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Mark is a partner in the Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice at Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Chicago office and has been rated as an AV Preeminent lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. With 30 years of experience, Mark’s practice emphasizes workers’ compensation defense and employment litigation. Mark graduated from DePauw University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts. He earned his Juris Doctor from DePaul University in 1980. Mark previously served as an advisor on workers’ compensation legislation for the Republican Staff of the Illinois House of Representatives.
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Mark has been a faculty member and lecturer on various litigation-related topics for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Mark is also a lecturer for Continuing Legal Education programs.
Served on Long Range Planning Committee for a local park district.
Served on Nominating Committee to select candidates for a village board of trustees.
Co-founded both a local baseball league for challenged children and a middle school booster organization.
Former legal counsel to a local youth baseball organization.
Goodson v. Industrial Commission et al., 190 Ill. App. 3d, 545 N.E.2d 975, 137 Ill. Dec. 214 (1st Dist. 1989): Mark secured dismissal of a claim for workers’ compensation benefits brought by a deceased workers’ wife. The petitioner alleged that her husband’s death was due to asbestos exposure while he was employed by the respondent. Mark successfully argued that the petitioner’s case was time barred, as the claim for death benefits is separate from the claim of the worker, and the law in effect on date of the worker’s death is controlling, not law at time of injury.
Martin v. Industrial Commission and Impact Industries, Inc., 227 Ill. App. 3d 217, 591 N.E.2d 108, 169 Ill. Dec. 228 (2nd Dist. 1992): Mark secured dismissal in the Appellate Court of Illinois, reinstating the Industrial Commission’s original decision denying workers’ compensation benefits. Through the introduction of expert testimony about the petitioner’s pre-existing cardiac condition and evidence of multiple outside stressors, Mark successfully argued that the petitioner’s heart attack was not work-related.
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J.D., DePaul University College of Law, 1980
B.A., DePauw University, 1977