Laura Wibberley

Wibberley_178pxSq         Place of Employment: Barker, Castro, Kuban & Steinback LLC

Area of Practice: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury

Year of Admittance: 2018

CBA Involvement: Co-Editor-in-Chief of YLS CBA@theBar Blog,  Chair of YLS Health & Hospital Law Committee

A Paragraph Describing Your Professional Background: Laura concentrates her practice in the area of medical negligence serving in the defense of hospitals, physicians, and medical staff members. She also has the honor of defending long-term care facilities and assisted living facilities. Her defense work involves pre-litigation investigation and counseling, as well as guidance and recommendations to her clients in various risk management strategies. She graduated Valedictorian from The John Marshall Law School.

A Paragraph Describing Your Interests When You Aren’t Billing or Blogging: Laura lives for Chicago summers and always enjoys visiting new restaurants and neighborhoods within the city with her family and friends.

Best Thing About Being a Lawyer: Lawyers provide a distinct service. Being an attorney is a unique way to serve the community. Laura appreciates deepening relationships with clients and generating creative solutions to problems. In this profession, lawyers must constantly be learning in order to better the situation of our clients, and Laura truly enjoys the process and various challenges that we face 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