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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

Moses has a strong sense of public service. He became an attorney to speak for all organizations, large and small, in need of a zealous advocate. Moses is most passionate about defense theory in the area of medicine. Formerly a nursing assistant and pharmacy technician, Moses has a deep understanding of the health care industries and focuses his work in medical malpractice litigation, health care compliance and probate matters. Moses typically handles claims arising from complex medical issues, including adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, as well as complex vascular injuries.

Outside the office, Moses is engaged in a constant discussion of national and global economic and political issues. 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

  • 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

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
  • Co-chair: 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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