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Alice E. Dolan, Esq.


Attorney Alice E. Dolan is a dedicated and extremely skilled attorney who gives her full attention to every case. Her reputation for diligence, tenacity, and determination is well-known, and she is highly respected by her colleagues and opponents alike. Ms. Dolan’s clients appreciate her compassion and her understanding of their pain, suffering, and loss.


  • John Marshall Law School - Juris Doctor 1981
  • Marquette University - B.A. Business Administration, 1977


  • Admitted to Illinois State Bar, 1981

Professional Memberships

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois

Professional Recognition

  • 2013 - 2019 Member of ISBA Assembly Governance Committee
  • Chicago Top-Rated Lawyer with AV Preeminent rating - Martindale- Hubbell Law Directory, 2003-Present
  • Illinois Super Lawyer - Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice, 2004-Present
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer - Selected among 5% of attorneys in Illinois, 2003-Present
  • Top 10 Leading Women Personal Injury Lawyers in Illinois - Leading Lawyers Network, 2010-Present
  • Top 50 Leading Women Consumer Lawyers in Illinois - Leading Lawyers Network, 2007, 2008, 2011
  • Top 50 Illinois Women Lawyers - Chicago Magazine, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009-2012


  • $11 million dollar settlement during trial to the widow of a 51 year old man who was rendered quadriplegic and died after the head holding device used during cervical surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital failed* (recognized within the top 20 settlements in Illinois in 2004 by Crain's Chicago Business)
  • $8.49 million dollar jury verdict (increased to over $10 million dollars after the defendant's unsuccessful appeal) to the family of a 17 year old girl who was killed in a motor vehicle incident involving Greyhound Bus Lines, Inc.
  • $7.9 million settlement to a 52 year old union pipe insulator who developed compartment syndrome as a result of physicians' failure to recognize the formation of a blood clot following a total knee replacement
  • $6.8 million dollar jury verdict to a widow and two adult children living in Poland whose 46 year old husband and father died as a result of receiving the wrong medication at an Arlington Heights hospital after a fall at a construction site
  • $5.3 million dollar jury verdict for the mother and sister of an 11 year old girl who died from irreversible brain damage during her admission to Cook County Hospital
  • $5 million dollar record settlement during trial for a Will County man whose vision was significantly impaired from injuries he received while cleaning farm equipment
  • $4.86 million dollar jury verdict to the estate of a young woman who died two years after suffering devastating injuries when the car in which she was a passenger plummeted into an unguarded road construction pit
  • $3 million dollar settlement to a 50 year old man who suffered nerve injury to his hand during cervical surgery at an Arlington Heights, IL hospital

Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor -Northwestern University School of Law, 2003-present
  • Elected Member of the Assembly of the Illinois State Bar Association, 2013 to 2019 term.
  • Appointed for a three-year term to WBAI Hooten Memorial Fund Committee, 2015
  • Appointed to Assembly Governance Committee of the ISBA, 2013-2015.
  • Appointed to ISBA Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluation- Cook County, 2009-2015.
  • Appointed to Executive Committee - ISBA Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations, 2014.
  • Appointed to Judicial Evaluation Committee for Women's Bar Association of Illinois, 2005-2006.
  • Judge - ISBA Mock Trials
  • Judge - American Mock Trial Association- National Collegiate Mock Tournament, 2007-2014
  • Judge - National Trial Competition, Midwest Regional of the American Counsel of Trial Lawyers, February, 2015.
  • Judge - American Association for Justice-Student Trial Advocacy Competition, Chicago, 2013- 2015
  • Judge - DePaul University of Law- Appellate Oral Argument, 2014- 2015
  • Board Member and Past Board President - Our Lady of Tepeyac High School, Chicago, IL, 2006-present.
  • Mentor - Mentoring Program - Our Lady of Tepeyac High School, Chicago, IL, 2013 – present.
  • Selected to Illinois Health Information Exchange Legal Task Force, 2011.
  • Member, Joint Professional Reception Committee; 100th WBAI Centennial Gala Installation Dinner Committee, Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Diversity Scholarship Foundation Unity Award Committee, 2016-2018
  • Ask a Lawyer Day, ISBA, 2015-present


  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Prentice Women's Hospital