Hon. Perry J. Gulbrandsen

Hon. Perry J. Gulbrandsen

Hon. Perry J. Gulbrandsen, (Ret.) is a skilled mediator and arbitrator who has extensive experience in the resolution of personal injury cases, with an emphasis on workers’ compensation disputes. He also has experience settling cases involving insurance coverage, contract law, construction disputes, auto liability, landlord-tenant disputes, and multi-million dollar estate disputes.


  • J.D., DePaul Law School, inducted into the Hall of Fame at DePaul Law School
  • B.A., Lake Forest College
  • U.S. Marine Corps


  • Illinois State Bar

Experience and Qualifications

  • Adjudicator for two suburbs of Chicago (local ordinance, River Forest, and Forest Park)
  • 11-year judicial career serving as Associate Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County
  • 10-year career as an Arbitrator for Illinois Industrial Commission

Professional Activities and Awards

  • Judicial Evaluation Committee, Cook County Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • West Suburban Bar Association
  • Illinois Judges Association
  • National Judicial College, Civil Mediation Course
  • Richard M. Daley Career Commitment Award, Domestic Violence Award
  • Constance Morris Outstanding Service Award, Domestic Violence Award
  • President, Illinois Industrial Commission Arbitrators Association
  • National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, Judge and Evaluator
  • President, Nordic Law Club
  • Executive Committee, Nordic Law Club
  • Adjunct Member USMC Law Enforcement Association
  • Chairman of the Board, Norwegian American Hospital
  • Trustee Norwood Life Care
  • U.S. Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
  • Honorary Board Member, Friends of the Viking Ship

Successful Verdicts & Settlements

  • $5,500,000

    Rear-End Crash
  • $2,910,000

    Multi-Vehicle Truck Crash
  • $2,656,315

    Retaliatory Discharge
  • $2,500,000

    Slip & Fall
  • $1,500,000

    Fatal Truck Accident

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