Jill Wagner


Jill Wagner grew up in a medical household, with her father serving as the community’s general surgeon and her mother as a registered nurse.  Her parents often treated workers’ compensation patients and Jill’s understanding of work related injuries stems from her youth.  Their discussions over demand for quality patient care provides Jill with the ideal exposure and drive to ensure that people hurt on the job receive fair compensation.

Top Settlements

$375,000 + MSA

Teacher injured lifting a student, multiple surgeries


2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Rising star (through Super Lawyers for 40 and under)


Lead Counsel LC Rated for Workers’ Compensation Law


Indiana University

John Marshall Law School


Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association

  • Board of directors 2019, 2020

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Chicago Bar Association

  • Tort Committee Co-chair

About Jill Wagner

In Her Own Words

Jill attended Indiana University on scholarship and graduated with high honors. She then attended John Marshall Law School where she was on the Dean’s list, nominated for best advocate in trial advocacy and finished at the top of the school’s moot court competition.  Jill also was a legal writing teacher’s assistant, assisting other law students with research and writing.  During law school, Jill worked for First Defense Legal Aid providing the indigent with their legal rights after arrest.

Following law school, Jill concentrated her practice in workers’ compensation.  She has practiced at all levels, including numerous trials at the arbitration levels and appeals at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Circuit Court, and Appellate Court levels.  She has been selected to be a board member of the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association for the past two years and is also a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and Chicago Bar Association.  She has been recognized by her peers as an Illinois Rising Star from 2016 – 2020.

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