Mary Periolat has been involved in a wide variety of civil litigation concentrating her practice in the areas of medical negligence, products liability, and personal injury litigation. She has acted as a lead attorney responsible for the preparation and trial of high exposure medical malpractice, products liability, and other types of complex personal injury cases in both state and federal courts. She has served as counsel for a major private medical school and physician group in a variety of complex litigation matters and risk management in all specialty areas including high risk obstetrics, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine. She also made recommendations regarding reserves and potential risk exposure. She has also served as regional and local counsel for several major pharmaceutical manufacturers and a leading provider of diagnostic testing in a variety of product liability and professional negligence claims. She has served as monitoring counsel on excess or high exposure claims for a major insurance carrier. She has successfully represented individual physicians, physician groups, hospitals, nurses, physical therapists, mental health professionals and nursing homes at both mediation and trial. Ms. Periolat also specializes in acting as Underwriter’s Representative for healthcare insurers and reinsurers with a particular emphasis on hospital system liability.
Ms. Periolat is a 1980 graduate of Indiana University with High Distinction. Thereafter, Ms. Periolat graduated from Indiana University School of Law cum laude in 1983. She was selected as a Constitutional Law Moot Court Team Member. Ms. Periolat is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
From 2004 to 2010, she was designated a “Super Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers Network as one of the top medical malpractice and products liability attorneys in Illinois. From 2012-2016, Ms. Periolat was designated as one of “Chicago’s Top Lawyers” for excellence and achievements by the legal community. She was designated as one of the “Top Women Lawyers in Illinois” in 2008 and 2017 in the Chicago Lawyer Magazine. She was also awarded AV preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.