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The Legal Team at Marszalek & Marszalek

Our lawyers bring a wealth of practical work experience to solve any injury case. Read our profiles below to get to know us better.


Notable Cases and Results:

  • Mills v. Industrial Commission, 89 Ill.2d 444 (1982)
  • General Electric v. Industrial Commission, 129 Ill. App. 3d 352 (1984)
  • Burgess v. Industrial Commission, 169 Ill. App. 3d 670 (1988)
  • Gay v. Industrial Commission, 178 Ill. App. 3d 129 (1989)
  • Michael v. Fansteel, 235 Ill. App. 3d 961 (1992)
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital v. Industrial Commission, 256 Ill. App. 3d 1036 (1993)
  • Casualty Insurance Company v. Kendall Enterprises, 295 Ill. App. 3d 582 (1998)
  • Brian Vogel v. Hogan's Plumbing, 821 N.E.2d 807, 2005 Ill.App. LEXIS 8, 290 Ill.Dec. 495 (2005)
  • Chlada V. Illinois Workers' Compensation Comm'n,2016IL App (1st)150122WC




Legal Fields:

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Personal Injury


Since graduating law school in 1976, Mr. Marszalek has represented injured workers throughout the state of Illinois. Having been a union member and walked picket lines for several years before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Marszalek is very familiar with the problems associated with a workers' compensation claim being fought by a "difficult" employer. He has prosecuted workers' compensation cases for injured workers throughout the state of Illinois before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission on arbitration and review, before the Circuit Courts throughout Illinois, the Illinois Appellate Cout, and even the Illinois Supreme Court. 


Bar Admissions: State of Illinois, 1976


Hourly Rate: 20% Contingency


Law School: The John Marshall Law School


Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Chicago


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:

  • Illinois Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chicago Bar Association 
  • Workers' Compensation Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association
  • Social Security Disability Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association
  • NOSSCR (National Organization Of Social Security Claimant's Representivies)


Latino Who’s Who- 2014
Board of Directions- Lithuanian-American Hall of Fame
Guest Speaker- University of Illinois Law School


Recent Recognitions:
America’s Most Honored Professionals by American Registry- Top 5%, 2012
Leading Workers’ Compensation Lawyers by The Chicago Lawyer, Dec 2012
Leading Chicago Area Injury Lawyers by West Suburban Living, Sept/Oct 2012
Top Attorneys in Illinois- Excellence in Workers Compensation Law, Feb 2010, 2012
LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell- Rated AV Preeminent for 15 Years
Top Lawyer in Illinois- Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Law by The Legal Network, May 2008, Oct 2009
Illinois Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
Circle of Excellence by MerchantCircle, 2010
AV Preeminent- Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standard by Martindale Hubbell, 2010-2018
Leading Lawyers Network- The Top Lawyers, 2003, 2004-05, 2008, 2008-09, 2009, 2009-10, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016,2017,2018
Top Lawyers in Illinois- Highest in Ethical Standard and Professional Excellence by The Legal Network, 2014
Illinois Super Lawyers- Based Upon Ethics, Experience and Reputation, 2008-2018
Top Injury Lawyers by The Chicago Lawyer, 2006-2018
LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell- AV Rated, 2009-2018

College of Workers Compensation Lawyers (Inducted 2018)



Click to see Mr. Marszalek's profile on Leading Lawyers.


Click to see Mr. Marszalek's profile on Super Lawyers.




Legal Fields:

  • Personal Injury
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Workers Compensation


John Marszalek was born in Chicago in 1951. He was raised in Chicago and attended Law School in Chicago and graduated in 1976. He practiced continuously in Chicago from 1976 to present and has tried over 70 cases to verdict in Illinois in the following counties: Cook, Du Page, Kane, Will, Lake, Vermillion and Jackson. Feel free to visit John Marszalek's personal website at:


Bar Admissions: State of Illinois, 1976; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1979, Florida; 1986, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court


Hourly Rate: All cases are handled on a contingency basis. No attorney’s fees  are assessed unless a recovery is made.


Law School: The John Marshall Law School – Chicago, IL, J.D.


Undergraduate School: Rollins College, B.A.


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:

  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Chicago and American Bar Associations


Notable Cases and Results:

  • Hough v. Kalousek, 655 N.E. 2d 433, 279 Ill.App.3d 855 (Ill. App. 1 Dist. 1996) 
  • Carey v. J.R. Lazzara, Inc., 661 N.E.2d 413, 277 Ill.App.3d 902 (Ill. App. 1 Dist. 1996) 
  • Brown v. Kidd, 578 N.E.2d 224, 217 Ill.App.3d 860 (Ill. App. 1 Dist 1991)
  • Sylvester v. Chicago Park Dist., 689 N.E.2d 1119, 179 Ill.2d 500 (Ill. 1997)
  • Barnes v. Chicago Housing Authority, 326 Ill. App. 3d 710, 260 Ill. Dec. 439, 761 N.E.2d 283 (Ill. App. 2001)
  • Lagoni v. Holiday Inn Midway, 635 N.E.2d 622, 262 Ill.App.3d 1020 (Ill. App. 1 Dist. 1994)




Legal Fields:

  • Workers Compensation


Steven A. Globis is a 1983 graduate of St. Norbert's College and a 1987 graduate of DePaul University Law School. His area of concentration is workers' compensation and appellate court work in workers' compensation cases.


Bar Admissions: Illinois, 1987; Northern District Court of Illinois, 1988; U.S. Supreme Court, 2000.


Hourly Rate: 20% Contingency


Law School: DePaul University, J.D. 1987.


Undergraduate School: St. Norbert College, B.A. 1983.


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association 


Recent Recognitions: 

  • Leading Lawyers Network- The Top Lawyers, 2015



Attorney- Of Counsel


Legal Fields:

  • Personal Injury- Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice- Plaintiff
  • Workers Compensation
  • Construction and Work-Related Accidents
  • Negligence
  • Product Liability


Philip Farina has obtained million dollar plus recoveries for clients in negligence, defective products, medical malpractice and work related accident cases. He has also been selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer in Illinois.


Bar Admissions: Illinois


Hourly Rate: All cases are handled on a contingency basis. No attorney's fees will be assessed unless a recovery is made. 


Law School: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law


Undergraduate School: Shimer College  


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers 
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