Brian C. Fetzer

Brian C. Fetzer: Attorney with Johnson & Bell, Ltd. AV stamp icon
  • Shareholder/ Treasurer at Johnson & Bell, Ltd.
  • 33 West Monroe Street, Suite 2700, Chicago, IL 60603-5404
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Biography

Brian C. Fetzer is co-chair of Johnson & Bell’s Health Care group, and concentrates his practice on health care law, as well as product liability.

A seasoned litigator, Mr. Fetzer has handled numerous civil trials and has tried jury cases to verdict in both state and federal court. He has frequently lectured on tort civil practice and trial strategy issues for a number of associations and has also written for various journals.

Mr. Fetzer has won multiple honors: named as one of the “Top 20 Defense Lawyers” in Chicago by Chicago Lawyer magazine, the Trial Lawyers Excellence Award in 2010 by the Jury Verdict Reporter, and an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a nomination by his peers.

Mr. Fetzer is a member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations, the Defense Research Institute, the Trial Lawyers Club of Chicago (past president), the Society of Trial Lawyers, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Illinois Defense Trial Counsel, and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Mr. Fetzer is also a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers as well as the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Fetzer was selected as one of Chicago’s 2012 Best Lawyers.

Mr. Fetzer has frequently lectured on tort civil practice and trial strategy issues for the:

•Chicago Bar Association
•The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
•The Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
•The International Association of Defense Counsel.

Honors

• Top 20 Defense Lawyers in Chicago by Chicago Lawyer magazine

• AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell

• Trial Lawyers Excellence Award in 2010 by the Jury Verdict Reporter

Illinois Super Lawyers 2004-2019

• fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers

• Leading Lawyers 2017-2019

Presentations & Publications

• Speaker, International Association of Defense Counsel mid-winter meeting in February 1992 on the subject of defending a claim of failing to diagnose breast cancer.

• Author, initial Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Handbook on Hospital Law & Medical Liability in 1987, writing the chapter on Contribution and Settlement.

• Vice Chair and Editor of Newsletters for the Product Liability Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel.

of the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Presentations & Publications

Speaker, International Association of Defense Counsel mid-winter meeting in February 1992 on the subject of defending a claim of failing to diagnose breast cancer.

Author, initial "Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Handbook on Hospital Law & Medical Liability" in 1987, writing the chapter on "Contribution and Settlement."

Vice Chair and Editor of Newsletters for the Product Liability Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Affiliations

Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois

American Board of Trial Advocates

Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations

International Association of Defense Counsel

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Health Care
  • Mediation
  • Product Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(312) 984-0252  Phone
johnsonandbell.com
University Attended:
Xavier University, B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, 1972
Law School Attended:
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1975
Year of First Admission:
1975
Admission:
1975, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1975, Illinois
Memberships:

Affiliations

Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois

American Board of Trial Advocates

Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations

International Association of Defense Counsel

Birth Information:
Chicago, Illinois, December 27, 1950
ISLN:
907451219

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