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Mark Leonard Karno

Personal injury Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   3 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 2 years
    Illinois - IL 41 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2021
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1982
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Experience On Your Side! Our attorneys are knowledgeable, experienced advocates in the field of personal injury law, having obtained favorable results for hundreds of clients. We can handle any type of auto accident case.

  2. Car accident
    No one plans for a car accident. The severe injuries you sustain can leave you with medical bills, health care expenses and time away from work that you and your family can't afford. Our lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.

  3. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Victimization of the elderly in Nursing Home facilities is a tragic occurrence. If a family member has suffered while in the care of a nursing home, please contact Mark L. Karno & Associates, L.L.C. for a free case evaluation. Call today.

  4. Slip and fall accident
    A fall can result in serious injuries that leave you with a stack of medical bills, time away from work and other problems that you never anticipated. Most families cannot afford these kinds of injuries interrupting their lives.

  5. Trucking accident
    When you or a loved one was injured in a trucking accident, your family may face a difficult road to recovery. We are dedicated to helping victims of trucking accidents and their families recover the compensation they need for their injuries.

  6. Wrongful death
    Getting compensation from the at-fault parties will never bring your loved one back. It can ensure that they answer for their actions and could prevent the same tragedy from happening again. Call today.


Principal of this 6 attorney law firm that concentrates its practice in all aspects of Civil Trial Practice and Appeals in all State and Federal Courts in the Northeastern Illinois geographical area with a focus on catastrophic bodily injury and death claims concentrating in the representation of clients in their nursing home neglect, motor vehicle negligence and premises liability claims. The firm also represents clients in their Workers Compensation Act claims and their commercial and residential real estate transactions and associated litigation.

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Mark L. Karno & Associates
33 N. La Salle Street
Suite 3500
Chicago, IL, 60602
Karno Mark L & Associates
1444 North Farnsworth Avenue Suite 105
Aurora, IL, 60505
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  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Dennis | July 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true professional!
Mark and his staff handled a very complicated personal injury case for me. My impression is Mark is one of the hardest working, honest, decent people I have ever had the pleasure to deal with. No Bs, shoots from the hip, always returns phone calls and many times went the extra mile, A true professional..! Thanks Again
Posted by Cathy | January 12, 2015
Excellent all the way
I contacted their down town office for my minor child, that had been involved in a car accident. It was a bit tricky, as we live out of state and the accident occurred in Chicago. With only phone calls, and emails to go on, Mr. Karno and his staff were wonderful in taking care of this issues we had, without us ever having to go to Chicago! Thank you and keep up the great work!
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Posted by Chris | April 9, 2010
Excellent attorney/client relationship
I was in a bad car accident that derailed a lot of my plans and goals. Mark did an excellent job of helping me get my life back on track again. He was very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. He answered my questions quickly and knew exactly how to handle my case. He has really done a lot for me and for that I am grateful. I am glad he was in my corner.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Mark L. Karno & Associates LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Owner
  • Mark L. Karno & Associates
  • 1994 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Robert Schey & Associates
  • 1982 - 1994


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science-High Honors
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Silverberg v Haji, 2015 IL App 1st 141321
  • Trial Court reversed and the the case was remanded.
  • Wilson v. Teloptic Cable Construction Co., 314 Ill.App.3d 107, 731 N.E.2d 899, 247 Ill.Dec. 126 (1st Dist., 5th Div.,2000)
  • Affirmed
  • Ill. Founders Ins. Co. v. Guidish, 248 Ill. App.3d 116, 187 Ill. Dec. 845, 618 N.E.2d 436 (1st Dist., 4th Div., 1993)
  • The Court affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded with directions.
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  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Platinum Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section Council
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Civil Practice and Procedure Section
  • Past Chairman
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Illinois State Bar Association Assembly
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Insurance Law Section
  • Past Chairman
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Member 2014 - 2016
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer 2013 - 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2005
  • Elite American Lawyer
  • Elite American Lawyer
  • N/A
  • Life Member
  • The Decalogue Society of Laqyers
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Law Section Seminar "Don't Lien on Me"
  • Medicare Liens
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Mark
Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Karno has been a leader in the Illinois State Bar Association and has been a frequent speaker and supporter of educational programs for the Bar. Because of his efforts many Illinois Judges and Lawyers have benefited throughout the state. Mark has a reputation for meticulously preparing his cases for trial on behalf of clients."
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Chicago Personal injury Lawyer Mark Leonard Karno
Mark Leonard Karno
Personal injury Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 41 years
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