Lee Annette Williams

 

Lee Annette Williams

Partner | 312-628-7192 | lwilliams@lowis-gellen.com

Ms. Williams concentrates her practice in representing hospitals, physicians and healthcare providers in multi-million dollar lawsuits involving catastrophic injuries and death. She has proven herself to be an aggressive and creative advocate for her clients, handling all aspects of major medical malpractice and premises liability cases. She has also represented clients in jury trials, mediations and pre-trial conferences. Ms. Williams has been asked to speak before physician and nursing groups regarding tort reform, electronic medical records and prevention of medical malpractice. She has been a featured speaker and presenter for the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS) and various hospitals. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and California.

Prior to joining Lowis & Gellen LLP, Ms. Williams was a Senior Accountant and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Arthur Andersen LLP, where she represented public and private companies managing financial audits, performing internal control reviews and representing business clients in corporate transactions. She also assisted in preparing various SEC filings and performed due diligence reviews in acquisitions and dispositions of corporate subsidiaries.

Professional Activities

Ms. Williams is admitted to practice law in Illinois and California. She is a member of The Chicago Bar Association, The Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS) (where she is an elected member of the board), the California State Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. She is also a member of the California Board of Accountancy (inactive).

Education

Loyola University Chicago School of Law – Juris Doctorate, 2002. During law school, Ms. Williams was on the Dean’s List for four semesters, a recipient of three CALI awards, served as an Assistant Editor of The Annals of Health Law Review, a member of the Moot Court Health Law Team, a Student Director of the Tax Clinic and a Volunteer at the Cook County Juvenile Jail. Ms. Williams also served as a law clerk in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Bureau of Civil Actions, Medical Litigation, where she assisted in the defense of medical malpractice lawsuits involving hospitals, doctors and nurses in alleged negligence and wrongful death actions.

Loyola Marymount University – Master of Business Administration, 1995. Ms. Williams was elected to the national honors business society, Beta Gamma Sigma.

University of Southern California – Master of Science in Accounting, 1994. Ms. Williams was ranked in the top four of the Masters Program and elected to the national honors accounting fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi.

Saint Mary’s College of California – Bachelor of Science, 1992.

Presentations

Advocate Trinity Hospital – The Impact of Defensive Medicine on the Cost & Quality of Healthcare (September 20, 2016)

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago – The Verdict: You are Giving a Deposition – Surgical Grand Rounds (June 13, 2016)

Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center – Defensive Medicine – How it Impacts the Cost and Quality of Healthcare (June, 2015)

Swedish Covenant Hospital Nurses Week – Documentation Pitfalls – Nursing Documentation and the Legal Process (May, 2015)

Swedish Covenant Hospital – Presentation to the Physical Therapy Department – The Anatomy of a Lawsuit and Litigation Trends (December, 2014)

The Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society (“CHRMS”) Law Day – Changes in the Affordable Care Act and the Effect on Healthcare (November, 2012)

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital – The Use of Templates in Operative Reports (October, 2009)



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