Edna McLain

McLain, Edna L. Partner

McLain, Edna L. Partner

Practice Focus

Edna L. McLain focuses her litigation practice on the defense of corporate clients in toxic  tort and general liability cases, as well as the defense of nursing homes, nurses, and other medical personnel in medical negligence cases. She has coordinated the discovery responses and corporate representative depositions of multiple asbestos clients, negotiated settlements, prepared and argued motions, and managed the trial preparation of hundreds of cases. She successfully argued an appeal before the Illinois Second District Appellate Court and has tried multiple medical negligence cases to defense verdicts in Illinois.

Professional Background

Edna has represented general liability, medical negligence and nursing home cases in Cook County, DuPage County, and Winnebago County, Illinois. She has tried seven medical negligence cases to verdict with six defense verdicts. Edna has successfully mediated several cases to favorable settlements in asbestos and non-asbestos practice groups. Moreover, Edna has negotiated settlements and dismissals for medical malpractice, nursing home, asbestos and general liability cases. Her early years of practice include handling all aspects of workers’ compensation files in the State of Missouri, covering the dockets in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and in Columbia, Missouri. Edna has been honored as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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