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MDR Law - Team of Trial Lawyers


Bringing together decades of experience, Joseph J. Miroballi, Albert E. Durkin and Scott H. Rudin formed MIROBALLI DURKIN & RUDIN, LLC -- or “MDR Law,” as it is known in the legal community – in July of 2005.  MDR Law is located in the Chicago Loop.

MDR Law is dedicated to providing clients and their families with professional, personalized service after serious injury or death.  During their first year together, the team was recognized in the Chicago Lawyer’s Settlement Survey for having three cases that exceeded $2 Million. 

This team of trial lawyers holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell Company that recognizes their integrity and validates their status as highly respectable and ethical members of the bar.  It also signifies the high standard and professional ethics that remain unquestioned.  As the legal community continues to evolve, MDR Law is committed to evolving with it.  MDR Law practices in catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and wrongful death involving product liability, medical malpractice, construction negligence, transportation motor vehicle, and premise liability cases.


Miroballi Durkin & Rudin LLC welcomes<br />Marty Lucas as a partner and Leslie J. Rosen as of counsel.<br />We congratulate Lauren Levin on<br />being named an Emerging Lawyer.


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Product Liability/Negligent Maintenance case wherein a man who worked as a food porter in a cafeteria and was in the process of trying to clean an industrial steamer which was caused to explode discharging boiling water and causing third degree burns to approximately 20% of his body requiring multiples skin grafts and extended hospitalization.

Construction Negligence case wherein a union carpenter was erecting a single family home and was caused to be injured when a wall housing a fireplace frame collapsed resulting in multiple orthopedic and neurologic injuries requiring surgery.

Product Liability/Negligence case wherein a man was killed while operating a go-kart at an indoor go karting facility.

Dog Bite case wherein a woman and her dog were attacked by a pit bull while walking by a local park, resulting in a an abscess to her hand requiring surgery and hospitalization.

Dog Attack case wherein a woman was walking as part of her fitness routine, and was attacked by a pit bull knocking her to the pavement and causing a fracture to her hand requiring casting and physical therapy.

Auto Incident case wherein eight vehicles on Interstate 57 were caused to collide because of a truck that lost control thereafter shutting down the highway, and our client a college student who was returning home for the Thanksgiving holiday sustained cervical injuries.

Construction negligence/premises liability case wherein a young construction worker came into contact with overhead electrical wires while installing rebar into masonry wall of new building under construction, resulting in severe electrical burn injuries, mild traumatic brain injury and permanent scarring.

Motor vehicle negligence case wherein a young female bicyclist was struck by a passing pick-up truck and sustained multiple fractures and a traumatic brain injury, resulting in cognitive impairment and loss of normal life.

Construction negligence case wherein subcontractor's employee fell from scaffold while engaged in an exterior remodeling project, sustaining fatal head injury.

Premises liability/Product liability case wherein a young laborer was thrown from a utility cart when its brakes failed, resulting in severe traumatic brain injury requiring permanent long-term care.

Podiatric malpractice case involving an unnecessary surgical procedure.

Medical malpractice case against a hospital, a neurologist, ophthalmologist and internist for their collective failure to diagnose their patient’s condition, resulting in blindness.

Negligence/Product Liability case on behalf of a man who was caused to fall from an allegedly dangerous and defective wooden folding ladder, resulting in paralysis, and a loss of consortium for his wife.

Motor vehicle negligence case wherein a pedestrian was struck by a CTA Bus, suffering serious injury to her shoulder.

Nursing home negligence case for a resident who suffered second and third degree burns to his upper body after trying to light a cigarette while unattended.

Premises liability/Negligence case wherein a young rail yard worker was struck in the head while loading and unloading materials from a rail car, suffering a disfiguring scar and other serious and permanent injuries.




Se Habla Español and Armenian is spoken at MDR Law.



Congratulations to MDR, of counsel, Leslie J. Rosen for being honored in 2016 by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association for her work in the Amicus Curiae Committee.

