Steven J. Costello


Primary Practice Focus

Steve joined Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates in 2018 and fights for the rights of injured workers before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Steve has tried many cases at both the arbitration level and argued cases on appeal before various Illinois Appellate Court Districts.

How Should You Choose A Lawyer?

Steve’s background is unique. For most of his career, Steve defended companies in workers’ compensation cases—providing a sound understanding in the strategies companies use to delay, deny, and dispute injured workers’ claims. And knowing these tactics puts Steve at an advantage when it comes to representing injured workers and protecting their rights. By utilizing his insider knowledge and understanding of how the defense operates, Steve employs a strategy to put injured workers in the best position possible to move forward with their case.

Steve is from a Chicago family with union connections that go back for generations.  His paternal grandfather was a Federal meat inspector, while his maternal grandfather was a union pipefitter.  Currently, his uncle is a proud member of Iron Workers Local #1 in Chicago.