Trial Attorney Mark McNabola has devoted his career of 30+ years to victims of catastrophic personal injury and medical malpractice. In that time, Mark has received much recognition including being the youngest recipient of the distinguished Trial Lawyer Excellence Award for having been the lead trial attorney earning five or more jury verdicts of $5 million or more. His trial experience has earned him record verdicts and settlements in Cook, DuPage and Will Counties. His trial record is one of the best in the State of Illinois over the past 32 years.  Mark prides himself in giving each client personal attention and helping his clients through their most difficult times.

Consider these facts about attorney Mark McNabola according to the experts in the legal field (including the Jury Verdict Reporter):

  • 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 $500 million in verdicts and settlements
  • Never offered more money than he received at trial

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.

In a recent ten-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.

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1985

DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois

J.D. - 1985

DePaul University

B.A. - 1981

Published Works
  • Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith/ Governmental Defendants and Government Regulation of Health Care Professionals, Chapter 18, Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook, ITLA, 2014
  • 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
Classes & Seminars
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, DePaul University College of Law
  • Invited Speaker, Litigation Skills Conference, Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • Invited Speaker, Institute of Transportation Engineers
Honors & Awards
  • Holds Record High Injury Results for Injured Victims in Three Counties
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope Chicago, Current Governing Board Member

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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