Betsy Ballek

Betsy Ballek, Amundsen Davis LLC Photo


In the medical profession law suits are an unfortunate reality. After 20 years in the medical field Betsy decided that well-meaning medical professionals needed someone on their side who understood both medicine and the law. Her nursing experience includes adult medical/surgical and medical/cardiac intensive care. She completed drug research, specifically with the HIV population. As a hospital administrator Betsy gained experience with risk reduction, systems analysis and claims management.

She now defends doctors, nurses and pharmacists against issues such as professional negligence and premise liability. She represents clients in all types of health care settings, including hospitals, long term care facilities, hospice and home health care.


Membership & Involvement

  • Member: Chicagoland Health Care Risk Managers (CHRMS); Illinois Society of Healthcare Risk Management; The Paralegal Studies Advisory Council, the College of DuPage; Cook County Bar Association; DuPage County Bar Association 


  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" list: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America in Health Care Law: 2021

Resources & Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • Litigation Trends and Updates in the Nursing Home, Memory Care and Assisted Living Facilities
    Speaking Engagement, LeadingAge General Counsel Conference, Seminar; Skokie, IL,
  • Event, Amundsen Davis, Webcast,
  • Nurse Analysis Legal Review
    Pediatric Priorities Conference; Joliet, IL,
  • Informed Consent and Minors
    Client Presentation,
  • Career Presentation - Paralegal Program
    College of DuPage,
  • Documentation and Litigation in Home Health
    Client Presentation,
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses Meeting; Maywood, IL,
  • Informed Consent
    Chicago, IL,
  • Issues in Informed Consent
    Client Presentation,
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Webinar,
  • Legal Issues in Nursing
    Client Presentation,

Education on Demand



Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, J.D., 2013

Health Law Certificate, 2013

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, B.S.N., 1985


  • Illinois
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