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LADONNA L.
BOECKMAN

Associate

lboeckman@heplerbroom.com

312-205-7736

Chicago, IL

 

Education

  • Drake University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1998
  • Drake University, B.A. in English & History with Cultural Studies Concentration, magna cum laude,1995

Admissions

  • Illinois

Practice Description


LaDonna L. Boeckman focuses her practice on the defense of medical and dental professionals.

Earlier in her career, Boeckman was in-house litigation counsel for a multi-line insurance carrier in Des Moines, Iowa. Over the years, she has defended insureds in auto collision cases and businesses from premises liability claims, as well as handled civil rights claims. For the past 15 years, she has focused on defending medical and dental professionals and entities.

Awards, Honors & Distinctions


  • Best Lawyers' list of “Ones to Watch” (2021-2023)
  • Trial Lawyer Excellence Award for Outstanding Defense Verdict in a dental malpractice matter; awarded by Jury Verdict Reporter (2012)

Law School Honors/Involvement


  • Drake University Law Review
    • Notes Editor (1997-1998)
    • Moot Court Board
  • Drake Law Women
    • Vice President (1997-1998)
    • Executive Board (1996-1997)
  • Extern Law Clerk, Magistrate Judge Celeste F. Bremer, Southern District of Iowa
  • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Executive Board (1996-1997)

Published Legal Writing


  • “Thomas v. Khoury: Has the Illinois Appellate Court Expanded the Cause of Action and Damages for the Death of a Fetus,” IDC Quarterly, Vol. 30,
    No. 4 (2020). (Co-author with HeplerBroom partner Tammera Banasek) 
    (This article can be read here.)
  • “What is Objectively Unreasonable Healthcare? Has the Implementation of Kingsley v. Hendrickson Caused an Unworkable Standard for Evaluating a Healthcare Professional’s Medical Decision-Making under Section 1983?” HeplerBroom Blog (March 11, 2020). (This blog post can be read here.)
  • “Bestowing the Key to Public Education: The Effects of Judicial Determinations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act on Disabled and Nondisabled Students,” 46 Drake L. Rev. 855 (1998).

Legal Lectures & Presentations


  • “Time for Good Behavior! Creating a Culture Free from Sexual Harassment,” Chicago Dental Society-Midwinter Conference (Chicago IL, 2022). (Co-presenter)

Representative/Recent Case Results


  • Obtained dismissal of dentist in dental negligence action where patient claimed negligent application of dental veneers.
  • Obtained dismissal of emergency medicine physician in medical malpractice action alleging injury following intubation of patient.
  • Obtained defense verdict for emergency medicine physician in medical malpractice action alleging developmentally challenged woman who was improperly discharged from emergency department, resulting in her sexual assault.
  • Obtained defense verdict for premises owner when patron claimed automatic car wash caused damage to vehicle.
  • Obtained dismissal of dental clinic defendant in dental negligence action alleging injury to sinus cavity during tooth extraction.