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Deratany & Associates LTD.

Phone: (312) 857-7285 Fax: (312) 857-2004 221 North LaSalle Street  Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60601

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The Deratany Firm is a law firm which specializes in personal injury lawsuits. Located in Chicago, IL, this firm serves clients from northern Illinois, including Lake, Cook, DuPage, McHenry, and DeKalb counties. They also work on cases across the country. Founder Jay Paul Deratany received his law degree from DePaul University and has been voted one of the top lawyers nationwide. Collectively, the firm has gained their clients over $250 million in settlements. He also works for LGBT rights, has written and directed several plays and a feature-length film, and serves on the board of director for Ekta Transglobal, a charity that works for human rights and access to resources across the world.

This firm manages cases related to personal injury, adoption, and premises liability. Some of their practice areas include medical malpractice, brain injuries, wrongful death, birth injuries, nursing home abuse and neglect, vehicle accidents, adoption or foster care abuse or neglect, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, animal bites, product liability, spinal cord injuries, and motor vehicle defects. They also handle issues related to environmental protection, such as water contamination and destruction to property from pollution.

Examples of settlements they have achieved for their clients include a $3.7 lawsuit for negligence in a Pennsylvania foster home and $4 for a wrongful death lawsuit against a Chicago hospital. They also were awarded the highest medical malpractice verdict in Lake County, $23.3 million for a birth injury lawsuit.

Visit the website for the Deratany Firm to read about cases they have settled, learn more about the lawyers of the firm, and schedule a consultation for a lawsuit.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised the rating for Deratany & Associates LTD. include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • No complaints filed with BBB

Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 0

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Deratany & Associates LTD.
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Positive Experience 0
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Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: September 12, 2007 Business started: 01/01/1995 Business started locally: 01/01/1995 Business incorporated 08/26/1993 in IL
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
130 E Randolph St, Ste 1500, Chicago IL 60601
Phone Number: (800) 826-8625

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Jay Paul Deratany, Owner Mr. Joseph Vivoda, Executive Assistant
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Jay Paul Deratany, Owner
Number of Employees


Business Category

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Alternate Business Names
Jay Paul Deratany & Assoc. LTD The Deratany Firm

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

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A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

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4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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