Joseph Falk

Partner

BIOGRAPHY

Joseph A. Falk, a Partner in Foley Mansfield’s Chicago office, focuses his practice in toxic tort and product liability, nursing home/long-term care defense, and medical malpractice. Joe has extensive experience in case management and development, discovery, drafting motions, taking depositions, trial preparation, and oral argument. He has defended product manufacturers, contractors, premises owners, and other business entities in hundreds of asbestos cases, frequently obtaining dismissals and favorable settlements on behalf of clients.

Joe’s civil litigation experience also includes the defense of construction matters and a broad variety of personal injury cases.

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  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Toxic/Mass Tort
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • DePaul University College of Law, JD, 2015 - Magna Cum Laude,  Order of the Coif
  • University of Minnesota, B.A. Psychology, 2011
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®, 2021-2023
  • Recipient of CALI awards in Civil Procedure, Legal Writing II, Legal Writing III, and Legislative Process.
  • Joe defended an individual convicted of a double homicide as a juvenile in the 1990s in his resentencing hearing, after the statute under which he was convicted was declared unconstitutional as applied to juveniles.
  • In 2018, Joe represented an individual on a pro bono basis in a stalking case, successfully arguing that the petitioner’s motion to enter a stalking no contact order was meritless, and the client was in actuality the victim of online bullying by the petitioner. The judge agreed and dismissed the case in the client’s favor.
  • Joseph A. Falk, Resuscitating Noneconomic Medical Malpractice Damage Caps in Illinois, 64 DePaul L. Rev. (2014)

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