Dennis VanDerGinst

VanDerGinst Law, P.C. - Injury Attorneys
4950 38th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

Dennis VanDerGinst is the President/CEO of VanDerGinst Law. He supervises all injury cases within the firm. His primary practice focus is on all areas of personal injury litigation, including but not limited to nursing home negligence and abuse cases.    Mr. VanDerGinst received his law degree from DePaul University in 1989. He is licensed to practice law in Iowa, Illinois, and the Federal Courts. During his career, he has represented clients in almost every state in the country. His firm has represented tens of thousands of injury victims and he has personally been involved in thousands of litigated cases.    In addition to being selected as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers†by the National Trial Lawyers, Mr. VanDerGinst has also been selected as a “Top10†Nursing Home Trial Lawyer. He has been rated “AV Preeminent†by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, awarded only to those lawyers who have demonstrated the highest ethical standards and professional ability. He has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer†via a process of peer nomination, evaluation, and selection. He has been rated “Superbâ€, with a 10/10 rating from AVVO Lawyer Rating Service. He has also earned the “Client’s Choice Award†from AVVO and the “Client Champion Award†from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been selected as one of the “Top One Percent†of attorneys in the nation by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has been named one of the top trial attorneys in the country by the American Trial Lawyers Association and the American Society of Legal Advocates. He has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. His tremendous success is also illustrated by his membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is limited to those attorneys who have secured multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements, which Dennis has done numerous times. His achievements if the field of law have earned him dozens of other awards and accolades.    In addition, Dennis and his firm have been awarded the Torch Award for Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, an accolade which has been presented to few, if any other, law firms in the country.    Mr. VanDerGinst is a respected speaker who has taught and presented at seminars, conferences, and conventions around the country on various law topics. He also been a prolific writer, contributing articles and white papers to numerous publications, websites, and professional journals.    He has been very active in several county, state, and national bar associations, and trial lawyer associations. He has served on the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and on the Board of Governors for the Iowa Association for Justice. He is believed to be the only person to have served in that capacity for both states. He has also been a State Delegate to the American Association for Justice for both, Illinois, and Iowa as well.    Mr. VanDerGinst serves on the National Advisory Board for the Association of Plaintiff Trucking Lawyers of America. He has previously served on the National Board of Directors for the National Crime Victim Bar Association and on the Board of Trustees for the Pound Civil Justice Institute.    Through Mr. VanDerGinst’s leadership, VanDerGinst Law has donated countless hours and millions of dollars to organizations and causes that fall within the firm’s mission of helping children, the elderly, teachers, healthcare workers, first responders and veterans.    Bar Admissions    State of Illinois 1989-present    State of Iowa 1994-present    State of Wisconsin 1996-2013-present    United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois 1989-present    United States District Court for Central District of Illinois 1992-present    United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Federal Circuit 1990-present    United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa 2017-present    Education    DePaul University – College of Law, J.D.    Northern Illinois University, B.A.    Honors    Top 100 Trial Lawyers-The National Trial Lawyers    Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers    AV PREEMINENT Rating- Martindale-Hubbell    “Super Lawyer†   Better Business Bureau- Torch Award for Ethics    Charter Member- Distinguished Justice Advocates    Top 10 Nursing Home Trial Lawyers    Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers    Top 25 Medical Malpractice trial Lawyers    Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers    Top 25 Products Liability Trial Lawyers    Top 10 Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers    Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award    “Lead Counselâ€,    “Leading Lawyers†in Personal Injury Law    Advocate – National College of Advocacy    America’s Premier Lawyers    Best Attorneys Network    Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings    Client Champion- Martindale-Hubbell    Client’s Choice Award- AVVO Lawyer Rating Service    Academy of Trial Professionals    International Who’s Who    10 Best Attorneys- American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys    Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who    Best Attorney-Lifetime Charter-Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America    Million Dollar Advocates Forum    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum    Nation’s Top 1% Attorney-National Association of Distinguished Counsel    Top 100 Litigation Lawyers-American Society of Legal Advocates    Top 100 Trial Lawyers-American Trial Lawyers Association    Top 500 Attorneys in America- LawDragon Publications    Who’s Who in American Law    Lifetime Achievement Award- Premier Lawyers of America    Best Personal Injury Law Firm 2019- Midwest USA, U.S. Business News    Lawyers of Distinction