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Albert E. Durkin

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Albert Durkin is a founding member of MDR Law with over 40 years of experience, currently serving of Counsel to the firm since 2019.  While seasoned in all types of personal injury litigation, he has distinguished himself in the area of complex traumatic brain injury and psychological injuries resulting from exposure to trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Mr. Durkin, along with his MDR LAW LLC partner, Joe Miroballi, received a $22 million dollar verdict on behalf of a 42-year-old construction worker who sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident that took place on the premises of McCormick Place. In the spring of 2008, Mr. Durkin negotiated a seven-figure resolution for a client who was diagnosed with PTSD following her escape from a fire that occurred in October 2003 at the 69 W. Washington County Building. Mr. Durkin was involved integrally in the resolution of the totality of the claims that ultimately settled on the eve of trial for $100 million. In the winter of 2019, while preparing for trial in Will County along with MDR partner Joe Miroballi and associate Lauren Levin, was instrumental in negotiating an $18 million dollar settlement in a medical malpractice case involving birth trauma which at the time was the largest medical malpractice settlement in history of that county.

An active member of the Illinois legal community, Mr. Durkin is a member of ISBA's Founder's Circle and President's Club along with a Silver Fellow in the IBF. Mr. Durkin held 2 terms on the Board of Governors including as Secretary in his second term, and 5 terms in ISBA General Assembly where he currently holds office. Mr. Durkin is a member of the ISBA Judicial Evaluation Committee since 2000 and currently chairs it's Appellate Panel. In 2020, Mr. Durkin was appointed to ISBA’s prestigious Bench and Bar Section Council where he currently serves. Additionally, Mr. Durkin serves on the Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association's Medical Malpractice Committee. 

A frequent speaker on a variety of subjects, he is consistently published in legal journals, including a feature in the 2011 Leading Lawyers Magazine - Consumer Edition. In addition to his involvement with the ISBA, Mr. Durkin holds a membership in the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Elected as a Leading Lawyer in Tort by the Leading Lawyer Network and is a member of their Board of Advisors. In addition to being a Leading Lawyer, Mr. Durkin has been named a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer Network. He holds an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubble Company confirming his status as a highly respected and ethical member of the bar. The AV rating signifies legal abilities of the highest standard and professional ethics that are unquestioned.

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