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Mark Stephen Bishop

Litigation Attorney at Naperville, IL

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    Practice is concentrated in business and commercial litigation including unfair competiton, restrictive covenants, breach of contract, partner/shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, and claims for injunctive relief. I also represent families and fiduciaries in contested estate and trust litigation.

  2. Personal injury
    40%
    Representation of clients with profound and/or permanent personal injuries and disabilities resulting from the negligence of third parties.

  3. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    10%
    Represents residents of nursing homes who have been abused, neglected, or mistreated.

 

Since 1999, I have been going to court for my clients and winning compensation for those seriously injured or killed as a result of someone else’s negligence.  Our firm represents the families of those lost in terrible automobile and truck accidents, those who have suffered profound injuries as a result of medical negligence, and those who have been abused and neglected in nursing homes.    When necessary, we have tried cases to favorable verdicts for our clients and just recently achieved a firm-record settlement of $3.25 Million for the familiy of a man killed in an auto accident.  

 

I understand that my clients often face life-altering challenges as a result of their injuries and that long drawn out litigation only adds to their suffering.  I pride myself on the ability to explain the legal process to my clients in way that is understandable to them so that they know what is going on and what to expect at each stage of the case.  I aggressively represent our clients in the state and federal court systems or pursue out of court settlements when warranted.  My goal is to recover the maximum amount of damages for our clients from wrongdoers and their insurance companies.  But recovering fair compensation is only part of the battle. Once a settlement or judgment is obtained, I continue representing our clients by contesting and negotiating reimbursement claims from health insurers, medical providers, employers, and anyone else who is trying to claim a portion of my client’s settlement – all to ensure that my client receives the maximum payment possible.

 

I welcome referrals and co-counsel arrangements with other attorneys who are looking for experienced counsel to handle their client’s negligence or injury cases.   There is no charge for any initial consultation.

 

I am admitted to the Bar of the State of Illinois, a member of the Trial Bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, I am admitted to the the United States Court of Federal Claims, and I am also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  I am an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association, presently serving as a Director.  I previously served as the association's General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, and as Chairman of the Civil Law and Practice and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees.  I am also a Past President of the Robert E. Jones American Inns of Court.  I alo present to attorneys and paralegals on legal issues I am knowledgeable about including wrongful death, personal injury, and nursing home abuse.

 

If you would like to know more about Mr. Bishop and his business litigation experience and his business general counsel services,  please visit his LinkedIn page here:  

 

The Law Offices of Mark S. Bishop, LLC is a law firm with a broad range of experience available to meet its clients' needs effectively and economically.  The firm's technology combined with Mr. Bishop's professional network allow Mr. Bishop to provide the highest level of legal representation in complex litigation matters for businesses, estate and trust fiduciaries, and individual clients alike.  For more information about Mr. Bishop and the Law Offices of Mark S. Bishop, LLC, please visit the firm website at .

 

