Serious Lawyers
For Serious Cases

Our top priority is obtaining full compensation for our clients

Our Case Results

We are personal injury lawyers who serve Chicago and all of Illinois.

Welcome To Gill Ports, Ltd.

At Gill Ports, Ltd., we are a small law firm of personal injury trial lawyers with more than 90 years of collective experience. We represent those killed or injured by wrongful conduct.

Our clients do not pay anything unless we win, and our fees are reasonable. Plus, we do not charge more to go to trial – unlike many firms that charge extra for filing suit, going to trial, or doing an appeal.

We are based in Chicago but work throughout Illinois, and in special cases, in other states. If you have been injured or suffered the loss of a loved one, we hope you will contact us for a free consultation.

Our Case Results

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice

Product Liability

Job Site Accidents

Catastrophic Injuries

Car & Truck Accidents

Wrongful Death

We Are Fearless

Our personal injury attorneys have prevailed against some of America’s largest corporate defendants. This list includes multibillion-dollar companies like Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Northwestern Medicine, OSF Healthcare, Advocate Healthcare, Unity Point Methodist, Pekin Hospital, NorthShore Health System and others.

The size of the defendant is irrelevant to our willingness to proceed to suit and trial for our clients. If our client suffered a serious injury or the loss of a loved one due to wrongful conduct, we prosecute the case to the fullest.

Our Illinois Trial Lawyers
Do Not Waste Time

Bruce Pfaff founded the firm 32 years ago with the goal of providing excellent trial and trial preparation work in a timely manner. We assign two lawyers to every case to prevent delays. We strive to set early trial dates and are always ready to try our cases on time. The sooner the trial, the sooner our clients are compensated.

Our team has worked together for many years. Our paralegals and legal assistants have all served with us for more than 10 years. Michael Gill and Matthew Ports have worked at the firm since 1997 and 2000, respectively. Alexander Marsh has practiced with us for as long as he has been a lawyer. We all know what is expected of us to best represent our clients.

Our Results Tell Our Story

Results matter. Trial results are the best measure of a trial lawyer. Gill Ports, Ltd. has obtained six verdicts that exceed $10 million for individual plaintiffs and many other verdicts for more than $1 million. We have also obtained many eight figure and seven figure settlements for our clients.

We are excited to try cases and always prepare each case for trial. This distinguishes us from some other firms whose practice model is more geared toward settlement. We are happy to settle cases when our client feels it is in their best interest, of course, but we will never recommend a settlement unless it is the right thing for our client.

Our Fees Are Reasonable

Our law firm charges reasonable fees and we do not charge our clients a higher fee to go to trial, as some firms do. Our clients generally agree to pay our firm one-third of the amount collected from the defendants whether the case is resolved before trial, after trial or after an appeal is completed.

Some law firms charge 40% if the case is resolved after the lawsuit is filed and 50% if the case is resolved during or after an appeal. We do not do that. We believe that whether a case is resolved at a certain stage should not cost the client a higher percentage fee.

We charge no attorneys’ fee unless we are successful in recovering damages for you. It does not matter if we work on a case for five days or five years, if you do not recover damages, our firm does not charge any attorneys’ fee.

Our Attorneys Are Available

We are available to our clients at their convenience: in person, virtually, by phone or email. We believe in keeping our clients fully up to date on all significant matters about their case. That is not only good practice, good manners and common courtesy. We treat our clients with respect.

Our lawyers have been recognized by their peers with various honors and our clients will tell you their experiences with the firm.

Bruce R. Pfaff


Michael T. Gill


Alexander J. Marsh

Associate Attorney

What Our Clients Say

“The team was very professional and courteous. Throughout the preparation and the court proceedings, the team did an excellent job.” – Felix de la Montana

“We had the good fortune to be introduced to Gill Ports, Ltd. through a trusted family friend for a medical malpractice suit involving the ‘off label’ use of a medication during a surgery that left my husband critically ill and permanently disabled.” – S.U.

“They care about their clients and work very hard towards a positive outcome.” – P.T.

“There is not enough gratitude that I am able to express of what Gill Ports, Ltd. has done for me.” – J.N.

“In dealing with a complicated wrongful death lawsuit, along with great emotional stress, Gill Ports, Ltd. gently led our family through the maze of legalities with care and concern.” – A.S.