It is with great pride we announce that Margaret P. Battersby Black, one of our exceptional Chicago personal injury lawyers, has been named as one of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch.”
This accolade honors attorneys under the age of 40 in Illinois for their exceptional achievements on behalf of their clients, their work to advance the legal profession, and their commitment to their community. Lawyers are nominated by fellow attorneys, including co-counselors, judges and opposing attorneys.
Margaret’s “40 Under Forty” profile highlights her accomplishments and her reputation as a fair and commendable colleague and adversary. It also notes Margaret’s diligence and commitment to her clients. In less than three years as a lawyer, Margaret has already achieved a number of notable settlements for her clients in personal injury and wrongful death matters involving complex medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, and accident matters, including a $17.7 million Illinois medical malpractice settlement against a Chicago hospital. She also assisted in a $3.3 million medical malpractice/wrongful death settlement, a $1 million settlement nursing home negligence settlement, and a $750,000 pressure sore settlement against a Chicago nursing home.
But Margaret’s dedication is not limited to her excellence at work. She is an active member of the Chicago Chapter of the American Constitution Society and a member of the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. Margaret’s dedication also extends to her community involvement where she has an active role mentoring law students regarding such things as job interviewing techniques, resume building, and ways to succeed in law school. Additionally, she regularly judges law school moot court competitions at area law schools.
The Law Bulletin received over 1200 nominations this year for attorneys throughout Illinois. It is an enormous honor to be named as one of the attorneys who other Illinois lawyers believe are the “up and comers” of law in Illinois. We are extremely proud of Margaret for earning this well deserved distinction, and are thrilled to have her as an invaluable part of our team.