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Frank A. Sommario

Attorney at Law, Partner

: 312-253-8608


Frank A. Sommario had just completed law school and was about to start his career as a lawyer when he suffered a crushed ankle in an accident. After a brief delay and months of rehabilitation, Frank began his new job as a workers’ compensation lawyer. Today, you’d never know he had an accident that could have left him with a permanent disability. He is not only fully recovered, but was compensated for his injuries, thanks to an attorney he knew only in passing. Antonio Romanucci successfully represented him in a lawsuit.

Frank served as counsel to Antonio’s law firm in workers’ compensation matters before joining the firm full time in 2007. As a petitioner’s workers’ compensation lawyer, he vigorously fights for the rights of his clients, and has obtained several large settlements and favorable trial awards for those who have been injured. He considers it a privilege being able to help injured workers get the benefits they deserve.

For his successes representing injury victims, Frank has proudly been named one of The Best Lawyers in America© for 2017-2021. Impressively, he has also been named as an Illinois Top 100 Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers for 2019, one of Illinois’ Super Lawyers for 2016-2021, and one of Illinois’ Rising Stars by Super Lawyers® for the years 2010-2015. Additionally, he was named a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers Division for 2016-2021. In 2015, he was named an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company. Sommario was also named to Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch for 2012.”

Frank’s commitment to the practice of law and professional associations includes currently serving a two-year term as Executive Vice President of the National Italian Bar Association and service on the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, various positions within the Illinois State Bar Association, and Past President of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association.

Prior to joining Romanucci & Blandin, Frank worked as a law clerk for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and was an accountant-consultant for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County while in law school. He is a certified public accountant as well as a registered investment advisor.


  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 2000
  • B.S., Commerce, Accounting, DePaul University, 1997


  • Named one of The Best Lawyers in America©, 2017-2021
  • Named an Illinois Top 100 Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers®, 2019
  • Named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers®, 2016-2021
  • Named a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers Division, 2016-2021
  • Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer as certified by the National Trial Lawyers, 2016-2021
  • Named an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2010 – 2015
  • Named an Emerging Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Leading Lawyers Division, 2015
  • Named 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2012
  • AVVO Top Rating 10/10


  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (AAA-CPA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers (CCL)
  • DePaul University Alumnus
  • DePaul University College of Law Alumnus
  • Fenwick Bar Association (FBA)
  • Fenwick High School Alumnus
  • Illinois CPA Society & Foundation (ILCPA)
  • Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association (ITLA)
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA)
  • National Italian-American Foundation (NIAF)
  • Public Justice
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI)
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyer’s Association (WCLA)
  • Women’s Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG)


  • National Italian American Bar Association, Executive Vice President, 2021-Present
  • Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA), Legal Counsel, 2021-Present 
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers Endowment Fund, Chairman, 2018-Present
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, Comptroller, 2017-Present
  • ITLA, Board of Managers, 2016-Present
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, Comptroller 2015–Present
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, Executive Committee, 2009-Present
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Silver Fellow, 2008-Present
  • National Italian American Bar Association, Secretary, 2019-2021
  • National Italian American Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2017-2019
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers Endowment Fund, Treasurer, 2012-2017
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, President, 2016-2017
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, 1st Vice President, 2015-2016
  • Fenwick High School Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2011-2016
  • Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) Rules Committee, Member, 2015
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, 2nd Vice President, 2014-2015
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, 3rd Vice President, 2013-2014
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), Board of Governors, 2008-2014
  • ISBA, Board Liaison, Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council, 2009-2014
  • ISBA, Board Liaison, Federal Taxation Section Council, 2008-2014
  • ISBA, Board Liaison, Standing Committee on Law Office Management & Economics, 2013-2014
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, Board of Directors 2008-2014
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, President 2013
  • ISBA, Board Liaison, Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 2012-2013
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, Treasurer, 2012-2013
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers, Secretary, 2011-2012
  • ISBA, Board Liaison, Intellectual Property Section Council, 2011-2012
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, Vice President 2012
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, Treasurer 2010-2011
  • ISBA, Board Liaison, Standing Committee on Mentoring, 2010-2011
  • ISBA, Board Liaison, Environmental Law Section Council, 2008-2010
  • ISBA, Workers’ Compensation Law Section Council, 2007-2009
  • ISBA, Co-Board Liaison, Young Lawyers Division Council, 2008-2009
  • ISBA, General Assembly, 2006-2008


  • Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA), Delegate, 2015-Present
  • Sicilian American Cultural Association (SACA), Member, 2017-Present
  • Synapse House, Board of Directors, 2016-2019


  • 14th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium, Workers’ Compensation: How the New Act Affects Physicians, The Palmer House, Chicago, IL August 2, 2012


  • “Odd-Lot” permanent total disability award affirmed, Vol. 45, No. 1, September 2007, Illinois State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Law Newsletter
  • Statute of Limitations, 2008-2020, ITLA Worker’s Compensation Lawyer’s Notebook


  • Illinois, 2000
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2000
  • Minnesota, 2001
  • District of Columbia, 2001

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