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Moses Suarez

Partner

Education

Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 2010

University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A., 2004

Admissions

Illinois

Formerly a nursing assistant and pharmacy technician, Moses has a deep understanding of the health care industry. As co-chair of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group, he focuses his practice on the representation of hospitals, health care professionals, medical groups, and long term care facilities. His extensive malpractice litigation experience includes adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, emergency room care, and complex vascular injuries. Moses also represents medical professionals before state licensing boards. 

Moses advises clients on interpretation and compliance with state and federal health care regulations as well as risk reduction and crisis management. He collaborates with his clients to develop and implement policies to increase efficiency and to promote a culture of safety. When his clients are faced with a surrogate decision making crisis, Moses also provides probate and guardianship services.   

Moses frequently presents on practice improvement, informed consent, and medical documentation on both a national and state level.  He’s the first Latino President of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago. Prior to attending law school, Moses served in a variety of government-related positions, including as chief of staff to a Texas county commissioner.  He is fluent in Spanish.  

Honors

  • Recipient of the Hispanic National Bar Association's "Top Lawyers Under 40" Award: 2020
  • Selected by the Leading Lawyers Network as an “Emerging Lawyer” in medical malpractice defense
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Memberships & Involvement

  • Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago: President (2018); Vice President (2015-2018); Board Member 
  • Committee Member: Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS)
  • Member: Chicago Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Society of Healthcare Risk Management; Hispanic National Bar Association; Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois; SmithAmundsen Diversity Committee
  • Former Steering Committee Member: Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • Volunteer: Legal Council for Health Justice 

Experience

  • Obtained a favorable settlement in a case where a mother of three never woke up after a D&C and was in a vegetative state
  • Obtained a favorable settlement in a case involving the surgical repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and developed issues to defend against liability, causation, damages and apparent agency
  • Obtained a defense verdict in a delay in triage and diagnoses case, in part by developing an animated trial exhibit to show the condition of the emergency room while the patient was waiting
  • Successfully defended a youth care organization in a case involving a minor who sustained a fracture of her femur during an attempted elopement
  • Obtained summary judgment to bar Family Expense Act medical bills on the basis the claim was time barred by the statute of limitation while defending a youth care organization in a case where a minor fractured her femur during an attempted elopement
  • Resolved a case in early resolution through pre-trail with a favorable settlement after a patient eloped from the hospital and attempted suicide by running into a major highway

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