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Betsy Ballek



Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, J.D., 2013

Health Law Certificate, 2013

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, B.S.N., 1985



In the medical profession law suits are an unfortunate reality. After 20 years in the medical field Betsy decided that well-meaning medical professionals needed someone on their side who understood both medicine and the law. Her nursing experience includes adult medical/surgical and medical/cardiac intensive care. She completed drug research, specifically with the HIV population. As a hospital administrator Betsy gained experience with risk reduction, systems analysis and claims management.

She now defends doctors, nurses and pharmacists against issues such as professional negligence and premise liability. She represents clients in all types of health care settings, including hospitals, long term care facilities, hospice and home health care.


  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List: 2020

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: Chicagoland Health Care Risk Managers (CHRMS); Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management; The Paralegal Studies Advisory Council, the College of DuPage; Cook County Bar Association; DuPage County Bar Association 

Presentations & Events

  • Nurse Analysis Legal Review
    Pediatric Priorities Conference; Joliet, IL, January 25, 2019
  • Career Presentation - Paralegal Program
    College of DuPage, 2018
  • Documentation and Litigation in Home Health
    Client Presentation, 2018
  • Informed Consent and Minors
    Client Presentation, 2018
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses Meeting; Maywood, IL, November 16, 2017
  • Informed Consent
    Chicago, IL, March 2017
  • Issues in Informed Consent
    Client Presentation, 2017
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Webinar, March 15, 2016
  • Legal Issues in Nursing
    Client Presentation, 2015