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Seasoned trial attorney, Tammy L. Wade, brings her medical malpractice defense practice to Johnson & Bell.  Ms. Wade joins Johnson & Bell as a shareholder. Her addition to the firm further strengthens Johnson & Bell’s Health Care practice, which already represents many of the largest and most sophisticated hospital and nursing home providers in metropolitan Chicago and northwest Indiana.

“Demand for legal services continues to grow for our health care clients in Chicago and northwest Indiana,” stated Brian C. Fetzer, shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s Health Care group.  “Tammy’s addition not only deepens our group’s trial experience, but she is also adding some great clients to our firm.”

Ms. Wade concentrates her practice on the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in all phases of medical malpractice litigation. She also represents clients in commercial litigation matters and has extensive experience in complex product liability litigation. She is recognized by the American Hospital Association as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management.  Prior to joining Johnson & Bell, Ms. Wade was a Partner at Ruff, Weidenaar & Reidy, Ltd (nka Ruff, Freud, Breems & Nelson Ltd.).

Ms. Wade’s addition continues an expansion of Johnson & Bell’s health care practice.  Recently, the firm added Shareholder Robert J. Dignam, an employment lawyer who works with hospitals and corporate clients, along with two associate attorneys, to its Crown Point, Indiana office.