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For over 65 years Harman & Fedick, Ltd. has successfully tried and settled thousands of personal injury and wrongful death cases. Listed below are just a few examples of settlements we have negotiated for our clients.    


$3.9 Million Dollar Settlement 
For the wife and young son of a man killed in a car dealership parking lot due to employee negligence (Dupage County)


$3.1 Million Dollar Settlement 
For the death of a woman whose vehicle was hit by a Pace bus


$2.9 Million Dollar Settlement 
In a products liability case for a man who suffered a leg amputation below the knee


$2.0 Million Dollar Settlement 
On behalf of family that suffered death and severe injury as the result of a fire


$2.0 Million Dollar Settlement 
On behalf of a woman killed in an automobile collision


$1 Million Dollar Settlement 

On behalf of a woman and her late husband who suffered severe injuries and death due to an automobile accident involving a truck. 

Confidential High 7-Figure Settlement 
On behalf of three victims of an explosion


$1.3 Million Dollar Settlement 
On behalf of a man seriously injured in an automobile collision


$700,000 Settlement 

On behalf of a woman who suffered serious injuries when a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into her car

Seven Figure Settlement 
On behalf of a man who injured his back in an automobile collision in Carroll County (this is believed to be the second highest personal injury settlement recorded in Carroll County)**


$925,700 Verdict (Increased to $1.7 Million) 
On behalf of an electrician injured on the job (increased to 1.7 million dollars due to interest after HF&M, Ltd. defeated the defendant's attempt to overturn the jury's decision with a two year appeal)


$700,000 Settlement

On behalf of a woman who injured her hand in a machine (Products Liability) 


$575,000 Settlement 
On behalf of a man who suffered finger amputation due to a machine malfunction


$560,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement 
On behalf of a 93 year-old woman who died as the result of injuries she sustained from an automatic door 


$525,000 Settlement 
On behalf of a woman who sustained serious back injuries in an automobile collision


$438,000.00 Settlement 
On behalf of a woman who was injured when her arm became entangled in a malfunctioning machine


$241,000 Verdict 
On behalf of an elderly woman injured in a slip and fall (DuPage County) 


$160,000 Settlement 
On behalf of a woman whose insurance was wrongfully terminated


$150,000 Settlement 
On behalf of a woman who suffered injuries from salmonella food poisoning





Success Record

Chicago Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell
Chicago Magazine's top attorneys
America's top one percent
Nation's Top One Percent





      (The Higest Possible Attorney Rating)







Thomas J. Fedick 


      Senior Partner, Thomas J. Fedick, a Chicago area personal injury trial attorney, handles cases arising from all areas of personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including products liability, automobile collisions, construction negligence, premises liability, product liability, fires and explosions, and medical malpractice.

In his 36 years of advocating on behalf of victims’ rights, Mr. Fedick has obtained numerous million and multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of his clients.        

     Mr. Fedick’s success on behalf of injured persons and the loved ones of the deceased speaks for itself.  In a recent case, he secured a $3.1 million settlement for the family of a woman who died when her car was hit by a Pace bus.  In another case, he achieved a $3.9 million settlement for the wife and young son of a man killed while walking in a car dealership due to the negligent conduct of a dealership employee. And in yet another settlement, he secured $1.34 million settlement on behalf of three victims of an explosion.  Mr. Fedick also distinguished himself in Carroll County, Illinois with what is believed to be the second highest personal injury settlement ever recorded in the county: a seven-figure settlement on behalf of a man who injured his back in an automobile collision.

     As his record clearly shows, Mr. Fedick's commitment to his clients is unparalleled and his experience in the courtroom and at resolving cases to the satisfaction of his clients is outstanding. As a testament to his commitment to victim's rights, Mr. Fedick has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list every year since 2011 as one of the top attorneys in Illinois. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. 

     In his first two years of practice, Mr. Fedick was an attorney at an insurance defense firm. In this position, he conducted numerous personal injury jury trials and tried over 150 property damage bench trials. In his second year of practice, he was recognized as having tried the second highest number of personal injury jury trials in Cook County. In 1982, Mr. Fedick joined the predecessor firm to Harman & Fedick, Ltd., Doyle & Ryan, Ltd. and became a named partner in 1994.

     Born in Rochester, New York, Mr. Fedick attended the University of Dayton and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1976. In 1979, he obtained his Juris Doctor from The University of Dayton School of Law where he competed on the National Mock Trial Team.

     Mr. Fedick was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1979 and is also admitted to the Federal Court for the Northern District of Illinois as a trial attorney and the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Managing Partner

Thomas J. Fedick

J.D., University of Dayton, 1979

B.A. in Political Science, Univesity of Dayton, 1976

Bar Admissions:
Illinois State Bar , 1979
Federal Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Federal Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin in Milwaukee


  About the Firm ​

     For over sixty five years, HARMAN & FEDICK, Ltd. has successfully advocated on behalf of plaintiffs in all areas of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including construction negligence, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, railroad negligence, and vehicular negligence. Our extensive experience has allowed us to secure millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients while maintaining the professionalism and honesty that is the cornerstone of our legal practice. And while our firm name has changed over the years, our commitment and dedication to securing justice for injured persons remains unwavering.


     Harman & Fedick, Ltd was established in 1950 as Doyle, Ltd., by John A. Doyle, a well-known Chicago trial attorney. In 1979, the firm became Doyle & Ryan, Ltd.,reflecting John Doyle’s partnership with William Ryan, a brilliant and well-known Chicago trial attorney. In 1994, the firm name recognized the addition of the two current partners, Thomas J. Fedick and James M. Harman.  


      Throughout our history, we have fought against large corporations, hospitals, manufacturers, insurance conglomerates, construction companies, national trucking firms and municipalities. Some of the companies we have successfully challenged on behalf of our clients include:

     Commonwealth Edison

     Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

     Hyatt Corporation

     Wabash Trucking, Corp.,

     Spirit Trucking Company

     Riverside Medical Center

     Northwestern Memorial Hospital

     The University of Chicago Hospitals

     State Farm


     JMS Construction

     Johnson & Johnson



         Harman & Fedick, Ltd. has successfully held these entities and others accountable for the injuries and deaths caused by their negligence by securing tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.


         Our office is located in downtown Chicago but we provide representation in Cook, DuPage, Kankakee, Kane, Will, McHenry, DeKalb and Lake Counties. We have also successfully represented seriously injured persons and the loved ones of the deceased in Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan and Texas.


        Combining the wisdom gained from an extensive and successful past with our compassion for injured persons, we continue our legacy of success by providing the best legal services possible. 





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