Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Team oriented, litigation attorney with extensive experience in the defense of medical negligence claims. Communicate clearly and effectively with risk, claims and clinical personnel. Counsel clients on risk and liability mitigation strategies, case resolution and emerging areas of potential liability.


Work History
Equity Partner, Current - Current
Marquette University Milwaukee, ,
  • Aggressively defend the interests of physicians, hospitals and dentists against professional negligence claims.
  • Primary trial counsel for diverse medical clients, including private practice physicians, physician practice groups, ISMIE and multiple major hospital systems in the Chicago area.
  • 15 cases tried to verdict.
  • Conduct pre-litigation investigations to counsel clients regarding liability mitigation and identify candidates for early resolution.
  • Represent physicians for Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation hearings and other administrative matters.
  • Handle all aspects of discovery, with focus on strategic written discovery responses and collaborating with clients and experts to frame and execute defense strategies.
  • Advise medical clients regarding the settlement/verdict value of claims, setting reserves, apportionment of liability among multiple defendants and strategies involving third party actions/counterclaims to shift risk.
  • Negotiate settlements directly and attend mediations for high exposure cases.
  • Supervise and mentor associate attorneys in all aspects of defending of medical negligence cases.
  • Present to varied hospital groups, including clinical providers, risk managers, hospital administration and clinical risk and claims committees for: setting reserves; developing litigation strategy; and counseling on mitigation of litigation risk.
  • Provide educational offerings to clients to identify best practices on risk management focused topics including, documentation, electronic discovery in healthcare and witness preparation.

  • Adjunct Professor, Current - Current
    Liberty Mutual , ,
    • Designed initial course syllabus and currently teach, Legal Issues in E-Health.
    • Instruct students on federal regulations as they pertain to electronic health information.
    • Instruct students on the analytical framework for identifying a healthcare provider's obligations to preserve and produce electronic health information in conformance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
    • Faculty Advisor for thesis course for Master Jurisprudence candidates.

    Associate Attorney, Current - Current
    Liberty Mutual , ,
    • Prepared responses to written discovery for medical clients.
    • Handled all aspects of motion practice for caseload of 50-60 cases.
    • Conducted all phases of oral discovery.

    Associate Attorney, Current - Current
    Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, LLP , ,
    • Prepared responses to written discovery and conducted oral discovery for auto, premises, employment discrimination and products liability cases.
    • Defended clients at bench trials and arbitrations.

    Professional Organizations

    Forty Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch (2014)

    Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS) Executive Board Member, Co-Chair Program Committee, 2016-2018

    Illinois State Bar Association

    ASHRM Advocacy Task Force, 2017-2019 term

    American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Member



    Book Chapter: Claire, SA, Pavkovic, S. Principles for Strategic Discovery, in "Risk Management and Patient Safety," edited by Barbara J. Youngberg Chapter 16, 2011.


    Juris Doctor: , Expected in 2000
    Loyola University Chicago School of Law - ,
    Thomas Tang National Moot Court Team, Best Brief Award.

    Bachelor of Arts: , Expected in 1997
    Michigan State University, James Madison College - ,
    Phi Beta Kappa

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    • Michigan State University, James Madison College

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