies in litigation matters and has used his litigation skills to represent a number of national corporate clients in litigation matters. A few of these representative clients include: Catalyst Custom Exhibits, Inc.; Ultimate Marketing and Paramedic Services of Illinois, Inc.

Mr. Stefanowicz is a member and invited lecturer of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. As a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association he has previously been appointed to work on the sub-committees for medical negligence and legislative review and is a former member of the Board of Managers. As a former member of the Illinois State Bar Association, he is a published author (See Illinois State Bar Association, Trial Briefs, Vol. 46, No. 2 and Vol. 47, No. 2) and has been appointed to work on the sub-committees for Civil Practice and Procedure, Cable Television Programming, Judicial Candidate Evaluations, the Allerton House Conference, Publications and Medical Malpractice. Mr. Stefanowicz has also lectured for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, The National Business Institute, and at DePaul University.

Mr. Stefanowicz has published numerous articles, which include:

  • Understanding Damages Calculations in Promissory Fraud False Claims Act Cases: A Primer for Relator's Counsel Practicing in the Seventh Circuit after U.S. vs. Anchor Mortgage (Trial Journal, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2016)
  • The "Condition of Property" Exception to Section 3-106 of the Tort Immunity Act. (Trial Journal, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2012)
  • Nursing Home Malpractice in Illinois. (National Business Institute, 2003)
  • The importance of prompt settlement notice in the prosecution of underinsured motorist claims. (Trial Briefs, Illinois State Bar Association, 2001)
  • Liability in diving cases: rarely open and obvious. (Trial Briefs, Illinois State Bar Association, 2000)

Mr. Stefanowicz has given numerous radio, television and print media interviews while representing a number of clients whose cases have garnered intense media coverage. His personal experience also includes serving four years in law enforcement and he is currently serving a four year term as Trustee in Norwood Park Township.

To contact Dennis Stefanowicz directly please call him at 1- 312-258-9700, or via email at


The law firm of Holman & Stefanowicz represents injured people throughout Illinois, including Cook County - Arlington Heights, Chicago, Cicero, Norridge and Park Ridge and Barrington; DuPage County including Wheaton; Kane County including Aurora and Elgin; Lake County including Lake Barrington and Waukegan; Macon County including Decatur; Peoria County including Peoria; Sangamon County including Springfield; Will County including Bolingbrook, Joliet, and Naperville; and Winnebago County including Loves Park, Machesney Park, Rockford, and Roscoe.
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