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Sean M. Houlihan - Chicago, IL

70 West Madison StreetSuite 5500 Chicago, IL 60602

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Updated: 01/05/2023

Chicago Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer


Sean M. Houlihan is a partner with the Chicago personal injury law firm of Power Rogers. Since joining the law firm in May 2002, Mr. Houlihan has successfully represented families and individuals in personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice, aviation accident laws, premises liability, and automobile liability matters.

His breadth and depth of experience make Mr. Houlihan a very skilled lawyer...

About Sean M. Houlihan

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury Litigation


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2002

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Amicus Brief Committee (Member, 2002)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation Committee (Member, 2002)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Space and Aviation Section (Member, 2002)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Tort and Insurance Practice Section (Member, 2002)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Appellate Law Committee (Member, 2002)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers (Member, 2002)


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2001
    Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Illinois-Chicago, 1996
    Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: Golden Key Honor Society
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: European History and Philosophy

Past Positions

  • Cook County Public Defender's Office, Law Clerk
  • Former State Representative Thomas J. Dart (D-28), Administrative Assistant, 1996 - 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Jane Adams Hull House Legal Clinic, 2003

Classes and Seminars

  • "The New Rule 213 - Plaintiff's Perspective", The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Chicago, October 2002


Other Sources of Feedback About Sean M. Houlihan

Included on the 2023 Illinois list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Sean M. Houlihan on Super Lawyers


  • Recognized as Illinois Super Lawyer 2014-Present and 2008-2012 (Rising Star)
  • Top Verdict Top 10 Jury Verdicts in all practice areas in 2018 - $21.62 million jury verdict

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70 West Madison StreetSuite 5500 Chicago, IL 60602

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  • "Institutional Liability", Authored with Todd A. Smith, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2004 Medical Malpractice Notebook
  • "Jury Selection", Authored with Devon C. Bruce, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Anatomy of a Trial Seminar February 2004
  • "Institutional Liability", Authored with Todd A. Smith, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2003 Medical Malpractice Notebook
  • "Institutional Liability", Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 2002 Medical Malpractice Notebook
  • "Aviation and Other Transportation Liability", Authored with Todd A. Smith and Kenneth J. Merlino, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2002
  • "Jury Selection", Authored with Joseph A. Power, Jr., Illinois State Bar Association 2002
  • Illinois Trial Evidence, Authored with Power, Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., Published by James Publishing, Inc., 2002
  • "Rule 213 and Opinion Witnesses at Trial", Authored with Joseph A. Power, Jr., Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 2001
  • "Jury Selection", Authored with Joseph A. Power, Jr., Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 2000

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