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Mark Wolfe is a founding partner of the firm’s Chicago office.  A seasoned litigator and trial attorney with a multi-faceted practice, Mark focuses his practice on defending complex products liability, construction, trucking, property, municipal liability, professional liability and employment actions.  Throughout his career, Mark has served as lead counsel in significant cases involving catastrophic losses against the top trial attorneys in Chicago and in over 35 other states.  Additionally, Mark has represented employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in areas including employment discrimination, employment contracts, and non-compete and restrictive covenant litigation.  Mark also counsels excess carriers and serves as monitoring counsel in high exposure cases.  In this capacity, Mark skillfully advocates for his excess insurer clients in mediations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Mark’s practice also includes representing insurance companies in nationwide multi-million dollar commercial disputes involving first-party property losses.  Mark counsels insurers regarding coverage issues arising from natural disasters and draws upon his extensive litigation experience to defend insurers in first-party property litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Mark also counsels primary and excess carriers in complex insurance coverage disputes and provides coverage opinions with respect to general liability, professional liability and employment practices liability matters.  Mark’s coverage litigation experience includes defending insurers against contentious claims and bad faith and extra-contractual liability.

Mark has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2006.



  • Marquette University, 1983, J.D.
    • Marquette Law Review,  authored Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts: A Proposal for Wisconsin.
  • University of Wisconsin, 1980, B.S.


  • Bar
    • Illinois
    • Wisconsin
  • Court
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin