Durkin has more than 35 years of experience as a personal injury litigator.
While seasoned in all types of personal injury litigation, he has distinguished
himself in the area of complex traumatic brain injury and psychological
injuries resulting from exposure to trauma, including post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD). Mr. Durkin, along with his MDR LAW LLC partner,
Joe Miroballi, received a $22 million dollar verdict on behalf of a
42-year-old construction worker who sustained a traumatic brain injury
as a result of an accident that took place on the premises of McCormick
Place. In the spring of 2008, Mr. Durkin negotiated a seven-figure resolution
for a client who was diagnosed with PTSD following her escape from a
fire that occurred in October 2003 at the 69 W. Washington County Building.
Mr. Durkin was involved integrally in the resolution of the totality
of the claims that ultimately settled on the eve of trial for $100 million.
An active member of the Illinois legal community, Mr. Durkin holds several important positions, including Secretary of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) for 2016/2017. He was re-elected to a second term on the ISBA's Board of Governors, having previously served three terms in the ISBA General Assembly. In addition to elected office, his ISBA service includes appointments to the Cook County Judicial Evaluation Committee since 2000, and the Tort Law Section Council since 2001. Mr. Durkin is a member of ISBA's Founder's Circle and President's Club along with a Silver Fellow in the IBF. Additionally, Mr. Durkin serves on the Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association's Medical Malpractice Committee.
A frequent speaker on a variety of subjects, he is consistently published in legal journals, including a feature in the 2011 Leading Lawyers Magazine - Consumer Edition. In addition to his involvement with the ISBA, Mr. Durkin holds a membership in the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Elected as a Leading Lawyer in Tort by the Leading Lawyer Network and is a member of their Board of Advisors. In addition to being a Leading Lawyer, Mr. Durkin has been named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer Network. He holds an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubble Company confirming his status as a highly respected and ethical member of the bar. The AV rating signifies legal abilities of the highest standard and professional ethics that are unquestioned.
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