Andrew W. Mason is a founding associate trial attorney with the Chicago personal injury law firm of Smith LaCien LLP. The firm has secured more than $2.5 billion in settlements and verdicts, and has more than 100 settlements and verdicts that exceed $1 million.
Andrew has a broad range of experience in litigating complex civil matters and has worked on cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, amputations, paralysis, severe burns and other serious disabilities. He also has experience litigating commercial matters involving fraudulent transfers, bankruptcy, and business insurance coverage and substantial experience advising well-known Chicago entrepreneurs and business owners.
Andrew became passionate about representing injured individuals after one of his siblings was in a horrific and life-changing motor vehicle accident. He understands the impact that injuries can have on both individuals and their families and the importance of obtaining an attorney that will put in the time and effort to ensure that his or her clients receive sufficient compensation for their injuries. He knows that it is critical to be accessible and responsive to his clients at all stages of their cases.
Before helping start Smith LaCien LLP with Todd A. Smith and Brian LaCien start Smith LaCien LLP, Andrew assisted in litigating complex corporate bankruptcies at a large law firm in Chicago and worked as an attorney and law clerk for Todd and Brian at their previous firm, Power, Rogers & Smith, LLP. He was employed in the banking and financial services industry at both a large international investment bank and a top performing Chicago-based investment fund.
Some of Andrew’s notable matters involve assisting Todd and Brian in obtaining a $9.5 million settlement for a plaintiff that suffered a brain injury after his bicycle wheel became lodged in an exposed streetcar rail and succeeding in a declaratory judgment requiring a large national insurance company to provide an injured plaintiff with underinsured motorist coverage in the Indiana Court of Appeals. He has also worked on cases involving trucking accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, aviation crashes, grain elevator explosions, industrial accidents and toxic industrial emissions.
While Andrew was in law school, he was a judicial extern for the Honorable Eugene Wedoff at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He was also a summer associate at a commercial litigation firm in Chicago, and helped start an online wholesale business. He has been an adjunct law professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law since 2017.
For a free consultation, call Andrew Mason or others on the Smith LaCien legal team at (312) 509-8900 or send an email to: email@example.com. Smith LaCien LLP is located at 70 W. Madison, Suite 2250, Chicago, IL 60602.
- Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Juris Doctor – 2017
- Trinity College, Hartford, Ct.
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 2008
- Major: Public Policy and Law
- Freeman School of Business, Tulane University
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 2014
Professional Associations and Positions Held
- Pound Civil Justice Institute – Ex-Officio Trustee
- Illinois State Bar Association – Member
- Chicago Bar Association – Member
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association – Member
- American Association for Justice – Member
- Best Lawyers of America “Ones to Watch” (2023)
- Illinois, 2018
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2020
- Indiana – pro hac vice