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Zane D. Smith - Chicago, IL

111 West Washington StreetSuite 1750 Chicago, IL 60602

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Updated: 06/28/2023

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer


Zane D. Smith is the founding partner for Zane D. Smith & Assoc., Ltd. Mr. Smith was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 1983 and he has been selected as a Super Lawyer for 2022, an Honor earned by only 5% of Illinois lawyers. He is a member of the State of Illinois Bar, Federal Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois and the Federal Bar for the State of Indiana, Hammond...

About Zane D. Smith


  • English (Primary)

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Complex Litigation
  • Civil Rights

Representative Cases

  • Seals v. Rush Univ. Med. Ctr., Walgreen Company and Melamed, 2021 IL App (1st) 200558, App Ct; Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Vol. 167, 118, 2021 Lyons Lumber v. 7722 N. Ashland, LLC, 2016 IL App (3d) 140487, App Ct


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 2015

Other Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association (Member)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Chairman Tort Litigation Committee 2001-2002)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Vice Chair Tort Litigation Committee 2000-2001)
  • Chicago Bar Association (Legislative Liaison Tort Committee 1999-2000)

Classes and Seminars

  • Illinois Code of Civil Procedure on Rule 213(f)(3), CBA, Tort Litigation Committee, 2000
  • Deposition Strategies, CBA, Tort Litigation Committee, 2001
  • Speaker on "Deposition Strategies" at CBA, Tort Litigation Committee, 2000: I had the honor of sharing insights and strategies on effective deposition techniques with fellow legal professionals at the Chicago Bar Association.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Volunteer Attorney , 2000 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America/Cub Scouts of America, 1997 - 2011

Past Positions

  • Synergism, Inc. , Vice President and General Counsel, 1985 - 1989
  • French, Kezelis & Komaniarek, P.C., Associate Attorney, 1983 - 1985


  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1983
    Honors: Elected Class Representative
    Honors: Phi Alpha Delta
  • Southern Illinois University , Carbondale , Illinois, 1978
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Elected Student Council
    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Pre-Law

Office Information


111 West Washington StreetSuite 1750 Chicago, IL 60602


  • 312-245-0022


Other Sources of Feedback About Zane D. Smith

Included on the 2024 Illinois list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Zane D. Smith on Super Lawyers


  • Board Member for the Winnetka Youth Organization, 2019 - 2022
  • Candidate for US Congress, Primary Race 10th District Illinois, 2006 - Present
  • Elected twice to the Winnetka Park District Board of Commissioners, 2001 - 2005
  • Distinguished Service Award, Chicago Volunteer Services Foundation, 1998 - Present

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