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Stetson F. Atwood

Chicago, IL (312) 422-9939 V card Print bio

General Info

Education

J.D., Creighton University School of Law, cum laude, 1994
B.A., Syracuse University, 1989

Awards

  • Illinois Super Lawyer ( 2016 – 2020)
  • Leading Lawyer (2013 – 2020)

Admissions

Illinois, 1994
Indiana, 1997

Overview

Stetson F. Atwood has extensive litigation experience with a primary focus on defending medical negligence claims against hospitals, physicians, and nurses. He also has successfully defended numerous matters involving home healthcare nurses, long term care providers and paramedics.

He is licensed to practice in Illinois and Indiana and has successfully tried cases to verdict in each jurisdiction.

Experience

Plaintiff v. Defendant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

10/09/2019

Client:

Defendant Defendant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Plaintiff v. Defendant Hospital

Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois09/01/1995

Client:

Defendant Hospital

Outcome:

Directed Verdict on Liability

Plaintiff v. Defendant Hospital

04/10/2019

Client:

Defendant Hospital

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Plaintiff v. Defendant Hospital and Intensivist

10/23/2018

Client:

Defendant Hospital and Intensivist

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Plaintiff v. Defendant Surgeon

10/27/2016

Client:

Defendant Surgeon

Outcome:

Verdict for the defense

Weston v. Hospital and Physician

06/06/2016

Client:

Defendant Hospital and Physician

Outcome:

Appellate court affirmed order entering summary judgment for firm’s clients

Highlights

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Presentations

Mr. Atwood has given various presentations regarding risk management strategies and litigation to nurses and physicians at local hospitals in the Chicagoland area, some of which include:

Professional Liability and Navigating a Deposition (May 2013) Lessons Learned During Medical Malpractice Litigation – Nursing Grand Rounds (June 2014) Medical Professional Liability (January 2015)

Off the court

Personal Information/Pro bono work

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