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Mary Patricia Benz, Mediator & Arbitrator, Chicago, Illinois.

Mary Patricia Benz

Mary Patricia Benz Law
111 West Washington Street, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60602
Tel: (312) 580-1118
Fax: (312) 372-1974
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Recognized to Illinois Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Missouri, Wisconsin

Other ADR Services: Med-Arb
  • Practice Commenced: 1999
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2022): 50
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jan 2022): 125
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Mary Patricia Benz, an experienced trial and appellate attorney, opened a solo practice in downtown Chicago concentrating on professional responsibility counseling, litigation, administrative hearings, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. Benz has over 30 years of experience in state and federal courts. She focuses on all types of dispute resolution for individuals and businesses including lawyers, educators, and other professionals. She served for over ten years as a volunteer hearing board member and chair for Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC). Ms. Benz is an Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.

Ms. Benz has been consistently named by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the top attorneys in Illinois from 2005 – 2013 for general litigation. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers Magazine. Ms. Benz is also the recipient of the Chicago Bar Association, William J. White Award (2004) for service to the Judicial Evaluation Committee for multi-year contribution of time and expertise, and for the vigor and integrity for managing a particularly challenging year as Chair of the Investigation Division. Ms. Benz was recently honored by the ARDC  and Supreme Court of Illinois "in recognition and appreciation of substantial contribution to the public, the legal profession and the courts, by serving with distinction as a Member of the Attorney Disciplinary System".

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage


  • University of Illinois, Chicago (B.A. with Distinction in Psychology, 1973)
  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude 1978), Order of the Coif, Legal Assistance Clinic, Legal Writing Instructor, Dean's List


Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association
  • Appellate Lawyers Association
  • Association of Conflict Resolution (Chicago Chapter)
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators (Illinois Chapter)

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