Marta M. Davidson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Clifford Law Offices PC
 | 120 North LaSalle Street, 31st Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-899-9090
Fax: 312-251-1160
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Polish
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Marta M. Davidson is an associate with Clifford Law Offices PC in Chicago, Illinois. Known for her hard work and passion for the law, Ms. Davidson provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout Chicago and surrounding areas who have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligent, careless or unlawful actions of others.

    Widely regarded as an emerging leader in her field, Ms. Davidson has achieved notable success advocating for individuals and families who have serious personal injury or wrongful death claims arising from medical malpractice, hospital negligence and other avoidable tragedies. Fluent in Polish, she has proven herself an invaluable resource in supporting those in the Polish community throughout Cook County and beyond who are suffering needlessly through no fault of their own.

    Throughout the course of her legal career, Ms. Davidson has secured numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for her plaintiff clients, and her skills in legal writing and trial preparation make her an indispensable member of the firm and a formidable opponent in legal proceedings. Honored for her outstanding professionalism and service, she has earned many top rankings and endorsements from her peers, including an Emerging Lawyer designation from Law Bulletin Media.

    Ms. Davidson graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2007 as a James Scholar and member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She then attended the University of Illinois College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2010.

    While in law school, she served as executive editor for the Frederick Green Moot Court, editor-in-chief of the Illinois Business Law Journal and productions editor of the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy. She also earned honorable mention in several national writing competitions and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for her exceptional contributions to securities regulation law.

    Ms. Davidson is an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and other local, state and national legal organizations. She has also published several articles on a variety of legal topics.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 80%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

