Cates Mahoney, LLC
Our attorneys are knowledgeable and capable in the areas in which we practice. We handle a wide variety of cases from personal injury and product liability to drug manufacturer negligence, consumer class actions and more.
Our successes at Cates Mahoney, LLC speak for themselves and our firm is nationally recognized for its results. Our latest record setting verdict that received national attention resulted in a $95 million verdict for one of our clients.
Cates Mahoney, LLC, formally known as The Cates Law Firm, was founded by trial lawyer Judy Cates. Judy decided, after a very successful 30 years in the courtroom, that it was time for a career change. We congratulate Judy and wish her well in her new role as 5th District Appellate Court Judge!
The legacy she created and began remains at Cates Mahoney, LLC and our dedicated team of staff and attorneys are here to help you.
David Cates - David Cates is an attorney at the Cates Mahoney, LLC who concentrates his practice primarily in personal injury law. David has represented injured clients suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases, as well as car and truck accidents and people who have been harmed by defective drugs and medical devices.
David has been part of the trial teams that have obtained multiple record setting verdicts, including medical malpractice cases and what is believed to be the largest sexual harassment verdict in U.S. history.
He began assisting on personal injury cases at a young age, and has dedicated his practice to representing those injured by another’s wrongful conduct. He believes that every victim deserves their day in court, and will work tirelessly to ensure that they receive justice. David is active in numerous professional associations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, where he is a member of the Board of Advocates, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, where he is a State Delegate for Illinois, and the consumer advocacy group, Public Justice, where he is a State Coordinator for Illinois.
Ryan Mahoney – Ryan Mahoney is an attorney at the Cates Mahoney, LLC who built his reputation litigating complex matters involving businesses and real estate. Upon joining the Cates Law Firm, Ryan has shifted his focus to representing injured clients who have suffered damages as the result of car, truck and railroad accidents, medical negligence, defective drugs, defective medical devices, consumer harm and the diagnosis of mesothelioma or other asbestos related diseases.
Ryan’s tireless work ethic and painstaking attention to detail provide for an unparalleled advocacy in the courtroom. Ryan feels fortunate to be able to protect those that have been wronged by individuals, corporations and insurance companies that deny fair compensation for the wrongful acts they have committed. He has tried cases in St. Clair and Madison County, Illinois, and successfully argued appeals in the Illinois Appellate Courts.
He is licensed in Illinois, Missouri and Minnesota, and admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois. Ryan received his undergraduate degree in Business Law from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Ryan is also a member of numerous professional associations, including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois State Bar Association, the St. Clair County Bar Association and the Madison County Bar Association.