202001.10
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Kenneth Hoffmann Elected to Partnership!

Brennan Burtker LLC is pleased and proud to announce that the firm has elected Kenneth Hoffmann to the partnership.  Mr. Hoffmann began with the firm in 2016. Throughout his career, Ken has successfully represented individuals, businesses, hospital networks, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers in complex cases through all phases of investigation and litigation. He…

202001.07
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William Garvey Becomes Brennan Burtker’s Newest Associate Hire!

Brennan Burtker LLC is pleased to announce William Garvey was sworn into the Illinois Bar on January 7, 2020 and is now an Associate Attorney with Brennan Burtker LLC.  Mr. Garvey completed his undergraduate work at University of Colorado with a degree in Economics and a minor in History.  Mr. Garvey has been employed at…

201911.27
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Anthony Longo presents at CHRMS

On November 22, 2019, partner Anthony Longo gave a one hour presentation to the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society at the Conrad Hotel in downtown Chicago. Mr. Longo discussed The Role of Hospital Chaplains in Patient Care and Litigation. Primary focus was placed on application of the clergyman privilege to defense counsel meetings with chaplains…

201908.16
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Brennan Burtker’s Law Clerk, William Garvey, Hired As Associate Attorney!

Brennan Burtker is pleased to announce that its Law Clerk, William Garvey, will join the firm as an Associate Attorney in November, 2019. Mr. Garvey is Brennan Burtker’s second law clerk to be hired as an Associate Attorney upon completion of law school since the firm’s inception in 2015. Brennan Burtker has been dedicated to…

201906.26
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Brennan Burtker Challenges Abuse of Voluntary Dismissal Statute

In Illinois, plaintiffs have an unfettered right to voluntarily dismiss a claim and refile it within one year. But plaintiffs only get to do that once. As such, plaintiffs are reluctant to use their voluntary dismissal unless absolutely necessary. To preserve their right to the voluntary dismissal, many plaintiffs will resort to what our firm…

201906.10
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Supreme Court Leaves Voluntary Undertaking Doctrine Alone

In a memorable case, Brennan Burtker has prevailed before the Supreme Court of Illinois. After successfully representing a local hospital against allegations of failure to timely bury a stillborn fetus, the plaintiff sought review from the state’s highest court. In her petition, the plaintiff asked the court to expand the voluntary undertaking doctrine to compensate…

201905.30
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Supreme Court Grants Brennan Burtker Extraordinary Relief

In a matter of first impression, Brennan Burtker has formally challenged the Cook County practice of permitting plaintiffs to amend medical records petitions into medical malpractice lawsuits. After making the unsuccessful challenge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, the law firm’s appellate department filed a petition for leave to appeal in the Appellate Court….

201904.15
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New Associate Benjamin J. Levinsky

Brennan Burtker is pleased to announce the hire of new Associate Attorney, Benjamin J. Levinsky. Mr. Levinsky is the ninth associate attorney to have joined Brennan Burtker LLC since its inception in July, 2015. To read more about Benjamin Levinsky, click here.

201810.22
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Brennan Burtker asks Supreme Court to end long standing Cook County practice

In October, Brennan Burtker attorneys Anthony Longo and Blair Kipnis filed a Petition for Leave to Appeal in the Supreme Court of Illinois challenging a long-standing practice in Cook County that deprives defendants of their constitutional right to service of summons in medical malpractice actions.  Under Illinois law, prospective medical malpractice plaintiffs are entitled to…