Carmen D. Caruso Law Firm concentrates in trial and appellate practice, commercial arbitration, and related dispute resolution and client counseling. The firm is based in Chicago, Illinois, but practices throughout Illinois and across the United States in selective high stakes cases.

Lead attorney Carmen D. Caruso has over 40 years’ experience and was a partner in elite law firms before establishing his own firm. Carmen has tried over 60 cases to conclusion in a wide range of civil and criminal cases.

Carmen D. Caruso Law Firm concentrates in franchise and dealership litigation. We are nationally known as aggressive advocates for franchisees and dealers and their independent associations.

We bring the same zealous advocacy to cases in all other areas of law, most often protecting privately held businesses or individuals (including high ranking corporate officers or directors, shareholders, partners, or other professionals) in their fights against larger companies, institutions, or government.

Our team is small but mighty. We routinely litigate against America’s largest law firms, and we are never outmatched.

Carmen is one of the brightest and most tenacious litigators in franchising.

I have had the chance to work with him as an Expert Witness in several different matters, and in each case his preparation was flawless and his arguments were well crafted.

He is passionate about defending his clients. He has my highest recommendation.


Mark Siebert

CEO, The iFranchise Group

Top-ranked Chicago Trial Lawyers

Our trial experience is wide and deep. We frequently serve as lead counsel in cases with more than $10 million in controversy, but we deliver zealous, dedicated, and creative advocacy for every client in every case.

Carmen opposed me in a multimillion dollar lawsuit. He is one of the very best trial lawyers I’ve been up against in my 35+ years of litigation.

He is a great advocate for his cause. He is relentless in the pursuit of his clients’ best interests.

I was impressed and would personally hire him.


– Richard Rensch

RENSCH & RENSCH LAW p.c.l.l.o.

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