We are dedicated to getting justice and compensation for our clients. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, our expertise in personal injury, worker's compensation, mesothelioma, and wrongful death suits means that we know how to win cases.
We are not afraid to stand up for your rights; we are not afraid to go to trial. We only get paid if you get paid, and you only get paid when we lay down the law.
is a founding partner and chief litigator for the Law Office of Fedor Kozlov, P.C. With over ten years of experience as a practicing Illinois Attorney, Fedor is committed to bringing justice to suffering parties at any cost. His expertise in this field is informed by intimate insights into all stages of the damage claims process, from secretarial research to insurance adjustment to hard-hitting litigation. In a field where 90% of claims are settled before trial, Fedor consistently pushes for the best offer for all of his clients and has seen over 10 trials with a judge in the last 5 years alone. Most personal injury attorneys would consider this a risky investment. Fedor's success, however, has shown the value in persistence, both for himself and his clients. He has seen awards that approach $500K, simply due to his refusal to accept a meager settlement in the short term. Fedor even takes cases from other attorneys and brings them all the way to trial. His tenacity makes him a rare attorney in the field of personal injury.
Shawn Monroe comes to The Law Offices of Fedor Kozlov with a wide array of courtroom and litigation experience. Shawn concentrates his practice in family law, civil litigation, and criminal defense, and has always geared his legal career toward “fighting for the underdog.”
Prior to coming aboard at the Law Office of Fedor Kozlov, P.C., Shawn practiced for over eight years in criminal law, and four years representing union members against employers. As a trial attorney, Shawn has a successful record in jury and bench trials, as well as many contested motion hearings. He is licensed to practice in both Illinois and California.
Shawn is a graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington, and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he was on the law school’s Honor Roll and National Dean’s List. During law school, Shawn received numerous honors and awards in national mock trial and negotiations competitions. He uses his broad experience to help guide clients through, what is often, some of the most difficult and challenging experiences in many of their lives.
Daniel Kugler specializes in Family Law, Debt Collection, Criminal Defense, and Civil Litigation. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is licensed to practice in Illinois State Court and Federal Court. Daniel excels at administrative law, having guarded the rights of his clients before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, The Illinois Secretary of State Office, and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
Daniel received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and graduated from The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, where he was a recipient of the prestigious Edward T. Lee Scholarship. While earning his law degree, Daniel externed with the Honorable Justice Michael B Hyman of the Illinois State Appellate Court, gaining inside knowledge of the Appeals Court process. Daniel also spent two semesters at the Federal Defender Office, representing indigent clients who had been charged with federal crimes. He has attended training alongside Cook County judges in the growing field of Restorative Justice. He also worked for a distinguished personal injury firm that focused on medical malpractice and class action suits.
Daniel prides himself not only on his legal skills but also the connection he forms with his clients. His clients feel that he listens to their concerns and explains complex issues in a way that can be easily understood. He is not only an attorney, but an advocate.
Iurie Oancea graduated with an LLM in U.S. Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Prior to his professional career in the U.S., Iurie completed a four-year graduate program in international law, a one-year Master’s program, and a four-year Ph.D. program in criminal law. In pursuing this education, Iurie obtained a varied and extensive knowledge of the United States of America, European, and international legal concepts and practices.
Before starting his career in the U.S., Iurie practiced for 10 years as an attorney in Eastern Europe representing clients in a wide variety of cases including civil, economic, real estate, family, criminal, and human rights cases.
Also, Iurie worked as a corporate attorney for a large international manufacturing firm expanding his knowledge of business law. Since 2007, he has represented applicants before the European Court of Human Rights. Through his work experience, Iurie gained essential client-facing, research, and analysis skills. Iurie’s teaching experience at Moldova University of European Studies also gave him the ability to synthesize and explain multifaceted legal issues to any audience.
Joshua Chaet is an experienced attorney with over 32 years of experience in Creditor’s Rights and Commercial Litigation and is licensed in the State of Illinois. Joshua has represented several large and medium size publicly traded and privately held businesses.
Prior to joining The Law Offices of Fedor Kozlov, Joshua has been involved as COO of financial companies, Managing Member of law firms, In House Counsel for a Commercial Collection Agency and Associate Attorney for law firms
Joshua is a graduate of Indiana University and The John Marshall Law School (UIC Law)
Kathy Nani brings broad legal experience to the Law Office of Fedor Kozlov, P.C. Kathy specializes in Family Law and Civil Litigation and is dedicated to assisting clients in reaching a solution that best fits their needs. Kathy understands the personal impact on each client when family law issues arise, and she uses this perspective in guiding her clients through the legal process.
Prior to joining The Law Office of Fedor Kozlov, Kathy practiced securities law at the Securities Department at the Illinois Secretary of State’s office. She represented investors against securities fraud and coordinated with other federal and state agencies on parallel investigations and enforcement actions.
Kathy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and her law degree from The John Marshall Law school. Additionally, she received a Master of Science degree in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California at Davis.
Kathy believes that client engagement is central to achieving successful results and she is committed to maintaining a high level of communication that truly involves the client in every step of the litigation process.
Patricia Brito Salazar
Patricia believes communication is key to a successful attorney-client relationship. She uses her fluency in English, Spanish, and French to facilitate communication with clients of diverse backgrounds. Patricia started as an immigration attorney representing, primarily, companies and helping them with their employment needs. Now, Patricia uses her fluency in three languages and her previous immigration experience to help families and individuals achieve their goals.
Patricia graduated from Loyola University in Chicago with a bachelor’s in political science and religious studies. She graduated law school from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. While in law school, Patricia was a judicial extern for a Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She is admitted in the State of Illinois and in Federal Courts.