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Mark Dym and his team has serviced the Allen family legal needs for 30+ years. Not once have we doubted their loyalty, honesty or commitment. Always advising us with the best interest in mind and the display of genuine support not just as clients, but like family. It’s an honor to write this review as I am proud to say this legal team knows the law and has my back! I’m huge on great customer service, it’s rare and hard to find. Thanks Mark and team.

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Mark S. Dym

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Mark Dym, a shareholder, founder, and longtime member of the management committee at Hughes, Socol, Piers, Resnick & Dym, Ltd. handles catastrophic and complex litigation nationwide.

With a track record surpassing a BILLION dollars in client collections, Mr. Dym and the HSPRD team have played pivotal roles in major litigation and high-profile cases across the United States.

Notably, Mr. Dym recently served on the steering committee representing family members in claims against The Boeing Company for the Ethiopian Airlines crash in Kenya. Additionally, he was one of the lead counsels in a $12 million recovery against the Rochester Police Dept. by the family of Daniel Prude and for the family of a 25-year-old girl killed at Chicagoland hospital in November 2018.

He has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer®, a Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magazine, and a distinguished member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (top 1% of lawyers in America), Mr. Dym has consistently demonstrated legal excellence. He is AV rated by Martindale which is bestowed on attorneys having the highest ethical standards.

Mr. Dym and his team handle most personal injury suits including wrongful death claims, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, quadriplegia, paraplegia, loss of eyesight and hearing, serious disfigurement, and other devastating injuries, Mr. Dym’s practice has recovered millions for injured individuals and their families across the country.

His group also has a robust workers compensation practice.

Mr. Dym has also handled complex commercial litigation and class action claims.

With a global reach, Mr. Dym counsels’ clients worldwide, boasting over forty years of experience, including legal services for professional athletes and representing the City of Chicago during the 1994 World Cup matches. He led a group of US businessmen in a joint venture setting up a phone system in Far East Russia in the early 1990s.

Mr. Dym has represented numerous celebrities, professional athletes, sports owners, and politicians in various situations. He attributes the success of HSPRD to the incredible and talented team of professional and administrative staff.

Committed to community service, he is actively involved in charitable and philanthropic activities.

Read Mark featured interview in Leading Lawyers Magazine

Watch Mark Dym talk about some of the most Frequently Asked Questions 

 

 

Reviews

Star Star Star Star Star
CA

Mark Dym and his team has serviced the Allen family legal needs for 30+ years. Not once have we doubted their loyalty, honesty or commitment. Always advising us with the best interest in mind and the display of genuine support not just as clients, but like family. It’s an honor to write this review as I am proud to say this legal team knows the law and has my back! I’m huge on great customer service, it’s rare and hard to find. Thanks Mark and team.

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Education

George Washington University National Law Center (J.D. 1982) — with high honors
University of Virginia (B.A. 1979) — with high distinction
The Hill School (1975)

Admissions

Illinois (1982)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Professional Recognition

Included on the Illinois Super Lawyers® list (2010-2024)
Illinois State Soccer Association Special Service Award
Leading Lawyer — Illinois Leading Lawyers Network
Top 100 Civil Plaintiff’s Lawyer — The National Trial Lawyers
AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
10 Best Personal Injury Attorney — American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

Memberships / Associations

Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Member, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Past Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association

Presentations & Publications

Mr. Dym lectures on negotiation skills and employment issues.

Languages

English

Representative Matters

Represented the estate of a Black man killed by Rochester police officers in March 2020, as they were responding to his pleas for help as he suffered an acute mental health crisis. Settlement of $12,000,000 was one of the largest single plaintiff police misconduct recoveries in the country (Estate of Daniel Prude v City of Rochester, NY.). 

Obtained a $4,200,000 settlement for the family of a homeless man who was killed after a collapse of a pedestrian walkway located on the perimeter of a construction project.

Obtained settlement exceeding 8 million dollars in 2018 in personal injury case.

272-million-dollar ruling won by HSPRD on behalf of the bankruptcy trustee of the former Emerald Casino.

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

2.73-million-dollar 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 dollars for business damages.

Excess of 2-million-dollar 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-dollar 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-dollar 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-dollar 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-dollar policy-limits recovery in a highly-publicized death of a minor child by an intoxicated driver in the western suburbs.

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

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

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

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

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