Leslie J. Rosen has become of counsel to MDR LAW LLC, http://rosenlegal.net

MDR partner Albert Durkin was elected Secretary of the ISBA for 2016-2017 at the Board of Governors meeting held June 18, 2016 in Rosemont, Ill

Breaking News – Friday, May 13, 2016
MDR Law after a two week jury trial before Judge Patrick F. Lustig, obtained a $1,859,753.98 verdict on behalf of a client who performed maintenance work and suffered multiple injuries including but not limited to spinal, heel, and rib fractures, as a result of a fall from 14 feet through an opening in a guardrail created by a missing lower midrail and toe board at a recycling facility located in Plainfield, Illinois. For further information contact trial attorneys Joseph J. Miroballi (Partner), and Adam Budz.

Congratulations to MDR LAW LLC partner, Albert E. Durkin who was elected to the ISBA Board Of Governors. Read more...

ISBA recognizes MDR partner Al Durkin for significant contribution to it's Continuing Legal Ed programming. Read more...

MDR at the 2016 Special Kids Network 17th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament MDR supports Special Kids Network 17th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament June 20, 2016.
Actor Chris Williams at the 2016 Special Kids Network 17th Annual Golf & Tennis TournamentActor Chris Williams at the 2016 Special Kids Network 17th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament

Breaking news: On Thursday, March 31, 2016 the law firm of Miroballi Durkin and Rudin LLC received the Appellate Court decision affirming the jury verdict of $34.15 million in the case of Dempe et.al, v. The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority et.al which affirmed the jury verdict in March of 2014. Our client, Christopher Lindroth sustained a traumatic brain injury when thrown from a motorized cart, and received a net jury verdict in in the amount of 22.2 million dollars. After years of protracted litigation, multiple mediations and pre-trials, trial (six weeks), post-trial motions, and appeals filed by the defendant’s the jury verdict was affirmed by the Illinois Appellate Court with Justice Mathias W. Delort writing the opinion and Justices Mary K. Rochford and Thomas E. Hoffman whom concurred. For further information contact trial attorneys Albert E. Durkin or Joseph J. Miroballi (312-229-5555). See article in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Breaking news: The law firm of Miroballi Durkin and Rudin LLC has settled a Wrongful Death Case for $4 million dollars for a 7 year old African American child suffering from asthma exacerbation after being transferred from two south suburban hospitals by Kurtz Ambulance Service in September of 2010 during the course of trial before the Honorable Judge Diane M. Shelley in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. The child went into respiratory failure, arrest then cardiac arrest during transport due to failed intubation resulting in irreversible hypoxic brain damage and ultimate death. Left surviving were his parents and older brother. For further information please contact trial attorneys, Albert E. Durkin or Joseph J. Miroballi (312-229-5555). See article in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

St. Patricks Day Parade 2016
St. Patricks Day Parade 2016 - (from left to right ) Judge Russell Hartigan ISBA 2ndVP; Attorney, Albert E. Durkin ISBA Governor; Attorney,James McCluskey ISBA 3rdVP.

Partners Al Durkin and Scott Rudin resolved a case for $1.5 Million dollars in March of 2014 through mediation for a woman who was a pedestrian struck by a commercially operated vehicle and sustained traumatic injuries to her leg and hip requiring surgical interventions.

Woman sues after falling on spilled paint. Read more.

03-07-2014 - Partners Albert Durkin and Joe Miroballi obtained a verdict moments ago in the amount of $34,150,000.00 against Global Experience Specialists reduced after 35 % for contributory negligence with a net recoverable amount of $22,197,500.00 for a 43 year old carpenter who sustained a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The case was tried in the Circuit Court of Cook County, commencing February 19, 2014 and concluding March 7, 2014, before Judge Thomas Lyons at the Daley Center, in room 2103. The injured victim was 36 years-old at the time of the incident and was injured in transport at a trade show being held at the Metropolitan Pier Exposition Authority on July 10, 2007. The name of the case is Dempe, v. Metropolitan Pier Exposition Authority (MPEA) and Global Experience Specialist, Inc. (GES), Case No.: 08-L-7378. Mr. Miroballi and Mr. Durkin were assisted on trial by MDR associates, Jessica Durkin and Rufus Barner. For further information please contact Albert Durkin at Al@MDR-LAW.COM. Read more from Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

MDR Law filed a lawsuit on behalf of a special needs child, alleging that he was the victim of sexual abuse by an employee at Willow Creek Community Church. Read more from The Cook County Record (12/5), The Cook County Record (1/16),The Chicago Tribune, Sun Times News-Sun, Christian Post, Daily Herald (2/13), Daily Herald (2/15), ABC Local (3/7), ABC Local (2/14), 89 WLS, SNAP, WGN TV, True News USA, CBS Local, and USA News.

