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Douglas Petrovic

Doug joined Ridge & Downes in 2008 and is currently working in the civil litigation department handling personal injury claims. Since he joined the firm, he has negotiated substantial settlements, including settlement against Ford Motor Company and several national trucking companies.

Doug, a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, was born in Oxford, England and raised in the Chicagoland area. A 1991 graduate of Northwestern University with Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude honors, he attended the Indiana University School of Law, graduating in 1994.

Doug began his career in the felony division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and became a federal prosecutor at the age of 27.  Doug’s career is highlighted with numerous commendations for his special achievements and excellence as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, including 1998 United States Department of Justice Special Achievement Award for superior performance, a 2000 FBI commendation for outstanding performance, and a 2002 U.S. Attorney commendation for excellent performance.

In 2004, Doug joined the law firm of Corboy and Demetrio where he participated in numerous multi-million dollar settlements, including an electrician who was badly burned by an explosion at a retail store; an elderly woman struck by an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer; and a scaffolding collapse at the John Hancock Building in Chicago that settled for 75 million dollars. While at Corboy and Demetrio, Doug completed numerous personal injury and products liability claims and won substantial verdicts.

Doug is a resident of Frankfort, Illinois, where he lives with his wife, Yvonne, and their children, Nadia and Jordan. He is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. 

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