Martin A. Dolan

Top rated personal injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Dolan Law, P.C.
Martin A. Dolan
Dolan Law, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Civil rights; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1988

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

Dolan Law, P.C.

10 South LaSalle Street
Suite 3702
Chicago, IL 60603 Visit website


Martin A. Dolan is the principal attorney and owner of Dolan Law P.C. located in Chicago, Illinois. Concentrating his legal practice on personal injury law, he is well known and trusted with high-profile complex cases involving medical malpractice, sexual assault, reckless driving, product liability and wrongful death. Additionally, he also takes on cases requiring civil and business litigation.

An experienced and dedicated litigator with more than three decades of experience, Mr. Dolan has earned an outstanding reputation for vigorously pursuing justice for his clients. Known for his courtroom skills, he does not shy away from taking on large institutions and corporations. He has successfully represented victims of personal injury against a few of the big names in the industry and obtained groundbreaking verdicts.

Mr. Dolan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 1985. He later received his doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law in 1988 and was admitted to practice law in Illinois the same year. He advocates for his clients before the federal and national courts, including the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Supreme Court of the U.S. 

Before establishing his law firm, Dolan Law P.C., Mr. Dolan served in various positions in both government offices and private legal firms. He began his career as a criminal prosecutor at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, where he worked for five years, and later at a renowned legal firm in the greater Chicago area. 

Mr. Dolan’s legal work and accomplishments are widely respected in the legal community and a few of his notable cases have been discussed and featured on NBC, CBS, USA Today and Chicago Tribune. He was peer-review rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell for his professional excellence and wealth of legal knowledge. He is included in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list and was named by Chicago Lawyer magazine as a top 40 Under 40 attorneys. 

Apart from his law practice, Mr. Dolan stays active in the local community by regularly publishing articles and engaging in pro bono work through multiple associations such as the Center for Disability and Elder Law and the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Civil rights

Focus areas

Assault, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Brain injury, Sexual abuse - plaintiff, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Americans with disabilities act, Police misconduct, Race discrimination, Disability, Discrimination

  • 80% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Civil rights

First Admitted: 1988, Illinois

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer and Board member of Illinois Medical District Guest House Foundation
  • Volunteer Nazareth Academy Football Program, 2011-2021
  • Chicago-Galway Sister City Project City of Chicago
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Center Disability Elder Law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness, 2013-Present
  • St. Mary’s University Board, 1995-1998
  • Fellow Litigation Counsel of America, 2021-Present; Barrister, Order of Justitia; Member, Trial Law Institute
  • American Board Trial Advocates, 2018-Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1989-Present; Board of Managers, 2014-Present; Civil Rights Committee Chair 2004
  • Chicago Bar Association, 1996-Present; Hearing Committee for Judicial Evaluations (1998-2007); Rights Committee, Chair (2000-2001)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1995-Present; Vice Chair Special Committee on Website Videos and Communications Section (2013-2014); Tort Law Section Committee, Chair (2003-2004); Employment Civil Rights Committee (1999-2001); Hearing Committee Judicial Evaluations
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Illinois Bar, 1988
  • Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee, 2020-Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2006-Present
  • 40 under 40, Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty To Watch, Chicago Lawyer Magazine (8-2000)
  • AV Preeminent, Highest Level of Professional Excellence Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers, Personal Injury Leading Lawyer Network Since 2010-Present
Educational Background:
  • St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts
  • $18 Million verdict against a halfway house for victims of paroled, serial sex offender., 2015
  • $1.275 Million settlement with the City of Chicago for wrongful death of 11-year-old child killed during a police chase., 2017
  • $3.3 Million settlement with a car dealership for family of passenger killed in a motor vehicle accident involving a test driven vehicle., 2019
  • $48 million verdict against Cook County physician for failing to report child abuse leading to the death of an 8-year-old child., 2017

Office location for Martin A. Dolan

10 South LaSalle Street
Suite 3702
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-676-7600


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2023

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