At McNabola Law Group, we welcome clients who have been referred to our law firm by our peers. We are proud of the fact that a large percentage of our firm's clients are referred to us by our attorney colleagues. Other firms feel confident sending clients to our firm because of our effective and aggressive client advocacy. As experienced personal injury trial lawyers, we have secured over $550 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of injured clients. In addition to other attorneys, we regularly receive referrals from physicians and surgeons whose patients are suffering injuries in various areas of personal injury law. 

Fee Splitting

Fee splitting is discussed in Rule 1.5 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct. The Rule allows for fee splitting if certain conditions are met, the most important of which involves the consent of the client to the arrangement. The client must be informed of the existence of the agreement, the division of labor and responsibilities, and the economic benefits to accrue to each attorney (Rule 1.5(f)).

Our Attorneys

Our attorneys have earned reputations as successful personal injury and medical malpractice litigators. They have impressive academic credentials coupled with extensive experience in their practice areas. Mark McNabola is AV®-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.* Mark McNabola been included in Illinois' top 100 "Super Lawyers" according to Law & Politics magazine. Ruth Degnan has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer for 2016 based on a survey of her peers, and is also the recipient of the JVR Award for Trial Lawyer Excellence. Jim Knibbs as well, has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer by his peers for many years over his career. 

Our attorneys are frequently quoted by the press regarding personal injury issues and many serve as adjunct professors at law schools in the Chicago area. We frequently speak at national events on trial advocacy and procedure and have authored many articles in the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice. Perhaps most importantly, our attorneys are willing to put in the hard work it takes to get results in injury litigation.

Associating With Other Lawyers

We understand and respect the relationship between referring attorneys and their clients. We welcome the expertise referring attorneys bring to the table when associating on catastrophic injury cases and pay referral fees in recognition of the valuable contributions of referring attorney (in accordance with the Rules of Professional Conduct). We look forward to working with you on your next case.

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From our offices in downtown Chicago our personal injury litigation attorneys represent clients in communities throughout Cook County and Illinois. Learn more about ways we can help you receive the compensation you need for your physical, mental, emotional, and financial recovery. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.



Product Liability - Family man paralyzed in a boating injury when he fell from the upper deck of a yacht. The offer by the insurance company for the defendant was only $3 million before trial and $25 million after three weeks of jury trial, offered after closing arguments.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola and Ruth Degnan



Construction Site Negligence - A man was demonstrating construction equipment known as a “man lift," and was elevated in the air. The lift collapsed, and the plaintiff suffered permanent injuries to his ankle and lower back. McNabola represented one of two seriously injured plaintiffs. Prior to trial, the offer was only $3 million.

Lead Trial Attorney Mark McNabola