Sammi L. Renken is an experienced trial lawyer with litigation, advocacy and counseling skills that cross practice areas. Based on a broad jury trial background, Ms. Renken provides solutions and results for her client’s most challenging cases. Her practice has included representation and trials involving malpractice and medical actions, commercial and business disputes, nursing home litigation, drug and medical device lawsuits, Medicare and Medicaid audits, school law, fraud claims and attorney malpractice litigation. She has also represented various professionals in licensure matters before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. She has successfully litigated cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Circuit Court of Will County, Circuit Court of Kane County, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, as well as numerous venues in Southern Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Ms. Renken joined Johnson & Bell, Ltd. in 2001, and is an equity shareholder of the firm. Ms. Renken serves on the Board of Directors for Johnson & Bell, Ltd. and is the chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative.
In 2010, the Law Bulletin Publishing Company selected Ms. Renken as one of the “Forty Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch.” Ms. Renken was additionally honored in 2011 by the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS) with its President's Award. She served as President of the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society in 2013-2014. She currently holds the office of Secretary for the Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Managers. Ms. Renken is also on the Development Council for Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
On October 15, 2016, Ms. Renken was honored to be elected for membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and the Illinois Chapter of ABOTA. Additionally, Ms. Renken is on the board of the Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law.