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   3Albert E. DurkinChicago(312) 229-5555albert.durkin@mdr-law.comalbert.durkin@mdr-law.comMDR Law LLCwww.mdr-law.comwww.mdr-law.comdurkinalberte.jpgPersonal Injury Law: GeneralPersonal Injury Law: Professional MalpracticeCatastrophic InjuryTBI/PTSDMedical MalpracticeConstruction NegligenceTransportation & Premises Liability
Albert E.
180 N LaSalle St Ste 3650
Chicago IL 60601
Ph.(312) 229-5555 Fx.(312) 229-5556Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Personal Injury Law: General    Catastrophic Injury
Personal Injury Law: Professional Malpractice    TBI/PTSD
    Medical Malpractice
    Construction Negligence
    Transportation & Premises Liability
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Durkin has more than 35 years of experience as a personal injury litigator. While seasoned in all types of personal injury litigation, he has distinguished himself in the area of complex traumatic brain injury and psychological injuries resulting from exposure to trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder. In the spring of 2008, Mr. Durkin negotiated a seven-figure resolution for a client who was diagnosed with PTSD following her escape from the fire that occurred in October 2003 at the 69 W. Washington County Building. Mr. Durkin was involved integrally in the resolution of the totality of the claims that ultimately settled on the eve of trial for $100 million.

An active member of Illinois' legal community, Mr. Durkin holds several important positions. He was recently elected to the Illinois State Bar Association's (ISBA) Board of Governors, having previously served three terms in the ISBA General Assembly. In addition to elected office, his ISBA service includes his appointments to the Cook County Judicial Evaluation Committee, since 2000, and the Tort Law Section Council, since 2001. Additionally, Mr. Durkin serves on the Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association's Medical Malpractice Committee.

A frequent speaker on a variety of subjects, he is consistently published in legal journals including a feature in the 2011 Leading Lawyers Magazine - Consumer Edition. In addition to his involvement with the ISBA, Mr. Durkin holds a membership in the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He holds an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Company confirming his status as a highly respected and ethical member of the bar. The AV rating signifies legal abilities of the highest standard and professional ethics that are unquestioned.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1977
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1977

Year of Birth:  1952

Law School:  DePaul University School of Law, J.D., 1977
Undergraduate School:  Lewis University, B.A., public administration, 1974

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Illinois State Bar Association
  Judicial Evaluation Committee
  American Association of Justice
  Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  Medical Malpractice and Civil Practice Committees
Chicago Bar Association
  Circuit Court Rules and Judiciary Committees
Student Trial Advocacy Competition
  Judge, 2000
American Moot Trial Association Regional Competition
  Judge, 2002 and 2003

Legal Lectures:  
"Expert Disclosure 213(f)(3)" and "Trial Preparation," ISBA Back to Basics CLE, Feb 2007

"Technology & Demonstrative Evidence in the Courtroom," ISBA Tort Law CLE, June 2005

"Courtroom Discovering Technology," Illinois State Bar Association, June 2004

"Spoliation after Darden: Back to Boyd," ITLA Trial Journal, June 2004

"Effective Use of Request to Admit," 2004

"Increased Risk of Future Injury," Illinois State Bar Association, May 2003

"Traumatic Brian Injury Case Study," Illinois Case Management Network, April 2003

"Trying an Arbitration Case-Plaintiff's Perspective," Illinois State Bar Association, May 2002

"Catastrophic Brain Injury: A Legal Case Study and Implications for Case Managers," ATLA, March 2002

"Voir Dire," Chicago Bar Association, October 2001

"Effective Use of Paralegals," Roosevelt University, 2001

"Construction Negligence," ITLA September 1999

"Special Interrogatories," ITLA, May 1997

"Medical Malpractice Claims from the Plaintiff's Perspective," Chicagoland Health Care Risk Management Society, April 1993

Firm Description:  
Miroballi Durkin & Rudin, LLC ("MDR") is dedicated to providing their clients personalized, professional service backed by decades of experience. The firm's diverse practice includes aviation law, medical negligence, construction negligence, product liability, transportation litigation, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, and premise liability. The office is located at 180 North LaSalle Street, Suite 3650, Chicago, IL 60601, and is consolidated with Coven Law Group--a firm with extensive experience with workers' compensation for injured employees. MDR continues to achieve successful results for their clients and remains active in the legal and charitable communities.

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