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Roger Gustafson brings the perspective gained from broad based litigation experience to his already extensive background in defending physicians and other professionals. His experiences include handling litigation in the fields of medical malpractice, construction litigation, real estate broker liability and employment matters. On the counseling side, he’s advised clients in the fields of hospital privacy and credentialing, employment liability prevention, and risk management. Roger was selected as a 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star – fewer than 2.5% of Illinois attorneys under the age of 40 are chosen in this highly selective process.
A sought after speaker, Roger has spoken to such groups as the Illinois Hospital Association, Rockford Memorial Hospital, the City of Roscoe and various Lorman Continuing Education Seminars. Mr. Gustafson is currently a member of the steering committee of the Health Law Division of the Illinois State Bar Association, serves on the City of Loves Park’s Comprehensive Planning Commission, and has served on the Winnebago County Crime Commission and a Steering Committee of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.
Roger first experienced litigation from the client’s perspective, when he served as the Risk Manager for Hammes Sports Development in Madison, Wisconsin, overseeing their litigation in the sports construction industry (clients including the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions). Once he decided to become more personally involved in trial work, he first joined our predecessor firm, Faulkner & Jensen in 2003. He served as counsel to various insurers and hospitals both here and at a large Chicago based law firm.
Mr. Gustafson graduated with Full Department Honors from the Polticial Science Department of Illinois State University in 1999. He then attended Northern Illinois University School of Law, serving on the Appellate Moot Court team, and earning his JD in 2002. He currently is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and practices in both the federal and state courts.