Firm News

Stay up to date with our firm's news!  A lot is happening in our office and in the courtroom - we are proud of the work we do and the people we represent.

Firm News

  • March 13, 2018: We have been rebranded! Same firm, but a new fresh look courtesy of Gabrielle Marcos. If you think your business could benefit from a fresh new look, you too can be restyled by a pro. Want to heck out more of Gabrielle's stuff? Click Here!
  • February 26, 2018: Marker & Crannell is excited to welcome Kimberly Garrigan to our team! Ms. Garrigan will support Jason Marker and his clients in their Workers' Compensation cases. She has over 27 years of experience with Workers' Compensation and will surely make an impact as our newest team member. Ms. Garrigan's direct phone number is 630-995-9660 and her email is
  • February 1, 2018: Did you know you can send your attorney a text message? Our attorneys' and paralegals' direct dial numbers are set up to receive text messages. Send your off-work notes, photographs, or updates from you cell phone!
  • January 1, 2018: Marker & Associates becomes Marker & Crannell as Jonathan Crannell and Jason Marker put pen to paper and made their partnership official!
  • 2017: Jon Crannell was given the "Client's Choice" award by for having received such stellar reviews from his clients!
  • August 15, 2016:  We are pleased to welcome Ashley Marcos to our team of attorneys!  Ms. Marcos will focus on representing injured clients in both workers' compensation and personal injury matters.  She is a graduate of the Notre Dame Law School, speaks fluent Spanish, and shares our passion for helping our injured clients and fighting for fairness.
  • October 16, 2016: We are pleased to welcome Alexa McCoy to our team as Jason Marker's and Ashley Marcos' legal assistant.
  • Mr. Marker met with State Representative David S. Olsen (81st District) to advocate for his clients against the proposed legislation which would make it more difficult for injured workers to receive benefits under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.
  • Marker & Associates welcomes Danielle Cooper to the team as the new paralegal to our Workers' Compensation team!

Settlements and Verdicts

  • Personal Injury - Settled: $250,000.00. Car Accident: Plaintiff was rear-ended and suffered injuries to his low back that required a disc replacement surgery at L5-S1. Defendant's policy limits were obtained as the result of aggressive and persistent litigation.
  • Workers' Compensation - Settled: $450,000.00.  A worker was seriously injured when a wood beam fell on his head at a construction site.  Our client had preexisting neck injuries which were exacerbated by this incident. The injured worker couldn't go back to his job as a carpenter. The case was filed as a wage differential claim and took into account that the injured worker would earn less money over the remainder of his life as a result of permanent work restrictions.
  • Personal Injury - Settled: $340,000.00.  Premises Liability: Plaintiff stepped into an uncapped drain pipe in the common area of her neighborhood, causing fractures and ultimately resulting in CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrom).
  • Personal Injury - Settled for $190,000.00.  Slip and Fall / Premises Liability: Plaintiff entered the door of an office building and fell down a dimly lit flight of stairs resulting in a sprained ankle, deep venous thrombosis (blood clot) and pulmonary embolism.
  • Workers' Compensation - Settled for $245,000.00.  Petitioner was shot in the leg with a pressure washer causing substantial loss of muscle and resulting in CRPS.
  • Personal Injury - Settled for $60,000.00.  Slip and fall on ice in the employer's parking lot.  The snow and ice removal company and landowner were sued in Cook County for improperly removing snow and ice from the parking lot.  Plaintiff, by attorney Jonathan Crannell, successfully defended a Motion for Summary Judgment and subsequently settled the case in a pretrial settlement conference.
  • Personal Injury - Settled for $225,000.00.  Car accident where other driver pulled out of a private parking lot in front of our client.  The Plaintiff suffered permanent damage to her neck (disc herniations) which required surgery (cervical fusion).  
  • Personal Injury - Settled: $100,000.00.  Car Accident: Motor vehicle collision with extensive back injury requiring surgery.  The at-fault driver's policy limit of $100,000.00 was obtained. Marker & Associates, P.C. is seeking additional recovery by pursuing an underinsured motorist claim on behalf of the injured driver.  
  • Personal Injury - Settled $100,000.00.  Car Accident: Plaintiff sustained a broken arm when the Defendant attempted to pass her while she was performing a legal U-turn. Mr. Crannell attempted to settle the case before filing a lawsuit, but the other driver's insurance company offered only $50,000.00. A lawsuit was filed in Will County and the case was settled shortly after the party depositions were completed for the policy limits of $100,000.00.  
  • Personal Injury - Settled: $150,000.00.  Slip and Fall /Premises Liability: Woman slipped and fell on ice in a defective parking lot outside of a business in Plainfield resulting in a fractured ankle requiring two surgeries. 
  • Workers' Compensation - Settled: $304,070.00.  Petitioner was a nurse/patient care technician who herniated discs while lifting a patient into wheelchair. Her employer did not have workers' compensation insurance, our work comp lawyer Jason Marker obtained the largest settlement to date with the State of Illinois Injured Workers' Benefit fund.  
  • Workers' Compensation - Settled: $150,000.00.  63 year old maintenance worker sustained a rotator cuff tear necessitating surgery when he fell down a ravine in Lisle.
  • Workers' Compensation - Verdict: $125,000.00.  Middle-aged truck driver suffered a herniated disc in his neck which required surgery.  As a result of his injuries he could not return to work as a truck driver and had to accept a lower paying dispatcher position.  Verdict amount represents the wage differential.
  • Personal Injury - Settled: $90,000.00.  Plaintiff's foot became wedged in a crack of a sidewalk outside of a commercial building resulting in a fall.  Plaintiff had preexisting conditions in both of her feet which were aggravated by the fall necessitating surgery on both the left and right foot. 
  • Personal Injury - Settled: $125,000.00. Plaintiff slipped on ice that formed in a parking lot as the result of negligently placed gutter extensions on a professional building. Plaintiff tore tendonds in his ankle and required surgery. The insurance company denied his claim, we filed suit, and through aggressive and thorough discovery, we were able to establish our case to leverage an excellent settlement for our client.
  • Personal Injury - Settled: $50,000.00 The policy limits of the at-fault driver's car insurance were secured on behalf of our client who sustained a vertebral fracture as the result of a car accident. Despite having medical bills that exceeded the policy limits, Marker & Associates negotiated with his medical providers so that the Plaintiff recieved approximately 1/3 of the settlement funds as compensation for pain and suffering. Low policy limits can cripple a case, but that is when an attorney can really add value.

