Dr. Kenneth Chessick is 2014 Francis X. Riley Lecturer on Professionalism

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Dr. Kenneth C. Chessick, Of Counsel at Clifford Law Offices, has been selected as the 21st Annual Francis X. Riley Lecturer on Professionalism at Northern Illinois University College of Law.

Dr. Kenneth C. Chessick

Dr. Kenneth C. Chessick, Of Counsel at Clifford Law Offices, has been selected as the 21st Annual Francis X. Riley Lecturer on Professionalism at Northern Illinois University College of Law

“Professionalism and Ethics in Medicine, Business and the Law: Are They Different?” is the topic of Dr. Kenneth Chessick’s speech at his alma mater 3 p.m. April 4 in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom. Dr. Chessick, a board certified surgeon, also is a trial lawyer who has made a mark in the area of fighting for patients’ rights in medical malpractice cases for the past three decades. He was honored at Northern Illinois University with the Alumnus of the Year Award in 2001 and in 2012 as the NIU Law Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He has endowed academic scholarships for law students as part of the Kenneth C. Chessick Civil Justice Endowed Scholarship Program and his generosity to the school led to the opening last year of the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Center, a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility for student athletes.

This lecture series brings distinguished speakers to NIU to discuss current issues relating to the legal profession as well as honoring the legacy of Professor Emeritus Riley who devoted his life to the law and legal education until he passed away at the age of 93 in 2006. Previous speakers have been the Hon. Marvin E. Aspen of the Northern District of Illinois, the Hon. Abner J. Mikva, the Hon. Thomas L. Kilbride of the Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

One hour of continuing legal education credit is being offered for attendance. For more information or to register, call 815-753-9655 or email lawevents(at)niu(dot)edu.

About Kenneth C. Chessick, MD, JD and Clifford Law Offices
Kenneth C. Chessick, MD, JD, is a trial lawyer dedicated to providing justice for victims of medical and hospital negligence. He has protected patients and their legal rights as a lawyer since 1984, and as a physician and then board certified general surgeon since 1968. Dr. Chessick has particular expertise in cancer and vascular surgery, gastroenterology, and emergency medicine, having practiced for over forty years. He has successfully prosecuted lawsuits and appeals in state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of Illinois. Dr. Kenneth C. Chessick is Of Counsel at Clifford Law Offices, ranked one of the top law firms in Illinois as well as in the country. Visit http://www.Chessick.com or http://www.CliffordLaw.com.

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