Mackenzie J. Mahony
Mackenzie J. Mahony concentrates his practice in the area of medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect litigation. Mac is a trial lawyer who specializes in injuries occurring as a result of falls, pressure sores, medication errors, and sexual assaults. He is well-known for his work on behalf of victims and their families in lawsuits involving nursing home abuse and neglect; he has played a key role in several six and seven-figure settlements involving injuries sustained at assisted living facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes.
Prior to joining Taxman, Pollock, Murray, & Bekkerman, Mac practiced medical malpractice and nursing home litigation at a prominent Chicago defense firm. There, Mac represented acute and long-term care facilities in personal injury litigation across Illinois. He has also worked at a prominent Plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Chicago. He has tried, and won, jury trials both on behalf of victims and their families and care providers. Mac’s experience prosecuting and defending nursing homes and hospitals has afforded him an invaluable perspective, which he employs to maximize recovery for his clients.
While in law school, he received a certificate in Trial Advocacy as well as a CALI Award for the highest grade in Trial Advocacy. In his last year of law school, Mac was a Rule 711 law clerk at the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office; there, he tried dozens of traffic, DUI, and misdemeanor cases to verdict.
Recently, Mac secured a jury verdict of over $1.4 million dollars for a woman on her bicycle who was struck by an opening car door. The jury award was an excess verdict against the Defendant’s insurance company, who refused to accept responsibility, refused to offer the policy limits, and ultimately resulted in an award for his client of over eight times the policy limits and the settlement offer.
Some examples of Mr. Mahony’s noteworthy results include: