Mark A. Brown

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Lane Brown, LLC
Mark A. Brown
Lane Brown, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1994

Education: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2024
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Lane Brown, LLC

230 W. Monroe Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606 Visit website


Mark A. Brown is the Managing Partner of Lane Brown, LLC, in Chicago, Illinois. A top-rated, award-winning trial attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Brown devotes his practice to helping individuals and families throughout the greater Chicago metro region and surrounding areas who suffered a serious injury, sexual abuse/assault or lost a loved one as the result of someone else's negligent, careless or unlawful actions.

Along with handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products and other preventable tragedies, Mr. Brown has also become a recognized leader in child sexual abuse cases. He has appeared on several local and national news outlets, offering in-depth legal commentary on these areas, and he has achieved notable success fighting on behalf of his clients in state and federal courts across his region.

In addition to maintaining a successful trial practice, he has also handled appeals before the Illinois Supreme Court and other appellate courts. Furthermore, he successfully utilizes mediation to help his clients resolve their conflicts and achieve the favorable outcomes they deserve without ever setting foot inside the courtroom.

Regardless of the claims his clients need to bring against those responsible for their suffering, Mr. Brown delivers highly personalized, aggressive representation at every stage of the process, and he has a driving passion for upholding the law and ensuring his plaintiff clients obtain the justice they seek.

Recognized for his professionalism and service, Mr. Brown has earned numerous awards and accolades from his peers, including the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell and Top Attorney designation from various professional legal organizations. He also received recognition from several attorney publications, including Chicago Lawyer Magazine in 2007 as an Illinois 40 Under 40 attorney, an Illinois Superlawyer from 2010-2023, one of America's Most Honored Professionals, as well as an Illinois Leading Lawyer for Personal Injury in 2019-2023.

Mr. Brown holds an Economics degree from the University of Illinois. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993 from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he served as president of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers. He is admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Brown is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, past chairman of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and a former member of the organization's Judicial Screening Committee.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1994, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • recent examples include $3.6M settlement in sexual abuse case; $2.9M settlement in sexual abuse case; $1.5M settlement in sexual abuse case; $850,000 settlement in sexual abuse case; $475,000 settlement in premises liability case; $550,000 in trucking accident case; $1M settlement in sexual abuse case; $1M settlement in medical malpractice case; $525,000 settlement in premises liability case; $2.3M verdict in product liability case, $1.375 M verdict in medical malpractice case, $1.2M verdict in medical malpractice case, $1.65M medical malpractice settlement, $1.1M medical malpractice settlement, $1.025M medical malpractice settlement, $1.6M sexual abuse settlement, $1.1M sexual abuse settlement, $5.75M wrongful death settlement, $2.3M medical malpractice settlement, $1.3M personal injury settlement, $1.2M personal injury settlement, $890,000 wrongful death settlement, $1.75M settlement in sexual abuse case, $2.1M settlement in sexual abuse case, $2.2M settlement in tortious interference case, $600,000 settlement in premises liability case, $600,000 settlement in medical malpractice case, $1.2M settlement in premises liability case, and many others.   
  • Selected by his peers as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in personal injury law, 2019-2023, Leading Lawyer, Illinois Leading Lawyers
  • 40 Under 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch, Chicago Magazine, 2007
  • Client Distinction Award, 2013
  • America's Most Honored Professionals, 2015
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2010 - 2023 (as seen in Chicago Magazine), Illinois Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Former Member, Judicial Screening Committee
  • Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Past Chairman
  • Executives Guild, Ltd., President 2020
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice; Chicago Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Sole Proximate Cause (Co-Author), Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Seminar, December, 2000
  • Workers' Compensation Lien and Proceeds from Uninsured/Underinsured Policies, Illinois State Bar Associations Young Lawyers Journal, May, 1999
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Coach of Northwestern University Undergraduate National Mock Trial Team. Member of multiple committees for the Park District of Highland Park and a Baseball Coach.
Educational Background:
  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: Dean's List, Member: Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity, Major: Economics, Minor: Business, 1989
Industry Groups:
  • American Association For Justice
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“I've known Mark Brown as an attorney for over 10 years. He is a tremendous advocate for his clients, and is as caring as they come. Mark is a skilled litigator, and is adept at maximizing his clients' positions.”

“Mark is an experienced and zealous advocate for his clients, and is recognized in a competitive legal community as a capable trial lawyer.”

“Great lawyer, great human being.”

“Mark is an astute and caring lawyer, engages well with his clients, and has diligently brought about significant results in hard-fought cases in their behalf. His clients have frequently expressed their appreciation for his efforts.”

“Mark is a good, dedicated, bright, hard-working advocate for his clients.”

Office location for Mark A. Brown

230 W. Monroe Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 888-484-9881


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2024

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