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Mark David DeBofsky

Mark David DeBofsky

Shareholder - DeBofsky Law: ERISA, Disability, and Benefits Attorney
  • Employment Law, Insurance Claims
  • District of Arizona, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Hawaii, Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, Northern District of Iowa
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Biography

Attorney Mark DeBofsky is the founding partner of DeBofsky Law as well as an adjunct professor of law at UIC Law School. He has also lectured at conferences sponsored by the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and LexisNexis/Mealey's. He is a regular writer for Law 360 and other industry publications. Many of his cases have resulted in precedent-setting decisions that have been published by the federal appellate courts.

In 2008, he was nominated as a finalist for LexisNexis' Insurance Law Center Policyholder Attorney of the Year award. Attorney DeBofsky is proud to have been recognized by his peers in the legal profession with the coveted AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale-Hubbell®. He has also been ranked by other lawyers to be among the top five percent of all Illinois attorneys in Disability, Employee Benefits, and ERISA law by the Leading Lawyers Network and has persistently been recognized as Super Lawyer in Employee Benefits/ERISA since 2009.

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, ERISA
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance
Additional Practice Areas
  • ERISA
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee benefits
  • Insurance law
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • GoToMeeting
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Arizona
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Eastern District of Wisconsin
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Hawaii
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Illinois
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Northern District of Indiana
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Northern District of Iowa
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Founder & Shareholder
DeBofsky Law (DeBofsky Law (formerly DeBofsky, Sherman & Casciari, P.C., DeBofsky & Associates, P.C.)
- Current
Partner
Daley, DeBofsky & Bryant
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Partner
DeBofsky & DeBofsky
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Associate Attorney
Stack & Filpi, Chicago, Illinois
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Education
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
J.D.
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A.
Honors: Graduated with high distinction and honors.
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Awards
Top 100 in Illinois
Auper Lawyers
Super Lawyers is a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation. He was awarded this distinction for 2005 - 2023.
AV - Preeminent
Martin Hubble
Professional Associations
Chicago Bar Association
Member
Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
Member
Current
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American Conference Institute
Member
Current
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American Bar Foundation
Fellow
Current
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American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
Member
Current
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American Arbitration Association
Certified Arbitrator
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Disability benefits turn on symptoms over diagnosis
Law360 Jounral
“Physician was full-time employee entitled to benefits, court finds,” , December 10, 2020
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Workplace Issues
Speaking Engagements
“Arbitration of ERISA Claims,” presentation to , Chicago, Illinois, Benefits Working Group at Winston & Strawn, Chicago, Illinois
Certifications
Certified Arbitrator
American Arbitration Association
Refresher Training
United States Arbitration and Mediation, Inc.
Basic Mediator Training
United States Arbitration and Mediation, Inc.
Certified Arbitrator
Circuit Court of Cook County
Websites & Blogs
Website
DeBofsky Law Website
Blog
DeBofsky Law Articles
Contact & Map
DeBofsky Law
2 North Riverside Plaza
Suite 1420
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone: (312) 561-4040
Fax: (312) 600-4426
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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