Jenny Blake Partner
Ms. Blake concentrates her practice in the defense of complex medical malpractice matters. She represents hospitals, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers in all aspects of medical malpractice litigation. She has proven herself to be an aggressive and creative advocate for her clients, and has been successful in prevailing on numerous motions for summary judgment on the issues of apparent agency, the statute limitations/repose as well as other substantive areas of the law. She has also been a featured speaker for various audiences on issues related to medical malpractice defense (see presentations below).
Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch" for 2009 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. In 2016, Ms. Blake was named as a Leading Lawyer by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. The distinction of being a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.
Advocate South Suburban Hospital – Informed Consent Presentation. (July 10, 2018)
Clinically Relevant Vascular & Endovascular Surgery (CARVE) Conference in Vail, Colorado - Anatomy of a Lawsuit and the Medical Studies Act. (February 19-22, 2018)
Presence Resurrection Medical Center – Informed Consent Presentation to the Surgery Committee. (October 19, 2017)
Demystifying the Litigation Process – ISMIE. (October 13, 2016)
Advocate South Suburban Hospital – Informed Consent Presentation. (August 24, 2016).
CHRMS Law Day 2014 - Special Interrogatories and Post-Trial Reduction of Damages. (November 14, 2014)
Advocate Health Care Annual Defense Counsel Seminar - Post-Trial Reduction of Damages. (November 22, 2013)
ISMIE Mid-Level Provider Course -panelist for video production alongside Robert John Kane, Dr. William Kobler and Tom Beckett. (August 29, 2013)
The Doctors Company Advisory Board Meeting - Recent Changes in Medicare and the Effect on Healthcare. (April, 2013)
Preventing Medical Malpractice Misadventures Presentation - ISMIE. (2011)
Presentation to the Chicago Association of Russian-speaking Physicians on behalf of The Doctors Company - Litigation Trends and The Anatomy of a Lawsuit. (January, 2011)
The Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society Presentation The Anatomy of a Lawsuit What Every Risk Manager Should Know. (January, 2011)
Grand Rounds Presentation at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center - The Litigation Process / Anatomy of a Lawsuit. (November, 2010)
The Chicago Bar Association, Third Annual Chicago's Top Attorneys Under 40 Share Tools for Success. (February, 2010)
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital - The Art of Giving Depositions. (June, 2009)
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital - Nursing Documentation and the Litigation Process. (October, 2008)
Chicago Hospital Risk Pooling Program -Apparent Agency Law...for Hospital Registration Personnel. (August, 2008)
American Physicians Assurance - Illinois Agent Seminar -An update on Illinois Tort Reform. (January, 2008)
Advocate Health Care Annual Defense Counsel Seminar - Wrongful Death Damages Grief, Sorrow & Mental Suffering. (November, 2007)
Chicago Hospital Risk Pooling Program - Illinois Law on Apparent Agency. (November,
AP Capital - Board of Directors - Illinois Tort Reform and its Impact on Insureds. (March, 2007)
Grand Rounds Presentation at Children's Memorial Hospital - regarding Pathology and the Judicial Process: How To Avoid It. (February, 2006)
Children's Memorial Hospital Public Policy Committee Meeting - addressed damage caps and tort reform in Illinois. (September, 2005)
Health Care and Other Professional Liability Defense
Long Term Care
Admitted to practice in Illinois.
John Marshall Law School, J.D.
Bowling Green State University, B.S.
Membership & Involvement
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS)
Illinois State Bar Association