Martin Healy, Jr.

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Healy Scanlon Law Firm
 | 111 W. Washington Street, Suite 1425
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-977-0100
Fax: 312-977-0795
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Past President, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Board of Governors and Past Member Executive Committee, AAJ, formerly ATLA
Past Chair, Products Liability Section, AAJ
Past Chair, Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee
Top Ten Illinois Plaintiff's Personal Injury Attorneys, Leading Lawyers
Martin Healy, Jr. has pushed the limits of fair recovery for clients. In a recent calendar year, he had three multi-million dollar jury verdicts. Each was a record verdict, and resulted in a total of over $50 million.
Martin Healy, Jr. is an experienced and dedicated advocate for injured clients in a career that has included obtaining numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements, some in the tens of millions of dollars. As lead counsel, he personally has obtained 14 multi-million dollar jury verdicts that range from $3 million to $25 million and total $150 million. They involve a number of very different areas including products liability, interstate trucking, construction, medical malpractice, transportation and police procedure cases.
Martin Healy, Jr. is a graduate of St. Ignatius College Preparatory School where he received the Award of Excellence in Law, the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University School of Law where he was Associate Editor of the Law Review and received a full academic scholarship.
He began his legal career as a Law Clerk for the Supreme Court of Illinois. Later, he served as Counsel, Illinois House of Representatives, Associate, James A. Dooley & Associates, and General Counsel and First Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Chicago. He is a Past President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and he has been certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
He has lectured and written extensively for numerous Bar Associations, including the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), now the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), the Chicago Bar Association (CBA) and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
He authored with John Scanlon and Matthew Healy an article in Trial, the national publication of the AAJ, in its products liability issue, entitled "Uneasy Rider" involving products liability claims against motorcycle manufacturers. Mr. Healy has completed his term as Chair of the 1700 member Products Liability Section of AAJ.
Mr. Healy is currently a member of the Board of Governors of AAJ and ITLA and has served on the Executive Committee of both AAJ and ITLA. He is currently Chair of the Motorcycle Litigation Group, Past Chair of the Truck Underride Litigation Group, member of the Board of Directors of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of AAJ and on the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA). He was also Chair, Tort Law Section Council, ISBA and Chair, Tort Litigation Committee, CBA.
He was voted one of the top ten plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers. He was also recently inducted as a Fellow into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation only group of elite trial lawyers, limited to five hundred throughout the United Stated and includes lawyers from thirty countries. Most recently, he received an award for the Largest Verdict in Will County from the Jury Verdict Reporter and was voted in the US Irish Legal 100, a select group of 100 accomplished attorneys nationwide.
He is a past Chair, Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee appointed by the Supreme Court for a three year term. He is a past member of the Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions and a former Commissioner of the Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness. He has finished his term as President of the Board of Governors, Loyola University School of Law.
Mr. Healy has been active civically as Director of the Sauganash Community Association and Queen of All Saints School. The son of immigrant parents from Ireland, Mr. Healy is very active in the Irish Community and Irish organizations including the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago (President), Irish American Heritage Center (Chairman, Library Fundraising Committee), Celtic Legal Society (President) and the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee (Annual Dinner Chair and Board of Directors). Martin Healy and other members of The Healy Scanlon Law Firm write a monthly column for the Irish American News, "Healy Law" covering legal topics of interest.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (40%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - Products (30%): Products Liability

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability

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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

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About Martin Healy, Jr.

Admitted: 1968, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.healylawfirm.com/Attorneys/Martin-Healy-jr.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Voted in the US Irish Legal 100
  • Received an award for the Largest Verdict in Will County from the Jury Verdict Reporter
  • Inducted as a Fellow into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Received a Full Academic Scholarship, Loyola University School of Law
  • Top Ten Illinois Plaintiff's Personal Injury Attorneys, Leading Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Workers Compensation Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Immediate Past Chair, Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee
  • Past Member, Executive Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice
  • Past Chair, Products Liability Section, American Association for Justice
  • President of the Board of Governors, Loyola University School of Law
  • Former Commissioner, Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness
  • Past Member, Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions
  • Chair, Tort Litigation Committee, CBA
  • Chair, Tort Law Section Council, ISBA
  • Member, National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of AAJ
  • Past Chair, Truck Underride Litigation Group
  • Chair, Motorcycle Litigation Group
  • Past Member, Executive Committee, AAJ, formerly ATLA
  • Member, Board of Governors, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past President, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Annual Dinner Chair and Board of Directors, St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee
  • President, Celtic Legal Society
  • Chairman, Library Fundraising Committee, Irish American Heritage Center
  • President, Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago
  • Queen of All Saints School
  • Director, Sauganash Community Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Authored and Co-Authored legal articles concerning personal injury and products liability that have been published by the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the Irish American News
  • Co-Author, "Uneasy Rider", the national publication of the AAJ
  • "Useful Rules/Applying Rules to Interstate Trucking Cases", American Association for Justice, 2008
  • "Overview of Motorcycle Litigation", American Association for Justice, 2008
  • "Automobile Products Liability", Chicago Bar Association, 1990
  • "Expert Testimony in a Products Case", Chicago Bar Association, 1991
  • "Effective Cross Examination", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1996
  • Successful Techniques in Winning Vehicle Accident Cases - "New Developments & Trends You Must Understand", Illinois Continuing Legal Education, 1996
  • "Medical Negligence Update", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • "Using Demonstrative Evidence in Proving Damages", Chicago Bar Association, 1997
  • "The Winning Plaintiff's Case In Chief in Medical Malpractice Cases", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1997
  • "Litigation Involving Traumatic Brain Injury", DePaul University, Chicago, 1998
  • "Closing Argument", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1999
  • "Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213 Update", Northwest Bar Association, 2000
  • "Hearsay Evidence", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2001
  • "Vehicle Defects: Airbag & Rollover Claims", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • "Hot Topics in Products Liability: Premarin/Prempo, Welding Rods, Recreational Vehicles", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2004
  • "Products Liability Issues Involving On-Road and Off-Road Motorcycles", American Association for Justice, 2004
  • "Crashworthiness Doctrine as Applied to Truck Underride Cases", American Association for Justice, 2004 - Present
  • "Products Liability – How to Handle These Complex Cases from the Initial Investigation through Closing Arguments", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • "Litigating Truck Underride Cases", American Association for Justice, 2006
  • "Vehicular Defects: Autos, Trucks, Jet Skis and Motorcycles", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • "A Fatal Stall: Shastri v. Chrysler", AIEG, 2007
  • "Sometimes Overlooked Claims: Defective Tractor Trailers", Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, 2008 - Present
  • "Effective and Compelling Demonstrative Evidence: From the Simplest to Cutting Edge", American Association for Justice, 2009
  • A Voyage of Discovery, Trial Journal, ITLA, Spring, 1999
  • The Scope of Discovery is Significantly Enlarged, 55 Illinois Bar Journal 530
  • Silent Killer on the Highway, Trial ATLA, August, 2000
  • A Trial Lawyer’s Introduction to SUV Rollover Claims, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 89, December, 2001
  • Sunshine in Litigation Legislation: Boon or Bane?, Illinois Bar Journal – Vol. 92, March, 2004
  • Intersectional Collisions Chapter Proving Fault in Auto Cases, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2004
  • Associate Editor, Loyola University Law Review, Loyola University School of Law

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame
  • St. Ignatius College Preparatory School, Honors: Award of Excellence in Law
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111 W. Washington Street
Suite 1425
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-977-0100

Fax: 312-977-0795

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