Terence J. Mahoney

As an associate in the office of Philip H. Carboy, and as a partner in the firm of Neville & Mahoney for 38 years, Mr. Mahoney has concentrated his practice to the field of personal injury trial litigation. Primary emphasis consists of the representation of seriously injured plaintiffs or decedent's estates as a result of vehicular accidents, work place accidents and medical negligence.

Additional areas of specialization include, independent arbitrator hearing uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, civil rights litigation, veterans' medical claims as against V.A facilities, nursing home litigation, trucking litigation, premises and security liability, physician and institutional medical negligence.

  • Education

    University of Notre Dame, College of Liberal Arts
    Major: Government
    Bachelor of Arts Degree

    DePaul University, College of Law
    September, 1967 - Jan, 1971
    Juris Doctor Degree

  • Legal Experience

    April, 1971-August, 1975
    Cook County State's Attorney's Office: Assistant State's Attorney

    Assignments: Criminal Appeals Division - researching and writing appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments before the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, and Illinois Supreme Court.

    Fifth Municipal District
    Prosecution of criminal defendants for misdemeanor matters, bench and jury trials.

    Felony Trial Division, Criminal Court Building, 26th & California, Chicago, Illinois
    Prosecution of major felonies, jury trials involving the crimes, predominantly murder, rape and armed robbery.

    August, 1975- July, 1978
    Philip H. Carboy & Associates: Associate trial attorney

    Areas of concentration included vehicular accidents and medical negligence litigation.
    Litigation in Cook, Will, DuPage, McHenry, Kane counties, Federal District Court, Illinois appellate Court and Supreme Court of Illinois

    July, 1978 - present
    Partner - Neville & Mahoney

    Supervise all personal injury litigation in the firm including discovery process, motion practice, mediations and jury trials.

  • Featured Successes

    Vehicular Litigation
    Will County, Illinois.
    Multi-Million Dollar Jury Verdict
    Plaintiff, 16-year-old female passenger sustained injuries of facial disfigurement and orthopaedic injuries, due to driver’s negligence and contractor’s negligence in the maintenance and design of the construction project.

    Vehicular Litigation - Pedestrian
    U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
    Multi-Million Dollar Settlement
    Plaintiff - truck driver, was struck by a tractor while walking in a parking lot of a truck stop. Plaintiff sustained multiple fractures.

    Vehicular Litigation - Rollover
    Cook County, Illinois.
    Settlement of vehicle rollover due to roadway defect. Plaintiff sustained upper body burns and scapula fracture. (Confidential settlement amount)

    Wrongful Death
    Numerous wrongful death settlements, many in excess of $1 Million due to the negligent operation of commercial or tractor-trailer vehicles.

    Product Liability
    Multi-Million Dollar Settlement of Plaintiff-Operator. Gas furnace explosion resulting in severe burns to the plaintiffs hands and legs.

    Workplace Premesis
    Plaintiff sustained hemiplegia injuries as a result of falling from a 40 foot tank while cleaning the tank. No safety equipment was provided. (Confidential settlement).

    Work Place Accident
    Structured Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Plaintiff - while performing measurements of work area, stepped into retention pond of boiling water, causing burns up to mid-chest. Vision obscured by steam.

    Medical Negligence
    Federal Tort Veterans Administration litigation Numerous medical malpractice verdicts and settlements resulting in awards in excess of $1 Million.

    Medical Negligence
    Trials and Settlements
    Numerous jury verdicts in excess of $1 Million; settlements in excess of $1 Million for wrongful death claims; infant staph sepsis; ophthalmological and surgical complications.

    Federal District Court - Sexual Abuse of Minors - Civil Rights Litigation
    (Confidential settlement award)

  • Contact Information

    221 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2150
    Chicago, IL 60601
    312-236-3613 (fax)


  • Illinois Supreme Court, 1971
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1971

Law Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial lawyers of America)


Terence J. Mahoney