Elmhurst's Frank Sommario sworn in as EVP of National Italian American Bar Association

  • Frank Sommario, left, and NIABI President Frank Donnarumma after swearing in of officers of the National Italian American Bar Association.

    Frank Sommario, left, and NIABI President Frank Donnarumma after swearing in of officers of the National Italian American Bar Association. Courtesy of National Italian American Bar Association

Submitted by Jennifer McGuffin
Updated 6/15/2021 4:44 PM

Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a national personal injury firm primarily based in Chicago, is pleased to announce that partner Frank A. Sommario was sworn in as executive vice president of the National Italian Bar Association on June 11, 2021.

The event took place during a joint meeting of the directors of the National Italian American Bar Association and the Connecticut Italian American Bar Association. It was held at the Litchfield School of Law at the Tapping Reeve House in Litchfield, Connecticut, which is the first law school in the United States. The ceremony was also shared via Zoom for people around the country to attend, as well as by people in Italy and Canada who could not attend due to COVID restrictions.


Officers and directors of NIABA and CIABA were sworn in by Hon. William J. Nardini, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Sommario was sworn in for a two-year term. He is a past president of the Justinian Society of Lawyers, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Oct. 21, 2021.

NIABA intends to schedule its next board of directors meeting in Chicago that weekend so that it can participate in the Centennial Celebration, as many Justinians belong to NIABA, as well.

His commitment to the practice of law and professional associations also includes currently service on the board of managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, various positions within the Illinois State Bar Association, and past president of the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association. He has been regularly named as a Best Lawyer and has been named an Illinois Top 100 Super Lawyer and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

His complete bio can be found at rblaw.net/attorneys/sommario/.

Romanucci & Blandin is a national trial practice committed to fighting for victims of negligence, abuse and wrongful death arising from police misconduct, corporate negligence, civil rights actions, medical malpractice, mass torts and class actions. The attorneys' steadfast commitment to fighting for those seeking justice around the country has helped the firm obtain multiple verdicts and settlements in the millions of dollars. The Chicago-based personal injury lawyers are dedicated to providing victims who suffered injury as a result of another's wrongdoing full and fair compensation in a diligent, professional, skilled and caring manner. The lawyers actively support their communities and provide advocacy at the national, state and local levels on issues that support the U.S. tort system. Founded in 1998, Romanucci & Blandin is widely recognized for representing plaintiffs in numerous practice areas including: personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, workers' compensation, pharmaceutical, mass torts, civil rights, police misconduct, excessive force, aviation, product liability and premises liability. For more information about Romanucci & Blandin, please visit www.rblaw.net or call (312) 458-1000.

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