October 2017 

Sabina Babel Honored as One of the Law Bulletin’s “Forty Under 40” Illinois Attorneys to Watch for 2017

HPS is pleased to announce that our partner, Sabina Babel, has been named as one of Illinois’ “Forty Under 40” attorneys to watch for 2017 by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of Chicago Lawyer magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (CDLB). This honor comes as a result of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s annual survey to determine the most talented young attorneys practicing in Illinois. To earn the “Forty Under 40” recognition, attorneys must receive nominations and feedback from attorneys in the community, including opposing counsel, competitors, judges, and clients. The nominees are evaluated on “intelligence, passion, success in the office, a desire to help community and, most importantly, a willingness to work hard at one of the country’s most important professions.”

Sabina brings a unique perspective to defending her healthcare clients against claims of medical negligence and premises liability as a result of her prior work as a plaintiff’s attorney. With that position in mind, Sabina is able to analyze claims to best anticipate what approach the plaintiff’s side may argue, and then prepares her case to defend against it. Knowing litigation can often be stressful, Sabina exercises concerned ownership over the issues facing her clients, and strives to remain responsive and accessible to clients throughout the entirety of their cases.

HPS Partner Marilee Clausing commented, “Sabina has developed into a talented attorney who brings the highest level of skill and excellence to her legal work. Clients appreciate Sabina’s high standards and her attentiveness to their needs.”

Sabina earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, and received her undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Michigan. She is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In addition to this recognition, Sabina also has been named as one of Illinois Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars,” and as an “Emerging Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers.

 We congratulate Sabina on receiving this honor!