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Mark L. Karno - Chicago, IL

33 N LaSalle StSuite 3500 Chicago, IL 60602

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Updated: 01/11/2024

Chicago Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer


Principal of this 5 attorney law firm that concentrates its practice in all aspects of Civil Trial Practice and Appeals in all State and Federal Courts in the Northeastern Illinois geographical area with a focus on catastrophic bodily injury and death claims concentrating in the representation of clients in their nursing home neglect, motor vehicle negligence and premises liability claims...


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2019
  • Florida, 2021

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association (Board of Governors, 2012-2013, 2014 – 2017 and 2019 to present)
  • Illinois State Bar Association Assembly, 2010 - 2014
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2017 - Present (Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council, Member, 2007-2013)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2011 - 2012 (Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council, Chair)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2016 - 2017 (Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council, Board of Governors Liaison)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1995 - 2004 (Insurance Law Section Council, Member)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2002 - 2003 (Insurance Law Section Council, Chair)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1989 - 2015 (Tort Law Section Council, Member)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2015 - 2017 (Tort Law Section Council, Board of Governors Liason)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2015 - 2017 (Elder Law Section Council, Board of Governors Liason)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2014 - 2017 (Standing Committee on Professional Conduct, Board of Governors Liaison)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2014 - 2015 (Standing Committee on Military Affairs, Board of Governors Liaison)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2014 - 2015 (Intellectual Property Section Council, Board of Governors Liaison)
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1998 - 2000 (Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations, Member)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association For Justice
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Chicago Bar Association, 1992 - 1999 (Civil Practice Committee, Member)
  • Chicago Bar Association, 1997 - 1998 (Civil Practice Committee, Chairperson of Division IV and Division I)
  • Chicago Bar Association, 1995 - 1996 (Civil Practice Committee, Chairperson)
  • Chicago Bar Association, 1993 - 1999 (Civil Practice Committee, Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Speaker at the Illinois State Bar Association Allerton House Conference on the topic, “Discovery of Social Media Evidence---Do we need a uniform rule? If so what should its parameters be?”, - May 3, 2019
  • Co-Chair of the 2013 ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council's Allerton House Conference at Starved Rock State Lodge. (April 11-13, 2013) The topic was Adaptations of New Technologies to Civil Case Processes.
  • Speaker at the April 15, 2011 Seminar Don't Lien on Me: A Comprehensive Overview of Liens speaking on Successfully resolving Medicare Liens against Tort claims
  • Speaker at the November 5, 2010 Seminar Trial Practice from Voir-Dire Through Post Trial sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association lecturing on Closing Arguments
  • Speaker at the November 13, 2009 Seminar Insurance Law Update sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association lecturing on Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Insurance Claims
  • Speaker at the June 23, 2007 Seminar Uninsured/Underinsured: The Necessary Basics? sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association lecturing on Uninsured Motorist Claims
  • Speaker at the May 10, 2004 Seminar The Anatomy of an Automobile Case? sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association lecturing on issues involving the Bankruptcy of a Party, The Death of a Party and Non-English Speaking Parties
  • Co-coordinator of the June 20, 2003 Seminar Potpourri of Civil Practice, Tort and Insurance Law Seminar sponsored by the ISBA Civil Practice and Procedure, Tort and Insurance Law Section Councils
  • Speaker at the April 5, 2001 Insurance Coverage: An Update Seminar lecturing on The Emerging Tort of Bad Faith
  • Speaker at the May 18, 2000 Seminar An Update for Tort and Insurance Litigators lecturing on Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations
  • Speaker at the June 20, 1997 Tort Law Update Seminar at the ISBA Annual Meeting lecturing on Recent cases involving Legal Malpractice
  • Speaker at the November 30, 1995 ISBA Professional Liability Litigation Seminar
  • Speaker at the December 8, 1994 ISBA Third Party Practice Seminar
  • Speaker at the April 30, 1993 ISBA Recreational Law Update Seminar
  • Guest panelist on the ISBA Cable Television Program that dealt with the topic area of automobile accident claims. This was filmed on August 21, 1997.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2014 - 2021
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Treasurer, 2017 - 2021
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Co-chair of the 2015 GALA Fundraiser
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation Board of Directors, 2019 - Present


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1982
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1979
    Bachelor of Science
    Honors: High Honors
    Major: Finance


Published Works

  • Statute of Limitations on Injured Minors' Medical Expense Claims, the Solution, 28 Illinois State Bar Association Tort Trends 3, July, 1992
  • Written Exculpatory Clauses as a Defense to Tort Claims: A Survey of Illinois Case Law and Pointers to the Practitioner, 28 Illinois State Bar Association Tort Trends 4, March, 1993
  • Legal Malpractice Issues Facing the Tort Law Practitioner, 29 Illinois State Bar Association Tort Trends 4, April, 1994
  • House Bill 20 Turns the Petrillo Doctrine Upside Down, 30 Illinois State Bar Association Tort Trends 8, June, 1995
  • 30 ISBA Tort Trends 8, June, 1995
  • Section 143a of the Insurance Code: A proposed Amendment, 32 ISBA Tort Trends 1, August, 1996
  • Changes on the Horizon for Trial Lawyers, The Seventh Circuit's Jury Trial Project 42 ISBA Tort Trends No. 3, September, 2006
  • Co-editor of Tort Trends, Publication of the Tort Law, June 1999-June 2003

Office Information


33 N LaSalle StSuite 3500 Chicago, IL 60602


  • 312-701-0600


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Past Lists

  • 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 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
  • 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Mark L. Karno on Super Lawyers


  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyer, 2009 to present
  • Rated 10 out of 10, AVVO, since 2012
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Elite American Lawyers
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Platinum Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Lifetime Fellow
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25
  • National Trial Lawyers- Top 100

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