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About Allen N. Schwartz

Al commenced his legal career as an associate at the firm of William D. Maddux & Associates in 1984. Subsequently, when William D. Maddux assumed the role of a Circuit Court Judge in Cook County in 1990, Al became a partner in Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, the firm that succeeded William D. Maddux & Associates.

Throughout his career, Al has achieved significant milestones, including securing successful jury verdicts in various jurisdictions such as Marion County, Indiana, Cook County, DeKalb County, Will County, Winnebago County, and McHenry County, Illinois. Notably, his verdicts in DeKalb County (1993) and McHenry County (2001) set records as the largest verdicts ever recorded in those respective counties. Furthermore, his verdicts in Cook County, Will County (Joliet), Winnebago County (Rockford), and McHenry County (Woodstock) all exceeded one million dollars.

In the realm of settlements, Al has negotiated numerous multimillion-dollar settlements in plaintiff personal injury cases, encompassing medical negligence, auto/truck litigation, worksite injuries, and general negligence. Outside of his legal career, Al resides in the western suburbs of Chicago with his wife, Janet, whom he has been married to for 35 years. Together, they have three adult children: Charlie, Amanda, and Olivia.


Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D.-1984
University of Illinois-1981

Bar Associations

Illinois State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney, Super Lawyers, 2006- Present
Illinois Super Lawyers Top 100, 2015- Present
Advisory Board Member, Leading Lawyers, Chosen top 5% of Illinois Lawyers- Present
Top Attorneys in Illinois, Chicago Magazine- Present
Leading Personal Injury Lawyers, Crain's Chicago Business- Present
Martindale-Hubbell, Preeminent Award for High Professional Achievement- Present

Professional Associations

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
American Association for Justice, Member
American Bar Association, Member
American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
Chicago Bar Association, Member
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Society of Trial Lawyers, Member
Illinois Supreme Court
United States District Court, Northern District

Offices / Locations

Schwartz Jambois

60 W. Randolph St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-782-5228
Fax: 312-855-0068

Schwartz Injury Law - Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Group

60 W. Randolph Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-535-4625

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Results / Verdicts

$2.4 billion

Member of lead counsel for group Actos mass tort settlement (patients diagnosed with bladder cancer)

$12.5 million

Estate of Michael Pleasance, deceased v. City of Chicago, Alvin Weems

$3.7 million

Estate of Precious Matthews, deceased minor v. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (Record verdict for stillbirth in the State of Illinois)

$1.5 million

Deckert v. Pioneer (Record verdict in McHenry County)

$1.5 million

Estate of Delores Matsen, deceased v. Dr. Joseph Hindo

$1 million

Krystyna and Dale Winemiller v. Donald E. McCanse, M.D. and Rockford Clinic, Ltd.


Estate of Fred Berkes v. Manakavalan J. Prabhaker


Estate of Jack Markbank, deceased v. Silver Cross Hospital, Dr. Bassam Kawadry, Fischer Mangold


Estate of Heather Evans v. James Cromer, M.D.


Elsie Slevnik v. Gary Marcotte, D.O.

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