Yao Dinizulu

Location Chicago, United States

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Practice areas Serious Injury/Tort Litigation, Nursing Home Negligence, And Commercial Litigation
Memberships 2007 Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Under 40”, Board of Directors, United Fire Protection Partners, LLC, Hearing Board Member, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois, Member, American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Law Practice Management Section, Young Lawyers Division, Cook County Bar Association, Former Vice-Chair, Judicial Evaluations Committee, Co-Chair, Tort Litigation Committee, Former Member, YLS Committee, Chicago Bar Association, Section on Tort Litigation, Minorities in the Profession, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Civil Practice & Rules Committee, Civil Rights & Criminal Law Committee, Illinois State Bar Association, Past President, Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, Chicago Chapter, Past Midwest Regional Officer, Midwest Regional Vice President, Bethel New Life, Universal Fire Protection, Former Community Representative, Dr. Edward Alexander Bouchet Math & Science Academy, Local School Council Member, Former Member Representative, HBCU College Consortium, Honored Member, Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2003-2004 edition, Panelist, Exhale Talk Show, Volunteer, Obama for Illinois, Citizens for a New Horizon, Board Member Former Member
Interests Mr. Dinizulu enjoys traveling, The theatre, Fine dining and spending time with his loved ones.
More about me Mr. Dinizulu was born in Washington D.C., and after graduating from high school in Queens, New York, Mr. Dinizulu attended Florida A& M University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he graduated magna cum laude. While at Florida A&M University, Mr. Dinizulu was a member of Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities; the National Dean’s List, the Golden Key National Honor Society, Founder of the Collegiate Democratic Caucus of Florida, Student Government Association Student Senate, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, and campus spokesperson for the Television and Radio broadcast of the NAACP Speaks.

After graduating from Florida A&M University, Mr. Dinizulu attended the University of Illinois College of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1997. While at the University of Illinois, Mr. Dinizulu served on the University of Illinois Student Bar Association and the Executive Board for the National Black Law Student Association. During his tenure at the College of Law, Mr. Dinizulu was awarded the prestigious James Benton Parsons Scholarship from the Just Beginning Foundation and the National Bar Association’s Judicial Council for Public Service and Academic Achievement.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Dinizulu began his professional career, handling multi-billion dollar complex tax restructurings, with Price Waterhouse, LLP which later merged with Coopers & Lybrand to become PricewaterhouseCoopers.

In May 2000, Mr. Dinizulu, acting as a founding partner, formed Harris, Mitchell & Dinizulu, LLC. In January 2008, Mr. Dinizulu formed the Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd., focusing the practice primarily on injury/tort litigation and commercial litigation. He has also been recognized both locally and nationally, for work relating to advancing civil rights causes and championing social issues. With a concentration in litigation, Mr. Dinizulu is an innovator, always seeking to use cutting-edge technology in his practice to ensure that he achieves the greatest results for his clients. Mr. Dinizulu has represented a diverse client base not limited to: wards of the state of Illinois, physicians and lawyers, to business owners and condominium associations. Mr. Dinizulu has also represented individuals and corporations in many tort actions ranging from sodomy and trucking/motor vehicle accidents, to wrongful deaths and nursing home negligence. Although the Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd. serves clients located primarily within the Cook and neighboring counties, Mr. Dinizulu operates a regional practice. As an attorney, Mr. Dinizulu’s motto is to, “never let an opponent out work me.”

Demonstrating his compassion for his community, Mr. Dinizulu is actively engaged in numerous community activities involving civic and faith-based organizations. In addition, Mr. Dinizulu frequently makes several public appearances to address issues specifically affecting the African American community.


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