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