Richard S. Fleisher

Telephone: (312) 346-8620
Fax: (312) 346-8743


Richard Fleisher is an attorney in the law firm of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC. He has been an active trial lawyer for over 40 years. A native Chicagoan, he has obtained jury verdicts that were, at various times, Illinois records for widows, octogenarians and Federal Employee Liability Act (FELA) railroad workers.

Mr. Fleisher has personally argued cases in the Illinois Appellate Court, Illinois Supreme Court, U. S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He handled a landmark case involving jurisdiction and service of out-of-state defendants in the State of Illinois and has made law regarding the Federal Employees Liability Act. He has tried cases outside of the State of Illinois, including the states of Michigan, Indiana, Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. He has also participated in major mediations and arbitrations on behalf of clients and brought those cases to successful conclusions. He has litigated all types of personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice and nursing home cases. He has handled explosion cases with awards as high as $18,000,000. Along with firm partner Charles V. Falkenberg, III, Mr. Fleisher recently obtained an award for a plaintiff in a construction site accident in the amount of $17,200,000. Mr. Fleisher’s firm receives referrals from other law firms and attorneys in Illinois and throughout the United States.


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Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Railroad litigation
  • Nursing home litigation
  • Products liability cases
  • Automobile accidents
  • Premises liability cases
Written by Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC Last Updated : February 7, 2024