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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    4 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
    32 years
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    32 years
  4. Birth Injury: 20%
    32 years
  5. Aviation: 20%
    32 years

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  • Thomas M. Paris

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    Thomas Paris Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Becky Bair Hurley

    Chris serves his clients with dedication and integrity. He carefully and diligently analyzes each case, whether wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability or other personal injury, and he is a true trial lawyer who is not afraid of the courtroom. In sum, he has the patience, the capacity and the skill to get the best result for each client.


    Becky Hurley Land use and zoning Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

Contact info

Hurley, McKenna & Mertz

33 North Dearborn Street Suite 1430
Chicago, IL, 60602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198405/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C.1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association2nd Vice President2014 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2007 - Present
Internation Academy of Trial LawyersFellow2005 - Present
American College of Trial LawyersFellow2002 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1984 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
American Association for JusticeLeaders Forum Member1984 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2011 - 2014
Publication nameTitleDate
Law Practice ManagementThe Plaintiff Lawyer's Perspective on Contingency Fees1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Colgate UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Colgate UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981