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Willard L. Hemsworth III: A Force for Justice for Victims of Violent and Traumatic Accidents

Willard L. Hemsworth III is a highly skilled and experienced personal injury attorney with a proven track record of success. He has been helping victims of violent and traumatic accidents for over 20 years, and his dedication to his clients has earned him a reputation as one of the best personal injury attorneys in Illinois.

Mr. Hemsworth received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he was a member of the Dean's List. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he served on the editorial board of the Review of Intellectual Property Law and wrote a published comment in the same journal.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Hemsworth began his career as a civil and commercial litigator. However, he quickly realized that his true passion was helping victims of violent and traumatic accidents. He has since dedicated his practice to representing those who have been injured by the negligence or intentional acts of others.

Mr. Hemsworth has a deep understanding of the law and a proven ability to get results for his clients. He has taken over two dozen cases to jury trial, and he has won favorable verdicts in each and every one of those matters.

Mr. Hemsworth is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, Will County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. He is also a frequent speaker at legal conferences and seminars on personal injury law.

If you have been injured in a violent or traumatic accident, you need an attorney who will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Willard L. Hemsworth III is that attorney. He is a force for justice for victims of violent and traumatic accidents, and he will do everything in his power to help you get the best possible outcome for your case.

In his free time, Willard enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children, their dog George and going for a daily morning run.


+ Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2003
  • Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

+ Education

  • John Marshall Law School – n/k/a UIC Law
  • University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign)

+ Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2016 - Present
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2013
  • National Trial Lawyers Association

+ Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • ITLA (Illinois Trial Lawyers Association)
  • DuPage Bar Association
  • Will County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)

+ Published Works & Certifications

  • Review of Intellectual Property Law 2003 Author

+ Relevant Employment Positions

  • RCK Law Firm, August 2011 – Present


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