61-year-old ironworker injured back and shoulder lifting; no surgery; after trial commission awarded permanent total disability to receive workers compensation benefits for the rest of his life. 49-year-old hospital aid injured shoulder carrying surgical equipment; surgery denied by employer; after trial commission ordered respondent to authorize and pay for necessary surgery for the shoulder and pay all workers compensation benefits while petitioner off work. 50-year-old police officer injured knee tripping over parking lot abutment; employer denied claim refused to pay for surgery or workers comp benefits; after trial commission ordered employer to pay for necessary surgery and pay all workers compensation benefits. If you or a loved one have been injured through the negligence of another, call Vrdolyak Law Group, LLC. today to get the money and results you deserve. Call (773) 731-3313.

Jacquelyn Fernandez Leyva

Attorney Jacquelyn A. Fernández Leyva joined The Vrdolyak Law Group after she graduated and received her law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 2005. She practices in the area of plaintiff personal injury and has consistently achieved successful results for her clients at arbitration, mediation and trial.

Both during and after her legal studies, Attorney Fernández Leyva focused her endeavors on Chicago's south side community. During her time at DePaul, she taught Street Law to high school students at her Chicago Public School alma mater. This course focused on teaching the fundamentals of the legal process and training for the city-wide mock trial competition. From 2010 to 2019, she served on the Board of Directors of the East Side Chamber of Commerce and served as President of the Chamber for two terms.

Aside from her strong litigation practice, Attorney Fernández Leyva's academic and professional background also includes a focus in Latin American legal issues. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in Mexico with indigenous defense and human rights networks. She is fluent in written and conversational Spanish.

Attorney Fernández Leyva is admitted to the General Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

As a seasoned trial attorney, her many successes have been published by The Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter and the Illinois Settlement Reporter.