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    Admitted: 2010, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://www.cliffordlaw.com/attorneys/marta-kowalczyk-davids...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, Peer Selected, 2019, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2019
    • 2020 Named on Super Lawyers® “TOP 10: 2020 ILLINOIS SUPER LAWYERS” list 2020 Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media Best Lawyers® in America, 1993 – Present 2019 Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers list 2018 Honoree, Lawyers for the Creative Arts Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers list 2017 Unity Award, Diversity Scholarship Foundation Justice John Paul Stevens Award, Chicago Bar association. Sanford Blustin Award, North Suburban Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award, America’s Top 100 Lawyers Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers list 2016#1 Super Lawyer in Illinois Who’s Who in Chicago, Crain’s Chicago Business 2015 Top Mass Tort/Class Action lawyer in the Chicago metropolitan area, Best Lawyers Top 100 Most Powerful Chicago ans in 2015, Chicago Magazine Who’s Who in Chicago, Crain’s Chicago Business Honoree, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, Person of Valor Selected to Illinois Super Lawyers list 2014 Elite Trial Lawyers Award, The National Law Journal Professionalism Award for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit#1 Super Lawyer in Illinois Top 100 Most Powerful Chicago ans in 2014, Chicago Magazine Who’s Who in Chicago, Crain’s Chicago Business 2013 Top 100 Most Powerful Chicago ans in 2013, Chicago Magazine#1 Super Lawyer in Illinois Who’s Who in Chicago, Crain’s Chicago Business 2012 Person of the Year, Chicago Lawyer#1 Super Lawyer in Illinois Plaintiff’s Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers Who’s Who in Chicago, Crain’s Chicago Business 2011 Top Ten Consumer Leading Lawyer in Illinois Illinois Leading Lawyer#1 Super Lawyer in Chicago 2010 Top Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, Best Lawyers Trial Lawyer Excellence Award, Jury Verdict Reporter Ten for Ten, Ten Attorneys Who Raised the Bar Over the Last Decade Crain’s Top Civic, Cultural and Professional Leaders in Chicago#1 Super Lawyer in Chicago Top Ten Consumer Leading Lawyer in Illinois 2009 Best Lawyers’ Top Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, 2009 Best Lawyers’ 2009 Chicago Personal Injury Litigator of the Year Top Ten Consumer Leading Lawyer in Illinois Crain’s Top Civic, Cultural and Professional Leaders in Chicago#1 Super Lawyer in Chicago 2008#1 Super Lawyer in Chicago Crain’s Top Civic, Cultural and Professional Leaders in Chicago 2004 Plaintiffs’ Hot List: “Twenty-five Go-to Teams for When the Going Gets Tough,” The National Law Journal 2003 Plaintiffs’ Hot List: “Twenty-five Go-to Teams for When the Going Gets Tough,” The National Law Journal 2002 Thirty Toughest Lawyers, Chicago Magazine 2001 Leading Attorney in Illinois, American Research Corporation 2000 Top Ten Most Influential Attorneys in Illinois, American Research Corporation Leading Attorney in Illinois, American Research Corporation Leading Attorney in Illinois, American Research Corporation Honoree, “A Salute To Those Who Make A Difference,” Protector of the Working People Award,” Illinois State Crime Commission, 2000 1999 Top Ten Lawyers in Illinois, National Law Journal Top Ten Most Influential Attorneys in Illinois, American Research Corporation Leading Attorney in Illinois, American Research Corporation 1998 Top Ten Most Influential Attorneys in Illinois, American Research Corporation Leading Attorney in Illinois, American Research Corporation 1993 The Best Lawyers in America, The National Law Journal Top Ten Litigators, The National Law Journal COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES Loyola University of Chicago Council of Regents AND Institute for Civil Justice Board of Overseers Civil Justice Institute, University of California (Irvine)Board of Directors (2016-Present)The Advocacy Institute, SUNY Buffalo Law School Board of Directors (2016- Present)Window to the World Communications (WTTW – Channel 11)Board of Directors Naples Children and Education Fund, Naples, Florida Board of Directors (2013- Present)CEO, 2014 Sponsor, Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Valor Luncheon, 2015-2017 Sponsor, Multi-Bar Association Fundraiser to Support Relief Efforts of Mexico and Puerto Rico, 2017 Sponsor, Marist High School’s Law Association Alumni Event, 2017Sponsor, Chicago Federation of Labor’s Labor Day Luncheon, 2016-2017Sponsor, Lawyers Lend-A-Hand Annual Gala, 2014, 2016-2017 Sponsor, Illinois Bar Foundation’s Annual Gala, 2015, 2017 Sponsor, Jewish Judges Association’s Awards Dinner, 2015-2017 Sponsor, Teaching Tolerance’s Chicago Poker Challenge, Illinois Holocaust Museum, 2013-2015 Testified before the City Council Licensing Committee on Ride-Sharing Regulations, Chicago, 2014 Sponsor, Stop Texting and Talking in Cars (STATIC), 2010 Testified before the Illinois State Legislature, House Judiciary Committee, Pending Medical Malpractice Reform Legislation, May 10, 2005 Testified before the Illinois Democratic Caucus on Tort Reform, Chicago, May 2005 Testified before the Illinois Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Health Care and the Impact of the Civil Justice System on Medical Malpractice and Health Care Insurance, March 2003 Keynote Speaker, Korean American Bar Association, Annual Dinner, March 2002 Sponsor, DePaul University College of Law, 50th Anniversary of the DePaul Law Review, May 2001 Steering Committee, Northwestern University School of Education, Center for Social Policy, 1999 Advisory Expert, Aviation Committee National Transportation Safety Board, sponsored by The Rand Institute, 1998 Member, Board of Directors, Isaac Ray Center, Inc., 1992- Present Member, Advisory Committee Meeting on Civil Jury Trial Symposium, The Brookings Institution, 1991- Present Member, Advisory Board of Judge James A. Geroulis Educational Foundation, 1990- Present Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE), Board of Directors, 1989 Mediator, Circuit Court of Cook County – CBA Special Mediation Program for the Law Division, 1988-1989 Member, Board of Advisors, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 1988 Trial by Jury Program, Illinois State Fair, 1988 Member, DePaul University College of Law, Advisory Council 1987 Member, DePaul University, Board of Trustees, 1987- Present Member, Products Liability ADR Development Committee, Center for Public Resources, DePaul University, 1985-1986 President, DePaul University Alumni Association, 1983-1985 Member, Board of Directors, Chicago Executive Committee for University College, Galway, Ireland, 1983-1984 Member, Board of Directors, Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, an affiliate of The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 1982-1985 Member, DePaul University College of Law Visiting Committee and Chair of the Financial Aid Subcommittee, 1982-1985 Mediation Panelist, Indispute of Chicago, an alternative dispute resolution corporation, 1982-1984 Member, Commission on Alumni Affairs, DePaul University, 1982-1983 Member, City of Hope Fund Raising Committees, Mike Royko and James Roberts, Jr., Benefits, 1981-1982 Member, Roscoe Pound Foundation, 1990 Member, Lex Legio Law Society of DePaul University College of Law, 1976-1983 Member, Society of Fellows Foundation of DePaul University, 1976-1983
    • Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, Peer Selected, 2017, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2017
    • Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, Peer Selected, 2018, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers, 2018
    • Super Lawyers Riding Stars, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State of Illinois Bar, 1976
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2011
    • Institute for Trial Practice, 1997-1999, Co-Chair, Membership Committee, Task Force on the Recruitment of Plaintiffs, Strategic Planning Implementation Committee, 1993-1994, 1996-1997, Co-Chair, ABA Annual Meetings in Chicago, 1993-1996, Federal Initiatives Task Force, 1995-1996, Task Force on the Justice System, 1993-1995, Coordinating Group on Civil Justice Reform, 1992-1993, Co-Chair, Task Force on the Adversary System, 1991-1992, Liaison, American Inns of Court, 1991-1992, Co-Director, Division IV, Procedural, 1986-1987, Member, Task Force on Tort Reform, 1986-1987, Chair, Professional Liability Litigation, 1982-1983, Co-Director, Division III, CLE and Programs, 1981-1982, Co-Chair, Manufacturers’ Liability, 1980-1981, Chair, Communications, 1978-1980
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1982
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1976
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1993
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2005
    • AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TRIAL LAWYERS, THE AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE (ALI)AMERICAN JUDICATURE SOCIETY, Illinois Committee for Judicial Independence, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LAW AND MEDICINE, CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION (CBA)President, 2011-2012, First Vice President, 2010-2011, Treasurer, 2009-2010, Chair, Nominating Committee, 2014, Delegate to ABA House of Delegates, 2003-2005, Board of Managers, 1992-1994, Membership Committee, 2009-2010, Finance Committee, 1992-1994, 2007-2010, Committee on Disaster Relief, 1990, Committee on Committees, 1984-1986, Chair, Tort Litigation Committee, 1983-1984, Vice-Chair, Tort Litigation Committee, 1982-1983, Secretary, Tort Litigation Committee, 1981-1982, Chair, Tort Litigation Subcommittee on Pre-Judgment Interest, 1981-1982, Chair, Tort Litigation Subcommittee on Products Liability, Chicago Bar Association, 1979-1981, Lawyer Referral Panel Screening Committee, 1979, Tort Litigation, Civil Practice, and Health and Hospital Care Committees, 1976, Chicago Bar Foundation, Sponsor and Life Fellow, CHICAGO INN OF COURT, President, 1994-1995, COOK COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION, COMMERCIAL BAR ASSOCIATION, THE EXECUTIVES’ CLUB OF CHICAGO, INTERNATIONAL AIR AND TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BAR ASSOCIATION, ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION (ISBA) Advisory Board, Illinois Bar Foundation Fellows, 1989, Offer of Judgment Committee, 1983-1985, Special Committee on Reduction of Court Costs, Delays and Involvement, 1982-1985, General Assembly, 1981-1985, ILLINOIS TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (ITLA) Director, College of Advocacy, 1990, President, 1990, President-Elect, 1989, Second Vice-President, 1988, Third Vice-President, 1987, Executive Committee, 1986, Chairman, Legislative Committee, 1985-1987, Chairman, Committee on Medical Malpractice Legislation, 1984-1985, Co-Chairman, Public Relations Committee, 1984-1985, Political Action Committee, 1983-1984, Membership Committee, 1980-1981, INNER CIRCLE OF ADVOCATES, INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF TRIAL LAWYERS (IATL) INTERNATIONAL AIR & TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BAR ASSOCIATION (IATSBA) INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BARRISTERS, THE NATIONAL JUDICIAL COLLEGE, Trustee, POUND INSTITUTE FOR CIVIL JUSTICE, RAND INSTITUTE FOR CIVIL JUSTICE, Board member, THE SOCIETY OF TRIAL LAWYERS, THE SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
    • Illinois Committee for Judicial Independence
    • Task Forces and CommitteesChair, Special Task Force to Examine Policies Impacting the Recruitment and Retention of Law Students and Young Lawyers, 2015-2016Gatekeeper Regulation and the Profession, 2003Standing Committee on Strategic Communications, 2006-2012Special Committee on Multi-District Litigation, Division VIII – Task Forces and Special Meetings, 2010-2011Task Force on Federal Pleading Standards, 2010Special Advisor, 2009 ABA Annual Meeting, 2008-2009Committee on Issues of Concern to the Legal Profession, 2005-2008Chair, Task Force on Hurricane Katrina, 2005-2006Standing Committee on Governmental Affairs, 2000-2006Co-Chair, 2005 ABA Annual Meeting Advisory Committee, 2004-2005Image of the Profession Task Force, 2004-2005Judicial Intern Opportunity Program Working Group, 2004-2005Board of Directors, ABA Museum of Law, 2002-2005Civil Justice Institute, 2002-2005Task Force on Asbestos Litigation, 2003-2004Chair, Task Force on Terrorism and the Law, 2001-2002Special Committee on Reserves, 1999-2000Discovery Standards Task Force, 1997-1999
    • ABA House of Delegates, Chair, Illinois State Delegation, 2004 –2014, Nominating Committee of the ABA House of Delegates, 2005-2014, Executive Committee, Conference of State Delegates, 2007-2010
    • American Bar Association - Section of Litigation, Chair, 2001-2002, Chair-Elect, 2000-2001, Vice Chair, Section of Litigation, 1999-2000, Council Member, 1983-1986, 2003-2005, Executive Committee, 2002-2003, Co-Chair of the ABA Resource Committee, 2015
    • Board Member, ABA Rule of Law Initiative, 2016-2018
    • Board Member, American Bar Foundation, 2016-2018
    • Dean, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Advanced College of Advocacy, 1986-1988
    • Chair, Fund for Justice and Education, 2016-Present
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), 2019
    • Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Membership Committee, 1989 – 1995

