Gary Newland is an experienced trial attorney evidenced by the hundreds of cases he has successfully won at trial. Many of Gary’s cases have been covered by USA Today, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, NBC, The Daily Herald, Oprah Winfrey and the list goes on. Many of the clients Gary represents are referrals from other attorneys who are aware of his skills and reputation in the community. He has been an invited guest lecturer to the Bar Association and other legal organizations as well as an author of published articles on legal issues. He has been a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, Illinois Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association and the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and was the youngest person ever elected to the High School Dist 214 School Board.
Gary has successfully tried and settled cases against some of the world’s largest corporations and insurance companies.
Recently Gary won a decision at trial which was appealed by United Airlines for two reasons. The first reason being the verdict was believed by United Airlines to be excessive for a herniated disk. The second reason was payment for holistic treatment (acupuncture) was awarded. Gary prevailed on appeal on all issues.
Recently, Gary won a decision that the client of a major insurance company was not only fully liable for the torn rotator cuff of one of Gary’s clients, but the insurance company was guilty of “deceptive claims practices”. The decision was so important because it held the defendant accountable based on the claims adjuster’s despicable conduct. The decision sent the defendant and claims adjusters throughout Illinois a strong message that Newland & Newland, LLP is going to take the battle directly to the claims adjusters that use deceptive and improper claim practices.
Gary has obtained millions of dollars for his clients and he has represented people for auto accidents, plane accidents, work related accidents, food poisoning, slip and fall, molestation, dog bites, construction accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, class actions, mass torts and the list goes on.
Gary began his career working for one of the top 5 largest law firms in the country where he assisted in the defense of Fortune 500 companies in mass tort litigation. Thereafter he used his skills to help individuals to protect their rights, stop abuses of large corporations and insurance companies. During his career he also made time to work at Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic helping those who could not afford attorneys. He also was a prosecutor in Chicago. Gary has been brought into cases by other law firms on many occasions for his trial experience for the sole purpose of being the trial lawyer.
As an undergraduate from Loyola University in Chicago, Gary was admitted to the Blue Key National Honors Society, the Jesuit Honor Society, the Political Science and History Honor Society and was also present in the Pre-Law Society. After graduating with honors from Loyola University he was admitted into Loyola Law School and Graduate School to study both political science and law. He was presented with his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola in 1993.
Gary is a personal injury lawyer or some people like to say PI attorney or personal injury attorney. He also represents clients that have had a work injury otherwise commonly known as a work comp claim. In fact he has experience representing those with personal injury, federal tort claims, medical malpractice and work comp. As a lawyer he has represented people suffering from mild brain injury, traumatic brain injury(TBI), spinal cord injury, herniated disc, occipital nerve injury, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), reflex sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), torn meniscus, torn bicep, eye injuries, hearing loss injury, tinnitus injury, traumatic amputation, 2nd degree burns, 3rd degree burns, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), neuropathy, lead poisoning, back injuries, frozen shoulder, scars, broken bones and other types of injuries.
Areas of Practice
- Workers’ Compensation
- Personal Injury
- Trial Lawyer
- Product Liability
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Illinois, 1993
Licensed to Practice In:
- Federal Trial Bar
- United States Court of Federal Claims
- Federal Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- All Illinois State Courts
- Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1993, J.D.
- Loyola University, 1990, B.A.
- Newland v. Budget Rent a Car, 319 IL. App.3d 453 (1st Dist )
- Krause v. G.E. Capital, 97 C 8589 USCD ( )
- Kossov v. All American Star Co., 04 WC 27288 ( )
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Northwest Suburban Bar Association
- President, 2020-2021
- Former Vice President
- Co-Chair of the Civil Law Committee of the Northwest Suburban Bar
- Suburban Bar Coalition, Vice President
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Honors and Awards:
- Elite Lawyer, 2019 – 2020
- Super Lawyers, 2020
- 10.0 Top Attorney Rating, Avvo
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
- Alpha Sigma Nu
- Phi Alpha Theta
- Pi Sigma Alpha