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Mark D. Debofsky

Mark D. Debofsky

Practice areas:

Employee Benefits, Insurance, Employment & Labor, Social Security, Life Insurance

About Me

Attorney Mark DeBofsky is a member of the firm as well as an adjunct professor of law at John Marshall Law School.  He has also lectured at conferences sponsored by the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and LexisNexis/Mealey's.  Many of his cases have resulted in precedent setting decisions that have been published by the federal appellate courts. 

In 2008, he was nominated as a finalist for LexisNexis' Insurance Law Center Policyholder Attorney of the Year award. Attorney DeBofsky is proud to have been recognized by his peers in the legal profession with the coveted AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale-Hubbell®.  He has also been ranked by other lawyers to be among the top five percent of all Illinois attorneys in Social Security Disability law by the Leading Lawyers Network, and was named a Super Lawyer in Employee Benefits/ERISA in 2009 and 2010.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Employment & Labor: 24%
    34 years
  2. Insurance: 24%
    34 years
  3. Employee Benefits: 24%
    34 years
  4. Social Security: 23%
    34 years
  5. Life Insurance: 5%



Contingent (25-33%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Alejandro Caffarelli

    Mark Debofsky is the lawyer to whom I send clients with complex employee benefits issues. He is one of the top in his field, and I strongly recommend him.


    Alejandro Caffarelli Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Arthur Ross Ehrlich

    I have often consulted Mark for any questions relating to ERISA. He always has the answer and provides sound advice. If an ERISA matter is too complex for me, Mark is the first and last person to whom I will refer the case. He is truly an expert in this field


    Arthur Ehrlich Discrimination Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

DeBofsky & Associates, PC

200 W. Madison St.
Suite 2670
Chicago, IL, 60606



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198008/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of IllinoisN/AJ.D.1980
University of MichiganN/AB.A.1977