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Local Government
J.D., DePaul College of Law 
B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago 
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Northern District of Illinois
Central District of Illinois
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Pedro Fregoso

Thorough preparation. Relentless dedication to success.  Pedro represents individuals and local governments in litigation, trial and appeals.

Pedro Fregoso, Jr. concentrates his practice on the defense of municipalities, police agencies, school districts and private clients in general tort litigation and civil rights claims. Pedro also defends and prosecutes complex litigation matters, including wrongful death, transportation accidents, personal injury and medical malpractice matters. Pedro has obtained numerous summary judgments and secured many dismissals on behalf of his clients prior to trial.  

Pedro has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict. He has also achieved favorable results representing clients at arbitration and mediation. Pedro approaches each case with an aggressive, yet professional disposition to create a tailored litigation strategy that leads to favorable results.  He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to battling on behalf of his client.

Pedro has been named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list as one of the top attorneys in Illinois for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to the list. Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Pedro was also recognized as an “Emerging Lawyer” in 2016 by Leading Lawyers Magazine. The honor of “Emerging Lawyer” is presented to only the top 2% of Illinois Attorneys.

Pedro is a regular contributor to the firm’s litigation newsletter, Ancel Glink Defense E-News, which provides critical updates and analyses on recent developments in municipal and civil rights law. 

Pedro earned his Juris Doctorate degree from DePaul College of Law, where he was selected to participate in the HNBA National Moot Court, and was awarded 2003 “Best Oralist.” He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 


Particular highlights of his recent practice include:
  • Perez v. City of Zion, et al. – Obtained defense verdict on behalf of the City of Zion, in a week-long trial, in which Plaintiff sought $5.5 million dollars in damages as a result of a traumatic brain injury he suffered following a catastrophic vehicle accident involving a City of Zion ambulance and the Plaintiff pedestrian.
  • Flynn v. Town of Normal, et al. – Obtained summary judgment on behalf of the Town of Normal, with the Court finding no proximate cause and tort immunity in a catastrophic motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian who suffered a double amputation of both legs as a result of the accident (appeal pending).
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  • Chicago Bar Association, Municipal Liability: Avoiding, Mitigating, Preparing and Litigating Panel, (Panelist) Chicago, IL, October 25, 2018
  • The New Reality – Litigants’ Use of Google Street View Photographs to Prove and Defend Liability in Premises Liability Cases.  (Ancel Glink, 2018) 


  • Indemnification Under the Illinois Municipal Code and Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act (White Paper) 

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (2013-2017)
  • Recognized as an "Emerging Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Magazine (2016)