Phone: (630) 527-4177
Fax: (630) 527-4178
(By Appointment Only)
22 W Washington St #1500
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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
Northern District of Illinois, 2011
Central District of Illinois, 2017
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.
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".
"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".
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.