Jennifer Heydemann

Jennifer Heydemann

T. 312-604-2778
F. 312-604-2779

Jennifer Heydemann is a partner at Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. Her practice is concentrated in the area of general and professional liability in both state and federal courts with an emphasis on medical malpractice law. She represents physicians in all specialties, hospitals and other healthcare providers. She has experience representing clients in every phase of litigation, from pre-suit investigation through trial, and counseling them on healthcare-related business issues. She has achieved innumerable favorable results for clients during pre-trial discovery and at trial, including multiple defense verdicts.

Jenny has been recognized by Leading Lawyers Network as an Emerging Lawyer (2015-2018) and by Illinois Super Lawyers as a Rising Star (2018). She received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where she received awards in legal writing and brief writing. Jenny grew up in Hyde Park on Chicago’s south side and attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.


  • 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


  • Named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Magzine® (2015-2018)

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



  • Member, Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS)

  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association


  • “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.