W. Mark Sickles

Partner

wms@scslegal.com

Expertise

Mr. Sickles joined the firm in July of 2010. Before joining the firm Mr. Sickles was a partner at major Chicago defense firm where he concentrated his practice in construction, transportation and insurance defense. He has litigated cases involving products liability, professional malpractice and medical compliance issues. Mr. Sickles has successfully tried to verdict numerous multi-million dollar cases in a variety of jurisdictions.

He started his career litigating primarily medical malpractices matters involving physicians, hospitals, chiropractors and dentists. Currently, a significant part of his practice involves significant property damage, serious injury and catastrophic loss.

Memberships/Presentations

He has given many presentations to lawyers, hospital personnel and insurance groups on matters involving litigation technology and risk management. Recently, he spoke to a major insurance company in Indianapolis, Indiana on "Ethics in Claims Management and Good Faith Claims Handling Practices."

He is admitted to practice in the State and Federal courts, the Northern District of Indiana, Southern District of Illinois and has been admitted pro hac vice in the State Courts of Indiana and Wisconsin.

Education

Mr. Sickles graduated from Rush University, Chicago, Illinois, with a B.S. in 1981. He received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School in 1991.