William J. McMahon is a trial attorney at the Chicago personal injury law firm of Hoey & Farina and concentrates his practice on cases arising from railroad negligence, FELA cases, automobile collisions, truck accidents, construction negligence, medical malpractice, premises liability, and product liability.
Bill has obtained record-setting and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. He obtained a $10 million verdict for a railroad worker in Chicago who suffered injuries when he was crushed between two railcars. Bill obtained a $2.3 million verdict for an injured railroad worker who fell in high weeds along the right-of-way. He obtained a record seven-figure verdict in Federal Court in Michigan for a paralyzed worker. He also obtained a record verdict for a non-operative shoulder injury for an occupationally disabled railroad worker (over $715,000.00) in Federal Court in Illinois.
Bill was awarded by his peers one of the Top Ten FELA attorneys in Illinois in 2021 and 2022 for Leading Lawyers. He has also received acknowledgments for several of the highest verdicts nationally in recent years.
He is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court; License by Illinois Supreme Court; Admitted to the U.S. District Court, North Dakota; U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern District of Iowa; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern & Central District of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Eastern & Western Districts of Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern District of Indiana; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; U.S. District Court, District of Ohio.
Bill is a member of numerous legal organizations including the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the DePaul University Law Association.
St. John's College - B.A.
Monterey Institute of International Studies - M.A.
DePaul University College of Law - J.D.