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Mark McNabola

Founding Partner

Judicial Experience and Successes

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 extremely difficult times.

Mark McNabola's Career

Consider these facts about Mark McNabola, a highly accomplished Illinois attorney who has gained significant legal recognition according to experts in the 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.

Member of the Illinois Bar and Education

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 and Media Recognition

  • 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

Mark McNabola's Honors, Awards, and Professional Associations

Honors & Awards

  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, DePaul University College of Law
  • Invited Speaker, Litigation Skills Conference, Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • Invited Speaker, Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • 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