Mark S. Susina

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Mark Susina is a partner with Adler Murphy & Mcquillen LLP and has been with the firm since 1991. He has significant experience representing clients in the aviation and insurance industries.  Mark's practice is primarily focused on the defense of airlines, aircraft operators, aircraft and aviation component manufacturers, and aircraft maintenance facilities, in tort litigation brought by injured plaintiffs of the estates of wrongful death victims.  In his lengthy career, Mark has appeared in the state and federal courts of nearly twenty states, in addition to this home state of Illinois.

Mark also has significant experience representing air carriers in matters arising out of damage, loss and theft of cargo while in the carrier's custody.  He has represented the interests of insurers in coverage matters, and represented all kinds of entities and individuals in contract and commercial litigation.  In addition to litigation, Mark has substanial experience resolving cases using alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration.

From 2010 to 2012, Mark was chairman of the Chicago Bar Association's Aviation Law Committee.

Mark has strong ties to Chicago and the Chicagoland metropolitan area.  He grew up in Chicago's western suburbs, graduating from Benet Academy in 1982.  After attending college out of state, Mark returned to Chicago to attend law school at Loyola, and has been a resident ever since.  Mark presently lives in the North Center neighborhood on Chicago's north side.



  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1989
    Managing Editor, Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal
  • Marquette University, B.A., Political Science, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois