Dom J. Rizzi’s career spans more than 40 years as a trial lawyer, state appellate judge and adjunct professor of law. He became of counsel to the firm in 1996, and his practice encompasses antitrust, investor and consumer protection class action litigation.
In the area of antitrust, Judge Rizzi participated in the settlements of the multidistrict class actions involving the thyroid drug Synthroid and the Coumadin brand drug thinner, as well as the $64 million multistate settlement of a coordinated antitrust action against the major pharmaceutical manufacturers on behalf of consumers who bought brand name prescription drugs from retail pharmacies. He also was involved in the $230 million settlement of three antitrust lawsuits alleging price-fixing of cell phone service in California’s major markets. In the securities area, he has worked on the Bank One and USN Communications securities fraud class actions on behalf of investors.
He has tried at least 39 cases to jury verdict, and briefed and argued more than 100 appeals. In 1977, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed him to the Circuit Court of Cook County. After a year on the circuit court bench, Judge Rizzi was elevated to the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, where he served from 1978 to 1996.
Following his graduation from DePaul University in 1957, Judge Rizzi received his J.D. degree from DePaul University School of Law in 1961, where he was a member of the DePaul University Law Review.
Involvement and Memberships
Judge Rizzi’s Judicial Positions include:
- Circuit Court of Cook County (1977-78)
- Appellate Court of Illinois, First District (1978 -1996)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Judge Rizzi is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois.