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MDR Law and Coven Law Group are pleased to Announce the Relocation and Consolidation of their Offices MDR Law and Coven Law Group

Are Pleased to Announce the
Relocation and Consolidation of their Offices


180 North LaSalle Street, Suite 3650
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Bringing together decades of experience, Joseph J. Miroballi, Albert E. Durkin and Scott H. Rudin formed MIROBALLI DURKIN & RUDIN, LLC -- or “MDR Law,” as it is known in the legal community – in July of 2005.  MDR Law is located in the Chicago Loop.

MDR Law is dedicated to providing clients and their families with professional, personalized service after serious injury or death.  During their first year together, the team was recognized in the Chicago Lawyer’s Settlement Survey for having three cases that exceeded $2 Million. 

This team of trial lawyers holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell Company that recognizes their integrity and validates their status as highly respectable and ethical members of the bar.  It also signifies the high standard and professional ethics that remain unquestioned.  As the legal community continues to evolve, MDR Law is committed to evolving with it.  MDR Law practices in catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and wrongful death involving product liability, medical malpractice, construction negligence, transportation motor vehicle, and premise liability cases.



Product Liability/Negligent Maintenance case wherein a man who worked as a food porter in a cafeteria and was in the process of trying to clean an industrial steamer which was caused to explode discharging boiling water and causing third degree burns to approximately 20% of his body requiring multiples skin grafts and extended hospitalization.

Construction Negligence case wherein a union carpenter was erecting a single family home and was caused to be injured when a wall housing a fireplace frame collapsed resulting in multiple orthopedic and neurologic injuries requiring surgery.

Product Liability/Negligence case wherein a man was killed while operating a go-kart at an indoor go karting facility.

Dog Bite case wherein a woman and her dog were attacked by a pit bull while walking by a local park, resulting in a an abscess to her hand requiring surgery and hospitalization.

Dog Attack case wherein a woman was walking as part of her fitness routine, and was attacked by a pit bull knocking her to the pavement and causing a fracture to her hand requiring casting and physical therapy.

Auto Incident case wherein eight vehicles on Interstate 57 were caused to collide because of a truck that lost control thereafter shutting down the highway, and our client a college student who was returning home for the Thanksgiving holiday sustained cervical injuries.

Construction negligence/premises liability case wherein a young construction worker came into contact with overhead electrical wires while installing rebar into masonry wall of new building under construction, resulting in severe electrical burn injuries, mild traumatic brain injury and permanent scarring.

Motor vehicle negligence case wherein a young female bicyclist was struck by a passing pick-up truck and sustained multiple fractures and a traumatic brain injury, resulting in cognitive impairment and loss of normal life.

Construction negligence case wherein subcontractor's employee fell from scaffold while engaged in an exterior remodeling project, sustaining fatal head injury.

Premises liability/Product liability case wherein a young laborer was thrown from a utility cart when its brakes failed, resulting in severe traumatic brain injury requiring permanent long-term care.

Podiatric malpractice case involving an unnecessary surgical procedure.

Medical malpractice case against a hospital, a neurologist, ophthalmologist and internist for their collective failure to diagnose their patient’s condition, resulting in blindness.

Negligence/Product Liability case on behalf of a man who was caused to fall from an allegedly dangerous and defective wooden folding ladder, resulting in paralysis, and a loss of consortium for his wife.

Motor vehicle negligence case wherein a pedestrian was struck by a CTA Bus, suffering serious injury to her shoulder.

Nursing home negligence case for a resident who suffered second and third degree burns to his upper body after trying to light a cigarette while unattended.

Premises liability/Negligence case wherein a young rail yard worker was struck in the head while loading and unloading materials from a rail car, suffering a disfiguring scar and other serious and permanent injuries.




Se Habla Español and Armenian is spoken at MDR Law.



Partners Al Durkin and Scott Rudin resolved a case for $1.5 Million dollars in March of 2014 through mediation for a woman who was a pedestrian struck by a commercially operated vehicle and sustained traumatic injuries to her leg and hip requiring surgical interventions.

Woman sues after falling on spilled paint. Read more.

03-07-2014 - Partners Albert Durkin and Joe Miroballi obtained a verdict moments ago in the amount of $34,150,000.00 against Global Experience Specialists reduced after 35 % for contributory negligence with a net recoverable amount of $22,197,500.00 for a 43 year old carpenter who sustained a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The case was tried in the Circuit Court of Cook County, commencing February 19, 2014 and concluding March 7, 2014, before Judge Thomas Lyons at the Daley Center, in room 2103. The injured victim was 36 years-old at the time of the incident and was injured in transport at a trade show being held at the Metropolitan Pier Exposition Authority on July 10, 2007. The name of the case is Dempe, v. Metropolitan Pier Exposition Authority (MPEA) and Global Experience Specialist, Inc. (GES), Case No.: 08-L-7378. Mr. Miroballi and Mr. Durkin were assisted on trial by MDR associates, Jessica Durkin and Rufus Barner. For further information please contact Albert Durkin at Al@MDR-LAW.COM. Read more from Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

MDR Law filed a lawsuit on behalf of a special needs child, alleging that he was the victim of sexual abuse by an employee at Willow Creek Community Church. Read more from The Cook County Record (12/5), The Cook County Record (1/16),The Chicago Tribune, Sun Times News-Sun, Christian Post, Daily Herald (2/13), Daily Herald (2/15), ABC Local (3/7), ABC Local (2/14), 89 WLS, SNAP, WGN TV, True News USA, CBS Local, and USA News.

Lawsuit claims second victim of church volunteer...read more.
Ex-church worker admits to fondling 2 more children - chicagotribune.com

MDR Law filed a lawsuit on behalf of three carpenters who were doing restoration work in a townhouse basement when a fire broke out, trapping them and causing fatal injuries to one of the men and serious, disfiguring burns to the other two men.
Mount Prospect worker dies after flash fire.

MDR Partner Al Durkin congratulates Justice Lisa Holder-White on her Alumni Achievement Award on behalf of ISBA Board of Governors at a ceremony 9/28/13 at their alma mater, Lewis University. MDR Partner Al Durkin congratulates Justice Lisa Holder-White on her Alumni Achievement Award on behalf of ISBA Board of Governors at a ceremony 9/28/13 at their alma mater, Lewis University.

Partners Joe Miroballi and Scott Rudin received a jury verdict of $1,698,312.00 on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 before the Honorable Judge Susan Ruscitti Grussel. The case involved a 60 year old man who was scheduled to undergo a liver transplant donated by his son (live donation) and fell the morning of the scheduled surgery sustaining an acute subdural hematoma as the result of negligence of the nursing staff in not properly assessing him as a high risk for falls. Mr. Miroballi and Mr. Rudin were assisted on trial by MDR associates, Lauren Levin and Danielle Dombrow.

Scott Rudin ( Co-Chair Special Kids Network), Dirk Graham (Chicago Blackhawk), Steve Hara (Co-Chair Special Kids Network) and Steve Larmer (Chicago Blackhawk) MDR Partner Scott Rudin ( Co-Chair Special Kids Network), Dirk Graham (Chicago Blackhawk), Steve Hara (Co-Chair Special Kids Network) and Steve Larmer (Chicago Blackhawk)

MDR LAW, LLC SUPPORTS SPECIAL KIDS NETWORK The Special Kids Network held its 15th Annual Golf and Tennis Outing on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Twin Orchard Country Club. Special Kids Network was started by Chad and Debbie Coe (Deerfield) with the idea to create and foster community awareness while raising funds in support of organizations that serve children and young adults with physical and developmental challenges. Garry Benjoya (Buffalo Grove) and Scott Rudin (Deerfield) joined the Coe’s in their first year and designed and co-chaired the first golf outing held 15 years ago at Ruffled Feathers. Scott and Garry are still co-chairs 15 years later along with Board members; Michael Rosen (Northbrook), Steve Hara (Highland Park), Greg Solk (Highland Park). David Kaufman (Highland Park), Bari Levin (Buffalo Grove), Steven Hartenstein (Deerfield), and Michael Cohen (Northbrook). SKN is now spearheaded by a fabulous Executive Director Trevor Brody who was an intern for Mr. Coe, and while honing his skills developed a passion for the charitable work SKN was performing in the community. Over the past 15 years Special Kids Network has approximately donated more than 2 million dollars to Keshet and various other worthy children and young adult charities. Monday’s event had over 50 groups of golfers who were treated to a guest media/sports celebrity golfer added as their fifth. The Honorary Golf Chair was NHL Legend, Jeremy Roenick, and the day’s events had two Masters of Ceremony, Billy Jaffe (NHL Analyst, NESN Boston Bruins and Sports Net Canada NHL Network Announcer) and Tom Shaer (Former Sports Broadcaster and current owner of The Shaer Media Consultant Group). Also honored at the event was Eric Soderholm (MLB Legend) and Steve Downes (The Drive 97.1) who have participated in all 15 SKN golf outings. The women’s tennis event was co-chaired by Wendy Rosen (Northbrook) and Jodi Hansen (Vernon Hills). Over 40 women spent a spectacular sunny day on the tennis courts which was hosted by Kathy Hart (101.9FM the Mix) who served for her 7th year as the Honorary Tennis Chairperson. The benefactor of the proceeds from was Keshet, and the special recipients were; Foundation for Retinal Research, GIRF at the University of Chicago Hospital, National Stuttering Association, and Project Eye to Eye. Major sponsors included but are not limited to; D’Orazio Capital Management, The Taxman Corporation, Shelle Jewelers, Coe Capital Management, Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse, Coe Financial Group. Aaron Equipment Company, Marc Jacobson & Associates, the Family Foundations of Gutman, Schwartz and Lubin, and the Law Firm of Miroballi Durkin and Rudin LLC. The Score 670 AM partnered with SKN and broadcasted their morning show with Barry Rozner, and Matt Spiegel live from the event interviewing many of the celebrities’ in attendance; Neil Funk and Stacey King( TV Broadcasters of the Chicago Bulls), Brandon Bollig (HNL Calgary Flames), and Bill "Soup" Campbell (MLB Relief Pitcher). For further information and upcoming events please visit www.specialkidsnetwork.org or call Mr. Brody at 847-444-9444.

MDR partner Scott Rudin is interviewed on the Score 670 AM regarding Special Kids Network golf and tennis outing. SPECIAL-KIDS-NETWORK.MP3

MDR partner Al Durkin elected to Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Board of Governors - Cook County...more.

Partners Scott Rudin and Joe Miroballi greet Henry Winkler at the Board of Trustees Reception at the Keshet Annual Banquet held March 17, 2013.Partners Scott Rudin and Joe Miroballi greet Henry Winkler at the Board of Trustees Reception at the Keshet Annual Banquet held March 17, 2013.

Lawsuit Filed in School Bus Crash...more
... more on CBS News
... reported on USA Today

MDR Law files wrongful death suit on behalf of a 84 year old man (who was a Holocaust survivor), and fatally injured while crossing the street in front of a High School...read more.

Justinian Society of Lawyers annual meeting Members of the Justinian Society of Lawyers got together for the group’s annual joint meeting on Jan. 17. Sharing a laugh before dinner were (from left to right) Mauro Glorioso, a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors and a past president of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and MDR partners Albert E. Durkin and Joseph J. Miroballi.

MDR Associate, Jessica Durkin, co-hosts ISBA Professional Development Luncheon 09-12-2012

Al Durkin Interviewed on CLTV 03-13-2012 MDR partner Al Durkin represents the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening in a CLTV interview on Judicial Candidate Ratings.

MDR in Leading Lawyers Magazine - Consumer Edition for 2011 Team of Trial Lawyers: Offering Personalized Service Strengthened by Decades of Experience Al Durkin: The More Complex the Case, The Better for this PI Litigator

MDR Law files medical malpractice suit on behalf of 7 year old boy's parents after a series of medical mistakes led to the boy's death from Asthma.

Partner Scott Rudin and his wife Deborah were bestowed the Honor of being named the 2012 Rainbow Award Recipients by Keshet at this year's Pearl Anniversary Rainbow Banquet held Feb. 26, 2012. Keshet, a non-profit organization serving individuals with intellectual disabilities raised over $1 million at the Rainbow Banquet. More than 1,400 people attended the event that raised money through sponsorships, ticket sales and text-to-pledge donations. The evening included award presentations, ... (see full story) At Keshet Pearl Anniversary Rainbow Banquet (Scott Rudin addresses Rainbow Banquet - Joe Miroballi, Grammy Award Winner, Neil Sedaka, Mary Miroballi-At the Keshet Trustees Reception)

MDR LAW WAS A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE ILLNOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER ON DEC. 10, 2010 IN HONOR OF THE ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT Illinois State Bar Assoc. Dinner honoring the Illinois Supreme Court (From Left to Right: Al Durkin, Joe Miroballi, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert R. Thomas, Lauren Levin, and Scott Rudin)