Serving Chicagoland and Northern Illinois Mark Szaflarski has over 25 years experience winning benefits for Social Security Disability claimants and Personal Injury plaintiffs.
I am proud to represent only individuals who have been injured or who are seeking Social Security Disability benefits. I was born in Chicago, grew up in the Chicago area, and received my law degree in Chicago. I am lucky to have worked with several excellent trial attorneys over the years. Now I can put that knowledge and experience to work for you. As a sole practitioner, I have the freedom to handle the types of cases that I want to handle. If I cannot help you, most likely I can point you in the right direction to get the legal assistance you need. If you agree to retain me, you will know that I will be the attorney handling your case. Both injury cases and Social Security Disability claims require a written contract between the attorney and client. Until we have signed written Attorney Client Agreement, I do not represent you. I suggest that if you are reviewing this website because you need a lawyer, that you call me and we meet. I hope you will, 312-558-1850, Ext. 206. If you do retain me, I will represent you to the best of my ability, through research of the law and witness preparation. I will encourage your questions and answer with candor. Your case is important. I will strive to keep you aware of and comfortable with the progress of your case as we move towards resolution.
120 S. State Street
Chicago IL 60603
(312) 558-1850 ex. 206
Sole Practitioner concentrating in Plaintiff's personal injury and Social Security Disability representation.
Contract work performed for other attorneys, including medical records review and analysis, legal research, abstracts, brief writing, litigation support, deposition and court coverage.
Brustin & Lundblad, Ltd. July 2006 to September 2009
Plaintiffs' trial attorney involved in obtaining over $9,000,000.00 in 11 jury trials (1 medical negligence, 1 construction, 6 motor vehicle, and 3 premises trials). Duties included all facets of representation of clients from initial intake through trial and appellate brief writing.
Pfaff & Gill, Ltd., Chicago IL July 2004 to July 2006
Plaintiffs' trial attorney in 1 medical negligence and 1 premises liability jury trial. Duties included all facets of representation of clients from initial intake through trial.
Joel H. Greenburg, Ltd., Chicago IL September 1987 to June 2004
Plaintiffs' trial attorney involved in trying 7 medical negligence, 4 motor vehicle jury trials, and 1 Chancery bench trial, as well as briefing and arguing 1 federal and 2 state appellate cases. Duties included all facets of representation of clients, as well as office administration.
Law Offices of Arthur S. Gomberg, Chicago, IL May 1985 to September 1987
Plaintiff's trial attorney and claimant's Social Security Disability representative. Duties included all facets of representation of clients from initial intake through trial or hearing. Previously employed during law school as a clerk.
Legal Services Program of Northern Indiana, Inc., South Bend, IN 1979 1982
Paralegal for Legal Aid Office with responsibilities including Nursing Home Ombudsman, landlord-tenant and consumer law support.
DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL., J.D., May, 1985. G.P.A. 3.6/4.0. Graduated with Honors (Top 5%); Editor, DePaul Law Review.
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. B.A., English, May, 1979.
State of Illinois, admitted in 1985.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, admitted to the General Bar in 1985 and the Trial Bar in 2006.
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, admitted in 1990.
Chicago Bar Association
Chair of the CBA Tort Litigation Committee. 2001 2002.
CBA representative to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee's hearing on the amendment of Supreme Court Rule 213.
Chair of Housing Sub-Committee for the Justice for Youth Campaign. 1991-1992.
Co-Chair of the CBA Young Lawyers Section Homeless and Runaway Youth Committee. 1989 1991.
Current member of the Civil Practice, Social Security Law, and Tort Litigation Committees.
Illinois State Bar Association
Judicial Evaluation Committee 2000-2004.
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Amicus Curie Awards 2000, 2001, 2003.
Chicago Bar Association. Moderator, "Motion Practice in the Law Division" Seminar. 2001 to present.
Chicago Bar Association. Seminar Moderator, "Learn How New Supreme Court Rule 213 Will Affect your Practice." June 13, 2002.
Association of Legal Administrators. Speaker on Tort Law, "Disaster Recovery Planning Seminar." December 18, 2001.
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Author, "Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook Closing Argument." 2001 2009.
Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation Committee's Tort Reporter. Author, "Remittitur." Published March 2010.
Ascension Catholic Elementary School, Oak Park IL. School Board Member, 2001-2004. Secretary, 2006 to 2012. Girls' Basketball Coach 2008 to 2011.
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