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Mark H. Boyle

Biography
Credentials
Experience

Biography

Mark H. Boyle concentrates his practice in defending a variety of tort related matters. His primary area of focus, and the field he is most passionate about, is automotive product liability.

He has obtained successful defense verdicts in automotive product liability cases involving wrongful death or catastrophic injuries in state and federal courts throughout the country, including Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, Perry County, Illinois, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

His jury trial success and experience in unique and difficult product design cases is reflected in the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter’s selection and publication of three notable defense verdicts in its 1998 and 2001-2002 Special Supplements where he was the lead or co-trial counsel.

Mr. Boyle’s trial efforts have shaped Illinois’ product liability laws. On October 17, 2008, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed an adverse trial result finding that Mr. Boyle’s client was entitled to more favorable jury instructions explaining the risk-utility test in design defect cases. This prominent appellate victory was predicated on Mr. Boyle’s solid record developed in the trial court. The landmark decision has benefited all manufacturing defendants facing design defect allegations.

In 2010, the judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association honored Mr. Boyle with an Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service. This prestigious award recognized Mr. Boyle’s outstanding work as appointed counsel.

Mr. Boyle joined the firm in 1996 from Baker & McKenzie and has been a partner at Donohue Brown since 1997.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1989
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1986

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer (2012 – present)

Affiliations

  • Illinois, 1989

Experience

Plaintiffs v. Defendant Auto Manufacturer

05/23/2018 Client:

Defendant Auto Manufacturer

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

DBMS secured a verdict for the defense in a jury trial where the family of a deceased man brought suit against an auto manufacturer. The family claimed that the man ...

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Bordelon v. Defendant Auto Manufacturer

01/22/2016 Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense.

Mark Boyle secured a defense verdict for an automobile manufacturer in the Civil District Court in Orleans Parish (downtown New Orleans), often considered a challenging jurisdiction. Mr. Boyle teamed with ...

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