Edward (Ted) McNabola

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois

McNabola & Associates, LLC
Edward (Ted) McNabola
McNabola & Associates, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Professional Liability

Licensed in Illinois since: 1992

Education: Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

McNabola & Associates, LLC

161 North Clark Street
Suite 2550B
Chicago, IL 60601 Visit website


The founder of McNabola & Associates, LLC, Edward (Ted) McNabola focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation from the firm's office in Chicago. Providing representation to clients throughout the metropolitan area, he has been admitted to practice in Illinois since 1992. Mr. McNabola is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (both the regular and trial bars), as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. McNabola advocates on behalf of people who have been harmed as a result of the negligence of other people or entities. A significant portion of his cases is based on various forms of medical malpractice, but his experience has also extended to truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability and defective products. During his distinguished career, Mr. McNabola has been able to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for his plaintiff clients, through both jury verdicts and negotiated settlements. Some of his representative results have included a $9 million award in a case involving a birth injury, a $3.15 million settlement of a surgical error lawsuit, a $2.5 million settlement on behalf of a client who was injured in a truck accident and a $3.4 million jury verdict based on a medication error that resulted in kidney failure.

These and other successes have earned Mr. McNabola a great deal of recognition from his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Mr. McNabola is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Professional Liability: Plaintiff
  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20% Professional Liability: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1992, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.personalinjurylawchicago.com/our-firm/attorneys/...

Educational Background:
  • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL  Master of Arts; Political Science, Judicial Politics  
  • Miami University, B.A., With Honors, Order of Omega, 1989
  • Loyola University of Chicago, M.A. in Judicial Politics, 1995
  • Avvo 10.0 Top Attorney, 10.0 Top Attorney, Avvo
  • Law Bulletin Top 100 Attorneys, Top 100 Attorneys, Law Bulletin, 2017
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2019, Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2019
  • Top 100 Consumer Lawyers, Law & Politics Magazine, Top 100 Consumer Lawyers, Law & Politics Magazine
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois 2006-2007 & 2013-2017, Top 100 Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2006
  • Leading Lawyers, selected by peers in PI Law 2007-present, Leading Lawyers, 2007
  • Super Lawyers Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Ernie Banks Was a Great Man, Chicago Tribune 2005
  • Commencing The Case, Illinois State Bar Foundation 2007
  • Expert Witness Testimony & Evidence, Illinois State Bar Foundation 2011
  • Theme of Case, Medical Malpractice Seminar, 2011
  • David Slays Goliath, Chicago Lawyer 2013
  • "Judge William Maddux Discusses His Life and the Black Line System" CBA Record, May 2008
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, former Faculty Member
  • "A Primer on Cross-Examination of Defense Experts", Trial Journal, ITLA (Winter), 2008
  • "Lien," A Handbook on Medical Malpractice (Chapter), Callahan's Appellate Advocacy Manual (Assistant to Author), IICLE, 2006
  • Avoiding Tort Immunity Pitfalls, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 91 (June), 2003
  • The Latest on Liens: An Illinois Tort Lawyer's Guide, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 90 (March), 2002
  • Callahan's Appellate Advocacy Manual, Assistant to Author, 1993
  • Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, 2002 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Techniques, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 1996 - 2000
  • Professor, Civil Law, Chicago College of Commerce, 1995 - 1997
  • Instructor, Trial Practice Team, Northwestern University School of Law, 1997 - 2000
  • Instructor, Trial Advocacy Team, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 1996 - 2000
  • Investigating the Case, ISBA Lecture Series, 2006
  • Invited Speaker, Midwestern University, 2011
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Board of Directors. 100 Club of Chicago, a charity dedicated to supporting the families of police and firemen killed in the line of duty, Board of Directors. RightBioMetrics, Inc., a company dedicated to making medical devices safer, Board of Directors.
  • $9 Million The case stems from allegations of a failure to diagnose fetal distress resulting in profound cognitive deficits and developmental disabilities.  A mother went to the hospital to deliver her child and was given medications that failed to hasten the delivery process.  The labor went on for two days when the baby was delivered via C-section.  The child is now five years old, blind and unable to speak.  She suffers from a seizure disorder, spasticity, tactile and oral hypersensitivity and requires tube feeding.$5 Million  A settlement against a local hospital for alleged failure to diagnose fetal distress. $3.7 Million Jury Verdict  A 38 year-old woman experiencing severe chest pain and shortness of breath.  After complaining about these problems to her primary care physician on numerous occasions, she went to the emergency room at Illinois Masonic Hospital asking for help.  The woman was admitted to the hospital and scheduled for a stress test in order to determine whether her symptoms were caused by a problem with her heart.  The defendant cardiologist assigned to take care of the plaintiff but he cancelled the stress test and sent her home from the hospital.  She was found dead at her home as a result of a heart problem a few days later. $3.5 Million A mother presented for delivery of her child to The University of Chicago Hospital where physicians failed to properly assess fetal well being. The child was born severely brain damaged because of a delay in delivery and survived for three weeks before being taken off life supports. He is survived by his two brothers and his parents. $3.4 Million Jury Verdict  A woman went to her doctor for a routine colonoscopy. Bloodwork revealed that she suffered from kidney disease. The doctor instructed the woman to ingest a laxative before her colonoscopy that is widely known to pose a risk of kidney damage in patients with kidney disease. There is a safe alternative drug that poses no risk to the kidneys. The woman suffered kidney failure in the wake of her colonoscopy and required dialysis for 2.5 years.$3.15 Million A man underwent Lasik surgery by the defendant doctor. During the procedure, a complication occurred where the corneal cap detached from the eye. The defendant doctor failed to properly respond to this complication resulting in permanent partial loss of vision. As a result, the plaintiff lost his job as a Chicago police officer. Also, a settlement was reached with the manufacturer of the machine used during the procedure for an undisclosed amount.$2.03 Million The case involved a 54 year-old husband and father, whose physician failed to timely diagnose and treat skin cancer that led to metastasis of the cancer and eventual death.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Children’s Charities of Chicago, Member 1996-2005, 1996
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Elected to General Assembly 1999-2002, 1999
  • Metropolitan Family Services, Board Member 2000-2010, 2000
  • Chicago Bar Association, Moot Court Committee, Committee Member 2006-2010, 2006
  • Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation Committee, Committee Member 2000-2009, 2000
  • Chicago Bar Association, Medical-Legal Relations Committee, Committee Member 2006-2010, 2006
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, Member 2011-Present, 2011
  • American Association for Justice, Member 1992-Present, 1992
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member 1992-Present, 1992
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member & Elected to General Assembly 1992-Present, 1992
  • The Society of Trial Lawyers, Member 2005-Present, Treasurer - 2019, 2005
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1992
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member 1992-Present, 1992
  • American Inn of Court, 1993 - 1995, 1993
  • Board of Directors, Young Leaders of Old St. Patrick's Church, 1998 - 2000, 1998
  • Member, Ohio Board of Regents, 1989, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1992, 1992

Office location for Edward (Ted) McNabola

161 North Clark Street
Suite 2550B
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-888-8700


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