Donna Socol

Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym Ltd

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West Madison Street 70
Chicago 60602 IL US

Donna Kaner Socol is a founding member and Shareholder of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. She concentrates on representation of the health care industry, including tort, medical malpractice, medical device, pharmaceutical and commercial litigation defense.

She has defended numerous multi-million dollar lawsuits involving brain damaged and impaired infants, as well as serious injuries and deaths involving adults and children.

She has defended almost every medical specialty in malpractice matters. She has also arbitrated matters before the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation on behalf of physicians.


  • DePaul University College of Law (J.D. 1976)
  • Northwestern University (B.A. 1973)

BAR ADMISSIONS : Illinois (1976)


  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – General & Trial Bar


    • Member, The American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”)
    • Member, The Society of Trial Lawyers
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
    • Member, Chicago Bar Association
    • Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member, Legal Club of Chicago
    • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
    • Member, Illinois Association of Hospital Attorneys
    • Chairman, Institutional Review Board JFK Eye Institute
    • Member, Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS)
    • Member, Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys (IAHA)
    • Member, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
    • Member, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
    • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
    • Vice President/ Gala Co-s, Friends of Prentice Chair, Board of Director


  • Represented a neurologist in a case in which the plaintiff was paralyzed from lupus-related transverse myelitis. The plaintiff demanded $16 million, and, after a month-long trial, the jury returned a not-guilty verdict in 45 minutes.
  • Represented a cardiologist and a hospital in a wrongful death case accused of failing to diagnose and treat a patient with congestive heart failure. A not guilty verdict was obtained for both defendants in fewer than thirty minutes.
  • Represented a physician in a wrongful death action who was alleged to have caused the death of an elderly patient for failing to diagnose and treat an E. Coli infection. Despite inflammatory evidence presented at trial, a not guilty verdict was obtained.
  • Represented a radiologist in a case involving plaintiff’s headfirst fall from a myelogram table in which he allegedly suffered multiple cervical fractures and never returned to work. The jury returned a not guilty verdict on behalf of the defendant.
  • Represented a manufacturer of tampons in toxic shock syndrome cases throughout the state of Illinois.
  • Represented a pediatric surgeon in a case involving the death of a twin and his brain-damaged twin brother in which she obtained a not guilty verdict.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in a complex multi-party lawsuit involving a magnesium explosion at a steel plant. The case was successfully concluded on behalf of Ms. Socol’s client.
  • Represented a manufacturer of asbestos in a products liability action.


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