Mark D. DeBofsky

Mark D. DeBofsky: Attorney with DeBofsky & Associates, PC

Biography

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.



American Bar Foundation; American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Disability Insurance
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Employee Benefits
  • ERISA
  • Insurance Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
312-600-4066  Phone
312-372-2778  Fax
www.debofsky.com
University Attended:
University of Michigan, B.A., with honors and high distinction, 1977
Law School Attended:
University of Illinois, J.D., 1980
Year of First admission:
1980
Admission:
1980, 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)
Birth Information:
Chicago, Illinois, June 1956
Reported Cases:
Raybourne 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)
ISLN:
907957858

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (4)
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  • Silver Client Champion
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  • Mark D. DeBofsky

    5.0/5.0 on 09/29/11 on 09/29/11

    Excellent communications. Very prompt on responses. Knows the law!

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    Excellent communications. Very prompt on responses. Knows the law!

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    5.0/5.0 on 11/06/10 on 11/06/10

    very professional, communicative, honest,

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    very professional, communicative, honest,

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  • Mark D. DeBofsky

    5.0/5.0 on 08/14/10 on 08/14/10

    Tremendous knowledge, responsiveness and timely results. Would recommend him and his associates to anyone seeking assistance with disability issues.

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    Tremendous knowledge, responsiveness and timely results. Would recommend him and his associates to anyone seeking assistance with disability issues.

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  • Mark D. DeBofsky

    4.8/5.0 on 08/31/10 on 08/31/10

    Mr. DeBofsky took our case after we won summary judgement in the 7th Circuit Federal review. We won the case against a large Healthcare organization which was denying me...

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    Mr. DeBofsky took our case after we won summary judgement in the 7th Circuit Federal review. We won the case against a large Healthcare organization which was denying me my disability payments with out cause. It took four years and Mark was on top on the case at all times. He has extensive experience, responded immediately to all filings, kept us in tight communication and was honest and forthright. I would recommend him instantly to anyone in a similar situation.

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