Susan E. Loggans

Attorney
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HONORS and AWARDS

 

  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Who’s Who in Professional and Creative Women
  • Who’s Who of American Women
  • Who’s Who in the United States
  • Who’s Who in America Multi-Engine Rated Pilot Recipient of Spirit of Love Award (1986)
  • Little City Foundation The Women’s Board
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago Board of Directors, United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago
  • Mentioned: Women Trial Lawyers: How They Succeed in Practice and in the Courtroom, by Janine N. Warsaw (1987)

Mentioned: The Trial Masters – A Handbook of Strategies and Tactics That Win Cases, by Bertram G. Warshaw (1984).

 

PERSONAL

Married to professional golfer Denis Watson; Mother of five children

Media

Host Nationally Syndicated Talk Show: The Susan Loggans Show; Host WTTW Chicago: Chicago Law with Susan Loggans; The Oprah Winfrey Show; The Montel Williams Show; The Today Show; Fox News, Extra, Nancy Grace

Bar Activities

Chairman, Aviation Law Section, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1982/1984); Vice Chairman, (1980/82); Secretary, (1978-80)Chairman, Tort Law Section, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1986-87); Vice Chairman (1985-86); Second Vice Chairman (1984-85) Vice Chair of Research and Legal Department, Association of Trial Lawyers of America(1982/83) Secretary, Young Lawyers Section, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1979-80)Treasurer, Professional Negligence Section, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1993) Board of Governors, Illinois State Bar Association (1980-82) Member, Assembly, First Judicial District, Illinois State Bar Association (1979/81) Illinois State Bar Association, Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council (1978/80); Tort Law Section Council (1978–1980) Board of Managers, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (1977-82); Chairman,. Special Committee on Organization (1978); Vice Chairman, Membership Committee (1977 and 1980) Member, M Club, Association of Trial Lawyers of America Political Action Committee (1982/); Member, Roscoe Pound Foundation, Trial Lawyers of America. Vice Chairman, Committee on Aviation and Space Law, Section of Tort and Insurance Practice, American Bar Association (1979/ ); Vice Chairman, Special Committee on Uniform State Laws, Section of Tort and Insurance Practice (1979/80); Member, Standing and Advisory Committees, Aeronautical Law (1980/ ); Member, Section of Tort Insurance Practice, (1974/ ); Member, Litigation Section (1978/ )Fellow, American Bar Foundation (1980/ )Baker Task Force on Specialization and Certification, Chicago Bar Association (1979); Chairman, Aviation Law Section (1979/80); Vice Chairman (1978/79); Subcommittee on Medical Malpractice (1977) Member, American Judicature Society (1978/ )

Lectures

31st Annual Advocacy Institute, University of Michigan Law School American Medical Association Casualty Adjusters Association of Chicago National College of Advocacy, Georgetown Chicago Bar Association University/ Reno, Nevada/ Harvard Law School Zonta International Melvin Belli Seminars Florida, Kentucky, Montana, Wyoming, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education West Virginia, Minnesota, Idaho, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Wisconsin Trial Lawyers Association Chicago Pediatric Society The Institute of Medicine of Chicago Illinois Trial Lawyers of America American Academy of Child Psychiatrists American Psychiatric Association Educational Seminars, Inc. Chicago Principals Association John Marshall Law School DePaul University School of Law Loyola University School of Law Academy of American Pediatrics Illinois Psychiatric Society The Hospital Risk Management Society of Metropolitan Chicago

Lecture Topics, Articles, Books, Publications

Forbes Magazine, Chicago: Women in Business (9/2011) Products Liability Litigation – Case Evaluation. Callaghan & Company. (1988) Aviation Discovery Methods, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1978) The Law of Damages in Aviation Litigation, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1978) Aviation Discovery: The Herculean Task, Trial Magazine, August, 1978 Sources of Experts in Aviation Products Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1979) A Demonstration of Demonstrative Evidence, Trial Diplomacy Journal (1980) Personal Injury Damages in International Aviation Litigation: The Plaintiff’s Perspective, John Marshall Law Review (May, 1980) Prejudgment Interest, Trial Magazine (January, 1981) Liability of Psychiatrists and Hospitals for Patient Suicide, Melvin Belli Seminars (July, 1980)Psychiatrists and Hospitals: Liability for Patient’s Self- Inflicted Injuries, The American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Summer, 1981) Psychiatric Malpractice Tips, The Malpractice Reporter (Summer, 1982) Presumptions, Basic Burden of Proof Considerations, Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal, Vol.3, Nov. 4 (1981) Circumventing the Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Damages Limitation of the Warsaw Convention, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1984) The Profoundly Injured Child – Recognizing a Cause of Action Exists, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1986) Effective Use of Discovery at Trial; Nothing Left to Chance, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy (1982) Effective Use of Discovery at Trial, Trial Diplomacy Journal, (Spring, 1983) Proving the Intangibles, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers(October, 1983) Landing the Aviation Case, The Complete Lawyer (Fall, 1984) Aviation Disaster Cases, New and Creative Concepts in Investigation and Discovery, Florida Trial Layers (December, 1986) Practical Distinctions between Litigation of Commercial and General Aviation Cases,Personal Injury Annual, Matthew Bender (1981)Federal Tort Claims Based on Negligence in Certification, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (1981) Effective Use of Aviation Experts, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1980) Client Interview, Investigation and Gathering Facts, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (October, 1980) Settlement Techniques in Aviation Litigation, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1981) Investigation of Aviation Accidents, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1982) Montreal Protocol – A Proposal Whose Time Has Passed, The Journal of Air Law and Commerce Avoiding Warsaw Limitation in Third Party Products Claims, Products Liability Law and Techniques SMV Air Law Symposium (1984) Dynamic Closing Arguments, ABA Institute on Advanced Trial Techniques and Tactics (February, 1985) Proving Damages with an Economist, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1982) Voir Dire: Seeking the Open-Minded Peer, Legal-Medical Seminars, Inc. (1987) Rape as an Intentional Tort, Trial Magazine, (October, 1985) Initial Client Interview, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy (1980) Gathering the Evidence, Preparation of Damages, Source Materials, Proofs, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1978) Prejudgment Interest, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1980) Cross-Ups in Cross-Examination, Trial Diplomacy Journal, Volume 15/Number 4, July/August,1992 Author-ATLA’s Litigating Tort Cases, Volume Two-Motion In Limine Chapter