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Scott H. Rudin

Managing Partner

Scott H. Rudin is a founding partner and trial lawyer in the Illinois law firm of Miroballi Durkin Rudin Lucas & Rosenblum or MDR-Law. Scott has extensive experience in handling a variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases in the areas of transportation, product liability, construction, medical malpractice, and sexual abuse/assault.

Scott was honored as a 2024 Super Lawyer for his outstanding career with successful outcomes and a dedication to excellence. He was also recognized as a Leading Lawyer, a distinction given to only the top 5% of all Illinois lawyers by the Leading Lawyers Network. Scott was appointed and has served as an investigator and now a hearing officer for the Chicago Bar Association's Judicial Evaluation Committee. Scott holds a Preeminent AV rating from the Martindale Hubble Company which evidences his status as a highly respected and ethical member of the bar.

Scott has been married for 31 years and has sons. Scott recognizes and appreciates the tremendous responsibility entrusted to him by clients who have been placed in the most vulnerable positions of their life with no fault of their own. Scott, as a father of a special needs child, understands firsthand that every person deserves dignity and respect. Scott and his family have endowed the Kenny Rudin Deerfield High School Warrior Buddy Scholarship. In addition, Scott and his family partnered with the Deerfield Park District to design and endow the Kenny Rudin Playground with an emphasis on inclusive equipment for children and young adults with all abilities.

Scott has committed himself to multiple charitable endeavors over the past approximately 35 years including but not limited to; President of the Helping Hands Network; 100 Men Who Care 10% More; 2012 Keshet Banquet Dinner Honoree; Keshet Board of Trustees/Board of Directors; Keshet Co-Chair of the Kenny Rudin Benefit Concert; Vice President and Co-Founder of Special Kids Network; Board of Directors at the Equestrian Connection; Illinois Autism Task Force; and Deerfield Youth Baseball Association/Travel Team Manager (2008-2013).

Over the years, Scott has consulted and appeared in various media outlets regarding special needs matters and personal injury issues and cases. He has appeared in media outlets such as The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times, The Pioneer Press, The Whitney Reynolds PBS Show, iHeart Radio, WGN 720, ESPN 1000, 670 AM Score Values, WCPT 820 One More Good Idea, Yesterday Once More, and WRLR 98.3. Most importantly, Scott has achieved six and seven-figure settlements for special needs children who had been sexually abused/assaulted at school and/or religious institutions.

Memberships and Associations:

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers

Notable Cases and Results:

$12,950,000 for three men who were laborers and sustained catastrophic burns as a result of a chemical ignited by the pilot light of a water heater.

$3,000,000 for the wrongful death of a man, and the injuries sustained by his surviving wife, in an automobile collision.

$2,800,000 for the wrongful death of a man in a medical malpractice involving suicide.

$2,000,000 for the wrongful death of a man who was killed when his car was stuck propelling it into a median.

$1,914,000 for a man who was a truck driver and tripped and fell sustaining debilitating back injuries which required surgery and resulted in a drop foot.

$1,698,312 verdict for the wrongful death of a man who fell while in the hospital sustaining a massive subdural hematoma and intracranial bleed a few hours before he was supposed to undergo a liver transplant.

$1,500,000 for a woman who was driving her son to a travel sporting game and sustained shoulder and cervical injuries which required surgery, after had complications with a blood clot which required the use of blood thinners indefinitely.

$1,500,000 for a woman involved in an auto incident who was caused to suffer an exacerbation of Multiple Sclerosis, and for the spinal injuries suffered by her husband, requiring a lumbar fusion.

$1,500,000 for a man who was in a wheelchair and struck by a company work truck causing injury to her leg requiring surgery.

$1,330,000 for a man whose car was struck by a semi-tractor trailer causing cervical injuries requiring surgery.

$1,250,000 for a man who worked as a painter and fell off a not barricaded balcony sustaining injury to his lower back requiring surgery.

$1,100,000 for a man who worked on the ground at O’Hare as a baggage handler and was struck by a food truck and injured his shoulder and knee requiring surgery.

$1,015,000 for a man and woman who were struck by a semi-tractor trailer hauling livestock, the man sustained a cervical injury requiring surgery, and the woman sustained psychological and multiple soft tissue injuries.

$875,000 for a man who was rear-ended on Lake Shore Drive, and required hip and knee surgery;

$606,500 for the wrongful death of a man who was struck by a car while crossing mid-block near O’Hare Airport.

$550,000 for a woman in a gynecological malpractice case in which she had her bowel perforated following a surgery.

Employment History:

  • Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen, Ltd. – 1989 to 2005
  • Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, 7/11 Program, Winter/Spring of 1989


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