Elizabeth E. Jaci Partner ljaci@bclawllc.com 312-855-9306

Elizabeth Jaci is an experienced trial attorney who focuses her practice on healthcare liability defense. She represents physicians, nurses, therapists, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and other healthcare institutions throughout Illinois.

Elizabeth began her career by serving as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago's Law Department, Torts Division, where she gained extensive jury trial experience and successfully defended the City of Chicago and its employees in personal injury lawsuits and premises liability cases. Since joining private practice, Elizabeth has litigated to trial medical malpractice cases ranging from failure to diagnose and treat bacterial meningitis resulting in death, failure to diagnose and treat congestive heart failure resulting in coma and death, failure to appropriately monitor an elderly patient during meals resulting in a choking death, the negligent performance of gynecological surgery resulting in burns, the failure to appropriately diagnose and treat an infant with failure to thrive resulting in catastrophic injuries, and birth injury following shoulder dystocia. Her practice also includes the defense of healthcare institutions in premises liability litigation.

Elizabeth has contributed to the chapter on hospital duties, liabilities, and immunities contained in the publication Illinois Jurisprudence, Vol. 27, Health Law. Presentations given include the topics of Discovery of Electronic Medical Records and Administration of PCA by Proxy.

Elizabeth attended Northwestern University where she earned a BS in Economics and attended the University of Illinois’ College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor. Elizabeth was admitted to the Illinois Bar and to the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 2001. She is a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Elizabeth is also a certified arbitrator with the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois.

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. (2001)

Northwestern University, BS, Economics (1998)

Illinois (2001)

United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2001)