Mark L. Karno

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Mark L. Karno & Associates, L.L.C.
 | 33 North LaSalle Street, Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-701-0090
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (10%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Polish,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As principal of Mark L. Karno & Associates, L.L.C., a law firm consisting of six (6) dedicated, aggressvie and ethical attorneys,  Mr. Karno handles a variety of personal injury matters, particularly motor vehicle accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, product and premises liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Mr. Karno has extensive litigation experience in all state and federal courts throughout Northeastern Illinois. He also takes cases pertaining to commercial and residential real estate transactions as well as matters involving workers' compensation claims. Mr. Karno meets with his clients in his Chicago and Aurora, Illinois offices.

Mr. Karno is committed to providing compassionate and thorough service to injured clients and their families, and he works tirelessly to help them receive the compensation they deserve. His efforts have resulted in numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts that have secured him a place in the highly selective Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Karno is highly sought after to speak on personal injury and civil litigation matters at continuing legal education seminars.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with high honors in 1979, Mr. Karno earned his Juris Doctor from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1982. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Mr. Karno has received the highest peer-reviewed rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the prestigious American Society of Legal Advocates. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation and is an active member of various bars and associations, including the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Decalogue Society of Lawyers and the Illinois State Bar Association where he had served as an elected member of its Board of Governors.. Recently, he was elected the Treasurer of the Illinois Bar Foundation wherehe has also been serving as a Board Member since 2014.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Real Estate (10%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)

Transportation/Maritime (10%): Railroad Accident, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Transportation Law

Workers' Compensation (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

General Litigation: Litigation

Transportation/Maritime: Railroad Accident, Admiralty & Maritime Law, Transportation Law

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018

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About Mark Karno

Admitted: 1982, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.karnolaw.com/About-Us/Mark-L-Karno.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  •  Elected Treasurer of the Illinois Bar Foundation, 2017- present., Treasurer of th we Illinois Bar Foundation, 2017
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, 2017
  • Platinum Fellow, Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Selected to The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • AV Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • AVVO Rated 10 out of 10, 2012-Present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois-Eastern Division