Location

Mark Bishop
400 E. Diehl Road
Suite 300
Naperville, IL, 60563

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Posted by Michael | May 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Small Personal Injury Case
I hired Mark Bishop LLC after consultation with 2 other firms and I am very happy I did. My case was a relatively small personal injury case and in the initial consultation both Mark and Andrew took the time to explain many details and answer all my questions. During the process I mostly consulted with Andrew who was in frequent contact with me to explain legal maneuvers and advise on strategy regarding settlement/trial. The process took over a year but resulted in a successful settlement above expectations. The communication throughout was excellent and I highly recommend Andrew, Mark and the staff.
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Posted by Rose | May 5, 2015
The lawyer who restored my faith in lawyers
Mark is excellent I didn't want a lawyer after my accident but my family insisted on it and I am glad Mark Bishop was my lawyer. He really kept me informed
Posted by KG | April 27, 2015
Personal Injury Law Suit
Mark handled our case very diligently. He always kept us informed and was readily available for personal meetings or phone conferences. He promptly replied to our phone messages. In every step, he explained very clearly about our case and I am very glad that our case was handled to our immense satisfaction.
Posted by John | April 22, 2015
Very Pleased with the Services of Mark Bishop
On May 9, 2013 at around 11:30 pm, Janet S. was hit by a drunk driver. Janet was coming home from work. In the accident she suffered fractures to her neck and spine in 7 places. The most serious of the fractures was to "C-2" otherwise known as "the hangman's fracture" (because that is where the noose of the hangman breaks your neck). Janet suffered several other -- far less serious -- injuries as well. Our three year old car was totaled. Happily, Janet survived without debilitating damage and has only minor lingering discomfort (which also might be age-related). We asked some friends of ours from church who are lawyers if they could recommend a good and fair attorney to us as we recognized that we would need representation. The person who hit Janet was only marginally employed and had only the barest minimum of liability auto insurance that would cover a mere 20,000 of any single accident. That amount could not even cover the emergency room costs and Janet's stay in the intensive care unit. We asked our friends from church for a reference to an attorney who was experienced, responsible, and not a caricature of the "ambulance chaser" who runs adds seeking any possible ways that a law-suit could be brought against anyone. Fair play and justice are high values to Janet and John (her husband). Our friends suggested Mark Bishop, who, at the time was in the HuckBouma firm with them). They said that Mark was good, assertive, successful, fair, and highly regarded among his peers. Equipped with that heartening recommendation from trusted people, we contacted Mark and he made an appointment with us at our house, The short account of the matter is that we are most pleased with our choice and will be quick to recommend Mark to anyone who seeks legal representation in a matter such as this. Mark was very patient with us in answering our many questions. His manner was cool and unflappable throughout. He carried his considerable legal knowledge and expertise with humility and also with confidence. Both Janet and John have graduate degrees and are professional people but we were overwhelmed by the complexity of what faced us. Mark carefully laid out the various options and strategies that he thought would be most fruitful and helped us to come to a much better understanding of what we could expect in terms of obstacles, time frame, and what we could expect from him. During the course of the next 18 months Mark switched firms from HuckBouma to Roberts PC. That happened without a wrinkle (other than switching email, telephone, and mailing addresses). In all our other communications and meetings, Mark's organization and attention to detail were most heartening. We saw him pursue a proper resolution while always being thorough and calm during an anxious time for us. Mark pursued all of the avenues for a good and just settlement that were available to us and now at the end of the process we can say, without reserve, that we were very well served.
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Posted by Brenda | January 12, 2015
Accidental Death
I had the pleasure of working with Mark Bishop after my husband was killed in a sudden accident. I had no idea where to start or who to trust and after my first meeting with Mr. Bishop I knew I was in good hands. He made me feel comfortable and I felt I made the right choice in him. He explained steps and options in a way I can understand and that made me feel I had hope for my case. My experience showed that Mr. Bishop was professional, on top of my case not only with timing but he also did his homework and was extremely knowledgeable on up to date and past happenings. I was very satisfied with my outcome and would highly recommend him if you are looking for someone great to handle your case.
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Posted by Emilie | August 27, 2014
Amazing
I had the pleasure of working with Mark Bishop on my personal injury case over the course of 4 years. Not only was he dedicated to advocating for me, he was personally invested in helping correct my condition. He was able to bring my case to a close in a very honorable and respectful manor. He never rushed, and always educated me on each situation. I highly recommend Mark.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Law Offices of Mark S. Bishop, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Roberts PC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Director
  • Huck Bouma, PC
  • 1999 - 2014

Education

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2016 - Present
  • Robert E. Jones American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Robert E. Jones American Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Robert E. Jones American Inn of Court
  • Vice-President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • General Counsel
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Robert E. Jones American Inn of Court
  • Treasurer
  • 2015 - 2016
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Associate General Counsel
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Robert E. Jones American Inn of Court
  • Membership Chairperson
  • 2014 - 2015
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Chairman of ADR Committee
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Robert E. Jones American Inn of Court
  • Programming Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Chairman of the Civil Law Committee
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • N/A
  • CALI Award for Academic Excellence
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • N/A

Publications

  • 7 Elder L. J. 153
  • Crossing the Decisional Abyss: An Evaluation of Surrogate Decision-Making Statutes as a Means of Bridging the Gap Between Post-Quinlan Red Tape and the Realization of an Incompetent Patient�s Right to Refuse Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Paralegal Committee Seminar - Personal Injury: A Basics Primer for Paralegals
  • Personal Injury Law
  • 2015
  • Mega Meeting 2013
  • Settlements and Case Valuation
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning Teleconference
  • What Estate & Trust Litigation Looks Like
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Mark
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark is an excellent lawyer. He is very hard working and intelligent and brings a wealth of experience to the table. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark's legal knowledge and creative problem solving skills are assets that all of his clients should appreciate."
Litigation Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Naperville Litigation Lawyer Mark Stephen Bishop
Mark Stephen Bishop
Litigation Attorney
Naperville, IL
Licensed for 24 years
Free Consultation