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Marilynn Frangella

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Phone: (630) 527-4177
Fax: (630) 527-4178

Marilynn Frangella is a trial lawyer with 22 years of experience in personal injury litigation. She has tried more than one hundred personal injury cases to verdict. Marilynn represents clients in personal injury cases, including injuries arising from motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls (premises liability), products liability and dog bites. Marilynn litigates cases in Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, and Will Counties in addition to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, and the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.


J.D., The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 2000

B.A.in Political Science, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, 1997

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 2000
Northern District of Illinois, 2011
Central District of Illinois, 2017
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association

Kendall County Bar Association

Will County Bar Association


Marilynn was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She attended DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois where she studied political science. She earned her law degree from John Marshall Law School. Marilynn has represented and defended individuals and corporations in personal injury cases in both state and federal court. In 2022, Marilynn joined the Law offices of John J. Malm & Associates, P.C. Marilynn represents individuals and families who have been injured due to the fault of others.

Unique Perspective

As a former defense lawyer, Marilynn brings a unique perspective that helps our clients succeed by offering a view from the other side. Her extensive jury trial experience was honed by representing insurance companies and corporations as defendants in personal injury litigation for 22 years. "After many years representing corporate defendants and working on behalf of insurance companies, I know what they will do next. They will spend resources of both time and money to minimize or defeat your claim. I fight to prevent that from happening. Knowing the defendant's ‘play book' as I do allows me to anticipate their plan and defeat it whenever I can. My strategy is to take the steps and commit the resources that are needed to be successful for my clients".

Professional Philosophy

"Preparation is everything. Early in my practice, I was taught to do the work necessary to prepare every case as if it were going to trial. Obtaining the best possible result for my client starts with listening to and knowing their case inside and out. No two cases are alike. I work to get the case settled for the damages my clients deserve, but I am always ready for trial".

Non-Legal Activities

In her free time, Marilynn enjoys traveling abroad with her husband. Marilynn and her husband have experienced many countries throughout Europe; the United Kingdom; New Zealand, Seychelles, and South Africa. Marilynn enjoys exploring the local culture, especially the cuisine, while traveling abroad.

Client Reviews
"The Malm law firm is extremely professional and friendly. I would definitely refer others to this law firm." D.K., Naperville, IL
"John, thank you again for all your hard work and dedication to my case. I really appreciated knowing I did not need to worry about anything and that my case was in good hands. It was so nice to have a peace of mind the entire time." J.O., Naperville, IL
"What can I say besides thank you for all you did. You handled my car accident case well -- with experience, knowledge and patience. You are an absolutely great attorney. You have made it possible for me to start living a normal life again. Thank you again, God Bless." E.R., Naperville, IL
"John is the best. I would not want anybody else to handle a case for my family." T.D., Aurora, IL
"I am truly blessed to have been referred to John and his team. Without John, my case would have been swept under the carpet. He truly made me feel cared for, protected and comfortable. I never was treated as just another case, and never felt ignored or neglected. I recommend John and his firm to others." A.G., Elgin, IL