Alexandra Verven

Alexandra VervenPlace 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 Health Law Committee

A Paragraph Describing Your Professional Background: Upon admittance to the bar, Alexandra has concentrated 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 and health care facilities 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.

A Paragraph Describing Your Interests When You Aren’t Billing or Blogging: Alexandra enjoys a good John Grisham novel, staying physically active, and seeing stand-up comedy.

Best Thing About Being a Lawyer: Lawyers are forced to think about the ways in which the facts of a case play to each side’s favor. Even more, defense attorneys need to anticipate their opponent’s position, theories, and overall strategy, in order to effectively create a defense. Often times one fact can cut both ways in an argument, and Alexandra’s favorite part about being a lawyer is strategizing in a team environment to provide creative solutions for her clients.

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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