Trial Attorneys With A Record Of Multimillion-Dollar Wins


Theodore Karavidas

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Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
Martindale-Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Rated For Highest Level Of Professional Excellence | 2020
Theodore George Karavidas | 4.9/5.0 | Peer Rating | 4.9 Stars | Independently Conducted By Martindale | Personal Injury


Ted began his career as a trial lawyer for the City of Chicago, defending police officers, paramedics, and other City employees in personal injury and civil rights claims. He then accepted a position from the Illinois Attorney General to serve as a trial lawyer defending state officials in cases, both simple and complex, in state and federal courts throughout the State. Since leaving government practice, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation matters in Illinois as well as other states.


  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois
  • Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University
  • Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Brain Injury Association of Illinois , Chairman: Professional Advisory Board Member: Board of Directors
  • Chicago Bar Association, Chairman, Judiciary Committee, Committee Memberships: Judicial Administration and Reform, Tort Litigation, Judiciary Committee, Nominating Committee Investigator and Hearing Panel Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member: Board of Managers, Legislative Committee, Board of Advocates
  • Hellenic Bar Association, Past President (and seven previous offices) and Past Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Section Memberships: Tort Litigation and Civil Practice
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)


  • Certified Mediator, Strauss Institute of Mediation, Pepperdine University
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • The “ Make a Difference Award” (Brain Injury Association of Illinois)
  • General Ethical Standards Rating: Very High (highest rating given)
  • Named to Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Ability Rating: Very High to Preeminent
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Classes & Seminars

  • Tort Immunity, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Annual Update Seminar
  • Creating Security Interests, Nissho-Iwai Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Establishing Psychological Damages, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Voir Dire, North American Brain Injury Society, Annual Legal Conference (San Antonio, Texas)
  • Presenting Expert Testimony in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case, Brain Injury Association of Ohio (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Litigation Considerations in Rehabilitation Assessment, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University Medical School Forensic Issues in Rehabilitation Symposium
  • Presenting Expert Testimony in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases, National Head Injury Foundation – Illinois Chapter, Annual Educational Conference
  • Preparing the Expert Witness for Direct and Cross-Examination, American Board of Vocational Experts, Fall Conference
  • The Role of Health Care Providers in Litigation, Behavioral Analysis Society of Illinois, Annual Conference
  • Utilizing Rehabilitation Professionals in Litigation, Premier Rehabilitation Center of Chicago, Annual Conference
  • Direct Examination of the Life Care Planner; Defining Monetary Damages: A Seminar presented by Vocational Economics, Inc.
  • Evaluating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Pain Cases, Hellenic Bar Association
  • Preparing for and Presenting Expert Testimony in Deposition and at Trial, Cognitive and Rehabilitation Specialist Conference
  • Preparing for Expert Testimony after Daubert, Joiner, Kumho Tireand Frye, Hellenic Bar Association Annual Seminar
  • Trial Practice Instructor, Young Lawyers Section, Chicago Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Practice, John Marshall Law School

Published Works

  • “Presenting Expert Testimony in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases”, i.e., Magazine, Ontario (Canada) Brain Injury Association
  • “Deposition of Neuropsychologist in Brain Injury Case”, Handling Accident cases: Courtroom Projection of Trauma, Clark, Boardman, Callaghan, Vol. 7, 1996
  • “Deposition of Neuropsychologist “ (regarding major depressive disorder), Handling Accident Cases; Courtroom Projection of Trauma, West Group Vol. 7, 1996
  • “Presenting Neuropsychological Evidence in Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation “, The Clinical Psychologist, Swets & Zeilinger, The Netherlands, 1997
  • “Deposition of Expert Pharmacist” (as to adverse drug reactions), Cyclopedia of Trial Practice: Proof of Traumatic Injuries, West Groups , 3rd, Vol. 5 1998
  • “Deposition of Expert Neurologist” (as to pain disorders), Cyclopedia of Trial Practice: Proof of Traumatic Injuries, West Groups , 3rd, Vol. 5 1998
  • “Considerations in Presenting Expert Testimony”, re-Learning Times, Learning Services Corporation, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1999
  • “Deposition of Neuropsychologist as to Post-Concussion Syndrome”, Handling Accident Cases, Courtroom Projection of Trauma, Vol. 7, ch. 114, 1999
  • “Deposition of Pharmacology Expert” (as to qualifications), Cyclopedia Practice: Proof of Traumatic Injuries, West Group, 3rd Vol. 1, 2001

Past Positions

  • City of Chicago, Assistant Corporation Counsel
  • City of Chicago, Tort and General Counsel Division, Trial Attorney
  • State of Illinois, Assistant Attorney General
  • State of Illinois, General Law Division, Trial Attorney
  • State of Illinois, Special Assistant Attorney General