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Allen N. Schwartz

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Phone: 312-782-5228


Al began as an associate in the firm of William D. Maddux & Associates from 1984. William D. Maddux became a Circuit Court Judge in Cook County in 1990 and Al became an owner of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, the successor firm to William D. Maddux & Associates at that time. 

Al’s personal highlights include successful jury verdicts in Marion County, Indiana, Cook County, DeKalb County, Will County, Winnebago County and McHenry County, Illinois. The verdicts in DeKalb County (1993) and McHenry County (2001) set records for the largest verdicts ever in those counties. The verdicts in Cook County, Will County (Joliet), Winnebago County (Rockford) and McHenry County (Woodstock) each exceeded one million dollars.


With respect to settlements, Al has numerous multi million dollar settlements in plaintiff personal injury cases in the fields of medical negligence, auto/truck litigation, worksite injury and general negligence. 


Al lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with his wife of 35 years, Janet. Together they have three adult children: Charlie, Amanda and Olivia.


View All Verdicts & Settlements

Selected Verdicts

  • $12.5 Million
    Estate of Michael Pleasance, deceased v. City of Chicago, Alvin Weems
  • $3.7 Million
    Estate of Precious Matthews, deceased minor v. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

    Record verdict for stillbirth in the State of Illinois.

  • $1.5 Million
    Deckert v. Pioneer

    Record verdict in McHenry County

  • $1.5 Million
    Estate of Delores Matsen, deceased v. Dr. Joseph Hindo
  • $1 Million
    Krystyna and Dale Winemiller v. Donald E. McCanse, M.D. and Rockford Clinic, Ltd.
  • $827,058
    Estate of Fred Berkes v. Manakavalan J. Prabhaker
  • $720,000
    Estate of Jack Markbank, deceased v. Silver Cross Hospital, Dr. Bassam Kawadry, Fischer Mangold
  • $500,000
    Estate of Heather Evans v. James Cromer, M.D.
  • $265,000
    Elsie Slevnik v. Gary Marcotte, D.O.

Selected Settlements

  • $2.4 Billion
    Patients diagnosed with bladder cancer

    Member of lead counsel for group Actos mass tort settlement, patients diagnosed with bladder cancer


  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law (with Honors), 1984
  • B.A., University of Illinois, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Northern District
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar


  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Society of Trial Lawyers

Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers, 2005-Present, Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Top 100: 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Leading Lawyers, Advisory Board Member, Chosen top 5% of Illinois Lawyers
  • Top Attorneys in Illinois, Chicago Magazine
  • Leading Personal Injury Lawyers, Crain’s Chicago Business

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