Christopher T. Hurley, Attorney


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Christopher T. Hurley

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Car Accident, Products Liability, Nursing Home

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312-553-4900


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At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, Christopher is proud of the firms reputation as one of the top personal injury law firms in Chicago, Illinois. At Hurley McKenna & Mertz we practice in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, vehicle collisions and other negligence cases.

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Position Organization Location Duration
Partner / AttorneyHurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C.Chicago, Illinois1992-Present
Trial LawyerBaker & McKenzieChicago, Illinois1988-1992
School Degree Major Graduation
Loyola University Chicago School of LawJ.D. Law School1984  
Colgate University, Hamilton, New YorkB.A.Political Science, Economics1981
State / Court Date
U.S. District Court District of Mi nnesota2013
U. S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin1997
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit1997
U. S. District Court District of Utah1990
Illinois1984
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois1984
  • American Bar Association

    Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    Member Since: 1984
    3rd Vice President: 2013
    Executive Committee: 2010-present
    Board of Managers:1996–present
    Board of Advocates: 1994-1996
    Chairman-Legislative Relations Committee:2010-present

    Illinois State Bar Association
    Member Since: 1984
    Elected to Board of Governors: 2011-2014

    American Association for Justice (AAJ)
    Member Since: 1991
    Leaders Forum

    Chicago Bar Association
    Member Since: 1984
    Legislative Committee: 1998-2002
    Tort Law Committee: 1992-1998
    Civil Practice Committee, 1998-2002

    Society of Trial Lawyers
    Member Since: 2006
    Elected to membership (invitation only organization)

    American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
    Member Since:2007
    Elected to membership (invitation only organization)

    American College of Trial Lawyers
    Member Since: 2003
    Elected to membership (invitation only organization)
    Member Upstate Illinois Committee: 2003-2009

    International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    Member Since: 2006
    Elected to membership (invitation only organization)
  • Leadership and Service Award, Loyola University School of Law, 1984
    American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow since 2002
    Leading Illinois Lawyer since 2003
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow since 2006
    American Board of Trial Advocates, Member since 2006
    Jury Verdict Reporter Award for Highest Wrongful Death Verdict in the history of DuPage County, 2013
  • Clark v. Children’s Memorial Hospital, 2011 IL 108656, 955 N.E.2d 1065 (2011). In Clark, the Illinois Supreme Court held that parents have a right to recover damages for their own emotional distress in a wrongful birth case where their child has a severe genetic disorder due to negligent genetic counseling. Frigo v. Silver Cross Hospital, 377 Ill.App.3d 43, 876 N.E.2d 697 (1st Dist. 2007). In Frigo, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed a jury’s $7,775,668.02 verdict for the plaintiff against a hospital, and held for the first time in Illinois that a plaintiff could pursue a claim against a hospital for negligent credentialing when an unqualified podiatrist’s foot surgery at the hospital resulted in infection and ultimately amputation of the plaintiff’s foot. Kunz v. Little Company of Mary Hospital, 373 Ill.App.3d 615, 869 N.E.2d 328 (1st Dist.2007). In Kunz, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed a jury’s $3,200,000 jury verdict for an 81 year-old woman whose suffered kidney failure due to a nurse’s medication error. The Appellate Court also held that the trial judge erroneously prevented plaintiff’s expert from testifying at trial regarding the plaintiff’s future medical expenses. The matter subsequently settled for $6,200,000

  • Child Sexual Abuse by Clergy: Statute of Limitations and Repose Challenges, Illinois - Bar Journal, November 2012

    Wrongful Birth: Plaintiffs Can Recover for Emotional Distress, Illinois - Bar Journal,November 2013

    Practice Tips: Hill v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital – A birth injury case, ITLA -Journal Winter 2014

    Proximate Cause, ITLA Medical Malpractice Notebook, 2011

    The Plaintiff Lawyer's Perspective on Contingency Fees, CBA Record, October
    1994

    Taking Control, Law Practice Management, May 2002
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Chicago, IL 60602
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