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Mark Dym is a shareholder with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. His practice concentrates on catastrophic personal injury claims and complex litigation. Mr. Dym is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating for attorneys in both legal ability and ethical standards given by that company. Mr. Dym has also been selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers for 2010, 2011 and 2012. Only five percent of attorneys in Illinois are selected to receive this honor. Mr. Dym serves on the Firm's Management Committee.
Mr. Dym and his group represent individuals and companies in a variety of legal settings. Mr. Dym has recovered millions of dollars for injured persons and their families in claims throughout the country. His practice involves wrongful death claims, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, quadriplegia, paraplegia, loss of eyesight and hearing, serious disfigurement and other devastating injuries.
Mr. Dym and his firm also defend parties in a multitude of diverse injury, products liability, coverage issues, commercial, fiduciary, estate and employment matters, and counsel companies on safety measures and risk avoidance.
Mr. Dym counsels clients throughout the world, including Canada, England, and the Middle East. Mr. Dym has provided legal services for many professional athletes and served as legal counsel to the City of Chicago for the 1994 World Cup matches. He represented Soccer International in promoting and hosting the Opening Ceremony for the 1994 World Cup matches. He led a group of American businessmen in a joint venture with a Russian company for the installation of a phone system in Far East Russia. He has counseled business groups in Iraq and the Assyrian Democratic movement in Iraq.
Notable Cases and Results:
15-million-dollar recovery within seven months of the auto crash for a plaintiff who suffered bilateral amputations.
Co-counsel in cases that collected multi-million dollar recoveries for numerous families who lost loved ones in the Sioux City air crash.
Collected in excess of 4 million dollars for business damages from a power outage.
Excess of 2-million-dollar recovery for a client seriously injured, as a bystander, by a homemade firework device. Liability was hotly disputed. We overcame the general law against social host liability.
Numerous recoveries for families who lost loved ones in the Paxton Hotel fire loss.
2.3-million-dollar recovery for a client who had suffered a back injury from a relatively minor impact from a car accident. Defendants claimed that our client's condition was caused by a pre-existing condition, for which he had had previous back surgery. We proved the accident aggravated our client's condition resulting in additional surgeries.
1.5-million-dollar recovery in a drowning case. The defendants offered nominal monies at the start of the case because hotels without lifeguards are generally not liable for injuries in their pools. We uncovered evidence of the hotel's negligence.
1.25-million-dollar policy-limits recovery against a defendant who was responsible for the death of our client but claimed an epileptic seizure was the cause.
1.2-million-dollar policy-limits recovery in a highly-publicized death of a minor child by an intoxicated driver in the western suburbs.
3-million-dollar recovery for worker injuring knee in construction site plus waiver of sizable compensation lien.
1.25-million-dollar recovery for airline ramp worker who suffered knee injury.
4-million-dollar recovery in wrongful death claim for surviving spouse and adult children. Deceased was unemployed at time of occurrence.
1.95-million-dollar recovery for minor traumatic head injury due to automobile accident.
Policy-limits recovery for the death of a minor by an intoxicated driver in Kane County. We also worked closely with the State's Attorney. The defendant received a nine-year jail term.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Date of Birth: 1957
Law School: George Washington University National Law Center, J.D., 1982
Law School Honors/Involvement: With high honors
Undergraduate School: University of Virginia, B.A., 1979
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: With high distinction
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
- American Trial Lawyers Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- American Arbitration Association, Past Arbitrator
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
- Included on the Illinois Super Lawyers list, 2010-2013
- Leading Lawyers, 2013-present
- Illinois State Soccer Association Special Service Award
Mr. Dym is involved in a number of charitable and civic organizations and fundraisers. He has served as a volunteer attorney with the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services since 1985. In addition, he was recently appointed to Illinois Comptroller Topinka's Critters Pet Adoption Advisory Council.
Mr. Dym lectures on negotiation skills and employment issues.