Mark Connolly is an experienced trial attorney in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation. He focuses his practices in motor vehicle accidents, construction negligence, slip and falls, work accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability, among others. He has handled cases in numerous counties of the Circuit Courts of Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois Federal Court and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. He has also litigated and argued before the Illinois Appellate Court. Mark has always dedicated himself to his clients’ cases and provides the same devotion and intensity regardless of the case size.
Mark learned the value of hard work through the various jobs he has held during his life. He is a former member of Laborers’ Local #4 and worked as a union laborer throughout college. Upon graduating from law school, he began working as an Assistant Counsel to the Speaker of the House of Illinois, Michael Madigan. During his time there, he assisted in the impeachment and removal from office of then Governor Rod Blagojevich which was an invaluable experience.
Since 2009 he found his true calling and began work as a trial attorney representing only injured plaintiffs and petitioners. He prides himself on always being available to meet his clients’ needs and providing them with excellent representation. Mark has resolved hundreds of cases through trial, settlement, mediation, and arbitration and assisted in numerous that have resolved for in excess of $1,000,000.00.
Mark is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He received his law degree cum laude from the Northern Illinois University College of Law and is licensed in the State of Illinois, State of Wisconsin and the United States District Court – Northern District of Illinois.