Ivan M. Rittenberg

Ivan M. Rittenberg

Ivan Rittenberg has dedicated his life to public service. He was a member of the Chicago Police Department from 1964-1995, serving for many years as a Captain, and achieving the rank of Assistant Deputy Superintendent. Ivan was appointed a Reserve Commissioned Officer in the US Army in 1968. He was also elected Alderman of the 40th ward from 1979-1983.

Since 1972, Ivan has also represented the working men and women of Illinois as a private attorney. Ivan is respected by defense attorneys and insurance companies as a tireless champion for injured workers. His writings on workers compensation law have been published and his work presented at seminars.

Over these last 40+ years, Ivan has won countless workers compensation claims for his clients. His tenacity and dedication have been the basis for numerous successful appeals, and his work has caused the Appellate Courts to issue rulings that have changed Workers Compensation law for the better.

Ivan has served as a member of the Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness. He is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubble – a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.


  • J.D., DePaul University
  • B.A., University Illinois, Chicago,

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Zionist Organization Chicago (vice president)
  • Youth Political Leadership Conference United States
  • Military Order World Wars
  • Jewish War Veterans United States (national officer citizenship & patriotism), Israel Bonds
  • Chicago Police Lts. Association
  • Chicago Police Captains Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Compensation Bar
  • Decalogue Society
  • American Legion (legal counsel)
  • American Arbitration Association (arbitrator)
  • United States Trial Bar Association
  • International Police Association
  • Shriners
  • Masons
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Blue Key

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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