Jennifer Heydemann is a litigation associate at Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. She concentrates her practice on the defense of hospitals and healthcare professionals against claims of medical malpractice. She represents physicians in all specialties, in addition to residents, nurses, dentists, optometrists, and other healthcare providers. She has successfully defended clients at every phase of litigation, from pre-suit investigation through trial, and has counseled them on healthcare related business issues.
Jennifer also has experience representing corporate clients, insurance companies, government agencies and individuals in banking, business and general liability matters in state and federal court.
Jennifer obtained her B.A. from Duke University, where she studied Spanish, Sociology and Human Development. She obtained her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, where she received awards for excellence in legal writing and brief writing. Jennifer grew up in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago and attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
In 2015 and 2016, Jennifer was recognized as an “Emerging Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers Network, a distinction awarded to fewer than 2% of lawyers under 40 in Illinois.
Duke University, B.A., 2006
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D. 2009
Awards & Distinctions
Scholar In Law merit-based scholarship recipient, Washington University School of Law, 2006-2009
CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Brief Writing, Washington University School of Law, 2007
Dean’s list, Washington University School of Law, 2007, 2008
MEMBERSHIPS / ASSOCIATIONS
Member, Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS)
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Chicago Bar Association
SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
“Avoiding MMSEA Penalties: Recognizing and Protecting Reportable Claims,” Chicago Hospital News, Dec. 2009.
“No Guiding Light: Ex Parte Communications and the Hospital Licensing Act,” Vol. 24, Number 1, IDC Quarterly, First Quarter 2014.
“Frye Challenges in the Medical Malpractice Setting: A Refresher Course,” Vol 24, Number 3, IDC Quarterly, Third Quarter 2014.