Kenneth C. Chessick, M.D., J.D.

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    • Media Contact:
      Katherine Garcia
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Lawyer, Doctor, Partner, Of Counsel
    • Organization:Law Office of Kenneth C. Chessick, M.D.
    • Area of Expertise:Medical Malpractice
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Medical Malpractice
      Summary of expertise:
      Dr. Kenneth C. Chessick, Of Counsel to Clifford Law Offices, is a well known lawyer and doctor, and principal partner of the Law Office of Kenneth C. Chessick, M.D. for nearly 30 years. He has dedicated his career to making a better, safer world through both professions. The Law Office of Kenneth Chessick, M.D., has successfully represented catastrophically injured victims of careless doctors, hospitals, and negligent devices and drugs. In 1999, Dr. Chessick created Restaurant.com, a smartphone restaurant marketing company which has enabled consumers to save millions of dollars by providing great meals for less, helped more than fifty thousand restaurants and small businesses find those consumers, and helped provide tens of thousands of jobs in a struggling economy. Dr. Chessick practiced as a board certified general surgeon for nearly thirty years and has treated thousands of patients. Ken and his wife, Ellen, are ardent supporters of Northern Illinois University through their time, leadership, and philanthropy.
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/kchessick
      Facebook: www.facebook.com/Kenneth.Chessick.MDJD?f
      Awards/associations/memberships:
      Dr. Chessick maintains a close affiliation with Northern Illinois University. Dr. Chessick has been given the prestigious NIU Alumnus of the Year award in 2001. Dr. Chessick is a member of the Board of Directors of the NIU Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the NIU Alumni Association, and Chair of the Board of Visitors to the NIU College of Law. Dr. Chessick has taught or been moderator of a number of law seminars on Medical Negligence Law, Personal Injury Law and Trial Technique attended by the practicing legal community. A generous donation from Dr. Chessick helped create the Kenneth Chessick, M.D., J.D. Technology Center at the NIU College of Law, designed to help train lawyers in the use of technology in the practice of law and in the courtroom. Kenneth Chessick is also chairman of the Board of Directors of Restaurant.com, a highly-successful, national restaurant internet corporation.
      Educational background:
      Kenneth Chessick obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Psychology and Zoology from the University of Illinois in 1965. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree with scholarships from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1968. He served a straight internal medicine internship at Michael Reese Hospital in 1969, and four years of general surgery residency at Hines VA Hospital in 1970 and the prestigious Boston City Hospital in 1973. He then served a fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Florida Shands Teaching Hospital in 1979. Dr. Chessick is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

      Dr. Kenneth Chessick obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1984. Kenneth Chessick, M.D., J.D., is an experienced trial and appellate attorney, admitted to the State Bars of Illinois and Nevada. Dr. Chessick has achieved record verdicts in several jurisdictions, including a $10,000,000.00 verdict in Ogle County in 2001. Consistent with his specialized medical training and broad experience, his main focus is medical and hospital negligence that caused catastrophic injuries to innocent patients. Dr. Chessick has published numerous articles on these topics in both the medical and legal literature. Clients of the Law Office of Kenneth C. Chessick, M.D. have received well-deserved compensation for catastrophic injuries exceeding $100,000,000 in the Illinois counties of Cook, Winnebago, Ogle, Boone, DuPage, Kane, McHenry, Lake, Lee, Stephenson and Whiteside.

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