Jennifer M. Labus



Jennifer Labus focuses her practice on the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice lawsuits in both state and federal court. Additionally, she represents clients in other general tort matters including premises liability cases.

Ms. Labus joined the firm in 2017 following her graduation cum laude from the John Marshall Law School where she received a student attorney license and represented legal aid clients in a variety of legal matters. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Labus worked at a Chicago personal injury firm where she gained significant litigation experience in medical malpractice and other general negligence actions. Since joining the firm, Ms. Labus has obtained favorable results for her clients throughout all stages of litigation, from pre-suit investigation to jury verdict.



  •  J.D., The John Marshall Law School, cum laude, 2017
    • Recipient of CALI Awards for Academic Excellent in torts and professional responsibility
    • Dean’s List
    • Herzog Scholar
    • AAJ Trial Advocacy Team Competitor
  • B.A. in paralegal studies, Kaplan University, 2014


  • Recipient of CALI Awards for Academic Excellent in torts and professional responsibility
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch  2023 (Medical Malpractice Law – -Defendants)


  • Illinois, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2020


DBMS Successfully Defends Chicago Area Hospital

May 22, 2023 Client:



Defense Verdict.

Stetson Atwood and Jennifer Labus successfully defended a Chicago area hospital in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving allegations that negligent nursing care caused a patient’s death. The plaintiff alleged that ...


Plaintiff v. Defendant Railroad Company


Defendant Railroad Company


Appellate Court Victory for Defense.

DBMS secured a victory on behalf of a railroad company before the Illinois Appellate Court. Correcting its earlier ruling, the appellate court ruled that the Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA), ...


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