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Attorney Mark E. McNabola's entire career of nearly 30 years has involved prosecuting cases for severely injured people. Ask Chicago attorneys to name the best trial attorneys and Mark McNabola's name is sure to surface.
Consider these facts about attorney Mark McNabola according to the experts in the legal field (including the Jury Verdict Reporter):
Mr. McNabola received one of the legal field's top accolades in October 2011. Mark was given a 2011 Trial Lawyer Excellence award from the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Co. Mark now joins an elite group of ten attorneys in Illinois who have won five or more jury trials of $5 million or more. He is the youngest attorney to receive this honor.
- success rate of almost 100% of the cases he accepts
- top 5% of lawyers in the Illinois bar
- highest Martindale-Hubbell rating
- many results over $10 million
- record verdicts and settlements in Cook, DuPage and Will counties
- his firm results of over $475 million in verdicts and settlements
- never offered more money than he received at trial
In one 10-day period, Mr. McNabola tried a case in DuPage County and received a record jury verdict after rejecting a serious offer from the defense. During a day off from that trial, he represented a family at a mediation resulting in a $14 million settlement.
Mark McNabola is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Society of Trial Attorneys and a frequent columnist in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He has been an adjunct law professor at DePaul University College of Law in trial advocacy. He is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and is on the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He has lectured and is an author on various topics concerning accident victims' rights. He is frequently quoted in the press on personal injury law and the judicial system.
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1985
Hourly Rate: Contingency fee.
Date of Birth: 1959
Law School: DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1985
Undergraduate School: DePaul University, B.A., 1981
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Dean's list
Severely injured people
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
Chicago Bar Association, Civil Procedures Committee
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers
Society of Trial Lawyers, Chicago, Judicial Administration and Reform Committee
Society of Trial Lawyers, Chicago, Trial Techniques Committee
The Fellows of the American Bar Association
North Suburban Bar Association
Celtic Lawyers Association
Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago
Boys Hope Girls Hope Chicago, Current Governing Board Member
Children's Charities of Chicago, Past President
Children's Charities of Chicago, Past Executive Director
Children's Charities of Chicago, Past Chairman, Annual Ball
Mulliganeers, Committee Member
Prevent Child Abuse America, Chicago Board
The Knapp Burn Foundation, Member, Legal Counsel
100 Club of Chicago
Published Legal Writing:
Juries Should Not Decide Contingency Fee Disputes, Volume 157, No. 214, November 11, 2011
Physicians and Litigation: Emerging Trends, Volume 157, No. 151, August 3, 2011
Jurors Questions Have Place in Today's Courtroom, Volume 157, No. 131, July 6, 2011
Embracing Change in the Jury System , Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Volume 157, Number 88, May 4, 2011
ITLA Notebook Series (Contributing Author)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Contributing Author)
Proof of Facts (Contributing Author)
The Special Interrogatory: An Instrument of Unfairness in the Jury System., Trial Journal of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (Winter 2002), Volume 4, Number 1: 18-19, 32, 34-35.
It's Time to Move Beyond Separate Discovery and Evidence Depositions in Illinois, Illinois Bar Journal, vol. 92, July 2004
ITLA, 1990 - AAnatomy of an Automobile Accident Lawsuit@ Seminar. Topic: Pre-Suit Investigation.
ITLA, 1991 - ACivil Practice Update & Review@ Seminar. Topic: Discovery.
ITLA, 1999 - AEvidence@ Seminar. Topic: Economic Evidence.
ITLA, 2000 - AProduct Liability - Premises Liability@ Seminar. Topic: Damages.
IICLE, 2003 - AEffective Jury Selection: Who Do You Remove, Why Do You Remove Them, and How Do You Influence Jurors During Voir Dire? Topic: Jury Selection Demonstration for Medical Malpractice Cases.
Married with three children.
Complimentary parking is available at the corner of Lake and Dearborn (Self-Park).