SRS Presenter Bio
Mark J. Smith has practiced as a trial lawyer in Chicago for twenty-four years. He has forty-two jury verdicts to his credit. Most of Mr. Smith's verdicts involved cases in which he represented physicians, hospitals or other health care providers. His practice also includes commercial litigation. Originally from Auburn, IN, and a graduate of Purdue University and Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, IN in 1991, Mark credits his work ethic to his grandfather, a dairy farmer, who taught him the value of perseverance. He attributes his success as a trial lawyer not only to his dedication to those who seek his counsel but also to a compassionate heart, in which he makes room for those whose personal tragedies and sense of loss brought them to a courtroom in search of answers. He has been honored as the Illinois Attorney of the Year awarded by American Physicians Assurance Corporation.