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 As principal of Mark L. Karno & Associates, L.L.C., a law firm consisting of six (6) dedicated, aggressive and ethical attorneys, Mr. Karno handles a variety of personal injury matters, particularly motor vehicle accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, product and premises liability, catastrophic injury and wrongful death. Mr. Karno has extensive litigation experience in all state and federal courts throughout Northeastern Illinois. He also takes cases pertaining to commercial and residential real estate transactions, Probate litigation, as well as matters involving workers’ compensation claims. Mr. Karno meets with his clients in his Chicago and Aurora, Illinois offices.

Mr. Karno is committed to providing compassionate and thorough service to injured clients and their families, and he works tirelessly to help them receive the compensation they deserve. His efforts have resulted in numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts that have secured him a place in the highly selective Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Karno is highly sought after to speak on personal injury and civil litigation matters at continuing legal education seminars.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with high honors in 1979, Mr. Karno earned his Juris Doctor from the… Read More

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Law Firm

Law Offices of Mark L. Karno & Associates

Areas of Practice

Motor Vehicle Injury, Common Accident Injuries, Mesothelioma, Dog Bites, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Workers Compensation, Wrongful Death, Abestosis, Transactions

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1982
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1984

Member Of

• Illinois Bar Foundation Board of Directors, 2014 – Present • Illinois Bar Foundation-Treasurer, 2017 - Present • Illinois Bar Foundation , Co-chair of the 2015 GALA Fundraiser • Illinois Bar Foundation, Platinum Fellow • Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors, 2012 - 2013; and 2014 to 2017 • Illinois State Bar Association Assembly, 2010 - 2014 • Illinois State Bar Association Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council, Member, June 2007-2013, 2017 to present; Chair 2011-2012; Board of Governors Liaison 2016-2017 • Illinois State Bar Association Insurance Law Section Council, Member, June 1995-June 2004; Chair, 2002-2003 • Illinois State Bar Association Tort Law Section Council, Member, 1989-2015, 2017 to present; Co-editor of Tort Trends, the publication of the Tort Law, June 1999-June 2003; Board of Governors Liaison June 2015 to 2017 • Illinois State Bar Association Elder Law Section Council-Board of Governors Liaison, June 2015 to 2017 • Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Professional Conduct-Board of Governors Liaison, June 2014 to 2017 • Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Military Affairs-Board of Governors Liaison, June 2014-June 2015 • Illinois State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Council-Board of Governors Liaison, June 2014 -June 2015 • Illinois State Bar Association's Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations, Member, 1998-2000 • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association • American Bar Association • American Bar Foundation Lifetime Fellow • American Association For Justice • The National Trial Lawyers • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum • The Decalogue Society of Lawyers • Chicago Bar Association Civil Practice Committee, Member, 1992-1999; Chairperson of Division IV and Division I, 1997-1998; Chairperson, 1995-1996 • Chicago Bar Association Civil Practice Committee, Member, 1993-1999

Lectures & Writings

Co-Chair, 2013 ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council's Allerton House Conference at Starved Rock State Lodge. The topic was