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Joseph A. "Joe" Cancila, Jr.

70 West Madison Street, Suite 2900 Chicago, Illinois 60602
Firm: Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
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Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Years In Practice

Phone Number (312) 471-8750

Known both as a gifted leader and a consummate team player, Joe Cancila is a highly regarded, experienced, and tenacious litigator who has dedicated his career to defending clients in complex commercial class actions. He is a creative strategist, thorough investigator, and effective communicator—all qualities that make him a worthy adversary in and out of the courtroom. And as the leader of many practice teams, he has mastered the art of working collaboratively with co-counsel to best advance client interests and analyze and successfully resolve challenging and complicated legal problems.

Joe has received national and state recognition for his defense practice, having brought several dozen class-action cases to successful resolution in jurisdictions widely dispersed throughout the country. He has successfully defended breach of contract, consumer fraud, complex commercial, antitrust, insurance bad faith, RICO, fair housing, trade secret, and environmental litigation, among others.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Joseph A. Cancila, Jr.
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Chicago (2021)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers (Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions-Defendants, 2012-2022; Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, 2012-2023)

    2021 Chicago Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions-Defendants "Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers

    Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon Inc. (2019-2023)

    Client Service All-Star (MVP), BTI Consulting Group (2020, 2022)

University of Chicago, J.D., with honors
Graduated 1986
Syracuse University, M.P.A.
Graduated 1976
University of Dayton, B.A., with high honors
Graduated 1974
Contact Details and Office Locations
70 West Madison Street, Suite 2900
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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