Dylan Rakestraw joined Nora & Partners as an associate in 2021. He specializes in civil litigation, with an emphasis on medical malpractice claims.
Prior to joining Nora & Partners, Mr. Rakestraw was a litigation associate at a prominent Chicago defense firm where he defended product liability, premises liability, toxic tort, and occupational injury claims. Mr. Rakestraw started his legal career as a criminal prosecutor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant State’s Attorney, Mr. Rakestraw gained extensive litigation experience trying numerous cases and presenting and defending hundreds of dispositive motions. Mr. Rakestraw also authored numerous appellate briefs and even argued a First Degree Murder appeal in the Illinois Appellate Court.
Mr. Rakestraw was born in Annawan, Illinois. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.