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Machalinski, Donald G. Partner

Machalinski, Donald G. Partner

Practice Focus

Donald G. Machalinski is a Partner in the Insurance practice at Tressler LLP. He concentrates in aviation, product, professional and premises liability litigation, and his practice also includes insurance coverage litigation. Don has an active casualty trial practice as well as an appellate practice for both liability and coverage matters.

Professional Background

Don has achieved an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. In 2016, Don was selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers®. He is also a licensed pilot.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • DRI, Member
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation, Member

Representative Experience

  • N800GP – Springfield, Illinois
  • Learjet 25 – Mexico
  • N9325C – Longmont, Colorado
  • N5293M – Wheeling, Illinois
  • N24584 – Muskegon, Michigan
  • N59773 – Chicago Executive, Illinois
  • Pamir 1102 – Afghanistan
  • Sudan Airways – Sudan
  • Afriqiyah Airways – Libya
  • United 93 – Shanksville, Pennsylvania
  • N12KA – Bloomington Airport
  • N9575T – Decatur, Illinois
  • N5038Q – Vermillon Airport
  • ATA 208 – Missouri
  • N295S – Bowling Green Airport
  • N193BS – Lakeland Airport
  • N22HP – Dillon Airport
  • United 7791 – O’Hare Airport
  • Southwest 1248 – Midway Airport
  • N2877F – Walford, Iowa
  • Learjet 45 – Mexico City
  • N31EW – Palos Hills
  • Pietrzyk v. Oak Lawn Pavilion, Inc., 769 N.E.2d 134 (Ill.App. 1 Dist. April 26, 2002)
  • Associated Aviation Underwriters, Inc. v. Aon Corp., 800 N.E.2d 424 (Ill.App. 1 Dist. July 31, 2003)
  • Martin v. Peterson, 2004 WL 783062 (N.D.Ill. January 13, 2004)
  • Tradewinds Aviation, Inc. v. Jet Support Services, Inc., 2004 WL 2533728 (N.D.Ill. September 28, 2004)
  • AAA Disposal Systems, Inc. v. Aetna Cas. and Sur. Co., 821 N.E.2d 1278 (Ill.App. 2 Dist. January 12, 2005)
  • Fernandez v. ATA Airlines, Inc., 2006 WL 211818 (N.D.Ill. January 19, 2006)
  • Bennett v. Southwest Airlines, 2006 WL 4503884 (N.D.Ill. April 20, 2006)
  • Bennett v. Southwest Airlines Co., 2006 WL 4503885 (N.D.Ill. May 16, 2006)
  • Bennett v. Southwest Airlines Co., 2006 WL 1987821 (N.D.Ill. July 13, 2006)
  • Woods v. Southwest Airlines, Co., 523 F.Supp.2d 812 (N.D.Ill. October 18, 2007)
  • Claisse v. The Boeing Co., 2009 WL 2916828 (N.D.Ill. September 02, 2009)
  • Al Gasim Obied Ibrahim Mohammad v. Airbus, S.A.S., 2009 WL 3807090 (N.D.Ill. November 10, 2009)
  • Ramsay v. Mayer, 2010 WL 55674 (N.D.Ill. January 04, 2010)
  • Altoum v. Airbus S.A.S., 2010 WL 3700819 (N.D.Ill. September 09, 2010)
  • Pettitt v. Boeing Co., 2010 WL 3861066 (N.D.Ill. September 28, 2010)
  • Patricia v. Boeing Co., 2010 WL 3861077 (N.D.Ill. September 28, 2010)
  • Cabada v City of Chicago, 2014 WL 6807188 (N.D.Ill. 2014)
  • Ramsay v. Mayer, 2011 WL 1097536 (7th Cir. March 25, 2011)