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Dennis VanDerGinst

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Firm Name
VanDerGinst Law
4950 38th Ave
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Moline, IL 61265

Areas of Practice
Class Action/Mass Torts, Medical Device Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Mesothelioma/Asbestos Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Pharmaceutical Litigation, Products Liability, Toxic Tort Litigation, Wrongful Death
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4950 38th Avenue, Moline, IL, USA
Full Biography

Dennis VanDerGinst was born in Moline, Illinois, in 1962. He received his law degree from DePaul University. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Iowa and the federal courts and during his career he has represented clients in almost every state in the country. Dennis has been rated “Superb,” with a 10/10 rating from AVVO Lawyer Rating Service. He also earned the “Client’s Choice Award” from AVVO in 2014.

Mr. VanDerGinst has been very active in several county, state and national bar associations. He has served on the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He has been the Illinois State Delegate for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. In addition, he has served on the Board of Trustees for the Pound Civil Justice Institute.

In addition to carrying a substantial caseload he is the managing partner of the firm. His accomplishments in the field of law are numerous and varied. Outside of the office, he is active in a number of civic organizations. He is a frequent guest speaker at local, state and national seminars and conventions. Mr. VanDerGinst practices primarily in the areas of economic and non economic damages cases, including but not limited to: personal injury litigation, product liability, medical malpractice and mass torts.

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Professional Associations

American Bar Association 1989-present
American Association for Justice 1994-present
Illinois State Bar Association 1992-present
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 1992-present
Iowa State Bar Association 1994-present
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association 1994-present
Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers 1996-1999
Chicago Bar Association 1989-1992, 1997-2003
Cook County Bar Association 1989-1992
DuPage County Bar Association 1991-1993
Rock Island County Bar Association 1992-present
Scott County Bar Association 1994-present
Winnebago County Bar Association 1996-1998
Brain Injury Association 1996-present
Illinois Brain Injury Association 1996-present
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice 1998-present
Pound Civil Justice Institute 2004-present
Academy of Trial Professionals 2004-2005
National Crime Victim Bar Association (former National Board of Directors member)
Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (former National Board of Directors member)

American Bar Association
Medicine & Law Committee 1996-present
Products, General Liability & Consumer Law Committee 1993-present
Automobile Law Committee 1993-present
Litigation Section 1993-present
Tort Law & Insurance Section 1993-present

American Association for Justice
Former AAJ State Delegate-Illinois
Former Chairman Sub-Committee on Internet Marketing and Client Services
Leader’s Forum
President’s Club
Eagle PAC member
Interstate Trucking Litigation Group 1994-present
Birth Trauma Litigation Group 2000-present
Nursing Home Litigation Group 2000-present
Birth Injuries Litigation Group 2000-present
Attorney Information Exchange Group 2000-present
Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section 1994-present
Insurance Section 1994-present
Railroad Law Section 1999-present
Professional Negligence Section 1999-present
Product Liability Section 1999-present
Small Office Practice Section 1999-present
Toxic, Environmental & Pharmaceutical Torts Section 1999-present
Committee on Lawyer Marketing and Client Services 1999-present

Illinois State Bar Association
Civil Practice & Procedure Section 1993-present
Insurance Law Section 1993-present
Tort Law Section 1993-present
Elder Law Section 1996-present

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Former Illinois State Delegate, ATLA
Former Board of Managers
Board of Advocates 2000-2002
Medical Negligence Committee 1996-present
Legislative Committee 1995-present
Insurance Law Committee 1996-1999
Civil Practice & Rules Committee 1995-present
Membership Committee 1996-present
Product Liability Committee 1997-1999
Continuing Legal Education Committee 1997-1998
Publications Committee 1997-present
Young Lawyers Committee 1999-2002
Product Liability and Insurance Law Committee 1999-present

Iowa State Bar Association
Litigation Section 1994-present
Services to the Elderly Committee 1996-2000
Law Panels Committee 1994-1998

Rock Island County Bar Association
Board of Managers 1998-2000
Bar Assn. Liaison to Young Lawyers Committee 1998-2000

Winnebago County Bar Association
Professional Responsibility Committee 1996-1998
Continuing Legal Education Committee 1996-1998
Legal/Medical Committee 1996-1998
Editorial Board 1996-1998
Trial Section 1996-1998

Chicago Bar Association
Class Litigation Committee 1998-2004
Insurance Law Committee 1998-2004
Tort Litigation Committee 1998-2004

Pound Civil Justice Institute
Board of Trustees 2004-2006


Service Clubs & Civic Organizations
QCA Cares-Executive Director
Hard Headed Kids
Legally Speaking
Safe Kids Campaign
AARP Volunteer Legal Review Program


Illinois, 1989
Iowa, 1994
Wisconsin, 1996-2013
United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois, 1989
United States District Court for Central District of Illinois, 1992
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Federal Circuit, 1990
United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 2017


DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
J.D., 1989

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
B.A., 1985

Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois
Fall, 1980 – Spring, 1982

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VanDerGinst Law, P.C. - Injury Attorneys

4950 38th Ave, Moline, IL 61265, USA

(866) 797-5291

4.6 out of 5 stars

Jonathan lohman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

From the first phone call I made they were on it. They explained the process and timelines and put a real ease of comfort from a tough situation. There professionalism was only surpassed by the empathy they felt towards the client and i couldn't have asked for a better experience. It also doesn't...

M Johnson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

VanDerginst Law is very professional and will work very hard for you and your rights. They give you the best opportunity to win your case. Everyone in there office are very nice and will help you in whatever you need. I would recommend VanDerGinst Law for any of you legal needs.


5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I worked with attorney Michelle and her paralegal Desiree. Amazing professional ladies. They will work their very best to get the very best for you and i know i wasn't the easiest person to deal with and they were very understanding and worked wonders i will be coming back if needed and definitely...

nathalie denain

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

I only refer my patient injury cases to VanDerGinst Law because of their professionalism and ethical practice. They are very personable, easy to work with and wonderful people. I recommend them highly. Any injury should get the attention of an attorney, and if you are asking about which one,...

ken benningfield

4 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I'll update later. Just hired them. Very nice on the intake.