Ted McNabola

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Ted McNabola

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Edward (Ted) McNabola was selected as one of the top 100 consumer attorneys in Illinois in a survey of Illinois attorneys conducted by Law & Politics magazine. For the past 15 years, Ted has been awarded an AV peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell which is its highest rating for ethical standard and legal ability. He has been selected by his peers as an Illinois Super Lawyer and a member of the Leading Lawyers Network.

He has successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases on behalf of victims of personal injurytrucking negligencemedical negligencewrongful death and class actions.

A Strong Track Record of Success

In his last five trials that went to verdict, there were no settlement offers by the defendant. Despite this fact, Mr. McNabola won all five trials on behalf of his clients and achieved verdicts approaching $20 million. Mr. McNabola’s most recent trial resulted in a verdict of $7.5 million for the family of a man who died after a mistake during surgery.

Other results include:

  • $3.15 million settlement for a Chicago Police Officer who suffered an injury to his eye resulting in partial loss of vision
  • $3.7 million for the family of a young woman who died as a result of negligent medical care
  • $2.5 million settlement in a trucking negligence case

He and his colleagues at McNabola & Associates have obtained almost $75 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients. Ted has published extensively in trial practice and is a frequent speaker at legal education seminars. He has also contributed to the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) legal textbook by writing a chapter on liens  — titled “Liens” and coauthored by Attorney Terry Nofsinger. 

Attorney Ted McNabola was selected to receive a 2020 Leading Lawyers℠ membership. Leader Lawyers is a prestigious group of highly rated attorneys who are selected through a rigorous process. The selection process involves sending surveys to attorneys throughout the State of Illinois and no campaigning for selections is allowed. Attorney McNabola has received this prestigious honor for the past ten (10) years in a row. To learn more about how Leading Lawyers selected Attorney McNabola to earn membership in 2020, you can click here to view the organization’s official selection process. You should also take a moment to read an article about Ted’s accomplishments, which was featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine.

For more information about Mr. McNabola's accomplishments, please refer to a recent article written about him in Leading Lawyers Magazine.


  • United States Supreme Court Bar, Member, 2008-Present
  • The Society of Trial Lawyers, Member, 2005-Present, Treasurer - 2019
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1992-Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member & Elected to General Assembly, 1992-Present,
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1992-Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1992-Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member, 1992-Present
  • Member, Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, 2011-Present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Medical-Legal Relations Committee, Committee Member, 2006-2010
  • Chicago Bar Association, Moot Court Committee, Committee Member, 2006-2010
  • Chicago Bar Association, Tort Litigation Committee, Committee Member, 2000-2009
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Elected to General Assembly, 1999–2002
  • Metropolitan Family Services, Board Member, 2000-2010
  • Children’s Charities of Chicago, Member, 1996-2005


  • Leading Lawyers, selected by peers in PI Law 2007-present
  • Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Attorneys, Law Bulletin 2017
  • Top 100 Super Lawyers in Illinois 2006-2007 & 2013-2017
  • Top 100 Consumer Lawyers, Law & Politics Magazine
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 Peer Review Rated, Martindale - Hubble 2016
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Board of Governors
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2019
  • Avvo 10.0 Top Attorney


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL 
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL 
    • Master of Arts; Political Science, Judicial Politics  
    • Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH 
      • Bachelor of Arts: Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs and Political Science. Minor: Applied Ethics (Philosophy)

    Adjunct Professor

    • Northwestern University School of Law, former Adjunct Professor
    • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, former Adjunct Professor
    • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, former Faculty Member
      • Mr. McNabola taught trial techniques for over a decade while serving as a faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. NITA is a service organization made up of a volunteer network of lawyers, judges, and esteemed advocates across the globe. Since 1971, NITA has provided the legal advocacy skills that allow the advancement of people, the legal profession, and the pursuit of justice. He successfully completed the teacher training program at Harvard Law School and served as a NITA faculty instructor for the Midwest region between 2001–2009.

    • Cross Examination of Defense Experts Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 2015
    • David Slays Goliath Chicago Lawyer 2013 Visit Publication
    • Theme of Case Medical Malpractice Seminar 2011
    • Expert Witness Testimony & Evidence Illinois State Bar Foundation 2011
    • “A Primer on Cross Examination” Trial Journal, ITLA 2008
    • Commencing The Case Illinois State Bar Foundation 2007
    • Ernie Banks Was a Great Man Chicago Tribune 2005 Visit Publication
    • Cross Examination of Defense Experts Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 2004
    • “Avoiding Tort Immunity Pitfalls” Illinois Bar Journal 2003
    • “The Latest on Liens: An Illinois Tort Lawyer’s Guide” Illinois Bar Journal 2002
    • Agency & Governmental Tort Immunity Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 2002
    • Latest on Illinois Liens Illinois Trial Lawyers Association 2001
    • Liens Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)
    • Keyless Ignitions Can Lead to Carbon Monoxide Deaths Healthy Cells Magazine Visit Publication
    • Tips for Testifying Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Magazine Visit Publication
    • Silent Killers - Keyless Ignition Healthy Cells® Magazine Visit Publication
    • Embracing Traditions of 'Those Who Went Before' Leading Lawyers Visit Publication
    • Practice Tips: A Primer on Cross-Examination of Experts Trial Journal Visit Publication
    • Injured Plaintiffs to Receive Higher Award Ratio Under New Law Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Visit Publication
    Community Involvement
    • Loyola University School of Law, Board of Governors 
    • 100 Club of Chicago, Board of Directors
    • Life After Innocence, Board of Directors
    • The Center of Concern, Supporter

    Ted McNabola serves on the Board of Directors for the 100 Club of Chicago, a charity dedicated to providing for the families of first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. 

    Attorney Ted McNabola was also elected to the Board of Governors at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

    McNabola & Associates is proud to sponsor The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, the world’s largest charity motorcycle event. Owners of classic and vintage bikes gather in their best suits to ride in groups throughout more than 600 cities worldwide to support research for men’s health. The event takes place annually in September and our firm sponsors the Chicago fundraiser where we helped raise awareness of men's health issues. In 2019, the event raised almost $5 million. 

    For more information about this charity, visit gentlemansride.com.

    Why Choose McNabola & Associates, LLC?

    • Won 98% of Cases Accepted
    • Over 60 Years of Experience
    • Top 100 Attorneys in Illinois
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