Tarek Ismail
Partner / Chicago

P: 312-881-5970
F: 312-380-7011

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Truly outstanding Tarek Ismail is widely endorsed for his expertise in handling headline cases in the drug and device space.” “He is described as a very smart, talented trial lawyer who will be busy in the field for a long time to come.” - Chambers USA (ranked 2007-2023)

"Tarek is one of the best all-around trial attorneys - he is very levelheaded, ridiculously smart and is good at boiling down complex matters into something simple that jurors can understand." - Chambers USA (ranked 2007-2023)

"He is one of the best pure trial lawyers in the Bar." - Chambers USA (ranked 2007-2023)

Tarek Ismail is “extremely strong choice of counsel.” - The Legal 500 (recognized 2010-2023)

Leading trial lawyer Tarek Ismail enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market thanks to his extensive experience handling high-profile cases in the pharmaceutical and medical devices arena.” - Who’s Who Legal (recognized 2010-2023)

A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and International Society of Barristers, Tarek is widely regarded as a leader among first-chair trial lawyers who can handle bet-the-company cases. As a "go-to trial lawyer," he “draws high praise for his incredibly impressive abilities as a courtroom advocate” in his “many high profile mandates,” reports Chambers USA, where Tarek most recently received the highest possible ranking in Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts. An AmLaw 100 product liability practice leader told Law360, “I am impressed with Tarek Ismail,” he “is driven, creative, hardworking and great on his feet”- he “delivers great results for his client.” As reported in The American Lawyer, clients praise Tarek for his “stiletto-sharp cross examinations of plaintiffs’ experts and other witnesses,” “his encyclopedic knowledge of the facts,” and his ability to sort through complex facts and data to identify the key arguments and winning strategies for trial. According to The Legal 500, Tarek is "hands down one of the top trial lawyers in the country." he comes recommended “for his track record in winning highly challenging cases” with clients calling him "extraordinary."

Tarek also has developed a reputation for resolving large-scale litigation through negotiation on extremely favorable terms for our clients. A managing partner at a major plaintiff-side mass torts firm told The National Law Journal that Tarek is “able to come up with a plan, stick to a plan and get the case resolved with results that both sides can live with.” “Clients agree,” says Chambers USA, “he is both a talented trial lawyer and a great strategist.”