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Sara L. Bendoff

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

1730 Park St, #201
Naperville, Illinois 60563

(By Appointment Only)
22 W Washington St, #1500
Chicago, Illinois 60602

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.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Illinois, 2013


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


Hablamos Español


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.

Professional Philosophy

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.”

Non-Legal Activities

Sara and her husband live in Naperville. In her leisure time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, seeing live music, and reading.

Client Reviews
"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
"Your firm is very professional, sincere and honest. As a litigator, John was very thorough. He was very helpful prior to my deposition, explaining to me what I can expect with the trial. I would choose John Malm and his law firm in the future, and I would recommend him to others." A.L., Bolingbrook, IL
"Una mujer que sufrió graves heridas después de ser atacada por dos pit bulls está muy satisfecha con el resultado obtenido por el abogado John Malm. El acuerdo alcanzado en su caso de mordedura de perro, le ayudó a volver a su vida normal. "Quiero expresar mi gratitud por su ayuda en la representación de mí caso. Me sentía sola y sin apoyo después de ser atacada por los pit bulls. Gracias a la experiencia y amabilidad en el manejo de mi situación del abogado John me he sentido muy agradecida y apoyada. Todo lo que hizo fue invaluable para mí. No sé lo que hubiera hecho sin la ayuda de ustedes. Ahora puedo mirar al futuro con entusiasmo. Muchísimas gracias por su ayuda profesional y eficaz. Yo no dudaría en recomendar sus servicios a cualquier persona que necesite ayuda con cualquier tipo de caso." B.C., Elgin, IL
"Bien hecho!" Una clienta con herida personal, cuyo caso de accidente de auto en el condado de DuPage recientemente se arregló. Ofreció sus pensamientos del abogado John Malm y sus empleados dedicados: "Me gustó mucho que la oficina de John Malm me ofreció ayuda en español y siempre estaban disponibles para hablar conmigo. Claro que recomendaría esta oficina a otros." Maria C., Naperville, IL