Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of KJS

Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of KJS


Firm Overview

In our practice, we believe that no case is too big or too small. Our cases have included everything from minor fender benders to some of the most catastrophic car accidents in Chicago. We have argued on behalf of countless personal injury victims throughout the state of Illinois, exhibiting a fierce dedication to each case that has resulted in millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Additionally, our Chicago medical malpractice law firm has helped shape Illinois law to make hospitals and medical facilities safer for patients.

Compassionate, One-On-One Attention

We treat every client with care and individualized attention. Furthermore, we keep you apprised of every step during your legal process, and an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer is always just a phone call away.

Main Office

Main Office
7210 East State Street
Rockford IL 61108


(312) 782-2525

Personal Injury

Auto Accident

Medical Malpractice

Amanda L. Brasfield

Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of KJS

Amanda is one of the firm's most experienced trial attorneys. From medical malpractice to construction accident negligence, Amanda has obtained a number of multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts.

Amanda has worked on dozens of complicated medical malpractice cases involving birth injuries, cerebral palsy, surgical mishaps, delayed diagnosis of cancer, and missed diagnosis of conditions such as heart attack, stroke, infection, sepsis, hemorrhage, meningitis, abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm (AAA and TAA), and shock. From depositions through trial, Amanda works tirelessly to uncover what proper medical practices were not followed and what steps could have been taken to prevent injuries and deaths related to medical care. In each of her medical malpractice cases, Amanda works with dedication and tenacity to achieve justice for those who have been harmed by the medical providers in which they placed their trust.

In addition to her experience with medical malpractice cases, Amanda has worked on a number of complex personal injury actions involving construction site negligence, trench collapse, elevator/lift collapse, trucking accidents, auto accidents, childhood sex abuse, police misconduct and police shootings. Amanda works tirelessly to investigate and litigate her personal injury cases.

Amanda understands what it takes to bring complicated cases to trial. While she was taking night classes at Loyola University School of Law, Amanda worked full-time as a paralegal/law clerk at KJS. As a paralegal/law clerk, Amanda assisted in all aspects of preparing medical malpractice and complex personal injury cases for trial. Even prior to beginning her career as an attorney, Amanda worked on more than a dozen medical malpractice trials and a handful of complex personal injury trials, including a fatal shooting by a Chicago Police Officer which resulted in a $12.5 million dollar verdict.
As an attorney at KJS, Amanda has worked on hundreds of cases and has obtained tens of millions of dollars for her clients. Amanda is widely respected for her success at securing just compensation for her clients.

In both 2015 and 2016, Amanda was named as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers. This distinction is reserved for attorneys who have shown outstanding aptitude for the practice of law at an early stage of their career. This honor is bestowed on less than 2% of all attorneys licensed in Illinois. In addition, Amanda was designated a Rising Star by SuperLawyers, another honor reserved for less than 2.5% of attorneys.

To contact attorney Amanda Brasfield call 312-782-2525.

Craig P. Mannarino

Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of KJS

Since joining Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in 1997, Craig has consistently obtained significant jury verdicts and settlements for his clients in lawsuits involving medical malpractice, automobile negligence, pharmaceutical mass torts, and other catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. His record of success includes over $50 million in jury verdicts to date. He has obtained large jury verdicts for his clients in counties throughout northern Illinois. Additionally, Craig has obtained a number of sizable settlements throughout his career. Just recently, Craig was one of a small group of lawyers leading the consolidated Cook County, Illinois pharmaceutical litigation involving the diabetes drug Actos which resolved for $2.37 billion, one of the largest pharmaceutical settlements ever.

In recognition of his long-standing record of success, Craig has earned a number of honors from various local and national peer-organizations. In 2016, Craig was accepted as a Fellow into the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is limited to 500 U.S. trial lawyers. The standards for admission are high, and include outstanding skills and extensive experience as a trial lawyer as well as unimpeachable personal and professional character. In 2014, Craig was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor bestowed upon only those who have shown dedication to the welfare of the community and the highest principles of the legal profession. In 2010, Craig was elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only. Prospective members must have substantial civil trial experience and must demonstrate the virtues of civility, integrity and professionalism. There are currently only 110 ABOTA members in the state of Illinois.

Additionally, since 2012 Craig has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer and he has been listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers Association every year since 2009. In 2008, Craig was named one of the Top 40 Illinois Lawyers Under 40 by Law Bulletin Publishing, Inc., the publisher of Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. View Craig's profile click this link 40 Under 40 profile
In 2013, Craig was one of only five trial lawyers featured in an article in Crain's Chicago Business discussing Rising Stars in Chicago's Personal Injury Bar.

To contact attorney Craig P. Mannarino call 3212-782-2525.