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Amanda L. Weinberger

Associate | Chicago, IL
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Amanda Weinberger is a trial attorney who focuses her practice on the defense of products liability and premises claims. She manages the asbestos litigation of Fortune 500 companies, and in that capacity, she directs her clients’ overall litigation strategy and identifies unique defenses and potential areas of future risk. As Illinois trial counsel for numerous clients in wrongful death and personal injury cases, Ms. Weinberger regularly takes fact and expert depositions, responds to discovery requests, and drafts motions and pleadings. She recently served on the trial team for a wrongful death case in Missouri and assisted in executing a defense strategy involving extensive pre-trial motion practice and the application of favorable foreign law.

Prior to joining Segal McCambridge, Ms. Weinberger was an associate at a Chicago law firm where she defended physicians and other licensed professionals and obtained favorable results in matters involving professional ethics, malpractice, contract disputes, and employment and housing discrimination. She also counseled healthcare clients, including testing laboratories and compounding pharmacies, on compliance with state and federal law and drafted releases, employment contracts, and non-disclosure agreements for physicians and hospitals. As in-house counsel for a mid-size company in the telecom industry, Ms. Weinberger identified potential weaknesses in the indemnity provisions in the company’s standard contractor agreements and drafted language to strengthen the company’s protection. She also negotiated contracts with the company’s clients, including international telecom carriers.

While in law school, Ms. Weinberger earned CALI Awards for Excellence in Legal Analysis, Research and Communications and Asylum Law. She also served as Assistant Articles Editor for the Journal for Social Justice and as an extern in the guardian ad litem program of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (“CVLS”)She is a former chair of the CVLS Junior Board and currently volunteers as a mock interviewer for students at DePaul University College of Law.

Honors

  • CALI Awards for Excellence, Legal Analysis, Research and Communication II (Spring 2007) and Asylum Law (Spring 2008).

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Junior Board, First Chair

Education

DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (2009)

Denison University, B.A., English Literature, cum laude (2006)

Admissions

  • Illinois, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois