Edward (Ted) McNabola

Edward (Ted) McNabola

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

McNabola & Associates, LLC
 | 161 North Clark Street, Suite 2550B
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-888-8700
Fax: 312-202-3346
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Edward (Ted) McNabola has successfully represented hundreds of clients injured through the fault of others. He concentrates his practice in personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death. In a survey of Illinois attorneys by Law & Politics magazine, Mr. McNabola was selected by his peers as one of the top 100 consumer attorneys in Illinois. He has obtained many multi-million dollar awards on behalf of his clients. More importantly, he has an exceptional record at trial. In fact, in his last four cases that went to trial, there was no offer by the defense and Mr. McNabola won all four cases recovering over $15 milllion on behalf of his clients.

Mr. McNabola is a frequent speaker and has published articles pertaining to personal injury, medical malpractice, appellate advocacy and tort immunity.  He also taught Trial Practice while serving as an adjunct professor at both Northwestern University School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. His firm, McNabola & Associates, LLC, is located in Chicago, Illinois.

About Edward McNabola

Admitted: 1992, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.personalinjurylawchicago.com/attorneys/ted-mcnabo...

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Ohio Board of Regents, 1989
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Board Member, Metro Board, Metropolitan Family Services, 2000 - Present
  • Board of Directors, Young Leaders of Old St. Patrick's Church, 1998 - 2000
  • Member, Children's Charities of Chicago, 1996 - Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • American Inn of Court, 1993 - 1995
  • Member, Chicago Inn of Court, 1993 - 1995
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Elected to General Assembly, 1999 - 2000
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1992 - Present
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association, Medical-Legal Relations Committee
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association, Moot Court Committee
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association, Tort Law Committee
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • Member, American Association for Justice, 1992 - Present
  • Member, Society of Trial Lawyers, 2005 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1992
  • Illinois, 1992

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.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Callahan's Appellate Advocacy Manual, Assistant to Author, 1993
  • "Judge William Maddux Discusses His Life and the Black Line System" CBA Record, May 2008
  • Invited Speaker, Midwestern University, 2011
  • Investigating the Case, ISBA Lecture Series, 2006
  • Instructor, Trial Advocacy Team, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 1996 - 2000
  • Instructor, Trial Practice Team, Northwestern University School of Law, 1997 - 2000
  • Professor, Civil Law, Chicago College of Commerce, 1995 - 1997
  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Techniques, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 1996 - 2000
  • Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, 2002 - Present
  • The Latest on Liens: An Illinois Tort Lawyer's Guide, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 90 (March), 2002
  • Avoiding Tort Immunity Pitfalls, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 91 (June), 2003
  • "Lien," A Handbook on Medical Malpractice (Chapter), Callahan's Appellate Advocacy Manual (Assistant to Author), IICLE, 2006
  • "A Primer on Cross-Examination of Defense Experts", Trial Journal, ITLA (Winter), 2008


  • $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.

Educational Background:

  • Loyola University of Chicago, M.A. in Judicial Politics, 1995
  • Miami University, B.A., With Honors, Order of Omega, 1989
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Office Location for Edward (Ted) McNabola

161 North Clark Street
Suite 2550B
Chicago, IL 60601

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