Schaumburg, IL Personal Injury Lawyers
Paul W. Grauer
Paul Grauer is the owner of Grauer & Kriegel, LLC. Prior to forming his own firm Mr. Grauer practiced in Chicago for a large IP litigation law firm. In 1973, he formed his own firm located in Schaumburg, concentrating in personal injury and workers’ compensation law for the past 42 years.
Mr. Grauer has tried numerous jury trials to verdict in Illinois, Wisconsin and California. He has been listed in the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter as one of the top six plaintiffs’ attorneys in Illinois for completing the highest amount of jury trials (7) in a year. He has also successfully been involved in cases appealed to the Illinois Appellate Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In addition to conducting numerous jury trials, Mr. Grauer has also tried voluminous workers’ compensation cases at both the arbitration and Commission level. Mr. Grauer and his law firm have obtained more than $140 million in verdicts and settlements in both the personal injury area and the workers’ comp. area of his practice.
Andrew J. Kriegel
Andrew J. Kriegel joined the law firm of Grauer & Kriegel, LLC in 2015. He was made a named partner two years after joining the firm. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kriegel worked at a large downstate law firm representing injured workers and personal injury/accident victims. Mr. Kriegel has significant experience representing injury victims.
A skilled litigator and negotiator, Mr. Kriegel has represented injured clients in numerous personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. He has secured several large awards and settlements for his injured clients. Mr. Kriegel has successfully tried cases in both the Cook County Circuit Court and at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. He has also successfully handled appeals before the First District Appellate Court.
Bryan B. Merce
Bryan B. Merce joined Grauer & Kriegel LLC in 2021. Prior to joining the firm, for many years he worked for large law firms in Pennsylvania and Illinois representing both injured workers and employers in workers’ compensation and Social Security cases. Mr. Merce has extensive trial experience in workers’ compensation cases in both Pennsylvania and Illinois. He has secured several awards and settlements for his injured clients.
Bryan’s empathy and compassion for injured people is what led him to once again represent injured workers. His prior experience representing employers provides him with the knowledge to anticipate the employers’ arguments and strategies which allows him to efficiently counter them for his clients.