Andrea M. Ross
Andrea graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2001 with a bachelor’s of business administration in marketing. She attended law school at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois where she earned a juris doctorate in 2006. Andrea has been a member of the Illinois state bar since 2006. She is also a member of the federal bar for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Bar Association. Recently, Andrea was selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.
In her representation of clients in arbitrations, mediations, appeals and trials, Andrea has gained a diverse background in litigation. She has gained experience in a wide range of litigation matters including insurance coverage, premises liability, environmental, products liability, professional liability construction liability, and general negligence claims. At both the trial and appellate levels, Andrea has successfully defended personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents and construction negligence as well as wrongful death suits. She also has significant experience in insurance coverage disputes at both the trial and appellate levels.
Andrea, with William Stone and Richard Johnson, concluded an attorney malpractice trial entitled Yongping Zhou v. John Huang, et al, Case No. 03 L 5438 (April 2010), representing a plaintiff who claimed he was wrongfully incarcerated for over two years as a result of his immigration attorney’s malpractice. After a 10 day trial, a jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for $4 million. On the appeal, which was handled by Mr. Stone, Mr. Johnson and Andrea, the appellate court reversed, in a non-published rule 23 decision, granting the defendant judgment notwithstanding the verdict finding that attorneys (unlike doctors) cannot be held liable for non-economic damages. The court even found the jury’s award of actual money damages to cover needed psychological counseling was “non-economic damages.” The appellate court refused to publish the opinion and the Illinois Supreme court refused to accept the petition for leave to appeal.