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Tort Law

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Section ProspectusThe mission of ISBA Tort Law Section

  • To enhance the knowledge and professional capabilities of lawyers who devote their time to the practice of tort law in all its substantive branches both on behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants;
  • To disseminate current tort law information, such as proposed legislation and case law to members and explain any impact it may have on members’ tort practices;
  • To educate tort practitioners in the substantive branches of tort law through continuing legal education programs Tort Trends publications, and use of its listservs;
  • To promote diversity among its membership;
  • To encourage mentoring programs in conjunction with the young lawyers division encouraging and offering advise to younger lawyers desiring to investigate the practice of tort law;
  • To promote and encourage the professional, civil, and ethical practice of tort law at all times; and
  • To promote improvements in the tort system, to protect the rights of tort litigants, and ensure the administration of justice.

(approved by the Section Council on October 15, 2010)

Recent Related Cases

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Medical Malpractice  |  1st Dist.

Watson v. West Suburban Medical Center, 2018 IL App (1st) 162707 (March 30, 2018) Cook Co., 5th Div. (HALL) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Special Interrogatories  |  2d Dist.

Bartkowiak v. City of Aurora, 2018 IL App (2d) 170406 (March 30, 2018) Kane Co. (BURKE) Reversed and remanded with directions.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Appellate Jurisdiction  |  2d Dist.

Peraino v. County of Winnebago, 2018 IL App (2d) 170368 (March 30, 2018) Winnebago Co. (SPENCE) Vacated.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Motions to Dismiss  |  2d Dist.

Doe v. Coe, 2018 IL App (2d) 170435 (March 30, 2018) Kane Co. (BIRKETT) Affirmed in part and reversed in part; remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Legal Malpractice  |  1st Dist.

Brummel v. Grossman, 2018 IL App (1st) 162540 (March 29, 2018) Cook Co., 4th Div, (GORDON) Affirmed.

Tools and Resources


2014-15 Tort Law Dinner following a Section Council meeting

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