Dr. (PhD) Susan E. Loggans

As a leading Chicago malpractice attorney, Dr. (PhD) Loggans has represented hundreds of children with cerebral palsy in medical malpractice cases. She has recovered millions of dollars to provide these children with needed care, equipment, educational computers and the means to sustain life.  Ms. Loggans holds both a Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology, meaning that she has studied and examined the psychological effects of injury on an individual's mental and emotional state of being. She has the ability to connect with clients and understand their issues on a deeper educational and emotional level. 

Reflecting a commitment to aid victims with cerebral palsy that is above and beyond legal representation, Ms. Loggans has been active in many charitable organizations dealing with this devastating condition. One such organization is United Cerebral Palsy in Chicago where she has served as a member of the Board of Directors for over 15 years.

Holding both National and State records in verdict awards, such as a 16 million dollar recovery against a health maintenance organization (HMO) and 6.5 million dollar verdict in a medical malpractice case in a county just outside of Chicago, Dr. (PhD) Loggans is a successful Illinois personal injury attorney.

Dr. (PhD) Loggans has enjoyed a remarkable career. Even as a young lawyer, she was named one of the country’s “Top 15 Trial Attorneys” by the National Law Journal.  She is a multi-published writer, lecturer, and teacher, quick to donate her time to multiple universities, law schools, and special interest organizations in medicine, aviation, and in the law. She has been chosen to lead multiple bar association sections, committees, and programs. You may have seen her on NBC’s Today ShowCBS Morning News, or the Early Show. She has also appeared on OprahMontel Williams, and Fox News where she has been asked to provide her legal expertise. For several years she hosted her own nationally syndicated radio talk show, and currently, you can watch her weekly television show Chicago Law with Susan Loggans.

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of Illinois

Bar Activities:

  • Aviation Law Section, Chairman
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • Vice Chairman (1980-84)
    • Secretary (1980-82)
    • Chairman (1978-80)
    • Tort Law Section
      • Vice Chairman (1986-87)
      • Second Vice Chairman (1984-85)
      • Vice Chair of Research and Legal Dept (1982-83)
    • Young Lawyers Section
      • Secretary (1982-83)
      • Treasurer (1979-80)
    • Professional Negligence Section
      • Board of Govenors (1993)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council (1978-80)
    • Tort Law Section Council (1978-80)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Civil Practice and Procedure Section (1978-80)
    • Tort Law Section Council (1978-80)
    • Chairman -Special Committee on Organization (1980)
    • Vice Chairman --Membership Committee (1977/1980)
  •  Association of Trial Lawyers of Americal Political Action (1982)
  • Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Bar Association
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section (1979)
      • Vice Chairman Committee on Aviation and Space law
      • Standing Committee
      • Advisory Committee
      • Aeronautical Law (1980)
    • Tort Insurance Practice (1974)
    • Litigation Section (1978)
  • American Bar Foundation (1980)
  • Baker Task Force on Specialization and Certification
  • Chicago Bar Association (1979)
    • Aviation Law Section -- Chairman (1979-80)
    • Vice Chairman (1978-79)
    • Subcommittee on Medical Malpractice (1977)
  • American Judicature Society 

Features:

  • Women in Business, Forbes Magazine, (2009/2011);
  • Aviation Discovery: The Herculean Task, Trial Magazine (1978);
  • Prejudgment Interest, Trial Magazine (January 1981);
  • Psychiatric Malpractice Tips, The Malpractice Reporter (Summer, 1982);
  • 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

Publications:

  • "Personal Injury Damages in International Aviation Litigation: The Plaintiff's Perspective," John Marshall Law Review (May 1980).
  • Psychiatrists and Hospitals: Liability for Patient's Self-Inflicted Injuries, The American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 5. No. 1 (1981). 
  • Psychiatric Malpractice Tips, The Malpractice Reporter (Summer, 1982)
  • Basic Burden of Proof Considerations, Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal, Vol 3. (Nov. 4, 1981);
  • Presumptions, Basic Burden of Proof Considerations, Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal, Vol 3. Nov. 4, (1984);
  • Landing the Aviation Case, The Complete Lawyer (Fall 1984);
  • Effective Use of Discovery at Trial; Trial Diplomacy Journal (Spring 1983);
  • Rape as an International Tort, Trial Magazine (October 1985);
  • Cross-Ups in Cross-Examination, Trial Diplomacy Journal, Vol 15. No 4.(July 1992);
  • A Demonstration of Demonstrative EvidenceTrial Diplomacy Journal (1980). 

Lectures:

  • 31st Annual Advocacy Institute, University of Michigan Law School 
  • Georgetown Chicago Bar Association
  • Liability of Psychiatrist and Hospitals for Patient Suicide, Melvin Belli Seminars (July 1980)
  • Circumventing the Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Damages Limitation, 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 Advocacy (1982);
  • Proving the Intangibles, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (October 1983); 
  • 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 Insitute on Advanced Trial Techniques and Tactics (February 1985);
  • Proving Damage with an Economist, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1982);
  • Seeking the Open-Minded Peer, Legal-Medical Seminars, INc (1987);
  • Initial Client Interview, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy (1980);
  • Gathering Evidence, Preparation of Damages, Source Materials, Proofs, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1978);
  • Prejudgment Interest, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1980);
  • Aviation Disaster Cases, New and Creative Concepts in Investigation and Discovery, Florida Trial Lawyers (December 1986);
  • The Law of Damages in Aviation Litigation Products Cases, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1978).