Leslie J. Rosen concentrates her practice in civil appeals, litigation support and guardianship matters. She was initially trained by the great trial and appellate lawyer, Leonard M. Ring, and has been privileged to work on some of the most important civil appeals in the State of Illinois, beginning with Bernier v. Burris, which reviewed the constitutionality of the 1985 Illinois Tort Reform Act and declared medical review panels to be unconstitutional.

Leslie has an unusually broad range of experience. She has worked with the leading personal injury attorneys in the State to preserve verdicts for catastrophically injured plaintiffs, i.e. Barton v. Chicago & Northwestern Railway Co. (affirmed $29.6 million verdict for acclaimed violinist who lost a leg in a train accident). Significantly, she has also been involved in major appeals on behalf of insurers, i.e. Illinois Cent. R. Co. v. Accident and Cas. Co. of Winterthur (affirmed ruling that insurer not liable for $10 million insurance coverage claim). Further still, she has represented individuals wrongly charged with torts, i.e. Doe v. Dilling (reversed $2 million verdict for woman who sued the parents of her deceased fiancé who did not tell her that their adult, competent son had AIDS). The breadth of her experience on both the plaintiff and defense side of cases gives Leslie the ability to see a problem from many angles and devise winning strategies for her clients.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, in 1981, Leslie worked as a hospital social worker for Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, MA and her experience and training have helped her serve as an effective advocate for individuals requiring guardianship as well. Leslie is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is a reflection of her expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. The AV rating is only given to attorneys with preeminent legal ability.


Illinois Super Lawyers 2010, 2015, 2016
-- among top 50 women lawyers in Illinois

Illinois Leading Lawyers 2010-2016

E-mail: leslie@mdr-law.com