BCS Welcomes Three New Associates to the Firm

Barker, Castro & Steinback welcomes associates Claire Axelrood, Amanda Olson and Yvonne Wolny to the firm.

Claire focuses her practice on the defense of physicians, hospitals, nurses and other healthcare providers against claims of medical negligence. Her medical malpractice defense experience ranges from pre-litigation investigations to providing guidance and risk management strategies. Prior to joining BCS, Claire earned valuable plaintiff-side experience as a law clerk at a prominent Chicago-based litigation firm.

Amanda concentrates on the defense of physician and hospital networks against a variety of medical negligence matters including pre-suit investigations and counseling of potential high-risk claims. After earning her J.D. from Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law in 2020, Amanda completed her L.L.M. degree in trial advocacy and litigation from Temple University Beasley School of Law to better serve her clients.

As an attorney, M.D. and Ph.D. in the field of Molecular Biology and Breast Cancer, Yvonne brings a unique background and perspective to her practice in the defense of physicians, hospitals and healthcare providers. Her medical malpractice defense work spans pre-litigation investigation and counseling, as well as providing critical guidance to clients on complex malpractice actions. Yvonne earned her J.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law in 2020 while also passing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office licensing exam. Yvonne remains a board-certified OBGYN as she transitions into medical malpractice defense.