Robert E. Maciorowski

Of Counsel

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Robert E. Maciorowski joined Rusin & Maciorowski at the start of 2020 as a Partner. Prior to joining Rusin & Maciorowski, he was a partner of Maciorowski, Sackmann, Ulrich, LLP for 19 years. He has been in the legal field for over forty five years, building an impressive repertoire of experience and knowledge. Robert was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1974 and the United States Supreme Court in 1978. Robert is also a founding and current member of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN). In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, collecting baseball cards, and hunting.

Legal Experience

  • Illinois Attorney General Office Summer Internship, 1972 and 1973
  • Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson 1974 to August, 2000
  • Maciorowski, Sackmann & Ulrich, LLP August, 2000 to 2019
  • Rusin & Maciorowski, Ltd., January 1, 2020 to present

Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation, Third Party Liability, Products Liability, Americans With Disabilities Act, Retaliatory Discharge, General Litigation and Labor/Related Litigation


  • Law School: De Paul University, College of Law, Doctor of Law 1974
  • Activities: Law Review Staff 1972
  • Associate Law Review Editor 1973
  • Case and Comment Editor 1974
  • Undergraduate: Illinois Benedictine College, B.A. 1971

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court 1978
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois 1974
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar 1982
  • United States Court of Appeal, Sixth Circuit 1982
  • State of Illinois 1974


  • Member Illinois State Chamber of Commerce on Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Member Casualty Adjusters Association of Chicago (past member)
  • Member Defense Research Institute (past member)
  • Member Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (Chicago, IL) (past member)
  • Illinois Member of National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (founding and current member)
  • Member of American Bar Association
  • Member of American Bar Association – TIPS

High Honors:

  • Fellow – The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers (1st Illinois Attorney chosen for this honor)
  • Selected – The Best Lawyers in America (from inception to present)
  • Selected – Super Lawyer (numerous years to present)
  • Selected – Leading Lawyers (numerous years to present)
  • Selected – Most Honored Professional (current)
  • Martindale Hubbell Rating – “AV” Highest Rating Available (for over 30+ years)

Firm’s High Honors:

  • Selected – First Tier Law Firm – US News (Maciorowski, Sackmann & Ulrich, LLP – numerous years)
  • Selected – Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers (numerous years and current)
  • Selected – Best Midwest Firms – National Bar Journal – 2012 (Maciorowski, Sackmann & Ulrich, LLP)


  • National speaker on Workers’ Compensation, ADA and Related Matters


  • Publications: A Field Guild to Workers’ Compensation 2010 (Chapter on “Working with Defense Counsel to Mitigate Losses and Coordinate Statutory Compliance.”)
  • First Edition Chicagoland Employment Law Manual, Chapter on Workers’ Compensation (American Bar Association)
  • U. S. Chamber of Commerce – Federal Employment Laws and Regulations, Chapter on Workers’ Compensation, 1990 through 1997.