100 N. Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606

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Local Litigation Star



Practice area:

Professional liability

Monte L. Mann is an accomplished courtroom advocate who represents clients in high-stakes civil litigation concerning a wide variety of subject matters including commercial contracts, corporate governance and fraud, with a particular emphasis on the financial services, commercial real estate, insurance and manufacturing industries, as well as in defending legal malpractice lawsuits.

With over 25 years of experience, Monte is highly skilled in all phases of litigation, including investigations, commencing suit, discovery, depositions, motion practice, trials, judgment enforcement, and asset recovery.

Monte has received numerous honors and distinctions throughout his career including being named among the “Best Lawyers in America” by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers magazine. He has repeatedly been named an Illinois “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, ranked as a “Litigation Local Star” by Benchmark Litigation, and has been inducted into the Midwest Real Estate News Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame based on his accomplishments as a trial lawyer for his commercial real estate clients.

In addition, Monte is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only Trial Lawyer Honorary Society established to reflect the new face of the American bar.  Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

Monte’s clients have praised him for his work including comments such as:

  • "He is one of the hardest working and brightest people that I know, and he is incredibly committed to his clients and his legal practice. Monte shows amazing poise, judgment and advocacy skills."  --- M.L., General Counsel, NY-based hedge fund.
  • "I am never concerned about whether a litigation matter is being handled properly when Monte is the lead attorney.  He is pragmatic and is the epitome of a 'business persons' lawyer." --- A.M., General Counsel, publicly traded automotive-related franchisor.
  • "His scholarship is first rate [and] he is brutally efficient.  There are no wasted motions, no wasted words, no blind alleys and none of the nonsense oft times associated with litigation." ---- J.A., Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Midwest-based real estate developer.

Monte received his J.D. from Northwestern University. He earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania including studies at the London School of Economics.


Updated Dec 2021