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Craig P. Mannarino

Craig Mannarino personal injury lawyer Rockford, IL
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Since joining Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in 1997, Craig Mannarino has consistently obtained significant jury verdicts and settlements for his clients in lawsuits involving medical malpractice, automobile negligence, pharmaceutical mass torts, and other catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. His record of success includes over $50 million in jury verdicts to date. He has obtained large jury verdicts for his clients in counties throughout the state of Illinois. Additionally, Craig has obtained a number of sizable settlements throughout his career. In 2015, Craig was one of a small group of lawyers leading the consolidated Cook County, Illinois pharmaceutical litigation involving the diabetes drug Actos® which resolved for $2.4 billion, one of the largest pharmaceutical settlements ever.

In recognition of his long-standing record of success, Craig has earned a number of honors from various local and national peer-organizations. In 2016, Craig was accepted as a Fellow into the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is limited to 500 U.S. trial lawyers. The standards for admission are high and include outstanding skills and extensive experience as a trial lawyer, as well as unimpeachable personal and professional character. In 2014, Craig was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor bestowed upon only those who have shown dedication to the welfare of the community and the highest principles of the legal profession. In 2010, Craig was elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only. Prospective members must have substantial civil trial experience and must demonstrate the virtues of civility, integrity, and professionalism. There are currently only 110 ABOTA members in the state of Illinois.

Additionally, Craig has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2012, and he has been listed as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers Association every year since 2009. He has been identified as an Illinois Leading Lawyer. In 2008, Craig was named one of the Top 40 Illinois Lawyers Under 40 by Law Bulletin Publishing, Inc., the publisher of Chicago Lawyer and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

In 2013, Craig was one of only five trial lawyers featured in an article in Crain's Chicago Business discussing Rising Stars in Chicago's Personal Injury Bar.

For the past several years, Craig has been an elected member of the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Northern District
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar

Memberships & Associations

  • American Association For Justice, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Board of Managers, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • DePaul Law Review, Member


  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law (summa cum laude), 1996
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 1991

Awards and Recognition

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2016-Present
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers, 2016-Present
  • American Bar Foundation, 2014-Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2012-Present
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (National Trial Lawyers Association), 2009-Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 2010-Present
  • Top 40 Under 40 (Law Bulletin Publishing), 2008

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $12,500,000, Estate of Michael Pleasance v. City of Chicago and Alvin Weems
  • $10 million, Child left brain damaged by air embolism
  • $9 million, Worker catastrophically injured in an industrial accident
  • $8,587,598, Herman Calloway, Jr. v. Bovis Lend Lease, Inc.
  • $8,070,000, Daniela Vlahovic v. Catherine Baker, M.D.
  • $8 million, Child suffering cerebral palsy due to delay in delivery
  • $7.5 million, Child suffering cerebral palsy due to delay in delivery
  • $5.1 million, Woman suffering catastrophic injuries following an automobile accident
  • $4,830,000, Estate of Janice Suera v. Floyd Heller, M.D.
  • $4 million, Death of a child whose mother was exposed to harmful medications during pregnancy
  • $4 million, Clergy sexual abuse
  • $3.4 million, Stillborn infant who died during labor and delivery
  • $3,249,822, Dawn Kostal v. Pinkus Dermatopathology Laboratory
  • $3 million, Wrongful death of woman who received improper dialysis medications
  • $3 million, Death of a young woman from untreated thyroid disease
  • $2.75 million, Below the knee amputation following knee replacement surgery
  • $2.7 million, Failure to timely diagnose breast cancer
  • $2.65 million, Young woman who suffered foot drop following surgical treatment of scoliosis
  • $2.6 million, Wrongful death of woman following cardiac catheterization
  • $2.45 million, Death of a child following tracheoesophageal fistula surgery
  • $2.4 million, Leg amputation following improper treatment of compartment syndrome
  • $2,350,000, James Smola v. Jeffrey Sheedy, D.O.
  • $2 million, Wrongful death of woman who suffered fatal heart attack while waiting to be seen in hospital Emergency Department
  • $1.9 million, Wrongful death of man from untreated symptomatic aortic aneurysm
  • $1.8 million, Man receiving an overdose of radiation for treatment of prostate cancer
  • $1.75 million, Family of child who died shortly after childbirth
  • $1,750,000, Shirley Larson v. Richard Miller, M.D. and Miller Eye Center
  • $1,439,824, Estate of Merle Bray v. Patrick Murphy, M.D., et al.
  • $1,000,000, Estate of Joan Mossberger v. Midwest Respiratory
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