Jennifer M. Suttle

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Jennifer focuses her practice on medical malpractice and long term care litigation. Throughout her legal career, she has handled several types of cases including premises liability, personal injury defense, and catastrophic injury. Additionally, she has defended long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and community integrated living arrangements (CILA) homes throughout the country. As part of Barker, Castro & Steinback’s LTC team, Jennifer has worked with local counsel in many states to facilitate strategies for successful defense. Her medical malpractice defense work includes an emphasis on birth trauma and neonatal injury defense. Jennifer’s medical malpractice defense work involves pre-litigation investigation and counseling, as well as guidance and recommendations to her clients in various risk management strategies. Jennifer has tried dozens of cases to jury verdict ranging from obstetrical, neurological, and emergency medicine cases.

Jennifer has been invited to speak at grand rounds and give presentations at hospitals, physician practices, and national nursing associations on topics focused on challenges and concerns facing health care practitioners in defending medical malpractice cases.

Jennifer graduated from the University of Michigan with Distinction Honors in 1996, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Communications. She earned her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1999. Her distinctions include graduating Order of the Coif and completing a judicial externship with the Honorable Edward Bobrick of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Jennifer is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society. She serves as a mentor to law students in the Chicago Kent Women in Law mentorship program. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

  • Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D. (1999)
  • University of Michigan (1996)
  • Illinois (1999)
  • Wisconsin (2015)