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Professional Liability

Donohue Brown lawyers routinely defend high-stakes malpractice suits for some of the Chicago area’s top professionals. We represent doctors, hospital, lawyers, architects, engineers, accountants, brokers and other licensed professionals and their firms in matters spanning myriad claims of damages, both personal and financial.

Our lawyers work closely with some of the nation’s largest and most prestigious hospitals and their insurance carriers, many of whom have been clients of the firm since it was founded in 1995. We successfully defend doctors practicing in every field of medicine.

We are the law firm of choice to defend lawyers, a fact recognized by U.S. News Best Law Firms, which ranks us in the top tier of firms in Chicago for legal malpractice defense.

Major insurance carriers underwriting legal malpractice claims turn to Donohue Brown to handle matters involving a number of sophisticated legal issues, including alleged securities fraud, conflicts of interest, fiduciary breaches, domestic relations, estates and trusts, taxation, environmental and real estate, among others.

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Wilkins v. Defendant Ambulance Driver and Ambulance Service

2013 IL 114310 (Supreme Court, June 20, 2013)06/20/2013

Client:

Defendant Ambulance Driver and Ambulance Service

Outcome:

Supreme Court reinstated order granting summary judgment to the defendants after reversal by the appellate court.

Show v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook)09/19/2011

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Affirmed judgment in favor of the firm's client

Iaccino v. Defendant Obstetrician et al.

12/20/2010

Client:

Defendant Obstetrician

Outcome:

Not guilty verdict in first trial and affirmed judgment on jury verdict on appeal

Plaintiff v. Defendant Commercial Litigator

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 2004 Ill. App. LEXIS 1394 (1st Dist. 2004)05/01/2004

Client:

Defendant Commercial Litigator

Outcome:

Dismissal in favor of Defendant Affirmed

Neal v. Defendant Physician

Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, 816 N.E.2d 353(Ill. App. 1st Dist. 2004).02/01/2004

Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendants Affirmed

Plaintiff v. Defendant Physician

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 775 N.E.2d 591 (Ill. App.1st Dist.), leave denied, 786 N.E.2d 186 (2002)04/01/2002

Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Appeal Dismissed

McKnight v. Defendant Attorney

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 270 F.3d 513 (7th Cir. 2001)07/01/2001

Client:

Defendant Attorney

Outcome:

Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendants Affirmed

General Casualty Company v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 592 N.W.2d 198 (Wis. 1999)03/01/1999

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Dismissal in Favor of Defendant Affirmed

Wallis v. Defendant Physician

Illinois Appellate Court, First District, 756 N.E.2d 489 (Ill. App.1st Dist. 1999)01/01/1999

Client:

Defendant Physician

Outcome:

Summary Judgment for Defendant Affirmed

Uldrych v. Defendant Surgeon and Hospital

Illinois Supreme Court 01/21/2011

Client:

Defendant Surgeon

Outcome:

Affirmed judgment in favor of surgeon and against hospital on implied indemnity cross claim

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