Ms. Ramson has extensive experience representing physicians, nurses, and professional corporations. Clients appreciate her ability to put them at ease by helping them to understand the litigation process. Julie Ramson enjoys telling her stories outside the courtroom as well.  She has published over 10 murder mystery novels online and has been honored for them.  From the frivolous to the surprising, her novels have sold well in both domestic and foreign countries.

Her background as a registered nurse, nursing supervisor and nursing educator gives her the ability to translate highly technical medical terminology and procedures into language that is readily understood by jurors. She connects with jurors in a direct way, emphasizing the points the jury needs to understand in order to return a verdict for her clients.

She also enjoys spending time with her family, including her great nieces who she describes as the lights of her life. Another of her diversions from the rigors of practicing law is traveling. In particular, she enjoys cruising to such places as Alaska, Europe, Panama, Russia and Scandinavia.


  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel


(May, 2016)

The Difference between a Deposition and Trial Testimony


  • Guest Lecturer, "Risk Management and Records Keeping" Seminar, March 2000
  • Faculty Lecturer, Masters Program, National University of Health Sciences, "Risk Management" 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Guest Lecturer PSIC Agency Workshop, 2013


Defense of physician -- Medical Malpractice

The legal representative of a deceased patient filed a lawsuit claiming our client, a physician, failed to accurately interpret cardiology tests. The plaintiff sought damages of up to $15 million, but Ms. Ramson’s successful defense resulted in a verdict finding no liability on the part of the doctor.

Defense of doctor -- Medical Malpractice

Client was accused of failing to properly treat a 23-year old man who was suffering from bilateral pneumonia. Even with the aggressive treatment by the admitting physician, two critical care physicians, and an infectious disease specialist, the young man eventually succumbed to his illness. A lawsuit filed on behalf of the patient’s estate was ultimately dismissed without any payment or liability on the part of any of the doctors.

Defense of Cardiologist -- Medical Malpractice

A cardiologist was asked to see an elderly patient to evaluate him for a possible cardiac ablation. The patient presented with atrial flutter and supraventricular arrhythmias. The cardiologist recommended an electrophysiologic study and cardia ablation. The atrial flutter and the supraventricular arrhythmias ablated and resolved, but the day after the procedures, the patient experienced plummeting blood oxygen saturations requiring the patient being placed on a ventilator. The patient died four years later, and the family sued the cardiologist. McKenna successfully defended the cardiologist who won the case following a trial.

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