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Emily L. Berris



Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., 2014

Indiana University, B.S., B.A., 2011



U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Emily always thought she would become a doctor, but her passion for medicine led her to law school instead. She became a lawyer because she wanted to advocate for those in the medical field. As a member of our Heath Care Practice Group, she is doing just that. Emily defends health care professionals and institutions in medical malpractice, professional liability and institutional liability matters.

Emily’s advocacy does not stop when she leaves the office. She trained her goldendoodle Ellie (short for Eleanor Roosevelt) to be a therapy dog and they are one of five therapy dog teams at Rush University Medical Center. Emily and Ellie will often visit patients, families and hospital personnel to lift spirits and help ease the pain experienced during hospital stays.


  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List: 2019, 2020

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: Illinois Bar Association; American Bar Association; Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS); Chicago Bar Association