Darren VanPuymbrouck (Van-Pem-Brook) is the founder of LawMap. He is also the founding partner of Mark Raven LLC, a litigation law firm with a nationwide practice based in Chicago, Illinois.
Darren brings decades of practicing law at the highest levels at “big law” firms to LawMap. Our clients receive personal attention and great value.
Mr. VanPuymbrouck has tried dozens of high-profile, bet-the-company cases and catastrophic plaintiff cases with great success, including recent jury trial victories in New Jersey and a multi-million dollar verdict on behalf of fire victims in Cook County, Illinois.
Darren’s many cases and trials include the defense and prosecution of all manner of product liability incidents, including fires and explosions in particular, vehicular injuries and deaths, mold contamination and injuries, RICO class actions, labor and employments matters, medical and legal malpractice, contract negotiations, business-to-business litigation including breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and unfair trade practices, and many other areas of the law.
As a former Academic All American Wrestler, he brings a competitive spirit to his client’s matters.
Highlights from Darren’s Experience:
- Founder, Mark Raven LLC.
- Former long-term Partner at Schiff Hardin LLP
- Former Partner at Freeborn & Peters LLP
- Former Partner at Falkenberg Ives LLP
- Clerk to William J. Bauer, Chief Judge 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Editor, Law Review, Loyola Law Journal
- Juris Doctor Degree, Loyola University Law School
- Bachelor Degree, University of Washington, Political Science & Government
Darren VanPuymbrouck is dedicated to delivering excellence and value to a wide array of clients from companies of all sizes to individuals. As first-chair, he has successfully tried dozens of complex commercial and tort-based cases, and argued appeals across the country. He also manages nation-wide, mass and class actions, setting trial strategy and litigation management and advises clients on risk-avoidance and product and workplace safety issues.
Recently, he successfully completed a month-long jury trial as first-chair in Ocean County New Jersey, resulting one of the largest verdict in that county. Before that he successfully tried a lawsuit that resulted in one of the largest verdicts of that year, and which was listed among the top 100 verdicts nationally.
Darren also advises, counsels and conducts investigations for domestic and international clients on product safety, food safety and regulations, litigation exposure, and loss avoidance and in managing client’s compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and in responding to CPSC investigations.
Darren’s practice focuses on product liability, toxic torts, food safety and regulations, insurance coverage disputes, contract negotiations, including UCC “battle of the forms” matters, consumer class actions, and RICO and professional liability disputes. He also has significant experience in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters through trial and appeal, including in commodity brokerage and trading and post-closing M & A disputes, Fair Housing Act Claims and real estate development disputes, and in many others areas. He additionally has a particular focus and international reputation in the investigation and litigation of catastrophic fire and explosion matters.
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