Laura Wibberley

CBA-Meet the Com.-5149Place of Employment: Barker & Castro, LLC

Area of Practice: Medical Negligence Litigation

Year of Admittance: 2018

CBA Involvement: Member of the Blog Steering Committee; Member of the YLS Health Law Committee

A Paragraph Describing Your Professional Background: Laura Wibberley was recently admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois. She graduated Valedictorian from The John Marshall Law School. Laura is now an Associate Attorney for Barker & Castro. She primarily concentrates her practice in the area of medical negligence serving in the defense of hospitals, physicians, and medical staff members. During law school, she was a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert E. Gordon in the First District Illinois Appellate Court. She also served on the board for both The John Marshall Law Review and the John Marshall Moot Court Executive Board.

A Paragraph Describing Your Interests When You Aren’t Billing or Blogging: I enjoy running, reading, and playing piano. Additionally, living in Chicago provides a great deal of entertainment, so I also enjoy attending various events and restaurants within the city with my husband and friends.

Best Thing About Being a Lawyer: Lawyers provide a distinct service. Being an attorney is a unique way to serve the community. I truly enjoy deepening relationships with clients and generating creative solutions to problems. In this profession, we are constantly learning in order to better the situation of our clients, and I truly the various challenges that we conquer in the litigation setting.

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Pieces by Laura:

The Illinois Appellate Court Fertilizes Growth of The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act in Illinois

Perspectives on Professionalism: an Interview with Martin Sinclair, Chair of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

Who Protects Doctors from the Patients? Illinois Steps in with a New Law

Minors and Consent to Health Care Services

Litigation Tactics: Using Medical Literature to Your Advantage

Counterclaim or Affirmative Defense? The Illinois Supreme Court Cautions Attorneys to Know the Difference or Face Consequences