Jennifer A. Heydemann

Jennifer Heydemann is a Partner with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. She focuses her practice on the representation of physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers in medical negligence lawsuits.

She also has experience representing institutions and individuals in other types of injury litigation and commercial disputes in state and federal court. Jennifer has been consistently recognized since 2015 by Leading Lawyers Network as an Emerging Lawyer and since 2018 by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star.

Jennifer received her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where she received top awards in legal writing, brief writing, and trial team. She is originally from Hyde Park on the south side of Chicago.


Duke University, B.A., 2006
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D. 2009


Illinois, 2009
U.S District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2010

Professional Recognition

Named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magazine® (2015-2022)
Named to the Rising Stars list in Illinois by Super Lawyers®

Memberships / Associations

Member, Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS)
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Chicago Bar Association

Presentations & 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.




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
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