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Marker & Crannell is pleased to welcome paralegal extraordinaire, Kimberly Garrigan, to our team! With 27 years of workers compensation experience, Ms. Garrigan will serve as a dedicated paralegal to Jason Marker and his clients. Need to reach Kimberly? Direct Dial and Text: 630-995-9660 | Email:

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50 Shades of Green! Marker & Crannell accepts cases of all sizes. We have cases worth millions of dollars and cases worth thousands of dollars, and we treat every case like it is the most important file in our office. "The value of a person's injury case isn't the most important thing when deciding whether or not to accept a file. The value of an injury case can change ten times before it settles or goes to trial, so why would we base any decision on that information so early on? The big question for me really is, 'Will my involvement help or hurt the client? Will I bring enough value to the case to justify my cost?' In cases where I will cost more than I am worth, I routinely offer to help people represent themselves for free. Having a happy former client is more important than making a buck. In my experience, reputations last longer than dollars, and there is no advertising more credible than word-of-mouth." - Jon Crannell

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Winter is coming! Okay, winter is here already, but the upcoming snow system looks pretty ominous. As your favorite Naperville injury law firm, we want to give you 10 quick tips to help you if you are in a car accident: 1) Observe the other driver from your car and look for a phone. Are they on it? Can you see the screen glowing? Who else is in the car with them? Do they seem intoxicated? 2) If the collision is minor and there are no injuries you can simply exchange information (see Steps 3 & 4). Otherwise, dial 911 and request an ambulance, if needed, and ask for an officer to complete a police report. 3) Make sure it is safe to get out of your car before doing so. If slippery conditions caused your crash, another passing vehicle could just as easily slide into you. You are typically more vulnerable out of your car than in it. 4) Exchange insurance information with the other driver. Take a picture of their insurance card and drivers license with your phone. If you feel unsafe doing this, call 911 and wait for the police to arrive. 5) Take pictures of the cars before they are moved (only if it is safe to do so). 6) Pay attention to what the other driver says to you. "I'm so sorry, I didn't even see you there," or, "I tried braking and I just kept sliding." These are admissions of liability. Similarly, be careful what you say. 7) Injuries can be felt right away or take some time to set in, sometimes up to 3 days. Do not tell anyone you are "fine" or "okay" unless you really know that you are. "I don't know," is a fine answer. 8) If you think you are hurt, even just a minor injury, go to the doctor, immediate care, or emergency room immediately and make sure to tell them about every symptom, not just the ones that hurt the worst. This gives you the benefit of medical treatment as well as providing documentation of your injuries. 9) If you have visible injuries, take pictures of them. 10) Call us before speaking to anyone else about the crash or your injuries. Our consultations are always free and we give real legal advice that will help preserve your case. Call: 630-995-9995 Email: Text: 630-995-9005.

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