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Martin A. Dolan: “40 Under 40″

Law School: John Marshall Law School. Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1988
Law School Honors/Involvement: 711 Cook County States’s Attorneys Office; Clerk Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Illinois

Undergraduate: St. Mary’s University, MN
Year of Graduation: 1985

Type of Law Practiced: Catastrophic Personal Injury, Product Liability, Civil Rights, Employment, Insurance Coverage, Consumer Fraud, Professional Malpractice

Martin Dolan is a litigator practicing in the area of Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice, Civil Rights, Employment, and Consumer Fraud at the law firm of Dolan and Shannon. At only 36, Mr. Dolan “demonstrates a natural tenacity for the practice of the law.” “The complex nature of much of his litigation indicates a special willingness to accept difficult case practice,” are comments from nominators. In Meeker v. City of Chicago he achieved a landmark settlement for an individual Americans with Disabilities (ADA) claim.

In Keogh v. Heineken, USA he, through the court, set the standard for the time sequence of filing Civil Rights lawsuits in the federal court of the Northern District of Illinois. In Scott v. Northwestern University he, through the court, set a new standard in the Northern District of Illinois as to the liability of private security and campus police. In addition, he serves as Chairman of the Employment/Civil Rights Section of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and was recently named co-chair of the Chicago Bar Association Civil Rights Committee. In 1996, he established the firm of Dolan & Shannon P.C. with his law partner, Joseph P. Shannon who is only 36. The firm handles litigation In Illinois, Oregon and the state of Washington.

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