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Mark Dym

Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym LTD
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Mark Dym
Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym LTD

Mark Dym is a shareholder, founding lawyer, and member of the management committee of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. His practice concentrates on catastrophic personal injury claims and complex litigation. Mr. Dym is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating for attorneys in both legal ability and ethical standards given by that company. Mr. Dym has been selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers, an honor given to only five percent of attorneys in Illinois, and been named a Leading Laywer by Leading Lawyers Magazine. He is also a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, which is a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

Mr. Dym and his group represent individuals and companies in a variety of legal settings. Mr. Dym has recovered millions of dollars for injured persons and their families in claims throughout the country. His practice involves wrongful death claims, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, quadriplegia, paraplegia, loss of eyesight and hearing, serious disfigurement and other devastating injuries.

Mr. Dym and his firm also defend parties in a multitude of diverse injury, products liability, coverage issues, commercial, fiduciary, estate and employment matters, and counsel companies on safety measures and risk avoidance.

Mr. Dym counsels clients throughout the world, including Canada, England, and the Middle East. Mr. Dym has provided legal services for many professional athletes and served as legal counsel to the City of Chicago for the 1994 World Cup matches. He represented Soccer International in promoting and hosting the Opening Ceremony for the 1994 World Cup soccer matches. He counseled a group of American businessmen in a joint venture with a Russian company for the installation of a phone system in Far East Russia. He has counseled business groups in Iraq and the Assyrian Democratic movement in Iraq.

Representative Matters

$15 million recovery within seven months of the auto crash for a plaintiff who suffered bilateral amputations.

$2.73 million recovery for a firefighter who suffered post traumatic injury from a vehicular crash.

Co-counsel in cases that collected multi-million dollar recoveries for numerous families who lost loved ones in the Sioux City air crash.

Collected in excess of $4 million for business damages.

Excess of $2 million recovery for a client seriously injured, as a bystander, by a homemade firework device. Liability was hotly disputed. We overcame the general law against social host liability.

Numerous recoveries for families who lost loved ones in the Paxton Hotel fire loss.

$2.3 million recovery for a client who had suffered a back injury from a relatively minor impact from a car accident. Defendants claimed that our client's condition was caused by a pre-existing condition, for which he had had previous back surgery. We proved the accident aggravated our client's condition resulting in additional surgeries.

$1.5 million recovery in a drowning case. The defendants offered nominal monies at the start of the case because hotels without lifeguards are generally not liable for injuries in their pools. We uncovered evidence of the hotel's negligence.

$1.25 million policy-limits recovery against a defendant who was responsible for the death of our client but claimed an epileptic seizure was the cause.

$1.2 million policy-limits recovery in a highly-publicized death of a minor child by an intoxicated driver in the western suburbs.

$3 million recovery for worker injuring knee in construction site plus waiver of sizable compensation lien.

$1.25 million recovery for airline ramp worker who suffered knee injury.

$4 million recovery in wrongful death claim for surviving spouse and adult children. Deceased was unemployed at time of occurrence.

$1.95 million recovery for minor traumatic head injury due to automobile accident.

Policy-limits recovery for the death of a minor by an intoxicated driver in Kane County. We also worked closely with the State's Attorney. The defendant received a nine-year jail term.

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