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Gerald W. Napleton

Jerry Napleton is an Associate in the injury firm of Ridge & Downes in Chicago. Jerry practices extensively in the areas of Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury. He has handled numerous cases to verdict and decision through jury trials, bench trials, mediations and arbitrations. An experienced practitioner, he prides himself on his ability to work well with his clients. He is very happy to be working with Ridge & Downes and our clients.

Mr. Napleton holds undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Business Administration from Saint Xavier University and earned his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Marist Law Association, and the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association. Jerry has served extensively on the Illinois Star Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division's executive board and has served as its chairman. Jerry was also recently appointed to the Board of Directors of  the Illinois Bar Foundation where he is also a fellow. Jerry also serves on the Legal Advisory Board for Chicago's Catholic Charities organization and has served on the St. Xavier University Alumni Board of Directors.

During his time practicing law, Mr. Napleton has been repeatedly selected by SuperLawyers magazine as Rising Star in from 2012 through 2016. This award is limited to 2.5% of practicing Illinois attorneys.

Jerry lives in the Chicago area with his wife and children. Outside of his legal practice, he enjoys golf, travel, and rooting for the Chicago White Sox. He also plays the bagpipes with Chicago's famous Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band.

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