Mitchell Sexner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Chicago, IL

Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC
 | 2126 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-644-0444
Fax: 847-690-9998
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

A graduate of Northwestern University and Chicago Kent College of Law, Mitchell Sexner has worked tirelessly for his clients in the pursuit of justice for more than 25 years. He began his career prosecuting criminal cases, gang offenses and traffic offenses as an Assistant States Attorney in one of the nation's largest prosecutor's offices located in Chicago, while compiling a winning record of both bench and jury trials. He then founded Sexner & Associates LLC, and since 1990 has lead a team of experienced attorneys concentrating both in the defense of criminal/traffic matters, as well as the prosecution of multi-million dollar injury and medical malpractice cases.

Recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, Nation's Top One Percent and one of the "Best Attorneys of America", Mitchell Sexner also has been awarded an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale -Hubbell and appeared as a featured television speaker. Always striving to exceed expectations for his valued clients, Mr. Sexner was recently also awarded the 2017 Avvo Clients' Choice Award.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%): DUI/DWI

Workers' Compensation (10%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent

Personal Injury - General (10%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020

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About Mitchell Sexner

Admitted: 1986, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.sexner.com/

Honors/Awards:

  • Criminal Practice Magazine's, Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney, 2019
  • Awarded to attorneys who have received multiple reviews from highly satisfied clients, Avvo Clients Choice Award, 2015
  • Awarded by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction, 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, 2016
  • Named a "Top 100" Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers based upon superior qualifications, The National Trial Lawyers "Top 100", 2016
  • Better Business Bureau Rated A+ Rated A+ by Better Business Bureau, Better Business Bureau Rated A+, 2017
  • Awarded to attorneys for exceptional conduct and service, Avvo 10/10 Rated, 2017
  • Named a "Top 100" Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers based upon superior qualifications, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Selected as one of the top 100 attorneys in Illinois and granted lifetime charter membership based upon highest levels of competency, legal expertise, ethical standards, and professional reputation, RUE Ratings - Best Attorneys of America, 2017
  • Selected as a "Top One Percent" attorney by the NADC as one who exemplifies the highest standards in the legal community, Top 1%, 2017
  • Awarded to attorneys who have received multiple reviews from highly satisfied clients, Avvo Clients Choice Award, 2017
  • Awarded by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction, 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, 2015
  • Named a "Top 100" Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers based upon superior qualifications, The National Trial Lawyers "Top 100", 2015
  • Awarded an "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest legal rating awarded for professional ability and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell Rated "AV", 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Continued membership in Chicago Bar Association, 2017
  • Continued membership in American Bar Association, 2017
  • Continued membership in DuPage County Bar Association, 2017
  • Continued membership in Illinois State Bar Association, 2017

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Daily free consultations with clients of limited means

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $1,500,000 settlement just prior to closing arguments to jury for a woman who needed her leg amputated due to improper nursing home care and doctor neglect. The woman had developed leg ulcers and bed sores, but the medical staff failed to treat the wounds in a timely manner, leading to amputation., 2012
  • $500,000 awarded in medical malpractice mediation against a doctor who mistakenly removed our client's thymus, rather than her thyroid gland as intended. , 2019
  • $350,000 settlement for a girl who was sexually assaulted by another patient while a resident of a locked medical facility, 2013
  • $104,000 workers' compensation settlement for a man who injured his ACL and shoulder while lifting a heavy package during his employment, 2013
  • $2,500,000 settlement for the family of a woman who died due to  a failure to diagnose squamous small cell lung cancer.  Despite multiple doctor visits, CT scans and x-rays to diagnose the cause of our client's temporary paralysis, the tumor was not noticed, eventually leading to her death., 2012
  • $475,000 settlement for a man who was abused by a priest employed by the Archdiocese of Chicago, 2012
  • $590,000 settlement for the family of a woman who suffered a wrongful death in a nursing home. She had been transferred to the nursing facility for special care due to her recent tracheostomy, but due to neglect, she died from sepsis, pneumonia and dehydration., 2013
  • $3,000,000 settlement for radiological malpractice lawsuit alleging a failure to properly diagnose an ultrasound examination which lead to incurable ovarian cancer, 2012
  • $6,200,000 settlement for a man who underwent surgery for a benign brain tumor, but who went into a coma  and suffered permanent brain damage due to a failure of the neurosurgeon to properly use the available advanced surgical equipment., 2015
  • $120,000 settlement for a woman who was injured in a car accident when rear-ended, suffering injuries to her cervical spine, 2013
  • $125,000 settlement for the family of a man who later died after falling and breaking his hip while a resident of a nursing home, 2013

Educational Background:

  • Graduate of Northwestern University with triple major in Political Science, Sociology and African-American Studies, 1986

Comments

  • “Mitchell is an outstanding attorney. He and his associates work very hard to represent their clients in the most effective, professional manner. I have no hesitation to send any of my clients (including family members) to his office when they are in need of representation for a criminal matter. All have been very pleased with the representation they have received.”

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

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Office Location for Mitchell Sexner

2126 W Van Buren St
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: 312-644-0444

Fax: 847-690-9998

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Last Updated: 9/25/2019

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