Justinian Society of Lawyers

Frank A. Sommario

Frank Sommario

Frank is a Partner at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC in Chicago, where he practices as a petitioner’s workers’ compensation lawyer. He has obtained several large settlements and favorable trial awards for his clients over the years.

Frank was admitted to the Bar in Illinois (2000), Minnesota (2001), and District of Columbia (2001). He received his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in 2000. He is a Certified Public Accountant (1998), who received his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Accounting from DePaul University in 1997. He became a Registered Investment Advisor in 2003.

In addition to practicing law, Frank is active in several professional organizations. He has served two three-year terms on the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). He acted as the Board Liaison to the Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council, the Federal Taxation Section Council, and the Standing Committee on Law Office Management & Economics. He is a Silver Fellow of the Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the ISBA.

Frank began his membership with the Justinian Society in 1997 as a first year law student. Frank’s academic achievements in law school earned him several Justinian scholarships. He has served on the Executive Committee since 2009, was elected Secretary in 2011, rose through the various Officer positions to serve as President in 2016-17, and has been very active in the society by co-chairing various committees such as the Golf Committee and the Ad Book Committee for the Annual Installation Dinner, both of which helped to raise funds for the Scholarship and Children’s Endowment Funds.  In addition, he has served as the Treasurer of the Justinian Society Endowment Fund from 2012-2018 and is currently serving as the Chairman since 2018.

Frank is a past President of the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association (WCLA), where he currently acts as the Comptroller.  He is also a member of the national and state trial lawyers’ associations (AAJ and ITLA, respectively). He is a member of the alumni associations of DePaul University, DePaul University College of Law, and Fenwick High School.

Frank also serves as a member of the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) since 2016.  In addition, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA) since 2017.

For his successes representing injury victims, Frank was named one of The Best Lawyers in America © for the years 2017-2018.  Frank was also named an Illinois’ Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers ® for the years 2016-2018.  He was previously named an Illinois’ Rising Star by Super Lawyers ® for the years 2010-2015.  He also was also named a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers Division for the years 2016-2018.  He was previously named an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers Division for the year 2015.

In addition, in 2012, Frank was named one of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch by Law Bulletin Publishing Company.  In 2015, Frank was appointed to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) Rules Committee by Chairman Joann Fratianni.

Frank also sits on the Board of Directors of the Synapse House, which works with individuals who have suffered from traumatic brain injuries and strokes.

Born in Melrose Park, Illinois, Frank was raised by his parents, Frank and Mary Jo (nee Abruzzini). He has two younger sisters, Deanna and Lisa. Frank currently resides in Elmhurst with his wife, Gina, and children, Angelina, Isabella, Sophia, and Frank, Jr.

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