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Stacey A. Cischke is an experienced trial attorney who focuses her practice in the defense of healthcare organizations, individual healthcare professionals and medical practice groups. Her experience includes defending clients in lawsuits involving medical negligence, breach of privacy and general liability claims. Stacey has successfully tried multiple high-exposure cases to verdict for a wide variety of medical specialties.

Stacey is frequently invited to speak to healthcare providers on a variety of litigation topics as well as counseling clients to identify opportunities and strategies to mitigate risk.  She has also served as President of the Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS), and is a member of ASHRM.

Stacey has been an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law and she co-authored a book chapter in “Principles of Risk Management and Patient Safety.”

In 2022, Stacey was honored to be selected as a member of The Society of Trial Lawyers, an invitation only organization for litigators with proven results as lead trial counsel.  In 2014, Stacey was selected as a  “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” and she is consistently recognized by Leading Lawyers.

Stacey attended James Madison College at Michigan State University where she graduated with Honor and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  Ms. Cischke was a member of the Thomas Tang National Moot Court team at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and was awarded the honor of Best Brief.

Admissions & Education


Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.
Michigan State University, B.A. with honors


President, Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS)
ASHRM, Advocacy Task Force


Elected Member, Society of Trial Lawyers, 2022
Named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” by Law Bulletin Publishing Company
Leading Lawyers 2017-2022
Named as a 2015 Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network

Presentations & Publications


Presenter, "EMR Documentation, Preparing the Medical Record," National Aging Services Risk Management (NASRM) conference. Nashville, TN, October 13, 2022

Presenter, Anticoagulants: Avoiding Adverse Events Through Sound Practices, June 2021 and August 2022

Moderator, Genetics' Growing Interaction with the Law - Genomic Medicine in Pediatrics and the Implications of Precision Medicine, a presentation by Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, Columbia University, June 9, 2021

Moderator, Genetics' Growing Interaction with the Law - Perinatal Genetic Medicine: Legal and Practice Considerations for the Obstetrician-Gynecologist, a presentation by Scott MacGregor, DO, MFM, Genetics Counselor at NorthShore University Healthcare System, June 2, 2021

Co-presenter, Placental Pathology and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: Understanding the Importance of Placental Evaluation in Perinatal Malpractice Cases," American Conference Institute's Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims, June 2018


Co-Authored Chapter in Principles of Risk Management and Patient Safety

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