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Design Patent Infringement: Post-Egyptian Goddess, 2010 U. ILL. J.L. TECH. & POL'Y, 2010., 2010
    • “Aviation Law,” Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Court, 4th Ed., Thompson Reuters, 2016“Your Witness: Lessons on Cross-Examination and Life From Great Chicago Trial Lawyers,” Law Bulletin Publishing, March 2008Illinois Personal Injury Forms, Westlaw, 1996“Damages as an Element of Proof,” Medical And Hospital Negligence, Callaghan & Company Publisher, 1988“Demonstrative Evidence,” Master Advocates Handbook, National Institute for Trial Advocacy Publisher, 1986“Comparative Negligence and the Jury,” The Law of Comparative Negligence, Matthew-Bender Publisher, 1984“Hospital Malpractice and the Independent Contractor Defense: Hospitals Do Practice Medicine,” Personal Injury Manual, Matthew-Bender Publisher, 1981“Venue in Federal Civil Litigation,” Federal Civil Practice, (1981) and updating Supplements, 1983, 1985, (IICLE, 1983, 1985, 1987; and rewritten 1988, Supplement, 1989)“Proof of Damages in Amputation Cases – Plaintiff’s Treating Physician, Rehabilitation Physician and Certified Prosthetist,” Personal Injury Manual, Matthew-Bender Publisher, 1979, “Use and Presentation of Demonstrative Evidence,” Proof of Fault in Auto Accident Cases, IICLE, 1979, (supplements) 1983, 1985, (rewritten) 1988, (updated supplement) 1990.
    • Using Internet Blogs to Protect Native American Culture, SOVEREIGNTY SYMP. XXII, 2009, 2009

    Educational Background:

    • University of Illinois College of Law, Chicago, IL, 2010
    • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2007
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    120 North LaSalle Street
    31st Floor
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 312-899-9090

    Fax: 312-251-1160

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