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co Chair of the Illinois Bar Foundation Annual GALA Black Tie fundraiser held on October 16, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, IL, 2015
  • Board of Directors of the Illinois Bar Foundation 2014-present, 2014
  • Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors, 2012 - 2013 and 2014 to 2017.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1985
  • Illinois, 1982
  • Member, American Association For Justice
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, The Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • Co-Chair, Advertising Committee for the Diversity Scholarship Foundation's 2013 Unity Award Dinner
  • Former Chair, ISBA Insurance Law Section Council, 2002-2003
  • Former Chair, ISBA Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council, 2011-2012
  • Member, ISBA Tort Law Section Council
  • Elected Member, Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association Assembly, 2010
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association Civil Practice Committee, 1993-1999
  • Chairperson, Chicago Bar Association, 1995-1996
  • Chairperson, Division IV and Division I, Chicago Bar Association, 1997-1998
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association Civil Practice Committee, 1992-1999
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association's Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations, 1998-2000
  • Co-editor, Tort Trends, the publication of the Tort Law, June 1999-June 2003
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association Tort Law Section Council, 1989-present
  • Chair, Illinois State Bar Association Civil Practice Section, 2002-2003
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association Civil Practice Section,  June 2007-present
  • The National Trial Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors of the Condominium Association where Mr. Karmo maintains his residence.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Co-Chair, 2013 ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council's Allerton House Conference at Starved Rock State Lodge. The topic was "Adaptations of New Technologies to Civil Case Processes", April 11 - 13, 2013
  • Speaker, November 5, 2010 Seminar "Trial Practice from Voir-Dire Through Post Trial" sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association lecturing on Closing Arguments
  • Speaker, November 13, 2009 Seminar "Insurance Law Update" sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association lecturing on Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance Claims
  • Speaker, June 23, 2007 Seminar "Uninsured/Underinsured: The Necessary Basics" sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association lecturing on Uninsured Motorist Claims
  • Speaker, Seminar "Don't Lien" on Me: A Comprehensive Overview of Liens? speaking on Successfully resolving Medicare Liens against Tort claims, April 15, 2011
  • Speaker at the May 18, 2000 Seminar An Update for Tort and Insurance Litigators lecturing on Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations
  • Speaker at the April 5, 2001 Insurance Coverage: An Update Seminar lecturing on The Emerging Tort of Bad Faith
  • Speaker at the May 10, 2004 Seminar The Anatomy of an Automobile Case sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association lecturing on issues involving the Bankruptcy of a Party, The Death of a Party and Non-English Speaking Parties
  • Speaker, Illinois State Bar Association Tort Law Section Council Seminar "Don't Lien on Me" on April 15, 2011 Lecturing on Medicare Liens on Third Party Liability Settlements
  • Speaker, Illinois State Bar Association's Countering Litigation Gamesmanship Seminar that took place on October 1, 2010
  • Speaker, Illinois State Bar Association Insurance Law Update Seminar on November 13, 2009 lecturing on Uninsured Motorist and Underinsured Motorist claims
  • Co-coordinator, October 23, 2008 Seminar, Expert Witnesses-A Primer sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association Tort Law Section Council
  • Changes on the horizon for trial lawyers: The Seventh Circuit's Jury Trial Project., 42 Tort Trends No 3, September 2006
  • Exploring the Bankruptcy Law Issues facing the Tort Law Practitioner, 40 ISBA Tort Trends No 1, page 5, November, 2004
  • Section 143a of the Insurance Code: A proposed Amendment, 32 ISBA Tort Trends 1, August 1996
  • House Bill 20 Turns the Petrillo Doctrine Upside Down, 30 ISBA Tort Trends 8, June, 1995
  • Legal Malpractice Issues Facing the Tort Law Practitioner, 29 ISBA Tort Trends 4, April, 1994
  • Written Exculpatory Clauses as a Defense to Tort Claims: A Survey of Illinois Case Law and Pointers to the Practitioner; 28 ISBA Tort Trends 4, March, 1993
  • Guest Panelist, ISBA Cable Television Program that Dealt with the Topic Area of Automobile Accident Claims. This was filmed on August 21, 1997
  • Speaker, April 30, 1993 ISBA Recreational Law Update Seminar
  • Speaker, December 8, 1994 ISBA Third Party Practice Seminar
  • Speaker, June 20, 1997 Tort Law Update Seminar at the ISBA Annual Meeting lecturing on Recent cases involving Legal Malpractice
  • Speaker, November 30, 1995 ISBA Professional Liability Litigation Seminar
  • Co-coordinator of the June 20, 2003 Seminar Potpourri of Civil Practice, Tort and Insurance Law Seminar sponsored by the ISBA Civil Practice and Procedure, Tort and Insurance Law Section Councils
  • Changes on the Horizon for Trial Lawyers, The Seventh Circuit's Jury Trial Project 42 ISBA Tort Trends No. 3,September 2006
  • Section 143a of the Insurance Code: A proposed Amendment, 32 ISBA Tort Trends 1,  August 1996
  • 30 ISBA Tort Trends 8, June 1995
  • House Bill 20 Turns the Petrillo Doctrine Upside Down, 30 Illinois State Bar Association Tort Trends 8, June 1995
  • Legal Malpractice Issues Facing the Tort Law Practitioner, 29 Illinois State Bar Association Tort Trends, April 1994
  • Written Exculpatory Clauses as a Defense to Tort Claims: A Survey of Illinois Case Law and Pointers to the Practitioner, 28 Illinois State Bar Association Tort Trends 4, March  1993
  • Statute of Limitations on Injured Minors' Medical Expense Claims, the Solution, 28 Illinois State Bar Association Tort Trends, July 1992

Representative Clients:

  • Silverberg v. Haji, 2015 IL App (1st) 141321, 2015
  • Donald W. Fohrman & Associates, Ltd. v. Marc D. Alberts, P.C.,2014 IL App (1st) 123351, 2014
  • Argued the appeal of Szymakowski v. Szymakowski, 185 Ill. App. 3d 746, 134 Ill. Dec. 193, 542 N.E. 2d 372 (1st Dist., 4th Div.), 1989
  • Illinois Founders Insurance Company v. Guidish, 248 Ill. App.3d 116, 187 Ill. Dec. 845, 618 N.E.2d 436 (1st Dist., 4th Div.), 1993
  • Walters v. Walters, 238 Ill.App.3d 1086, 178 Ill.Dec. 176, 605 N.E.2d 432 (2d Dist.), 1992
  • Wilson v. Teloptic Cable Construction Co.,  314 Ill.App.3d 107, 731 N.E.2d 899, 247 Ill.Dec. 126 (1st Dist., 5th Div.), 2000

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Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois, B.S. in Finance, High Honors, 1979
Office Location for Mark L. Karno

33 North LaSalle Street
Suite 3500
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-701-0090

 

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Last Updated: 8/31/2017

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