Bridget Duignan

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Latherow & Duignan
Bridget Duignan
Latherow & Duignan

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Construction Litigation; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2004

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

Latherow & Duignan

321 North Clark Street
Suite 1350
Chicago, IL 60654 Visit website


As an attorney with Latherow & Duignan, Bridget Duignan is committed to helping people get the compensation they deserve after being hurt by corporations, hospitals, physicians or others. She serves clients in the Chicagoland area, with a wide variety of personal injury issues. She has considerable experience in matters such as medical malpractice, construction accidents, product liability, elevator accidents and airplane accidents, and handles a full range of automobile accident cases, including car, truck, bus, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents. Ms. Duignan also has the compassion and sensitivity required to handle difficult sexual abuse cases that involve clergy and day care providers.

After graduating from Illinois State University, where she majored in political science, Ms. Duignan received her Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School. Admitted since 2004 to practice law in Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, she gained experience serving as assistant counsel to the speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and as the parliamentarian to the state government and insurance committees. Her experience as a defense attorney in workers' compensation and employment law gave her valuable insight into how to best represent individuals against big companies.

Ms. Duignan has lectured in trial techniques, evidence, technology, construction negligence and medical records law for the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association and Lorman Education Services. She authored a monthly column, 'Women Law & Politics' for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. She is an active member of several bar associations, and was recently elected as Third Vice-President of the Illinois State Bar Association.  She was also elected to the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and is currently serving, and also co-chairs the Legislative Committee.  She is a member of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, where she co-chairs the Legislative Committee and an active member of the American Association for Justice.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Bar Foundation and for years, chaired Lawyer's Care Committee and the annual Lawyers Rock charitable event which helps to ensure access to justice and supports juvenile justice causes.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Construction Litigation: Consumer

Focus areas

Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Construction Litigation: Consumer

First Admitted: 2004, Illinois

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer on Trial Techniques for the Illinois State Bar Association & Illinois Trial Lawyer Association
  • Lecturer on the Rules of Evidence and Medical Records Law for Lorman Education Services
  • Authors a monthly column in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Women, Law & Politics
  • Construction Safety Act, The Chicago Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee's newsletter, Issue 10, June, 2009
  • May I Please See Your File? (a view of the self-critical analysis privilege), ITLA Journal, Vol. 10, Num. 2, Summer 2008
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2004
  • Served on the Board of Governors, Illinois State Bar Association, and as Treasurer, Secretary, 2008 - 2019
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Illinois, 2004
  • Vice Chair, Tort Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2020
  • Co-Chair Legislative Committee, Women's Bar Association
  • Board of Managers, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Co-chair of Legislative Committee
Educational Background:
  • Illinois State University, Political Science, 2000

Office location for Bridget Duignan

321 North Clark Street
Suite 1350
Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: 312-372-0052


8 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

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