Moses Suarez

Partner
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Overview

Formerly a nursing assistant and pharmacy technician, Moses has a deep understanding of the health care industry. As co-chair of the firm’s Health Care Service Group, he focuses his practice on the representation of hospitals, health care professionals, medical groups, and long term care facilities. His extensive malpractice litigation experience includes adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, emergency room care, and complex vascular injuries. Moses also represents medical professionals before state licensing boards. 

Moses advises clients on interpretation and compliance with state and federal health care regulations as well as risk reduction and crisis management. He collaborates with his clients to develop and implement policies to increase efficiency and to promote a culture of safety. When his clients are faced with a surrogate decision making crisis, Moses also provides probate and guardianship services.   

Moses frequently presents on practice improvement, informed consent, and medical documentation on both a national and state level. He’s the first Latino President of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago. Prior to attending law school, Moses served in a variety of government-related positions, including as chief of staff to a Texas county commissioner. He is fluent in Spanish.  

Experience

Membership & Involvement

  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions - Civil: Member (2022-Present)
  • Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago: President (2018); Vice President (2015-2018); Board Member 
  • Chicago Healthcare Risk Management Society (CHRMS): President-Elect (2021-2022); Secretary (2020-2021); Committee Member
  • Member: Chicago Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Society of Healthcare Risk Management; Hispanic National Bar Association; Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois; SmithAmundsen Committee for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Former Steering Committee Member: Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • Volunteer: Legal Council for Health Justice 

Honors

  • Recipient of the National LGBT Bar Association's "Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40" Award: 2020
  • Selected by the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Association as the "2020 Rookie of the Year"
  • Recipient of the Hispanic National Bar Association's "Top Lawyers Under 40" Award: 2020
  • Selected by the Leading Lawyers Network as an “Emerging Lawyer” in medical malpractice defense
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

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Education

Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 2010

University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A., 2004

Admissions

  • Illinois
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