Representative Matters

Blair Keltner defends physicians, mid-level providers, physician groups, hospitals, and nursing homes throughout all stages of medical malpractice litigation. She has experience defending medical malpractice suits involving surgery, labor and delivery, podiatry, emergency medicine, nursing care, and primary care, among others. Blair defends health care litigation matters throughout central and southern Illinois and the greater St. Louis area.

Blair joined Hinshaw upon graduation from law school and has been practicing with the firm ever since. She is a member of the firm's Associate Subcommittee for the Attorney Life Committee. During law school, Blair was the editor-in-chief of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal and a teaching assistant for the first-year research and legal writing course.

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Defense Research Institute
  • St. Clair County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Professional
    • Recognized by her peers as an "Emerging Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Magazine in the areas of Medical Malpractice Defense Law and Personal Injury Defense Law: General, 2017 – 2019
  • Academic
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
    • Law Honors Scholar Award
    • Academic Excellence Award

Representative Matters

  • Madison County: Represented OB/GYN and group in a lawsuit involving a 31-year-old female obstetrical patient who underwent an attempted vaginal delivery which resulted in an urgent Cesarean section, emergent hysterectomy, and a subsequent ureter transplant surgery. The patient sustained injuries that left her unable to bear children. The plaintiff maintained that our clients’ prenatal counseling was the sole proximate cause of the harm. After a six-day jury trial, the plaintiff asked for $2.0MM, but the jury rendered a verdict in favor of the defendants on all counts.


  • Co-Author, "The Law of Medical Practice in Illinois," Chapter 31, Medical Malpractice Liability, 2022


In her spare time, Blair enjoys spending time with her husband and their rescue dog, Hank. She enjoys traveling and discovering new restaurants.

J.D., summa cum laude, Southern Illinois University School of Law, 2015

B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011