Representative Matters

Karen Nathan represents hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals in medical malpractice litigation in state and federal court. She also has extensive experience representing healthcare professionals before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Karen counsels healthcare institutions on risk management and policies to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and best practices.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Karen worked as a registered nurse, most extensively in the critical care area. She continues to maintain an active nursing license, in solidarity with her healthcare practitioner clients, and to stay current on medical best practices and technological advancements.

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois Bar Association

Representative Matters

Throughout her career, Karen has aggressively defended her healthcare clients. She has obtained defense verdicts as first chair counsel in multiple medical malpractice trials. She also has obtained numerous case dismissals without payment or by way of motion at the earliest possible time after the suit has been filed.



In her free time, Karen enjoys reading and running. She also likes to travel, especially to Europe.

J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1989

B.S., Nursing, Oakland University, 1983