BENNETT J. BAKER is an associate attorney at GWC, where he works in the firm’s Litigation division.
Since 1978, Bennett has been privileged to represent injured people in their struggle for justice against insurance companies and large corporations. During this time, he has also given back to his profession by lecturing at numerous seminars pertaining to personal injury and trial practice and by chairing various bar association groups in this field.
Bennett has devoted his career to helping victims and their families with all different types of injuries resulting from many different types of events. He has represented clients who have been injured from significant automobile collisions, falls on defective premises, and construction accidents. The skills and experience that Bennett has developed over decades of practice have become invaluable in his pursuits as an arbitrator of complex litigation matters and as a participant in arbitrations, mediations, and trials.
With his hard work and dedication as a litigation attorney, Bennett has consistently produced successful results for his clients, including a $3.1 million settlement for a 39-year-old male pedestrian who was struck by a negligent driver and a $2.6 million settlement for a 35-year-old female driver who was hit by a sheriff responding to an emergency call. Recently, Bennett obtained $1.1 million and a waiver of a workers’ compensation lien of $600,000.00 for a tradesman who sustained leg injuries when a weld failed, causing a large iron plate to fall on him.
- American Association for Justice
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Illinois State Bar Association