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Renee's civil litigation practice focuses on the defense of healthcare providers and other professionals in professional liability litigation. In addition to representing clients in healthcare related litigation, she also provides general counsel to individual health care professionals, multi-specialty clinics and hospitals on a wide range of administrative, policy and risk management matters. The scope of her practice also includes representation of clients in administrative proceedings before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Illinois Human Rights Commission.
Prior to Heyl Royster, Renee headed up the medical malpractice defense practice for a central Illinois law firm. She joined Heyl Royster's Urbana office in 2009. Renee is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law where she teaches Trial Advocacy. She has received the highest AV ranking by Martindale-Hubbell and she has been designated an Illinois "Leading Lawyer," a distinction that is reserved for only 5% of the lawyers in the state.
Renee has made presentations and participated in programs in a variety of settings. She has lectured for healthcare organizations, insurance companies and educational institutions.