Joseph Balesteri


Power, Rogers & Smith

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Joseph W. Balesteri
Since joining the Illinois injury law firm of Power Rogers & Smith, Joseph W. Balesteri has achieved significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of seriously injured clients (See below). The primary areas of his profession are medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability and automobile liability matters. He has worked with other Chicago malpractice attorneys to fight for significant malpractice settlements from doctors, hospitals and other healthcare professionals.
Prior to joining Power Rogers & Smith, Mr. Balesteri worked as a defense lawyer with the law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson, a law firm with over 250 lawyers. During that time, he represented defendants in litigation (doctors, nurses, hospitals and HMOs), as well as performing general liability work for corporations and individuals in automobile, premises and product liability matters. Working on the defense side has given Mr. Balesteri a unique perspective and a competitive advantage in his representation of injured plaintiffs. Understanding how the other side thinks, and anticipating the other side’s moves, has enabled his clients to achieve significant results.
Mr. Balesteri was selected by a 2004 survey of his peers conducted by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as a “Leading Lawyer” in Personal Injury Law. This distinction was earned by fewer than 5% of all personal injury lawyers licensed in Illinois. In 2005, Mr. Balesteri was selected by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” in medical malpractice litigation, a distinction also awarded to fewer than 5% of all Illinois malpractice attorneys. In 2008, Mr. Balesteri was featured in Chicago Lawyer Magazine following a survey of judges, veteran trial lawyers, and law firm partners as a rising star of the trial bar.
Mr. Balesteri attended Indiana University, graduating in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He attended DePaul University College of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 1995. He has spoken in Illinois and out-of-state on medical malpractice, premises liability and trial topics for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.