Profile Description

Keith Hebeisen is a partner at Clifford Law Offices. An outstanding Chicago personal injury attorney and one of the most respected medical malpractice attorneys in Chicago, Mr. Hebeisen is experienced in many practice areas, including complex areas of medical negligence, medical liability and transportation liability. We are proud to have him on our team of malpractice attorneys in Chicago.

Mr. Hebeisen has been a trial attorney for over 30 years. As part of our team of medical malpractice attorneys in Chicago, he is a highly respected leader in the legal community. He is known for his no-nonsense style and has garnered the respect of both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Mr. Hebeisen is knowledgeable in the law and in command of the facts of each client’s case. He is thorough in the investigation, preparation, and trial of each of his cases, which are often highly complex and involve many defendants. Although Mr. Hebeisen concentrates his practice in the area of medical malpractice cases against doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, he has represented individuals in a wide variety of cases, including transportation, product liability and toxic tort. In 2010, he was recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers as a top tier attorney in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury law. He is recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer and an Illinois Leading Lawyer. Mr. Hebeisen was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers in 2010 and the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2011.

As one of our top medical malpractice attorneys in Chicago, Mr. Hebeisen has verdicts and settlements in many cases and has achieved record recoveries in a number of them. He has been recognized in the Chicago Lawyer annual Settlement Survey. In 2010, he obtained an $8.25 million settlement against Loyola Medical Center on behalf of a 12-year-old Chicago-area boy who was brain damaged. In 2010, he also obtained $12 million and $10 million settlements for two women who were the victims of medical malpractice in incidents that occurred in the same hospital on the same day in the same surgery suite. In a single week in 2007, he achieved settlements totaling $11 million in two cases.

Mr. Hebeisen also makes time to give back to the profession in substantial ways. He served as President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association from 2005 to 2006. He serves as the Chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability. He is also very active in several other bar associations including the American Bar Association. Mr. Hebeisen has been an active leader in the fight to preserve the right to trial by jury. He has been an outspoken advocate against caps on damages in the legislature and courts of Illinois. He also has written extensively on these subjects, and lawyers from across the state consult him on these very important issues.

Mr. Hebeisen enjoys using his strong writing skills and is the author of many publications. He was the Editor of the Illinois Bar Journal for two years, and has edited ITLA’s Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook since 1992. Mr. Hebeisen has planned and moderated numerous continuing legal education programs, including the ITLA Medical Malpractice Seminar, a widely attended all-day program held annually in Chicago. Using his background as a medical malpractice attorney, he has presented numerous lectures at seminars for professional associations on a wide range of topics.

  • Practice Area Chicago
  • Medical Malpractice
Awards & Certificates
Best Lawyer 2016
Best Lawyer 2016

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