Associates

Amanda L. Balen

Chicago, IL (312) 422-6535 V card Print bio

General Info

Education

J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, cum laude, 2011

  • Received CALI awards for Personal Income Tax and Negotiations
  • Dean’s List
B.A. in Political Science and Psychology, Northwestern University, 2006

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer (2020)

Admissions

Illinois , 2011
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2012
California, 2014

Overview

Amanda Balen concentrates her practice in product liability, professional negligence, and commercial litigation defense.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Balen was an associate attorney at a Chicago litigation firm.  Ms. Balen graduated, cum laude, from Chicago-Kent College of Law.  During law school, she received CALI awards for Personal Income Tax and Negotiations and was named to the Dean’s List.  Additionally, while she attended law school, Ms. Balen spent time at a Chicago legal clinic assisting low-income elderly and disabled clients with general legal matters and worked as a law clerk at a litigation defense firm.

Ms. Balen earned her BA in Political Science and Psychology from Northwestern University in 2006.  She is licensed to practice in Illinois and California.

Experience

Plaintiff v. Defendant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

10/09/2019

Client:

Defendant Defendant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Plaintiff v. Defendant Internal Medicine Physician

06/19/2019

Client:

Defendant Internal Medicine Physician

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Plaintiff v. Defendant Rheumatologist

11/16/2018

Client:

Defendant Rheumatologist

Outcome:

Defendant Dismissed from Case

Plaintiff v. Defendant Pulmonologist

05/02/2018

Client:

Defendant Pulmonologist

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Sondergaard v. Defendant Physician

01/09/2017

Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Appellate court affirmed judgment entered on jury verdict

Plaintiff v. Defendant ENT Surgeon

09/23/2016

Client:

Defendant ENT Surgeon

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Plaintiff v. Emergency Room Doctor

06/22/2016

Client:

Defendant Emergency Room Doctor

Outcome:

Verdict for the defense

Highlights

Amanda Balen is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Off the court

Personal Information/Pro bono work

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