Julio Costa is a founding partner of the law firm Costa Ivone, LLC, and focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and worker's compensation cases. A true roll-up-your-sleeves attorney, Julio's no-nonsense approach against insurance companies makes him a fierce advocate for injured victims. He has successfully litigated cases involving all types of work-related injuries and complex, catastrophic third-party personal injury/work injury cross-over cases. In the last three years alone, Julio has recovered over $16 million dollars for his injured clients. Some notable recoveries involved complex work-injuries including paralysis, quadriplegia, serious brain and spine injuries, and work-related death cases. He has argued cases before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Circuit Courts and the Illinois Appellate Court.
A native Spanish speaker, Julio was born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Chicago's Humboldt Park area. He brings a unique perspective to his practice that provides diverse clientele an added level of understanding following a serious injury. In the community, Julio is proud to serve as a member of several prominent legal and charitable organizations. In 2015 and 2016, Julio was recognized as a 'Rising Star' by Super Lawyers magazine, an honor bestowed on the top 2.5 attorneys in the state under the age of 40. Additionally, Julio was recognized as an 'Emerging Lawyer' in Illinois by Leading Lawyers for the year 2016.
Chicago-Kent College of Law - J.D.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - B.A.
Workers' Compensation Law Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association