Whitney Goldin defends her clients in a wide range of consumer financial services matters. From depositions to motion practice and trials, Whitney aggressively and diligently advocates on behalf of her clients. She is involved in all stages of litigation, ensuring that her clients are informed throughout the process.
Armed with substantial trial experience, Whitney represents debt buyers and debt collectors in individual claims and class actions. She defends a myriad of claims brought against her clients, including those involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) as well as state consumer protection laws.
In addition to her consumer financial services work, Whitney has extensive medical malpractice experience. She has represented physicians, nurses, and hospitals in complex litigation.
- Chicago Bar Association
- Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society
Honors & Awards
- Recognized as an "Emerging Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Magazine, 2017 – 2018
- Recognized as a "Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine, 2017 – 2019
- Appellate Lawyers Association National Moot Court Competition, "Best Written Brief" and "Best Oral Advocate"
- Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, CALI Award for Excellence in "Negotiations"
- Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Moot Court Honors Society
- Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Dean's List
- Secured a not guilty verdict for a gastroenterologist and his group in a three-and-a-half week wrongful death trial of a 64 year old woman. Plaintiff alleged defendants misdiagnosed the patient with gall bladder disease and a failure to timely diagnose and treat a paraesophageal hernia by failing to order a CT scan after the patient presented to the emergency room with persistent abdominal pain and subsequent testing had ruled out the gall bladder as the etiology of her pain. Plaintiff contended a CT scan would have timely made the diagnosis and avoided subsequent strangulation, rupture, cardiac arrest and death. Plaintiff asked for $4 million, and the jury returned a not guilty verdict after 2.5 hours.
- Secured a not guilty verdict for a geriatrician in a wrongful death action. Plaintiff alleged the geriatrician failed to ensure appropriate labs were obtained over a two month admission and further failed to maintain the patient's INR level between the allegedly-nationally accepted range of 2-3 which led to the development of a blood clot, double amputation and subsequent death of a 70 year old man. Plaintiff asked for $5 million. The jury returned a not guilty verdict in less than 2 hours.
- "Medical Law Updates," Broadspire National, webinar, May 17, 2017
- The Third Circuit Takes a More Expansive Approach to What Constitutes a Debt Collector under the FDCPA John P. Ryan, Whitney S. Goldin
- Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act Case Has Significant Impact On Consumer Class Actions John P. Ryan, Whitney S. Goldin
Consumer Crossroads: Where Financial Services and Litigation Intersect
J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2012
B.A., The University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2009
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois