Sara L. Bendoff
Sara L. Bendoff is a personal injury lawyer who practices in the areas of automobile accident liability, medical malpractice, premises liability, wrongful death, products liability, and insurance coverage. Sara tries cases in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, and Will.
J.D., The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 2013
Competitor, The National Trial Advocacy Competition; Competitor, The National Trial Competition; Competitor, American Bar Association Arbitration Competition; Associate Barrister, The Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution Honors Executive Board; Teacher’s Assistant, Lawyering Skills; Member, Phi Alpha Delta.
B.A. Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, 2010
Major in Politics and Government, Minor in Philosophy.
Best Cross-Examination, National Trial Advocacy Competition, 2012
Best Advocate, National Trial Competition, 2013
Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2016
Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2017
Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2018
Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2019
Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2020
Sara grew up in Oak Lawn, Illinois and graduated from Richards High School in 2006.
Sara attended Illinois State University where she studied politics and government and philosophy. At Illinois State University, Sara was involved in numerous extra-curricular activities, including The Political Science Club and the Illinois State University Mock Trial Team.
Upon graduation, Sara enrolled in The John Marshall Law School. As a law student, Sara received academic honors, received numerous individual and team awards at mock trial competitions, and served as Associate Barrister of The Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution Honors Executive Board. She also served as an Oral Advocacy Teaching Assistant for Lawyering Skills I.
During law school, Sara worked for a prestigious personal injury law firm in Chicago. Sara obtained first-hand experience in cases involving medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence. These experiences allowed Sara to gain extensive knowledge of personal injury discovery and litigation.
Sara was also an extern for the Honorable Judge Irwin J. Solganick in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. There, she was able to observe numerous personal injury trials, analyze pre-trial motions, and gain valuable insight into the world of civil litigation.
In May of 2013, Sara received her Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall School of Law and graduated with a certificate of specialty in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
In 2013, Sara joined John Malm & Associates, P.C. Sara represents individuals and families who have been injured due to the fault of others. Sara is passionate about representing clients who have been victims of medical malpractice and automobile accidents.
Sara is dedicated to achieving a recovery for her clients who have suffered injuries due to the fault of others. Sara understands how important open communication with her clients is to their peace of mind during this difficult time. “ If you’ve been the victim of any kind of injury at someone else’s hands, this process can be overwhelming and frightening. It’s important my clients understand what steps we take for them and why we do so. Making sure my client’s questions are answered always puts them at ease.”
Sara and her husband live in Naperville. In her leisure time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, seeing live music, and reading.