Brian Lewis, Partner
Brian Lewis was licensed to practice law in 1997. He earned his Bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. While there, Brian also became fluent in Spanish which he still speaks on a daily basis. He then attended the University of Illinois College of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. Brian was one of three members of the International Moot Court team that represented the University of Illinois and he also served on the Moot Court Board. Brian first began representing plaintiffs at the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation where he drafted legislation and fought for the rights of indigent clients. He then worked at a prominent defense firm in Chicago for two years, where he focused primarily on product liability and medical malpractice cases. These included asbestos, latex glove and Fen-Phen litigation. Brian joined Baizer & Kolar, P.C. in 1999. Since that time he has devoted his practice solely to the areas of medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury matters. Brian has orchestrated more than 50 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of the clients of the firm. These include: 17.3M settlement for woman hit by bus 17M verdict for a client injured in car crash 4.25M settlement for a baby who suffered neurologic damage due to medical malpractice 1.2M verdict for a client injured on a Northwest Airlines flight due to flight attendant's negligence 1M settlement for a baby's injuries at Children's Memorial Hospital; and 1M settlement for failure to diagnose colorectal cancer. Brian is a long-standing member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association where he serves on the Board of Advocates. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Lake County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and Public Justice. Brian regularly speaks to lawyers, paralegals, and law students regarding the use of technology in the court room. He is nationally recognized for his high-tech approach to streamlining trials and was featured in the American Bar Association's Law Practice Journal for this work.