William P. Grogan serves as an ethics consultant and works with the medical malpractice and health care attorneys of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP to help the firm's healthcare clients resolve clinical, organizational (e.g. Community Benefit Tracking and Reporting Software (CBISA), human resources, government relations) and transactional (e.g. joint ventures, mergers for nonprofit organizations) matters. He also consults on major healthcare mergers and acquisitions.

Father Grogan is a member of the Ethics Committees of several hospitals in the Midwest. In addition to practicing law, he lectures on bioethics at Loyola University of Chicago.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Religion
  • American Bar Association
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Christian Ethics Society
  • College Theology Teachers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Holds the AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability


Father Grogan frequently speaks to hospitals, health care professionals, and education and business groups regarding medical ethics issues. Representative topics and audiences for his presentations include:

  • "Home Care Ethics," Illinois Homecare Council, 3rd Annual Conference & Exposition, Rosemont, Illinois, March 2007
  • "Advance Directives," Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart: Mokena Franciscan Health Care Systems, April 1991; Hinsdale Hospital, May 1991
  • "Advance Directives, Living Wills, Durable Power of Attorney and Do Not Resuscitate Orders/Policy," Evangelical Health Systems, Home Health Nurses, March 1991
  • "Advance Directives," Thorek Hospital Nursing Home, October, 1991; Medical Staff Conference, St. Francis Hospital, November 1991
  • "Advance Directives, Living Wills And Durable Powers Of Attorney," Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, Illinois, May 1991
  • "Approaches in Medical Ethics," University of Chicago, October 1991
  • "Care for the Dying," St. Elizabeth Hospital, Seminar for Residents, April 1991
  • "Coercion: Discipline, Boycotts, Defrocking," (Panel Discussion), Loyola University School of Law, Risk and the Law-Religious and Educational Institutions Seminar, March 1991
  • "Communication in the Dying Process," St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital, July 1991
  • "Consistency in Health Care Ethics," WMAQ-TV, Chicago, February 1991
  • "Consistent Ethics and the Law," Archdiocese of Chicago, Northwest Suburbs and Inner City Priests Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 1991
  • "Ethics," Adventist Hospitals, Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, Illinois, October 1991
  • "Ethical Approaches in Healthcare," Evangelical Health System, November 1991
  • "Ethics for Medical Residents," Ravenswood Hospital Medical Residents, March 1991
  • "Ethics in Psychiatry," St. Mary's Conference of Psychiatrists and Therapists, Kankakee, Illinois, April 1991
  • "Ethics of Care to the Dying," Catholic Health Association, May 1991
  • "Ethics of Healthcare Cultural Differences," St. Mary of Nazereth Medical Residents, May 1991
  • "Euthanasia & Resources Rationing," Central DuPage Hospital, DuPage County Nurses Association, April 1991
  • "Foundations in Ethics of Management/Healthcare," Rush Presbyterian St. Luke University, Graduate Students in Health Policy Degree Program, April, 1991
  • "Foundations in Healthcare & Ethics for a Pluralistic Society," Swedish Covenant Hospital-North Park College Graduate Students, January 1991
  • "Healthcare Ethics" (Panel Discussion), Chicago Bar Association, March 1991
  • "Illinois Advance Directives," Thorek Medical Center, July 1991
  • "Informed Consent in the Emergency Room," St. Joseph Hospital, Joliet, Illinois, July 1991
  • "Leadership Development," Sevantcor Three-Day Conference for Management, Kankakee, Illinois, April 1991
  • "Living Will & Durable Power of Attorney," St. Joseph Hospital, Joliet, Illinois, October 1991
  • "Living Wills and DPAAC," Hinshaw & Culbertson, April 1991
  • "Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for Doctors," Hospice Care Medical Staff, February 1991
  • "Medical Ethics for Today’s Physician," St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, Illinois, January 1991
  • "Nursing and Advance Directives," College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, October 1991
  • "Rationing Healthcare Resources," Holy Cross Hospital Doctors and Nurses, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, February 1991
  • "Roles of the Minister and the Moral Theologian on Ethics Committees in Secular Hospitals," Ethics Committee of Children's Hospitals, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, September 1985
  • "Teaching Techniques in Professional Service Education Programs for Lawyers," American Academy of Continuing Education/IIT-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, March 1986
  • "Termination of Care," St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Staff, July 1991


  • "A Review of Religious Exemption Clauses in American Jurisdictions for Child Abuse Cases: A Focus on Christian Science Practitioners," Report to Ethics Subcommittee of the American Academy of Pediatricians, Fall 1985

M.St., Oxford University, St. Cross College, Oxford, United Kingdom, 1987, Master of Studies, Ethics

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1986

S.T.L., summa cum laude, University of St. Mary of the Lake, 1976, Licentiate in Sacred Theology

S.T.B., cum laude, University of St. Mary of the Lake, 1976, Pontifical Baccalaureate

M.Div., magna cum laude, University of St. Mary of the Lake, 1976, Master of Divinity

M.A., Loyola University of Chicago, 1974, Organizational and Administrative Studies in Sociology

A.B., Loyola University of Chicago, 1971, Sociology