The son of a New York City police officer, Mario Palermo got into injury law to help the underdog achieve justice. For the last 16 years, Mario has dedicated his entire career to doing one thing and one thing only, recovering compensation for injury victims and their families.
Mr. Palermo was thrust into the national legal spotlight with his early handling of a defective airbag case that involved the death of a 48-year-old mother. Ford Motor Company attempted to argue that the mother's death was due to her "brittle neck". The case settled for $1,500,000 after Mr. Palermo successfully used the vehicle's "black box" technology to prove the airbag was defective. This case was featured prominently in the national news as one of the first successful uses of vehicle "black box" technology to prove an auto manufacturer's negligence.
Mr. Palermo helped recover $2,300,000 for a group of DuPage County Homeowners who lived adjacent to a factory that recklessly handled a toxic chemical known as "Trichloroethylene".
These are but a few of the representative cases that Mr. Palermo has handled over his career. Mr. Palermo has successfully resolved hundreds of cases for individuals injured in car or truck accidents, falls on dangerous premises, as a result of medical malpractice, and from dangerous products.
He serves on the Board of Governors of the West Suburban Bar Association and the Italian American Political Coalition. He is a member of the Justinian Society, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Dupage Bar Association and Kane County Bar Association. He accepted an invitation to join one of the most elite groups of trial attorneys in the United States, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Licensed since 1996
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1996||08/17/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2013|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2012|
|Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2011|
|Attorney at Law||Woodruff Johnson & Palermo||2004 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|West Suburban Bar Association||Board of Directors||2013 - Present|
|Italian American Political Action Committee||Board of Directors||2011 - Present|
|Justinian Society of Lawyers (DuPage County chapter)||N/A||2011 - Present|
|DuPage County Bar Foundation||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|Kane County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Boston College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|West Suburban Bar Association||Black Boxes and Personal Injury||2013|