Richard always wanted to be a lawyer. He grew up watching his father-a well-­respected Chicago attorney-stand up for the rights of the wrongfully injured and disadvantaged against some of the most powerful corporate law firms in town.

After earning his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Richard specialized in commercial litigation. He represented insurance companies against accident victims in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. “This is where I really learned to dissect a case,” he says. “To anticipate and neutralize the strategies used by my opponents and get the best results for my insurance company clients.”

But Richard’s true calling was to help the “underdog”- the accident victim whose physical injuries and legal rights the insurance companies were so adept at sidestepping. He wanted to use his experience and knowledge of insurance company strategy to protect and preserve the dignity and the rights of injured individuals.

So he opened Gordon Law Offices, Ltd. in 2014.  “I didn’t want to answer to anyone else about the care of my clients,” he explains. “They should get the best possible attention and be top of mind for our staff. They should always know what’s happening-and that we’re as concerned about them as we are about their case.”

Richard then joined forces with Larry Gordon and David Centracchio in 2024 to create Gordon Gordon & Centracchio.

Richard has a record of success, earning his clients millions in settlements and being recognized as both a Super Lawyer and one of Chicago’s Top Forty under 40 attorneys to watch. He represents individuals in complex personal injury lawsuits and professional workers’ compensation claims. The results they see, combined with Richard’s passionate approach, lead clients to return to him for their legal needs. They also send their family and friends to Gordon Gordon & Centracchio. Even opposing attorneys respect Richard’s skills enough to refer their own clients to him.

If these clients and colleagues trust Richard, isn’t it worth a conversation to learn if he is the right representative for you?


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. – 2002
    • Honors: American Bar Association Moot Court team
    • Honors: Dean’s List
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison
    • B.S. – 1999
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Advocates