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   3Donald SegalChicago(312) 645-7801dsegal@smsm.comdsegal@smsm.comSegal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltdwww.smsm.comwww.smsm.comsegaldonald.jpgMedical Malpractice Defense LawPersonal Injury Defense Law: GeneralProducts Liability Defense Law
Donald Segaldsegal@smsm.com
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltdhttp://www.smsm.com
233 S Wacker Dr Ste 5500
Chicago IL 60606
Ph.(312) 645-7801 Fx.(312) 645-7711
Recommended by peers in:
Medical Malpractice Defense Law
Personal Injury Defense Law: General
Products Liability Defense Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
With over four decades of experience, Donald Segal knows the practice of insurance defense better than his opponents, and he delivers the wins for his law firm, recently scoring two favorable jury verdicts within one month, both in difficult personal injury cases involving different power tool manufacturers. His skills have been recognized by the 60,000 attorneys in Sullivan's Law Directory, who voted him a Leading Lawyer, an honor only given to the top five percent of attorneys in Illinois, and also by Thomson-Reuters' Super Lawyers®, which recognized him in personal injury defense and products liability defense law. His products liability work has covered automotive and transport products, electronics, medical devices, and power tools and machinery, and he also handles professional liability cases, including medical and dental malpractice. An active philanthropist, he is the founder of both the American Brain Tumor Association and the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States.


Notable Cases and Results:  
    • Obtained successful ruling on Daubert motion and summary judgment on behalf of printing press manufacturer, August 2007.
    • Two defense jury verdicts within one month in Cook County Illinois in product liability cases against power tool manufacturers. Both cases involved serious injuries to users of power tools.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1963
U.S. Court of Claims
U.S. Court of Military Justice
U.S. District Court, Illinois
U.S. District Court, North Dakota
U.S. District Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Illinois Supreme Court


Date of Birth:  1938

Law School:  University of Chicago, J.D., 1963

Undergraduate School:  University of Wisconsin, B.S., 1960


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers
  • Illinois State Bar Association


Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
      • Illinois Super Lawyer®
      • Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Medical Malpractice Defense Law, Personal Injury Defense Law: General, and Products Liability Defense Law


Community Involvement:  
  • American Brain Tumor Association
    • Founder
    • Board of Directors
    • Former President
  • Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States
    • Founder
    • Board of Directors
    • Treasurer


Published Appellate Opinions:
  • Horace Mann Insurance Company v. Williams (Ill Appellate Court 2002).


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