Paul P. Wolf, attorney and founding partner of Mitchell, Hoffman & Wolf, LLC, received his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School in 1985. Mr. Wolf focuses his practice on representing plaintiffs in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases including automobile, trucking, collision and pedestrian accidents, excessive force by law enforcement, construction negligence, premises liability, and medical malpractice.
He participates in programs at the Department of Children and Family Services to provide legal representation for wards of the state and is on the regional board of the Anti-Defamation League. Mr. Wolf is a member of the Civil Rights Committee and has received special recognition for his support in the fight against anti-semitism, racism, hatred, and bigotry.
Mr. Wolf has been listed by Chicago Magazine as a "Super Lawyer" in the area of personal injury litigation every year since 2007. He has succeeded in prosecuting matters that have led to well over $35 million in actual recoveries for his clients.
Most recently, Mr. Wolf reached a $2 million settlement with the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) on behalf of a family whose mother was run over and killed by a CTA bus. Also in 2016 Mr. Wolf negotiated a confidential settlement in the 7-figure range with the Chicago Arch Diocese for negligently allowing one of its pastors to sexually assault a minor.
Earlier in the year, he settled a construction negligence case for $1.25 million alleging negligence when a contractor fell through the roof.
In late 2015 Mr. Wolf was involved in a confidential settlement involving a highway automobile collision resulting in death and severe injuries to the passengers
Also in 2015 Paul obtain $750,000 for a plaintiff who sustained injuries in an automobile accident resulting in surgery to the back. He obtained a $300,000 settlement for a minor relating to a medical negligence case when IV antibiotic administration was not properly monitored resulting in extravasation and burn-like scarring.Mr. Wolf has also appeared before the Appellate Court and Supreme Court of Illinois, advancing a case of first impression relating to liability action filed under the Wrongful Death and Survival Act for the death of a terminated fetus. Due to the severe pelvic injuries sustained by the expectant mother in an auto accident, x-rays were required subjecting the fetus to radiation exposure and associated birth defects and mandating the decision to terminate the pregnancy.
Some of Paul’s earlier settlements include: