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Leandro Alhambra

Associate Attorney

Lee Alhambra prides himself in providing each client with respect, compassion, and zealous advocacy. Prior to pursuing his ambition of becoming a lawyer, Lee spent two years administering UAW disability benefits for a major insurance company. Seeing firsthand some of the injustices done to working men and women, Lee made the decision to focus his talents on representing the injured worker. His thorough knowledge and understanding of the insurance industry’s policies and procedures have proven to be a tremendous asset in obtaining maximum recovery for his clients.

Since joining the firm in 2007, Lee has recovered millions of dollars for injured workers throughout Illinois. He prides himself not only on his zealous advocacy of his clients but also on his efforts in educating workers of their rights under the Act. He has authored a series of articles regarding workers’ compensation issues for the Chicago Dispatcher and the Fox Valley Labor News. He is an active member of the Filipino American Lawyers Association and the Asian American Bar Association.

A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Lee received his Juris Doctor degree in 2007 from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law, where he concentrated his studies in the areas of Trial Advocacy and Employment Law. Lee was the recipient of CALI award for earning the highest grade in his Trial Advocacy class, a student editor of theEmployee Rights and Employment Policy Journal, and an active member in the Labor and Employment Law Society. Lee also worked for the school’s Health and Disability Clinic, assisting disabled persons apply for Social Security Disability benefits.

When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf. He also enjoys rooting for his favorite sports teams, the Boston Red Sox and Celtics.

Need a personal injury attorney in Chicago? Woodruff Johnson & Evans assists clients throughout the state of Illinois, including in Chicago, Aurora, and Champaign. Call (866) 400-4450 to schedule a free consultation.

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology: J.D.
  • Loyola University Chicago: B.S. in Psychology, magna cum laude, 1999
    • Honors: Dean’s List, Certificate in Finance

Classes & Seminars

  • Overview of Workers’ Compensation, SEIU Local 73, Presenter

Honors & Awards

  • Leading Lawyers, "Emerging Lawyer", 2016 – 2018
  • Selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2016 – 2017

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • DuPage County Bar Association, 2008 – Present
  • Asian American Bar Association, 2010 – Present
  • Filipino American Lawyers Association, 2013 – Present
  • Filipino American Lawyers Association: Board of Directors, 2015 – 2016
  • Workers Compensation Lawyers Association, 2015 - Present
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2015 – Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum® is limited to trial attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of their clients. We are proud to have several attorneys who are among the less than 1% of attorneys in the United States selected for membership.

  • AV Peer Review Rated

    Several of our attorneys have earned an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. This is the highest possible peer-review rating offered by the renowned organization. Attorneys are selected by their peers and clients based on a number of categories.

  • Super Lawyers

    The annual Super Lawyers® list, published in Super Lawyers® Magazine, highlights attorneys who have made considerable professional achievements. We are proud to have several attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® list multiple times.

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

    We are proud members of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that is committed to fighting for the rights of injured workers throughout the state of Illinois. As ITLA members, we are dedicated to pursuing justice on behalf of hard-working individuals and their families.

  • Leading Lawyers

    Casey Woodruff, Jay Johnson and Dexter Evans were all members of Illinois’ Leading Lawyers every year from 2015 to 2017. Eligibility for membership is based on a rigorous peer nomination process—attorneys must be nominated by their fellow attorneys to become Leading Lawyers members.

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