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Larry Smith, Esq.
702 S. Salem
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
312-520-7214 (Office)
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I Enjoy Being a Ringler Consultant Because...

"I have used structures as both a defense and plaintiff's attorney and have also structured my own attorney's fees. I have seen the benefits of providing a secure future to both plaintiffs and their lawyers as well as witnessing too many instances of squandered fortunes and failed investments. Structures fulfill a need for a substantial portion of plaintiffs receiving settlements. Providing the rationale behind a structure is a rewarding experience."


Before joining Ringler in 2017, Larry was a practicing trial lawyer for 40 years. This included handling high exposure transportation, products, construction and general liability personal injury litigation through discovery, pre-trial, alternative dispute resolution and trial, if necessary.


  • Commercial and Personal Liability, including complex, catastrophic claims
  • Transportation / Trucking Claims
  • Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims and Liability Transfer
  • Employment / Disability Claims
  • Medicare Set-Aside Planning


  • B.S. Cum Laude, College of the Holy Cross
  • J.D., University of Michigan


  • National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA)

Professional History

  • Founding partner of SmithAmundsen LLC Chicago, Il.(retired)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter
  • Past President, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and the Claims Association of Greater Chicago
  • Past Board Member, USLAW Network
  • Trial Lawyer in Cook County and greater Illinois and in various Federal District Courts throughout the country (125 jury verdicts; hundreds of mediations and arbitrations)

Personal Info

Larry is married to Terry with three wonderful daughters and seven great grandchildren. He is also on the Board of Directors at Big Foot Country Club with an obvious interest in golf.

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