Jill M. Webb

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Law Office of Jill M. Webb LLC
 | 20 N. Clark Street, Suite 720
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-877-5790
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    As the principal attorney at the Law Office of Jill M. Webb, Ms. Webb represents clients in personal injury cases. Working in and around the Chicago area, she handles cases related to construction accidents, auto accidents, wrongful death and medical malpractice. With more than $150 million in settlements and verdicts throughout her career, she is on the executive committee of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has an Avvo "Superb" rating.

    Ms. Webb is also a member of The Society of Trial Lawyers and was awarded the Trial Lawyer Excellence Award in 2015. The Women's Bar Association of Illinois named her one of the Top Women Lawyers in Leadership, and she is currently on the board of managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. She was a Lawyer to Lawyer Mentor and a Women in Law Mentor for Chicago-Kent College of Law for several years.

    A graduate of Northwestern University, Ms. Webb obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and International Studies and was on the debate team as a Hardy Scholar. She then attended Chicago-Kent College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor and graduated with honors. Currently, she holds several positions and memberships within the Professional Women's Club of Chicago, the Women's Bar Association of Illinois, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.

    Admitted to practice in Illinois, Ms. Webb is also admitted before several federal courts. These include the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - General
    • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020

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    About Jill Webb

    Admitted: 1996, Illinois

    Professional Webpage: https://www.jillwebblaw.com/principal-attorney

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top Lawyers
    • Trial Lawyer Excellence Award, 2015
    • Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Award, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, 2017
    • $17,500,000 record settlement in a medical negligence case in Peoria County, Illinois
    • Ranked #15 Firm: Chicago Lawyer Magazine, October 2017 - Jury Verdict Reporter annual settlements
    • Jill mentors many of Chicago-Kent's law students and recent graduates. She hires many of the students as law clerks, and she also established the Jill M. Webb Scholarship Fund, Distinguished Service Award for the students of Chicago-Kent College of Law2018

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • United States Supreme Court, 2005
    • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2015
    • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2016
    • Northern District of Illinois, TRIAL BAR, 2014
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1996
    • State of Illinois, 1996

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Board of Trial Advocates - Illinois Chapter (Invitation Only), Executive Committee, 2019-present; Membership Chair, 2019-2021
    • Professional Women’s Club of Chicago, Board of Directors, 2016-2018
    • International Society of Barristers (Invitation Only), Fellow, 2019
    • The Society of Trial Lawyers, (Invitation Only), Member, 2014-present; Board of Directors, 2018-2020

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Pro bono counsel - Prisoner Civil Rights cases, Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Discovery Abuse and Sanctions," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Ethics Seminar, Plaintiff's Trial Lawyers, 2018
    • "Treaters versus Experts," Damages Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, March 2017
    • "Direct Examination of Representative of Decedent's Estate," Plaintiff's Team Masters in Trial, American Board of Trial Advocates, Illinois Chapter, March 2017
    • "Handling Conflicts," Ethics & Professionalism Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, May 2016
    • “Presentation of Evidence at Trial,” Update & Review Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 2015
    • "Responding to an ARDC Complaint and ARDC Statistics," Ethics & Professionalism Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, May 2014
    • “Federal Tort Claims Act," Update & Review Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, October 2013
    • “Client Relationship Issues," Ethics & Professionalism Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
    • “Managing Stress – The Impaired Lawyer," Ethics & Professionalism Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 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,” Medical Malpractice Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, December 2008
    • “How To Argue And Win A 2-615 Motion To Dismiss,” Mastering A Section 2-615 Motion To Dismiss Seminar, Chicago Bar Association, October 2007
    • “Taking The Deposition Of The Defense Liability Witness,” Speaker, AAJ Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 2007
    • “Finding Expert Witnesses,” Expert Witnesses: Everything You Wanted To Know From A To Z, Chicago Bar Association, 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 Willful Hurdle In Municipal Cases,” Speaker, ATLA Annual Convention, Montreal Canada, July 2001

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • $25,000,000 Verdict - Amsden v. Maintenance Dynamics, Inc. et al, 2015, Lake County, Indiana
    • $17.5 Million Settlement - Medical Negligence: Nichols v. Methodist Medical Center, 2011, Peoria County, Illinois
    • $11 million settlement - Medical negligence involving pediatric cardiologist and south suburban community hospital, 2016
    • $5.4 Million Record Settlement - Medical Malpractice Lasalle County, Illinois: M.H. v. Central Illinois physician, medical practice, and hospital, 2018

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Named one of the 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch, 2008
    • Top 100 Verdicts or Settlements, National Law Journal, October, 2015
    • Outstanding Alumni Service Award - Chicago Kent College of Law, 2018
    • Established the Jill M. Webb Scholarship Fund

    Educational Background:

    • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Juris Doctor, with honors; Trial Team, Midwest Region Champion
    • Northwestern University, Bachelor of Arts, double major: English and International Studies, 1993

    Industry Groups

    • American Association For Justice
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • PWCC-Board Of Directors: 2016-2018
    • Women's Bar Association Of Illinois
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    Office Location for Jill M. Webb

    20 N. Clark Street
    Suite 720
    Chicago, IL 60602

    Phone: 312-877-5790

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    Last Updated: 2/11/2020

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