With 39 years of experience handling Illinois workers’ compensation claims, Mark DePaolo is recognized throughout the state as a leading trial lawyer. Having briefed and argued many notable cases before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and the Appellate Court of Illinois, he has an exceptionally strong background in workers’ compensation law and related fields.
Mr. DePaolo’s many years as a respected authority in the legal community also include serving as a past president and current member of the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association. Since 2010, Mr. DePaolo has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, “the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.” He has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer, described by the publisher as “a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.”
Mr. DePaolo received his Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree from DePaul University and earned his Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois University Law School. He was admitted to the Illinois bar and the United States District Court for Northern Illinois in 1979.