Crystal Figueroa has handled hundreds of workers’ compensation cases successfully. She is a first generation college graduate, and first generation law student of her family, and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She takes pride in her Hispanic culture and was the former Region IX student president for the Hispanic National Bar Association, which is the largest organization of Hispanic/Latino legal professionals in the nation. While in law school, she also founded and was president of the Latino Law Society.
Crystal’s passion is for helping the vulnerable, which is what drew her to practicing law in workers’ compensation.
“Many clients who seek workers’ compensation often feel helpless, and I believe I have the heart and compassion to aid them in navigating the often confusing legal system,” Crystal said. “Being an attorney in the workers’ compensation realm is important to me because it provides me with numerous opportunities to step into someone’s life and make it better. If I am not giving back to my community, I feel like I am not doing my job.”
One particularly memorable case for Crystal was during her first year of practice. A husband and father was injured on the job and the insurance adjuster denied his benefits. He was the lone breadwinner of his family, which were in another country, and without income and being able to send money to them he feared for his family. Crystal contacted the adjuster relentlessly until the injured party began receiving his benefits again.
As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Crystal’s familiarity with the struggles of the marginalized make her extremely driven, passionate, and empathetic. She is a fierce attorney who has her client’s best interests in mind. The word lazy is not in her vernacular.
Outside of the office and the courtroom Crystal enjoys salsa dancing, travelling, and spending time with her family.
- Workers’ Compensation
- JD, Michigan State University College of Law
- BS, University of Michigan
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
- Chicago Bar Association