Mark C. Meyer
Mr. Meyer received his legal education at Chicago-Kent College of Law, graduating with honors in 1985. He is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals as well as the Third and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was an attorney for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation from 1985 through March 1988. He has practiced in the casualty field in Cook, Kane, Will, and DuPage counties since April 1988. He has lectured medical groups on issues of risk management. Mr. Meyer is a member of the American, Illinois State, and DuPage County Bar Associations. He has participated as a faculty member in the DuPage County Bar Association Trial Advocacy Courses.
In addition to defending all types of tort claims, from December 1993 through 2001, Mr. Meyer devoted almost all of his time to successfully directing and handling the defense of the National Hemophilia Foundation as the lead attorney of National Defense Counsel Team responsible for over 200 cases involving HIV infections associated with Factor VIII and Factor IX Blood Products litigation pending in 20 states, as well as cases consolidated in Federal Multidistrict Litigation pending before Judge John F. Grady in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The litigation involved several proposed class actions in both state and federal courts. The claims alleged negligence, product liability, concert of action and other theories of liability against the NHF and blood product manufacturers. The National Hemophilia Foundation’s role in the litigation was concluded without payment on any case. In addition, he represented the National Hemophilia Foundation in separate Hepatitis C litigation relating to blood and blood product usage. The hepatitis litigation has also been successfully resolved without payment on any case by the National Hemophilia Foundation.
Since concluding the defense of the NHF, Mr. Meyer has worked on growth of the firm in representing health care institutions and practitioners in Winnebago, Lee, Whiteside, and other western and northwestern Illinois counties in addition to the firm’s established practice in DuPage, Kane and Cook counties. He has developed a practice in nursing home and health related litigation and has spent time building this practice to complement his medical negligence experience. Since leaving the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Mr. Meyer has represented physicians, nurses, psychologists, and other license holders in disciplinary matters before the department, and continues to do so.