Women in Law 2022



J ill Webb is the founding partner of Law Office of Jill M. Webb LLC, an elite Plaintiff’s personal injury firm. She concentrates her practice in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases where she has achieved numerous record settlements and verdicts. Jill has tried cases in Illinois state and federal courts, as well as in Indiana and Wisconsin. Since a young age, Jill always wanted to be a trial lawyer. Starting with speech and drama classes, to the debate team at Northwestern University, the trial team at Chicago-Kent College of Law, President-elect of the American Board of Trial Advocates - Illinois Chapter, she has followed that dream. The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is an invitation-only organization of top- notch plaintiff and defense trial attorneys. She will soon serve her third year as an ABOTA National Board Representative, and second year as co-chair of its Civility and Professionalism Committee. In addition to ABOTA, she serves on the elected Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Since 2014, she has been a member of the Society of Trial Lawyers, another invitation-only organization of both plaintiff and defense trial attorneys, and served on its Board of Directors from 2018-2020. The International Society of Barristers inducted her as a Fellow in 2019. After starting her own personal injury firm in March 2016, the firm secured $16 million in settlements in its first year. Chicago Lawyer Magazine ranked her firm #15 in the state in the Annual Settlement Report in 2017. Since opening her firm, she has received numerous awards and recognitions including: Leadings Lawyers ranked her # 7 of the Top 10 Women Lawyers (2022); Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers (2019-2022), Top 50 Women Illinois Super Lawyers (2018-2022), Leading Lawyers Top 100 Consumer Lawyer (2020- 2021), Distinguished Service Award from Chicago-Kent College of Law (2018), and a Top Women Lawyer in Leadership Award from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (2017). In 2015, she received a Trial Lawyer Excellence Award from the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter for a $17.5 million record medical negligence settlement in Peoria County, Illinois. She was recognized by the National Law Journal for one of the country’s Top 100 verdicts for a $25 million verdict in Lake County, Indiana in a wrongful death case against a drunk driver, the driver’s corporation, and two dram shops. Mentoring is important to Jill. She participates in Chicago-Kent’s Women in Law and Lawyer to Lawyer mentorship programs. Her charitable work includes supporting World Bicycle Relief, an organization that donates and distributes bicycles to school children, mostly girls, in rural Africa. Jill and her family traveled to Zambia and distributed 120 bicycles to school children in 2019. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 13-year-old son and is honored to receive this award.



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