Mark D. DeBofsky: Lawyer with DeBofsky & Associates, P.C

Mark D. DeBofsky

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Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Disability Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Employee Benefits
  • Insurance Law
University University of Michigan, B.A., with honors/high distinction, 1977
Law SchoolUniversity of Illinois, J.D., 1980
Admitted1980, Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 1989, U.S. Supreme Court; 2005, Hawaii; 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth and Ninth Circuits; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. Claims Court, U.S. Court of International Trade and, U.S. Tax Court
Memberships Chicago Bar Association (Chairman, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, 1986‑1987, 1995-1996; Chairman, Social Security Law Committee, 1990-1991; Chairman, Insurance Law Committee, 1994-1995); Seventh Circuit Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Hawaii State Bar Association; Federal Bar Association (Director, 2007-present); Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Insurance Committee); Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Appellate Lawyers Association (Director - 1992-1994); American Bar Association (Member, Employee Benefits Committee; Committee Co-Chair, 2007-2010)
BornChicago, Illinois, June 1956

Attorney Mark DeBofsky is a member of the firm as well as an adjunct professor of law at John Marshall Law School. He is a prolific author who has written many journal articles and has been a regular columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin since 2004. Mark DeBofsky is also a frequent speaker and has lectured at conferences sponsored by many organizations, including the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Chicago Bar Association and LexisNexis/Mealey's. Many of his cases have resulted in precedent setting decisions issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits.

In 2008, he was nominated as a finalist for LexisNexis' Insurance Law Center social security disability attorneys and the top ten Illinois plaintiff's employment attorneys by the Leading Lawyers Network.

On behalf of American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™, Mr. DeBofsky has been selected as a ‘2013 Top Rated Midwest Lawyer”. American Lawyer Media, a leading provider of news and information to the legal industry has teamed with Martindale-Hubbell™ to highlight “Top Rated Midwest Lawyers” in The August 5th issue of The National Law Journal.

Mark DeBofsky was a contributor to the 2014 Edition of the ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits recently published by the American Bar Association.

Bar Fellowship: American Bar Foundation; American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

Reported CasesRaybourne v. CIGNA Life Ins.Co. of N.Y.; Stephan v. Unum Life Ins.Co. of America; Holmstrom v. Metropolitan Life Ins.Co.; Diaz v. Prudential Insur.Co. of America; Feibusch v. Sun Life; Seitz v. Metropolitan Life Insur.Co.; Ruttenberg v. U.S. Life; Herzberger v. Standard Insurance Company; Ladd v. ITT Corp., 148 F.3d 753 (7th Cir. 1998); United States v. Clarence McClain, 934 F.2d 822 (7th Cir. 1991); Castillo v. XLO Micromatic (Ex-Cello Corporation), No. 83 L 18654 (Cir.Ct.Cook County, Illinois)

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Mark D. DeBofsky

200 West Madison Street, Suite 2670
ChicagoIL 60606




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