Place of Employment: Barker, Castro, Kuban & Steinback LLC
Area of Practice: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
Year of Admittance: 2018
CBA Involvement: Member of the Steering Blog Committee, Member of the Tort Litigation Committee, Member of (YLS) Health Law Committee
A Paragraph Describing Your Professional Background: Alexandra concentrates her practice in the area of medical negligence serving in the defense of hospitals, physicians, and medical staff members. Her medical malpractice defense work involves pre-litigation investigation and counseling, as well as guidance and recommendations to her clients in various risk management strategies. She also handles a wide variety of civil defense litigation where she represents not-for-profit organizations, health care facilities, and building management companies, in cases involving premises liability and personal injury. Prior to joining Barker, Castro, Kuban & Steinback LLC, Alexandra worked as a law clerk at one of Chicago’s prevalent plaintiff litigation firms, where she gained invaluable experience she uses to defend her current clients.
Describe Your Interests When You Aren’t Billing or Blogging: Alexandra enjoys trying new recipes, staying physically active, and seeing stand-up comedy.
Best Thing About Being a Lawyer: Having to think outside of the box. First and foremost, lawyers are problem solvers. Alexandra enjoys strategizing her cases to create and efficient solutions for her clients while developing relationships in the process.
Firm Profile: https://www.bclawllc.com/attorneys/alexandra-m-verven/
Pieces by Alexandra:
The Extension of Tort Immunity to Not-For-Profit Organizations in Illinois
Wait, What Did He Just Say? Countersuits in Medical Malpractice Cases
Event Organizers’ Liability in Cases Involving Drinking and Driving
Nuances of Recovery Under the Dram Shop Act
The Rise in Medical Marijuana Use: Tips for Health Care Providers Providing Written Certifications
Differences between the Federal and Illinois Rules of Evidence: Highlights for Medical Malpractice Cases