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Dennis VanDerGinst

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Firm Name
VanDerGinst Law
4950 38th Ave
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Moline, IL 61265

Areas of Practice
Class Action/Mass Torts, Medical Device Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Mesothelioma/Asbestos Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Pharmaceutical Litigation, Products Liability, Toxic Tort Litigation, Wrongful Death
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4950 38th Avenue, Moline, IL, USA
Full Biography

Dennis VanDerGinst was born in Moline, Illinois, in 1962. He received his law degree from DePaul University. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Iowa and the federal courts and during his career he has represented clients in almost every state in the country. Dennis has been rated “Superb,” with a 10/10 rating from AVVO Lawyer Rating Service. He also earned the “Client’s Choice Award” from AVVO in 2014.

Mr. VanDerGinst has been very active in several county, state and national bar associations. He has served on the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He has been the Illinois State Delegate for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. In addition, he has served on the Board of Trustees for the Pound Civil Justice Institute.

In addition to carrying a substantial caseload he is the managing partner of the firm. His accomplishments in the field of law are numerous and varied. Outside of the office, he is active in a number of civic organizations. He is a frequent guest speaker at local, state and national seminars and conventions. Mr. VanDerGinst practices primarily in the areas of economic and non economic damages cases, including but not limited to: personal injury litigation, product liability, medical malpractice and mass torts.

Practice Summary

Professional Associations

American Bar Association 1989-present
American Association for Justice 1994-present
Illinois State Bar Association 1992-present
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 1992-present
Iowa State Bar Association 1994-present
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association 1994-present
Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers 1996-1999
Chicago Bar Association 1989-1992, 1997-2003
Cook County Bar Association 1989-1992
DuPage County Bar Association 1991-1993
Rock Island County Bar Association 1992-present
Scott County Bar Association 1994-present
Winnebago County Bar Association 1996-1998
Brain Injury Association 1996-present
Illinois Brain Injury Association 1996-present
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice 1998-present
Pound Civil Justice Institute 2004-present
Academy of Trial Professionals 2004-2005
National Crime Victim Bar Association (former National Board of Directors member)
Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (former National Board of Directors member)

American Bar Association
Medicine & Law Committee 1996-present
Products, General Liability & Consumer Law Committee 1993-present
Automobile Law Committee 1993-present
Litigation Section 1993-present
Tort Law & Insurance Section 1993-present

American Association for Justice
Former AAJ State Delegate-Illinois
Former Chairman Sub-Committee on Internet Marketing and Client Services
Leader’s Forum
President’s Club
Eagle PAC member
Interstate Trucking Litigation Group 1994-present
Birth Trauma Litigation Group 2000-present
Nursing Home Litigation Group 2000-present
Birth Injuries Litigation Group 2000-present
Attorney Information Exchange Group 2000-present
Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section 1994-present
Insurance Section 1994-present
Railroad Law Section 1999-present
Professional Negligence Section 1999-present
Product Liability Section 1999-present
Small Office Practice Section 1999-present
Toxic, Environmental & Pharmaceutical Torts Section 1999-present
Committee on Lawyer Marketing and Client Services 1999-present

Illinois State Bar Association
Civil Practice & Procedure Section 1993-present
Insurance Law Section 1993-present
Tort Law Section 1993-present
Elder Law Section 1996-present

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Former Illinois State Delegate, ATLA
Former Board of Managers
Board of Advocates 2000-2002
Medical Negligence Committee 1996-present
Legislative Committee 1995-present
Insurance Law Committee 1996-1999
Civil Practice & Rules Committee 1995-present
Membership Committee 1996-present
Product Liability Committee 1997-1999
Continuing Legal Education Committee 1997-1998
Publications Committee 1997-present
Young Lawyers Committee 1999-2002
Product Liability and Insurance Law Committee 1999-present

Iowa State Bar Association
Litigation Section 1994-present
Services to the Elderly Committee 1996-2000
Law Panels Committee 1994-1998

Rock Island County Bar Association
Board of Managers 1998-2000
Bar Assn. Liaison to Young Lawyers Committee 1998-2000

Winnebago County Bar Association
Professional Responsibility Committee 1996-1998
Continuing Legal Education Committee 1996-1998
Legal/Medical Committee 1996-1998
Editorial Board 1996-1998
Trial Section 1996-1998

Chicago Bar Association
Class Litigation Committee 1998-2004
Insurance Law Committee 1998-2004
Tort Litigation Committee 1998-2004

Pound Civil Justice Institute
Board of Trustees 2004-2006


Service Clubs & Civic Organizations
QCA Cares-Executive Director
Hard Headed Kids
Legally Speaking
Safe Kids Campaign
AARP Volunteer Legal Review Program


Illinois, 1989
Iowa, 1994
Wisconsin, 1996-2013
United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois, 1989
United States District Court for Central District of Illinois, 1992
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Federal Circuit, 1990
United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 2017


DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
J.D., 1989

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
B.A., 1985

Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois
Fall, 1980 – Spring, 1982

Google Reviews
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VanDerGinst Law P.C. - Injury Attorneys

4950 38th Ave, Moline, IL 61265, USA

(866) 797-5291

4.7 out of 5 stars

Ali Caves

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

The services proved at The VanDerginst Law Firm is excellent. The attorneys here really care about their clients and getting the best results possible no matter the circumstance. Attention is paid to every detail and every effort is made to make you feel comfortable and cared for. This firm is...

ErikMaitland65 .

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Dennis and his staff were GREAT! Had an issue of harassment, a while back. The front office staff treated me very kindly. When it came to Dennis, he was sympathetic to my situation. He clearly explained my situation from a legal standpoint and guided me through all of my options. He's great at...

Melissa Ernat

5 out of 5 stars

posted a week ago

At a very vulnerable time in our lives, having lost my father, and feeling uneasy about how things played out with the medical providers, we took our case to VanDerGinst Law. We met with Dennis and one of his paralegals. They were compassionate, informative, and transparent. They collected all...

Rita Reynolds

5 out of 5 stars

posted a week ago

I’m not from IL and I didn’t know any of the staff at VLAW but they made me feel right at home from the minute I walked thru the door. It so refreshing to actually do business with an amazing group of people that care and do what they tell you they are going to do. Dennis V is an absolute...

Roger Kromphardt

5 out of 5 stars

posted a week ago

I have had the privilege of assisting Dennis on cases many years ago. I have always had the utmost respect for his integrity and ability. I have recommended many people over the years to see him.


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