Shera D. Wiegler

Biography

Shera is a trial attorney who focuses her practice on the representation of hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice lawsuits. She also has experience representing clients in commercial litigation, antitrust litigation, and construction litigation matters.  

Shera serves as co-chair of the firm's Medical Negligence and Healthcare Practice Group.

Practices

Medical Negligence and Healthcare
Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
General Trial Practice
Insurance

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Snow City Arts, Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • American Society For Healthcare Risk Management, Member
  • Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society, Member
  • Defense Research Institute (The Voice of the Defense Bar), Member
    • Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee
    • Diversity Committee
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, Advisory Council on Diversity (2011-2014)

Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers-Rising Star Edition in 2011-2012, 2016-2018
  • Named one of "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch" in Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Annual Survey, 2016

Presentations

  • Presenter, “Medicolegal Pearls: Sources of Risk in the Perioperative Period & Reducing Your Risk For Getting Sued,” Scottsdale, Arizona, February 2016
  • Presenter, “Medicolegal Issues in Perioperative Medicine – Lessons from Some Real Cases,” Tenth Annual Perioperative Medical Summit, Scottsdale, Arizona, February 2015
  • Presenter, “Medicolegal Issues in Perioperative Medicine – Lessons from Some Real Cases,” Ninth Annual Perioperative Medical Summit, Scottsdale, Arizona, February 2014
  • Co-Moderator, “What Civil Court Judges Want You To Know,” National Business Institute, Chicago, Illinois 2010

News

Chicago, June 11, 2018
Haddox Named to Law Bulletin Media's "40 Under Forty" List
Haddox was recognized for his work in Contract Disputes, Construction Litigation and Product Liability matters.

Chicago, Libertyville, Madison County, January 26, 2018
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 35 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP is proud to have 20 Super Lawyers and 14 Rising Stars among its attorneys.

Chicago, Lisle, Libertyville, Madison County, January 23, 2018
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers for 2018
Those designated Leading Lawyers were recommend by their peers to be among the top lawyers in Illinois.

Chicago, November 8, 2017
McCaskey Named to Law Bulletin's "40 Under Forty" List
According to "40 Under Forty," to be named to the list, honorees must have intelligence, passion, success in the office, a desire to help the community, and a willingness to work hard.

Chicago, October 26, 2017
Snow City Arts Receives 25th Anniversary Donation
Snow City Arts is a Chicago non-profit that provides one-on-one instruction in the visual arts, creative writing, music, theater and media arts to patients at local children’s hospitals.

Chicago, January 16, 2017
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 38 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 38 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Chicago, November 22, 2016
Law Bulletin Recognizes Wiegler on "40 Under Forty" List
Wiegler was recognized in the profile for her "refined and thorough competency in the law combined with an absolute civil approach to this practice."

Chicago, May 5, 2016
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyers List
Thirty-six Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys were named Leading Lawyers or Emerging Lawyers.

Chicago, April 15, 2016
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Supports Investing in Justice Campaign
For the first time in firm history, 100 percent of Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys donated to the campaign, including attorneys at the firm's St. Louis and Madison County offices.

Chicago, February 29, 2016
Wiegler Speaks at Perioperative Medicine Summit
Wiegler spoke on sources of risk in the perioperative period and reducing the risk of getting sued.

Chicago, January 13, 2016
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 39 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 39 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Chicago, March 3, 2015
Wiegler Speaks at Perioperative Medical Summit
Wiegler spoke on “Medicolegal Issues in Perioperative Medicine – Lessons from Some Real Cases” in collaboration with Dr. Gerald Smetana of Harvard Medical School.

Chicago, January 15, 2015
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Names New Partners
Six associates were recently named partners, including one in St. Louis.

Chicago, November 25, 2014
'12 Day Defensive Hot Streak' Highlighted in Law Bulletin Article
The article highlighted four defense verdicts Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys received on behalf of clients.

Chicago, November 19, 2014
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Obtains Four Not Guilty Verdicts in 11 Days
In a span of 11 days, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys obtained four not guilty verdicts at trial on behalf of clients.

Chicago, February 24, 2014
Wiegler Speaks at Perioperative Medicine Summit
She addressed "Medicolegal Issues in Perioperative Medicine – Lessons from Some Real Cases."

Chicago, January 3, 2012
Illinois Super Lawyers Recognizes 34 Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that 23 of its attorneys were recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers, while 11 others were recognized as Rising Stars.

Chicago, Lisle, Libertyville, January 19, 2011
Thirty Swanson, Martin & Bell Attorneys Selected for 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP is pleased to announce that 21 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers list.

Chicago, May 5, 2010
Continued Growth Spurs Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP To 100-Attorney Mark
With the arrival of several new partners and associates in recent months, Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP now has 100 attorneys practicing among its three offices.

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