The Chicago law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. dedicates its professional practice to representing people whose lives have been destroyed by medical negligence and other serious personal injuries. As trial lawyers, we fight for just compensation for our clients, and our reputation for successful verdicts often allows us to settle your case quickly and fairly. If settlement is not possible, our attorneys are highly experienced in taking cases to trial and obtaining favorable verdicts. In fact, due to our reputation of trial success, other attorneys will often refer cases to our firm when they are set for trial.
Professionalism and ethics are additional qualities for which Hurley, McKenna & Mertz, P.C. is known as evidenced by the fact that our Chicago injury law firm has the highest possible rating for professionalism and ethics. At Hurley, McKenna & Mertz, P.C., we utilize the philosophy of providing excellent and prompt personalized service to our clients, and strive to create an atmosphere of accessibility, open communication, and timeliness. Therefore, we respond quickly to your questions or concerns, and are always willing to schedule meetings. Furthermore, a firm partner supervises every case to ensure our clients that an experienced professional will oversee all cases for which we are responsible.
Our attorneys have won record setting verdicts and settlements for our clients in Chicago, throughout Illinois, and across the United States. We have experience in many different areas including, but not limited to, medical malpractice, personal injury, nursing home abuse and neglect, products liability, premises liability, and car and truck accidents. Call 312-553-4900 for a free consultation and we will happily evaluate your case and help you obtain just compensation for your injuries.
Our founding partner, attorney Christopher T. Hurley, is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers as well as the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). All of these organizations offer membership by invitation only and limit their ranks to the most skilled and ethical trial lawyers in the United States.
At Hurley, McKenna & Mertz, P.C., we utilize our skills as trial lawyers and experience with many different types of cases to obtain just compensation for our clients. We base our practice on obtaining excellent results for our clients, while maintaining an amicable and accessible environment.
Boy Scout Sexual Abuse
Hurley, McKenna & Mertz, P.C. represents victims of sexual predators who exploited Boy Scouts for many decades due to a lax and ineffective system of screening and reporting. A number of former scout executives as well as volunteers are currently serving jail time for their heinous and despicable acts of sexual violation, the results of criminal cases brought by prosecutors throughout the US. The Boy Scouts of America is also the subject of civil suits for damages due to its negligence in dealing with abusive adults in the Boy Scout program.
The firm is actively involved in litigation against the BSA concerning two of Illinois' most notorious Scouting pedophiles - former scouting executive Charles Bickerstaff and former scoutmaster Thomas Hacker. Our most recent filing, on behalf of a plaintiff who wishes to remain anonymous, was announced via a news release which received significant media attention due to Hacker's pathetic record as "the most prolific molester in Scouting: He moved among troops and schools for 25 years, molesting, by his estimate, 'well over 100' boys." (Patrick Boyle, Scout's Honor: Sexual Abuse in America's Most Trusted Institution)
For more information about our work in this area, including an explanation of what to expect in the legal process, a checklist for parents and victims, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and other information, please click here.
FDA Panel on Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants
At Hurley, McKenna & Mertz, we are proud to represent our client, Mark Stephan, a person who has inspired both our firm and the world with his indomitable spirit and sheer determination to rise above a tragic injury.
In August 2007 Mark was riding his bicycle when the front wheel detached and he plunged head-first into the pavement, breaking his neck and becoming a minimally functional quadriplegic. Although his doctors told him that he would never walk again, Mark refused to accept that fate. His focus and determination are amazing as he continues to work tirelessly on intensive rehabilitation. He simply refuses to give up and we think he embodies the American spirit.
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