Attorney Bio

Sylvia Styka, Senior Partner

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Senior Partner Sylvia Styka has dedicated her career to standing up for the rights of the injured against insurance companies that would seek to deny or minimize their benefits. She has helped thousands of people and their families from throughout Illinois gain financial security after work or negligence-related injuries. Sylvia has obtained over $20 million dollars in recovery for her clients.

A highly respected workers’ compensation attorney, Sylvia shares her expertise as a guest speaker and lecturer at conferences and seminars throughout Illinois. Her presentations have included the following:

  • “Keeping the Injured Worker Working: Legal Issues Influencing Case Management and Vocational Rehabilitation”: Sportho Physical and Aquatic Therapy (2008)
  • “Legal Issues Influencing Case Management Including Independent Medical Exams & Functional Capacity Evaluations”: Midwest Orthopedic Network (2004)and Rehab Connections (2003)
  • “Legal Issues Influencing the Case Management and Vocational Rehabilitation Field”: Rehab Connections (2002)
  • “Workers Compensation Basics From a Legal Perspective”: Lorman Education Services (2000)

Sylvia is a long-time Chicago resident and resides in the city with her husband and son.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States


Loyola University, Bachelor of Science, 1983

John Marshall Law School, Juris Doctorate, 1990

Bar Association Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Other Professional Associations & Activities

Certified Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program.  As an Arbitrator Sylvia has presided over and issued rulings on more than 400 cases.

Recently Settled

$2.5 million – Construction worker, knee injury
$700,000 – Construction Worker, Back Injury                                                                   $365,000 – Airline Employee, Back Injury/Multiple Injuries                                          $314,000 – Warehouse Employee, Neck Injury
$265,000 – Occupational Environmental Disease
$245,000 – Constructionn Worker, Back Injury
$105,000 – Warehouse Worker, Shoulder Injuries

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