Francis P. (Frank) Morrissey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Wise Morrissey & Kaveny LLC
 | 161 North Clark Street, Suite 3250
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-985-0930
Fax: 312-580-2041
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2009 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

As a named partner with the law firm of Wise Morrissey Kaveny LLC in Chicago, attorney Francis P. (Frank) Morrissey has earned a reputation as one of the country's most effective and successful trial lawyers. Focusing primarily on personal injury and medical malpractice claims, Mr. Morrissey has successfully advocated on behalf of those adversely affected by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, and he has helped secure numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and awards for his plaintiff clients across the United States.

Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, Mr. Morrissey is also a highly effective mediator and arbitrator, and he has extensive experience resolving complex, high-stakes conflicts both inside and outside the courtroom. In addition to handling personal injury and medical malpractice claims, Mr. Morrissey represents commercial clients with litigation matters involving all types of business disputes.

Among his most notable achievements, Mr. Morrissey helped secure verdicts of more than $9 million and $5 million for patients who experienced serious complications following their gastric bypass surgeries, and he has obtained settlements and awards well in excess of $1 million for other medical malpractice victims. Moreover, Mr. Morrissey has represented the rights of a number of patients in class actions against a major orthopedics manufacturer for cases involving defective hip implants, as well as other class actions involving pharmaceutical-related claims.

A 1990 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, Mr. Morrissey attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993 and received his license to practice that same year from the Illinois State Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice before all of the U.S. District Courts in Illinois as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Fully devoted to his practice, Mr. Morrissey is actively involved in several professional legal organizations, and he has received numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service, including recognition as one of Illinois' Leading Lawyers for personal injury law and medical malpractice.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (70%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - Products (30%)

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury


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Super Lawyers: 2005, 2009 - 2019

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About Francis Morrissey

Admitted: 1993, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers
  • Illinois Super Lawyers

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois, 1993
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Contributing author, Chapter 10 (“Fact Discovery”), Medical Malpractice 2011 Edition and 2013 Supplement, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE®)

Educational Background:

  • College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts, B.A.,1990
Office Location for Francis P. (Frank) Morrissey

161 North Clark Street
Suite 3250
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-985-0930

Fax: 312-580-2041

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Last Updated: 10/24/2018

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