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Mark S. Dym

T. 312.604.2610 F. 312.604.2611
mdym@hsplegal.com
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Mark Dym

Mark Dym is a shareholder, founding lawyer and member of the management committee of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. His practice concentrates on catastrophic personal injury claims and complex litigation. Mr. Dym is AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating for attorneys in both legal ability and ethical standards given by that company. Mr. Dym has been selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers®, been named a Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magazine, and was recognized for his achievements as a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, which is comprised of the top one percent of lawyers in America. He is also a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, which is a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

Mr. Dym and his group represent individuals and companies in a variety of legal settings. Mr. Dym has recovered millions of dollars for injured persons and their families in claims throughout the country. His practice involves wrongful death claims, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, quadriplegia, paraplegia, loss of eyesight and hearing, serious disfigurement and other devastating injuries.

Mr. Dym counsels clients throughout the world, including Canada, England, and the Middle East. Mr. Dym has provided legal services for many professional athletes and served as legal counsel to the City of Chicago for the 1994 World Cup matches. He represented Soccer International in promoting and hosting the Opening Ceremony for the 1994 World Cup soccer matches.

  • George Washington University National Law Center (J.D. 1982)
    • With high honors
  • University of Virginia (B.A. 1979)
    • With high distinction
  • The Hill School (1975)
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Illinois (1982)
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Included on the Illinois Super Lawyers® list (2010-2017)
  • Illinois State Soccer Association Special Service Award
  • Leading Lawyer — Illinois Leading Lawyers Network
  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff’s Lawyer — The National Trial Lawyers
MEMBERSHIPS/ASSOCIATIONS

LEGAL

  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Past Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association

CIVIC/COMMUNITY

  • Mr. Dym is involved in a number of charitable and civic organizations and fundraisers. He has served as a volunteer attorney with the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services since 1985.
  • Mr. Dym was recognized as Honorary Chairman by the Dusable Museum of African American History Women’s Board in recognition of his support for the organization.
SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS
  • Mr. Dym lectures on negotiation skills and employment issues.

Mark B. Weiner

T. 312.604.2656 F. 312.604.2657
mweiner@hsplegal.com
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Mark Weiner

Mark Weiner is a partner with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. He concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury and workers’ compensation. He joined the firm in 1992.

Prior to joining HSPRD, Mr. Weiner worked as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General in the Antitrust Division and for the DuPage County Assistant State’s Attorney in the Criminal Division. Mr. Weiner also served as the Third Ward Alderman in Berwyn, Illinois from 2005-2009.

  • University of Denver Law School (J.D. 1988)
    • Member, Transportation Law Journal
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A. 1985)
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Illinois (1989)
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – General and Trial Bar
LEGAL
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Municipal Arbitrator, Cook County
  • Board Member, Illinois Medical Disciplinary Board (2001-2005)
CIVIC/COMMUNITY
  • Board Member, 16th Street Theater Board (2009-present)

Joshua Karsh

T. 312.604.2630 F. 312.604.2631
jkarsh@hsplegal.com
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Joshua Karsh

Joshua Karsh is a shareholder of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. He practices in the areas of plaintiffs’ personal injury, labor and employment, civil rights, general commercial litigation, consumer protection, whistleblower litigation, appeals, insurance coverage and all manner of statutory and common law fraud litigation, with a substantial focus on class action and multi-party complex cases. Mr. Karsh joined the firm in 1999.

Before joining HSPRD, Mr. Karsh worked at Plotkin, Jacobs & Orlofsky and at the Law Offices of Robert D. Allison & Associates, primarily in the areas of consumer protection, securities fraud, and ERISA litigation.

  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 1989)
  • Yale College (B.A. 1986)
JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS
  • Clerkship with the Honorable Hubert L. Will, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1989-1991)
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Illinois (1990)
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • Elected Member, American Law Institute
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Leading Lawyer — Illinois Leading Lawyers Network
  • Included on the Illinois Super Lawyers® list (2014 -2017)
MEMBERSHIPS/ASSOCIATIONS
  • Member, Board of Directors, Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.
  • Member, Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program Committee
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Taxpayers Against Fraud
SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS
  • The False Claims Act: Combating Fraud on the Government, presentation in collaboration with the American Constitution Society (Nov. 11, 2014).
  • Trial Practice Series: The Trial of A Retaliation Case, presented by the ISBA Labor & Employment Section (Sept. 12, 2013).
  • Leveraging the Rule 26(f) Conference, presentation at the NELA Illinois Annual Conference, held at Chicago-Kent Law School (Feb. 18, 2013).

John K. Hughes

T. 312.604.2602 F. 312.604.2603
jhughes@hsplegal.com
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John Hughes

John Hughes is a founding member, shareholder, and member of the Management Committee of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. Since 1974, Mr. Hughes has been engaged in civil litigation in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level. He has extensive trial experience, particularly in the areas of personal injury; professional, product and municipal liability; medical malpractice; and insurance coverage.

  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 1974)
  • College of the Holy Cross (A.B. 1970)
    • Cum laude
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Illinois (1974)
  • Wisconsin (1986)
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  •  U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Mass Torts Law by The American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell® (2013)
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Medical Malpractice Law by The American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell® (2014)
  • Leading Lawyer — Illinois Leading Lawyers Network
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best’s Listed Recommended Attorney
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer in General Personal Injury and Professional Liability Defense, Insurance, and Re-Insurance
  • Included on the Illinois Super Lawyers® list (2005-2015)
MEMBERSHIPS/ASSOCIATIONS

LEGAL

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, DRI

Mark Cisek

T. 312.604.2734 F. 312.604.2735
mcisek@hsplegal.com
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Mark Cisek

Mark Cisek is a partner with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. He brings nearly twenty years of legal experience to the firm, handling cases at all stages of the litigation process from initiation through the appeals process.  Mark has successfully litigated a large number of dispositive motions, handled many complex discovery issues and prepared numerous appellate briefs on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.  His practice encompasses diverse fields including personal injury and workers’ compensation.

He joined the firm in 2005.  Since that time, Mark has successfully briefed and won several appellate matters, as well as trying and winning a jury case for a plaintiff who had been harmed in a car accident.

  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D. 1994)
    •  Cum laude
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A. 1994)
    •  Cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Illinois (1997)
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – General
  • U.S.District Court for the Northern District of Indiana – General
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association

testimonials

  • Mark Dym is a fantastic Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation lawyer and his efforts led to a great result in my car crash case! He answered all my questions and guided me through the entire process. The outcome was better than I expected.

    Sabrina Rodriguez Client
  • Mark Dym, one of best in his craft! Knowledgeable & compassionate to all your needs.

    Larry Rome Client
  • The team helped my family and I get through a tough time and we are grateful for their compassion and hard work. They were not only sensitive and understanding but they treated my family like their own. We were fortunate to have their representation.

    Lucy Colon Client
  • He's the best in town!!! Many blessings to him and his team!!!

    Cesar Marin Client
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