Kane
				H.
				Amy

Amy H. Kane

Direct: 312.267.6237
Fax: 312.345.9608
Alt: 708.899.8575
akane@hpslaw.com

March 17, 2022

It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of HPS partner Amy Kane, a beloved friend and member of our professional family. Amy’s knowledge, legal skill and trial expertise made her a formidable attorney, but those traits paled in comparison to her kindness, empathy, and generosity of spirit. Amy brought all of this – mixed with humor – to everything she did, making her a joy to work with. Her loss is devastating to all of us.

Amy joined HPS in 2015, already well established as a defense attorney. She graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 1991, the same year she married her husband, John. She practiced at several firms before moving to HPS—Pretzel & Stouffer, Lord Bissell and Brook (now Locke Lord) and Anderson Rasor & Partners. Her practice focused on the defense of hospitals and healthcare providers, securing numerous “not guilty” verdicts on behalf of clients in high-exposure cases. She was consistently recognized as both a Leading Lawyer and Super Lawyer by her peers. Amy enjoyed the respect and loyalty of her clients, deeply rooted in their appreciation of who she was and in her excellence as an attorney.

Amy cultivated strong, warm relationships with nearly everyone she encountered – her HPS family, clients, and members of the plaintiff’s bar. She was a trusted counselor and dedicated mentor to younger attorneys and a strong ally to her fellow members of the defense bar. Amy brought her grace and kindness to everything she did at HPS and in the legal community.

Amy battled her illness privately while at the same time focusing relentlessly on her work and, above all else, her family. At HPS, we will always remember Amy as a woman of amazing courage and dedication.

Amy will be dearly missed by John, her husband of three decades, and their three children, as well as all of us. We will continue to celebrate the life and legacy of a dear friend and partner, who exemplified our firm’s every ideal.

Amy Kane focuses her practice on the defense of hospitals and healthcare professionals against claims of medical negligence. Throughout her career she has handled numerous jury trials covering a broad spectrum of medical issues, many of which involved catastrophic neurologic injury. As a result, she has extensive experience in all aspects of trial work.

Throughout her years of practice, Amy has taken on various cases involving neurology and neurosurgery, and those involving catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury. She takes particular interest in the science and medicine regarding the brain and central nervous system. Over the years, her exposure to cases involving brain treatment and injury has allowed her to review and absorb a wealth of information on the subject, which helps to inform her daily work.

To develop the strongest possible case, Amy focuses on the facts and medicine of each case. Understanding the medicine allows her to identify and dissect critical issues within the claims facing her clients. Another fundamental component of Amy’s practice is her communication with clients. Given the challenges facing her clients, she understands the value of being accessible and responsive. She strives to extend the same courtesy in her interactions with opposing counsel and co-defendants, and, when possible, works to establish a more collaborative and cooperative process.

Amy has lectured to various medical centers and organizations on topics such as record keeping, the deposition process and improving patient safety. She has served as a panelist at a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin seminar on jury management, and recently spoke at the international IMAC conference for hospital and insurance executives on the subject of utilizing patient grievance data.
Amy has been recognized as both a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer based upon the recommendations of attorneys in the community who are familiar with the expertise and skill of their peers.

Locations

Chicago, Illinois
200 South Wacker Drive
Suite 3300
312.345.9600

As a member of the catastrophic trial team  Amy H. Kane is available to practice in all of our offices and across the country, on a case by case basis.

Education

DePaul University College of Law, J.D. (1991)

University of Wisconsin, B.A. Journalism (1986)

bar admissions

Illinois (1991)

Courts

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1991)

Professional and Community Organizations

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, member

Illinois Hospital Association, member