Who We Are
Brennan Burtker LLC is Chicago’s first full-service health care law firm, providing clients everything from defense litigation to health care consultation services. Our partners are established and recognized defense litigation attorneys with an in-depth understanding of the day-to-day issues facing health care professionals and institutions.
The members of our firm are well-versed in all areas of health care law and are frequent lecturers at medical institutions and law schools. Our established trial record and excellent results in complex medical malpractice cases are the reasons our diversified client base includes academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, multi-state regional hospital systems, community hospitals, national dialysis centers, physicians, physician practice groups, insurers, nursing homes, ambulatory surgery centers, clinics, and professional organizations.
What We Do
The attorneys at Brennan Burtker LLC are well known for their creativity and persistence in obtaining excellent results for their clients in the early phases of litigation.
We defend our clients, not only in medical malpractice cases, but also in commercial and other tort matters. Since its founding, the firm’s established success record has led to an expansion of its services beyond the healthcare industry to representation of other corporate clients in complex lawsuits seeking catastrophic damages. Our practice groups are uniquely focused on each client’s particular needs and concerns. Our partners’ excellent and cost-efficient results are the reason our client relationships have endured for decades.
Brennan Burtker LLC’s mission is to become the full-service law firm for each of our health care clients and the litigation firm of choice for all our clients.
In 2015, the firm opened its doors as Brennan Garvey LLC to fulfill Mark Brennan’s and Cathy Garvey’s vision of creating a law firm with a foundation built on hard work, dedication and respect. The following year, Cathy accepted the Associate General Counsel position at one of the nation’s leading academic medical institutions.
Today, the firm continues its dedication to delivering the highest quality legal services to our clients under the name Brennan Burtker LLC.
Why We're Different
For cases which require trial, Brennan Burtker consistently delivers superior trial results.
For example, in March 2020, Partners Mark Brennan, Rachel Stern and Jonathan Cavins tried a case where the plaintiff requested from the jury $50 million in damages. Despite a controversial finding of negligence against the firm’s client by a motion judge, the team won a not guilty verdict. Year after year since its founding, the Brennan Burtker trial lawyers have secured defense verdicts on behalf of their clients in some of the most challenging cases tried in Northern Illinois.
Brennan Burtker rightfully protects tens of millions of dollars in trusts and assets for our clients who provide medical care with the utmost integrity.
We have achieved favorable outcomes for our clients with an unparalleled amount of savings in litigation. We recognize that every case is different and that clients have a particular objective in each of those cases. We understand that the strength of our defenses must be tailored to the unique set of facts in each case. We identify the liability issues up front and counsel our clients on the best path for resolution.