Caroline K. Vickrey concentrates her practice on health care law. She represents hospitals, universities, physicians, nurses and nursing homes in a wide variety of medical and related actions in state and federal court, as well as in professional licensing matters before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Ms. Vickrey also has experience with sexual abuse, civil rights and environmental matters. A wide variety of cases involving suicide, involuntary hospital admissions, and psychiatric fitness for duty examinations has given her expertise in the area of mental health laws and the privacy of mental health records. In fact, she recently co-authored an article about the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.
Ms. Vickrey previously practiced at the Illinois Attorney General's Office, where she worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Labor & Employment Division of the General Law Bureau, handling federal employment civil rights cases in state and federal court, and at Hefter & Radke, a boutique litigation firm where she practiced commercial and municipal civil rights litigation.
Ms. Vickrey has always carved out time for politics, education and pro bono work. In 2015, she ran for Alderman of Chicago’s 43rd Ward, advancing to a runoff and earning the endorsements of many elected city officials. In a 2017, she successfully defended her client, pro bono, in a first-degree murder jury trial in the Cook County Criminal Division. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University School of Law, teaching Legal Analysis, Research and Communication to second year students. She is a member of the 43rd Ward Judicial Review Board, which interviews and recommends endorsements of judicial candidates for Illinois Circuit, Appellate and Supreme Court vacancies.