Lawsuit claims second victim of church volunteer...read more.
Ex-church worker admits to fondling 2 more children - chicagotribune.com

MDR Law filed a lawsuit on behalf of three carpenters who were doing restoration work in a townhouse basement when a fire broke out, trapping them and causing fatal injuries to one of the men and serious, disfiguring burns to the other two men.
Mount Prospect worker dies after flash fire.

MDR Partner Al Durkin congratulates Justice Lisa Holder-White on her Alumni Achievement Award on behalf of ISBA Board of Governors at a ceremony 9/28/13 at their alma mater, Lewis University. MDR Partner Al Durkin congratulates Justice Lisa Holder-White on her Alumni Achievement Award on behalf of ISBA Board of Governors at a ceremony 9/28/13 at their alma mater, Lewis University.

Partners Joe Miroballi and Scott Rudin received a jury verdict of $1,698,312.00 on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 before the Honorable Judge Susan Ruscitti Grussel. The case involved a 60 year old man who was scheduled to undergo a liver transplant donated by his son (live donation) and fell the morning of the scheduled surgery sustaining an acute subdural hematoma as the result of negligence of the nursing staff in not properly assessing him as a high risk for falls. Mr. Miroballi and Mr. Rudin were assisted on trial by MDR associates, Lauren Levin and Danielle Dombrow.

MDR partner Al Durkin elected to Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Board of Governors - Cook County...more.

Partners Scott Rudin and Joe Miroballi greet Henry Winkler at the Board of Trustees Reception at the Keshet Annual Banquet held March 17, 2013.Partners Scott Rudin and Joe Miroballi greet Henry Winkler at the Board of Trustees Reception at the Keshet Annual Banquet held March 17, 2013.

Lawsuit Filed in School Bus Crash...more
... more on CBS News
... reported on USA Today

MDR Law files wrongful death suit on behalf of a 84 year old man (who was a Holocaust survivor), and fatally injured while crossing the street in front of a High School...read more.

Justinian Society of Lawyers annual meeting Members of the Justinian Society of Lawyers got together for the group’s annual joint meeting on Jan. 17. Sharing a laugh before dinner were (from left to right) Mauro Glorioso, a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors and a past president of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and MDR partners Albert E. Durkin and Joseph J. Miroballi.

MDR Associate, Jessica Durkin, co-hosts ISBA Professional Development Luncheon 09-12-2012

Al Durkin Interviewed on CLTV 03-13-2012 MDR partner Al Durkin represents the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening in a CLTV interview on Judicial Candidate Ratings.

MDR in Leading Lawyers Magazine - Consumer Edition for 2011 Team of Trial Lawyers: Offering Personalized Service Strengthened by Decades of Experience Al Durkin: The More Complex the Case, The Better for this PI Litigator

MDR Law files medical malpractice suit on behalf of 7 year old boy's parents after a series of medical mistakes led to the boy's death from Asthma.

Partner Scott Rudin and his wife Deborah were bestowed the Honor of being named the 2012 Rainbow Award Recipients by Keshet at this year's Pearl Anniversary Rainbow Banquet held Feb. 26, 2012. Keshet, a non-profit organization serving individuals with intellectual disabilities raised over $1 million at the Rainbow Banquet. More than 1,400 people attended the event that raised money through sponsorships, ticket sales and text-to-pledge donations. The evening included award presentations, ... (see full story) At Keshet Pearl Anniversary Rainbow Banquet (Scott Rudin addresses Rainbow Banquet - Joe Miroballi, Grammy Award Winner, Neil Sedaka, Mary Miroballi-At the Keshet Trustees Reception)

MDR LAW WAS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE ILLNOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER ON DEC. 10, 2010 IN HONOR OF THE ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT Illinois State Bar Assoc. Dinner honoring the Illinois Supreme Court (From Left to Right: Al Durkin, Joe Miroballi, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert R. Thomas, Lauren Levin, and Scott Rudin)