Jay Znaniecki

Practice Groups:

Professional Regulation/Licensure

Toxic Torts & Asbestos

Healthcare

Long Term Care/Nursing Homes

Medical Malpractice Defense

Casualty/Tort Litigation

Elder Law

Estate, Wealth and Succession Planning

Trusts and Probate

Office Locations:

Champaign, IL

Phone: 217.344.0060

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News

Znaniecki Provides Pro Bono Assistance - 08/23/2017

60 Heyl Royster Attorneys on Leading Lawyers’ Latest List - 06/29/2017

Education

  • Juris Doctor (magna cum laude), University of Illinois, 1997
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Illinois Medical Center, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science-Biology, University of Illinois, 1978

Year Joined Firm

1997

 

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Jay concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation and professional liability, including medical and dental malpractice. He has represented physicians and dentists in a broad spectrum of cases involving general dentistry, periodontics, oral surgery, surgery, obstetrics, and many other medical and dental disciplines. He has represented dentists before the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Jay also represents long term care facilities in a variety of cases.

Jay has broad experience in many other aspects of civil litigation. He has defended clients in cases involving product liability, premises liability and automobile accidents. Also, he has devoted part of his practice to toxic tort litigation, particularly asbestos, where he has frequently defended the firm's clients at depositions of plaintiffs, co-workers and medical providers, and has drafted and argued discovery and dispositive motions.

Jay is a native of LaSalle-Peru, Illinois and practiced in the field of general dentistry from 1982 to 1993. During that time, he was a member of the Illinois Valley Dental Society, the Illinois State Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. Jay’s educational background and professional experience give him a unique insight into professional liability claims and healthcare issues, especially those involving general dentists or dental specialists.

Transactions

  • Represented dentists in disciplinary proceedings before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
  • Represented general dentists in purchase and incorporation of practice.

Public Speaking

  • “The Dentist as in Employer-Legal Perspectives”
    Danville District Dental Society 2007
  • “Taking a Bite Out of Malpractice”
    Carle Foundation Day-Dental Program 2006
  • “Documenting Your Defense”
    Eastern Illinois Dental Society 2005
  • “Documenting Your Defense”
    Illinois District Dental Society 2004

Professional Recognition

  • Selected as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are named as Leading Lawyers.

Professional Associations

  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Champaign County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute 

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois