Leslie J. Rosen

Attorney At Law

180 N. LaSalle St. Suite 3650
Chicago, IL 60601
P: 312.994.2435  F: 312.229.5556
E: ljr@rosenlegal.net


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Leslie J. Rosen concentrates her practice in civil appeals, litigation support and guardianship matters. She was initially trained by the great trial and appellate lawyer, Leonard M. Ring, and has been privileged to work on some of the most important civil appeals in the State of Illinois, beginning with Bernier v. Burris, which reviewed the constitutionality of the 1985 Illinois Tort Reform Act and declared medical review panels to be unconstitutional.

Leslie has an unusually broad range of experience. She has worked with the leading personal injury attorneys in the State to preserve verdicts for catastrophically injured plaintiffs, i.e. Barton v. Chicago & Northwestern Railway Co. (affirmed $29.6 million verdict for acclaimed violinist who lost a leg in a train accident). Significantly, she has also been involved in major appeals on behalf of insurers, i.e. Illinois Cent. R. Co. v. Accident and Cas. Co. of Winterthur (affirmed ruling that insurer not liable for $10 million insurance coverage claim). Further still, she has represented individuals wrongly charged with torts, i.e. Doe v. Dilling (reversed $2 million verdict for woman who sued the parents of her deceased fiancé who did not tell her that their adult, competent son had AIDS). The breadth of her experience on both the plaintiff and defense side of cases gives Leslie the ability to see a problem from many angles and devise winning strategies for her clients.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, in 1981, Leslie worked as a hospital social worker for Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, MA and her experience and training have helped her serve as an effective advocate for individuals requiring guardianship as well.


Selected To:




Bar and
Professional Activity:

Leslie is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association and has served on its Judicial Evaluation Committee for over 15 years. She also serves on the Chicago Bar Association's Amicus Curiae Committee.

Ms. Rosen is also a member of the Illinois Appellate Lawyers' Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association. Leslie serves on the Illinois Trial Lawyers' Amicus Curiae Committee as well and has written many briefs for that committee in the Appellate and Supreme Courts.


Pro Bono and
Community Service:

Leslie formerly served on the Board of Directors and Executive Board of her synagogue, the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation of Evanston. She also formerly served as the Chair of the congregation's Adult Education Committee.

Leslie also mentors a student in Englewood, as a result of her participation in the Chicago Bar Association's Interfaith Committee's attempt to minimize truancy and help children reach their potential.

Leslie has been given ITLA's William Harte Award for the past four years for her participation in the Amicus Committee.



B.A. Illinois, Urbana, IL 1974
- Psychology

M.Ed. Boston University, Boston, MA 1975
- Counseling Psychology/Education

J.D. Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA 1981