Jill M. Webb – Partner

Email address: Jill M. Webb
Phone: (312) 346-4262

Areas of practice

  • Automobile and trucking negligence
  • Medical negligence
  • Construction negligence
  • Wrongful death
  • Products liability

HONORS

  • 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty To Watch, 2008 – Law Bulletin Publishing Co.
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE

  • United States Supreme Court, October, 2005
  • State of Illinois, 1996
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1996

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Professorships/Teaching Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor, Loyola University Chicago College of Law, 2006-present
    Courses taught:  Illinois Pre-trial Civil Litigation; Preparation and Trial of a Personal Injury Case;
  • Adjunct Professor, Institute of Legal Studies, Northwestern Business College 2001-2003

American Association For Justice, formerly
Association Of Trial Lawyers Of America:

  • Vice-chair, Membership Oversight Committee, 2004 – 2006
  • Member, Membership Oversight Committee, 2002 – 2009
  • Chair-elect, New Lawyers Division, 2005-2006
  • Treasurer, New Lawyers Division, 2004-2005
  • Secretary, New Lawyers Division, 2003-2004
  • State Liaison, Women’s Caucus, 2001-present
  • Host, Student Trial Advocacy Competition, Chicago Region 2005
  • Member, Law Schools Committee, 2003-2006
  • Member, Exchange Advisory Committee, 2002-2006
  • Chair, Publications Committee, New Lawyers Division 2005-2006
  • Mentor, Association Of Trial Lawyers of America, 2003-2010

Public Justice, formerly Trial Lawyers For Public Justice:

  • Board of Directors, 2005-2008
  • State coordinator, Illinois, 2004 –2010
  • Membership committee, 2005 – 2008

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association:

  • Co-chair, Seminar Planning Committee, 2008-2009
  • Board of Managers, 2003-2004
  • Member, 1998 – present

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois:

  • Judicial Evaluation Committee, 2007-2008
  • Member, 2001- present

Other Associations:
Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1999 – present
Advisory Board, Northwestern Business College 2000-present
Professional Women’s Club of Chicago, Member 2002-2004, 2008 – present
Parkview Lutheran Church, Council Member, 2007- 2009
Local School Council, Chicago Public Schools, Community Representative 1998-2000

EDUCATION

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL
Juris Doctor, with honors – 1996
Trial Team, 1995-1996
Team captain, 1996
Midwest Region champion

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Bachelor of Arts – 1993
Majors:  English and International Studies

REPRESENTATIVE CASES:

v. McCalla M.D. et al.
Medical malpractice –hernia surgery and abdominal infection
Circuit Court of Peoria County
$17,500,000 Settlement – Record Settlement, Peoria County

a minor v. Zucker, M.D. et al.
Medical malpractice – brachial plexus injury
$1,200,000 Settlement – Circuit Court of Cook County

a minor v. Multack M.D. et al.
Medical malpractice – brachial plexus injury
Circuit Court of Cook County
$1,210,000 Settlement

Estate of      v. Wilson M.D.
Medical malpractice – wrongful death from rhabdomyolisis
Circuit Court of Cook County
$1,000,000 settlement for policy limits

v. Kochel
Medical malpractice
Janesville, Wisconsin
$893,684.88 Verdict

v. Loyola Health Systems
Medical malpractice – brachial plexus injury
Circuit court of Cook County
$1,750,000 Settlement

v. Cobra Logistics, Inc.
Trucking collision
Court No. 05 L 5556, Cook County
$750,000 Settlement

a minor v. Confidential physician and hospital
Medical malpractice – brachial plexus injury
Circuit Court of DuPage County
$1,230,000 Settlement

v. ABK Construction et al.
Construction negligence
Court No. 04 L 14157, Cook County
Settlement of $2,700,000.00

v. Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Medical malpractice – wrongful death
Court No. 03 L 14911, Cook County
Settlement of $2,850,000.00

v. Morrone, DDS
Dental malpractice – wrongful death
Court No. 06 L 512, DuPage County
Settlement of $1,135,000.00

v. Elverum
Automobile wrongful death
Court No. 05 L 654, Cook County
Verdict of $750,000.00

v. Waukesha Cherry Burrell
Product liability
Court No. 02 L 6339, Cook County
Settlement of $1,350,000.00

v. Boury, M.D.
Medical malpractice
Court No. 03 L 262, DuPage County
Verdict of $174,758.29

Confidential plaintiff v. confidential hospital
Medical malpractice
Settlement of $950,000

v. Community Medical
Premises liability
Court No. 02 L 8708, Cook County
Settlement of $900,000

v.Winter
Automobile collision
Court No. 00 L 2536, Cook County
Settlement of $850,000

v. Goranitis 
Automobile collision
Court No. 99 L 13186, Cook County
Verdict of $533,393

v. City of Chicago
Wrongful death – paramedic response
Court No. 97 L 3579 verdict of $50 million,
Resulted in confidential settlement after

post-trial motion.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

“Client Relationship Issues”
Speaker, Ethics & Professionalism Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

“Managing Stress – The Impaired Lawyer”
Speaker, Illinois Trial Lawyers Seminar entitled Ethics & Professionalism Seminar, April, 2012

Pretrial Preparation In Civil Practice, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Moderator, March 2012

Liens and Settlements Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Moderator, March 2009

“Researching Medical Literature”
Speaker, Illinois Trial Lawyers Seminar entitled Medical Malpractice, December, 2008

“How To Argue And Win A 2-615 Motion To Dismiss”
Speaker, Chicago Bar Association Seminar entitled Mastering A Section 2-615 Motion To Dismiss, October, 2007

“Taking The Deposition Of The Defense Liability Witness”
Speaker, AAJ Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 2007

“Finding Expert Witnesses”
Speaker at Chicago Bar Association Seminar entitled “Expert Witnesses: Everything You Wanted To Know From A To Z,” June, 2007

“Failure To Perform A Cesarean Section”
Moderator, ATLA Teleseminar, October, 2006

“Deposition Strategies”
Speaker, ATLA Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington, July 2006

“Deposition Techniques”
Speaker, Chicago Bar Association Pre-trial Litigation Seminar, March, 2006

“New Lawyer Marketing Strategies”, Sidebar,
ATLA Newsletter, July 2003

“You Can’t Handle The Truth: Cross-examination Of The Defense Expert”
Speaker, ITLA Seminar, St. Louis, Missouri April 2003

“Overcoming The Wilful Hurdle In Municipal Cases”
Speaker, ATLA Annual Convention, Montreal Canada, July 2001

Serving injured individuals and families in Illinois for over 65 years

From offices in Chicago, the attorneys of Phillips Law Offices offer quality and comprehensive legal services to the injured and their families throughout Illinois. Call (312) 346-4262, or contact us online today for a free consultation with one of our attorneys about your case.