Jason A. Marker

Jason A. Marker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Naperville, IL

Marker & Crannell, Attorneys at Law, P.C.
 | 4015 Plainfield-Naperville Road, Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60564
Phone: 630-995-9995
Fax: 630-755-4695
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Marker concentrates his practice on helping persons injured at work or who have other personal injuries. Mr. Marker initially worked for workers' compensation defense firms for three years and became uniquely qualified to handle injured workers' claims. He chose to represent injured persons to help them during their times of need and to make a difference in their lives. He has successfully tried many claims with various arbitrators and obtained significant jury verdicts in Cook, DuPage, and Will counties. He is an owner/partner of Marker & Crannell, Attorneys at Law, P.C., located in Naperville, Illinois. Mr. Marker is an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, The Illinois Bar Association, The DuPage County Bar Association, The Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association, and The Will County Bar Association, where he was the past co-chair of the Civil Committee from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Marker feels an attorney can dilligently, promptly, and agressively advocate for his client while doing so in a friendly and respectful manner.  

About Jason Marker

Admitted: 2001, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.marker-law.com/naperville-workers-compensation-at...

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected as an "Emerging Lawyer" in the areas of Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury law by Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Leading Lawyers division whose purpose is to identify the top 2% of lawyers who are 40 years old and younger and have proven themselves professional, ethical and experienced at an early point in their legal career., Emerging Lawyer, Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Leading Lawyers, 2015
  • Community award by the Village of Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce for best in business., Bolingbrook Best of Business Award, Bolingbrook Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • QMM was awarded the Business Formation and Family Law Firm of the Year Award in Illinois by CorporateINTL in 2010., Firm Award, CorporateINTL, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association - member since, 2011
  • DuPage County Bar Association, member; Will County Bar Association, member; Illinois State Bar Association, member;
  • Workers Compensation Lawyers Association (WCLA), member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • After opening his own firm in 2013, Mr. Marker was involved in the local community by providing assistance to Adopt-a-Pet and donating extensive items to GoodWill, AmVets, and serving as a volunterr coach for youth baseball., 2012
  • Previously, the firm Mr. Marker was a partner with, QMM,  had made donations to various organizations, including the local Girl Scouts of America, Habitate for Humanity, and Adopt a Pet., 2009

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Mr. Marker was part of a panel chosen to review and discuss various work injury cases with doctors via this DuPage Medical seminar. He was chosen to speak as the Petitioner's expert panel member along with two doctors, 1 attorney on the Defense side, and a current Arbitrator with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission., Speaker/Presenter, 2016
  • Mr. Marker lectured to the Will County Bar Association, Civil Committee, on a summary of recent changes to the Illinois Workers' Comenpensation Act., Speaker, A Summary of Workers' Compensation, Civil Committee, Will County Bar Association, 2011

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In 2013, Mr. Marker obtained total settlement over $1,350,000.00.  Notable settlements and/or verdicts include the following: 8/9/13 - Doe v. Survey Co.. - Workers' Compensation settlement of $165,000. 4/8/13 - Doe v. Casino - Workers' Compensation settlement of $82,500. 6/24/13 - Doe v. Homeowners Association - Personal Injury settlement of $345,000. 6/28/13 - Doe v. Trucking Co. - Workers' Compensation settlement of $83,000. 8/2/13 - Doe v. Hospital - Workers' Compensation settlement for $44,000. 8/9/13 - Doe v. Construction - Workers' Compensation settlement for $160,000. 10/18/13 - Doe v. Construction Co. - Workers' Compensation settlement for $84,000. 9/23/13 - Doe v. Retail Shop - Workers' Compensaiton settlement for $35,000., 2013
  • In 2012, Mr. Marker's settlements/verdicts totaled over $1,695,000.00. Most notable are the following: 4/9/12 - Doe v. Asphalt Co - Workers' Compensation settlement of $245,000. 3/5/12 - Doe v. Towing Co - Workers' Comepnsation settlement for $150,000. 12/28/12 - Doe v. Hotel - Workers' Compensation claim settled for $90,000. 10/25/12 - Doe v. Factory - Workers' Compensation settlement for $125,000. 10/1/12 - Doe v. Driver - Personal Injury claim resulting in settlement of $100,000.00. 7/31/12 - Doe v. Waste Co - Workers' Compensation settlement of over $150,000. 7/1/12 - Doe v. Driver - Personal Injury settlement of policy limits of $100,000.   , 2012
  • In 2011, Mr. Marker obtained settlements/verdicts for the firm totaling over $2,105.110. Most notable are the following: 2/2/11 - Doe v. Rehab - Workers' Compensation claims settled for $80,000. 2/24/11 - Doe v. Tile Company - Workers' Compensation claim settled for $170,000. 3/5/11 - Doe v. UTICA - Personal Injury Claim settled for $80,000.00.  5/10/11 Doe v. Defendant - Personal Injury claim settled for $100,000.  12/10/11 - Doe v. Employer - Workers Compensation claim settled for $150,000. 12/17/11 - Doe v. Employer - Verdict received on Workers' Compensation claim for over $125,000. , 2011
  • 2016-2017 Verdicts: 2016 - Spayer v. Netcom - award by Arbitrator Carlson in favor of Petitioner awarding benefits for an aggravation of a stomach injury that requires surgery and potential lifetime treatment. 2016 - Kolcz v. Express - award by Arbitrator Hagerty in favor of Petitioner awarding benefits for a finger injury that was highly disputed. 2017 - Watanabe v. Yummy Yogurt - award by Arbitrator Mason in favor of Petitioner for significant injuries to her arm and hand requiring multiple surgeries and future medical treatment.
  • The firm updates is settlements/verdicts on its website at: http://www.marker-law.com/News.php. A summary of Mr. Marker's notable settlements/verdicts are as follows:   In 2010, Mr. Marker brought in settlements/verdicts for the firm totaling over $2,180.616.00. Most notable are: 3/25/10 - Doe v. American Charter - Workers' Compensation case tried before Arbitrator Fratianni, awarded a permenent total disibility, ultimatley case settled for $304,070.14. (largest award made from the Injured Workers' Benefit Fund to date) 4/21/10 - Doe v. IMRF - Workers' Compensation claim settled for $81,435.75. 6/22/10 - Doe v. Central Mutual - Personal Injury claim settled for $200,000. 6/29/10. Doe v. Meade - Personal Injury claim - trial court granted summary judgment against Plaintiff, the case was appealed to the Appellate Court by Mr. Marker and was reversed and remanded to the trial court and eventually settled for $45,000. 9/24/10 - Doe v. Panaderia - Personal Injury case settled for $185,000. 10/27/10 - Doe v. Shorewood - Personal Injury claim settled for $150,000.  

Representative Clients:

  • Since Mr. Marker represent injured persons, Mr. Marker does not have single employers or clients so to speak. Mr. Marker has repsensented injured workers from a variety of employment backgrounds, including construction workers in nearly every trade, policemen, policewomen, housekeepers, medical professionals, nurses, and handymen. In and around the firm located in Bolingbrook, IL, Mr. Marker has represented injured workers from Edward Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Bridgestone Firestone, Crest Hill Police Department, Target, Walmart, Meijers, Empress Casino Joliet, Costco, TGI Friday's Restuarants, and Zales Corporation, to name a few.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Nominated and appointed chairman of the Civil Committee of the Will County Bar Association., 2011
  • In the field of Workers' Compensation - Mr. Marker settled the first ever permanent total disiability award made under the Injurred Workers' Benefit Fund, which broke new ground for how PTD cases are now handled at the Commission and by the Attorney General's office with respect to payouts in PTD cases under the fund. The total settlement of the case was $304,070.14.  , 2010
  • Significant Appellate Work: 2011 - Principe v. County, 05 L 1083, Rule 23 Order and Decision filed 9/5/07 - Mr. Marker brough an appeal to the 2nd District Appellate Court in Elgin and sucessfully reversed a summary judgment ruling made by Judge Elsner. The matter was remanded and eventually settled. 2013 - Gilbert v. Illinois Tool Works, 12 MR 2070 - Mr. Marker brough an appeal to the Circuit Court of Will County from an Industrial Commission decision and sucessfully reversed the Commission's decision, remanding the matter back to the Arbitrator.

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Newsletters:

  • In 2010 and forward, Mr. Marker began authored newsletters to prior and current clients updating them on firm happenings, providing tips in various areas of law, and summarizing firm settlement/verdict results. The firm's newsletter is now going out to a database of well over 1400 people and continues to grow., 2010 - 2011 Firm Newsletters

Educational Background:

  • Mr. Marker Recieved his Juris Doctorate degree from The John Marshall Law School, located in Chicago, IL. While attending the law school, he interned for the honorable Judge Gerald Bender and worked for the City of Chicago, Torts Department as an extern. , 2000
  • Mr. Marker graduated from Illinois Statue University with a Bachelors in Science degree. He majored in political science, with a minor in Philosophy. Whie at ISU, he served 1 year as a University Academic Senator and was heavily involved in his fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa., 1997
  • Mr. Marker graduated from Naperville Central High School in Naperville, IL., 1993
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Office Location for Jason A. Marker

4015 Plainfield-Naperville Road
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60564

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Last Updated: 1/10/2019

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