Yao Dinizulu

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      Yao Dinizulu

      Chicago, Illinois


      Mr. Dinizulu was born in Washington D.C., and after graduating from high school in Queens, New York, Mr. Dinizulu attended Florida A& M University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he graduated magna cum laude. While at Florida A&M University, Mr. Dinizulu was a member of Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities; the National Dean’s List, the Golden Key National Honor Society, Founder of the Collegiate Democratic Caucus of Florida, Student Government Association Student Senate, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, and campus spokesperson for the Television and Radio broadcast of the NAACP Speaks.

      After graduating from Florida A&M University, Mr. Dinizulu attended the University of Illinois College of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1997. While at the University of Illinois, Mr. Dinizulu served on the University of Illinois Student Bar Association and the Executive Board for the National Black Law Student Association. During his tenure at the College of Law, Mr. Dinizulu was awarded the prestigious James Benton Parsons Scholarship from the Just Beginning Foundation and the National Bar Association’s Judicial Council for Public Service and Academic Achievement.

      After graduating from law school, Mr. Dinizulu began his professional career, handling multi-billion dollar complex tax restructurings, with Price Waterhouse, LLP which later merged with Coopers & Lybrand to become PricewaterhouseCoopers.

      In May 2000, Mr. Dinizulu, acting as a founding partner, formed Harris, Mitchell & Dinizulu, LLC. In January 2008, Mr. Dinizulu formed the Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd., focusing the practice primarily on injury/tort litigation and commercial litigation. He has also been recognized both locally and nationally, for work relating to advancing civil rights causes and championing social issues. With a concentration in litigation, Mr. Dinizulu is an innovator, always seeking to use cutting-edge technology in his practice to ensure that he achieves the greatest results for his clients. Mr. Dinizulu has represented a diverse client base not limited to: wards of the state of Illinois, physicians and lawyers, to business owners and condominium associations. Mr. Dinizulu has also represented individuals and corporations in many tort actions ranging from sodomy and trucking/motor vehicle accidents, to wrongful deaths and nursing home negligence. Although the Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd. serves clients located primarily within the Cook and neighboring counties, Mr. Dinizulu operates a regional practice. As an attorney, Mr. Dinizulu’s motto is to, “never let an opponent out work me.”

      Demonstrating his compassion for his community, Mr. Dinizulu is actively engaged in numerous community activities involving civic and faith-based organizations. In addition, Mr. Dinizulu frequently makes several public appearances to address issues specifically affecting the African American community.

      Hobbies & Other Interests

      Mr. Dinizulu enjoys traveling, the theatre, fine dining and spending time with his loved ones.

      Practice Areas

      Medical Malpractice

      Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors

      Personal Injury

      Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death


      • Free Consultation - We offer consultations at no cost and no obligation to you. In your initial consultation, we listen to your story and answer your questions about potential compensation for your injuries, your lost wages and your pain and suffering.
      • Contingent Fees - We work on a contingency basis. This means that you are only asked to pay if we are successful in achieving a positive outcome for you.

      Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice



      English : Spoken, Written
      Spanish : Spoken, Written

      Professional Experience

      Founding Partner Harris, Mitchell & Dinizulu, LLC.

      Year: 2000 - 2007


      Price Waterhouse, LLP

      Year: 1997 - 2000

      Description: handling multi-billion dollar complex tax restructurings

      Shareholder Dinizulu Law Group Ltd.

      Year: 2008 - Current

      Description: focusing the practice primarily on injury/tort litigation and commercial litigation.

      Professional Associations

      Florida A&M University National Alumni Association, Chicago Chapter Past President (Current)

      Florida A&M University National Alumni Association Past Midwest Regional Officer (Current)

      Florida A&M University National Alumni Association Midwest Regional Vice President (Current)


      The Multi-Level Nursing Home Corporate Structure: Transparency, Acccountability And Common Sense Thomson Reuters (August, 2009)


      • University of Illinois College of Law J.D.

        Year: 1994 - 1997

      • Florida A&M University B.S.

        Year: 1991 - 1994

        Honors: Magna cum Laude, the National Dean’s List,


      221 North LaSalle Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60601

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