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EDNA L.
MCLAIN

Partner

emclain@heplerbroom.com

312-205-7726

Chicago, IL

 

Areas of Practice

  • Toxic Torts
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Defense

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., English 1999

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2002
  • Missouri, 2003
  • Wisconsin, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 2008

Practice Description


Ms. McLain focuses her practice on trials involving complex business litigation matters, including:

  • Toxic Torts
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Defense

Ms. McLain has represented clients in Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. 

Law School Honors/Involvement


  • Editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal

Professional Association Involvement


  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Litigation
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society

Awards & Distinctions


  • Illinois Super Lawyer, Rising Star (2011, 2014-2016)
  • Illinois Emerging Lawyer (since 2015)

Publications


  • Dina L. Torrisi & Edna L. McLain, The Scope of the “Sufficiently Close Relationship” Test: How Porter v. Decatur Is Changing the Landscape of Relation Back, 21 Ill. Assoc. of Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly 44 (2011).
  • Dina L. Torrisi & Edna L. McLain, Silencing the Dead: Invoking and Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Dead Man’s Act, 23 Ill. Assoc. of Defense Trial Counsel Quarterly 41 (2013).

Recent Verdicts/Judgments


  • Cook County Case No. 11 L 1054 (September 12, 2011) - defense verdict after retrial
  • Appellate Court of Illinois Second District, Case No. 2-11-0774 (May 31, 2012)
  • Kane County Case No. 09 L 541 (September 10, 2012) – defense verdict
  • Winnebago County Case No. 12 L 137 (September 29, 2014) – defense verdict