Craig E. Bucy


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Craig Bucy is a Partner in our Workers’ Compensation Department.

Craig grew up in central Illinois before earning a Bachelor of Arts in History from Augustana College in 2009 while playing collegiate soccer and taking an active role in Greek life all four years. After working in the Maryland State Park system for Americorps and the construction industry in Illinois, Craig earned his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2014. While at Loyola, he achieved a CALI Excellence for the Future award in International Art Law and served as Vice-Justice of Phi Alpha Delta. While enrolled at Loyola, Craig worked at a small firm in Chicago specializing in personal injury and workers’ compensation.

After being admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2014, Craig worked for a boutique firm in Chicago solely practicing workers’ compensation. For three years, Craig represented injured workers from intake through the resolution of their claim. Craig obtained numerous favorable awards and settlements for his clients while successfully trying cases before the IWCC and Circuit Court. He has continued his zealous representation of his clients and has successfully argued before the IWCC, Circuit and Appellate Courts.

Craig was honored by his peers in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 by being named as an Emerging Lawyer in Illinois by Leading Lawyers, a distinction given to only the top 2% of lawyers under the age of 40. He has also been named to the Illinois Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers in 2022 and 2023, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois receive this distinction.

In his spare time, Craig devotes his time to his wife and daughter as well as his dog Wembley. Craig is a diehard Manchester United supporter and also enjoys golf, skiing, reading, cooking and traveling.


  • B.A. History, Augustana College, 2009
  • J.D., Loyola University School of Law 2014


  • Illinois, 2014


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association