Peter McCool - Personal Injury Lawyer at Attorneys of Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers

Dr. Peter McCool is both a board-certified emergency medicine physician and a licensed Chicago personal injury attorney practicing in Illinois, DC, and Maryland. Dr. McCool received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and completed his emergency medicine residency in Chicago at Resurrection Medical Center.

From there he went on to become a faculty member of the emergency medicine residency program at the University of Wisconsin, and an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. McCool has held various teaching positions since then at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago emergency medicine residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Seeing the need for true patient advocates, Dr. McCool enrolled in law school in 2016 at Loyola University Chicago while continuing to work full-time as an emergency physician. It became his mission to protect patients from the broken system in which medicine is practiced in this country.

After completing law school, Dr. McCool passed the Illinois Bar exam, and took a job with a renowned litigation firm in Washington, DC.

There he trained alongside some of the best trial attorneys that handle these large and complex cases. While with the firm, his time was focused almost exclusively on the litigation of medical malpractice cases; learning the intricacies and pitfalls that come with the territory.

This experience has fully equipped Dr. McCool to handle the most complex of medical malpractice cases that come his way. 

Dr. McCool’s experience as an “insider” in the world of medicine gives him an advantage when handling large and complex claims and allows for litigation strategies that go beyond the routine medical malpractice lawsuit.

That’s because Dr. McCool knows from personal experience how doctors, nurses, and hospitals work. He knows the typical areas of vulnerability and how providers and hospitals may try to distort the facts and confuse the jury.

Dr. McCool still practices emergency medicine in Wisconsin, continuing to utilize his medical skills to help save patients in need. Being an emergency specialist, Dr. McCool interacts with every specialty in medicine on a frequent basis. This allows him to more readily spot situations where the medical care given has fallen below the standard of care.

Dr. McCool is a Fellow of:

  • The American College of Legal Medicine
  • The American Association for Justice
  • The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • The DC Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Maryland Association for Justice
  • The State Bar of Illinois
  • The State Bar of Maryland
  • The DC Bar