Kristine Reveille
Swanson Martin & Bell
Medical malpractice defense

What sets Kristine Reveille apart from her peers in the medical malpractice defense arena? Those who have worked with her and argued cases against her point to her ability to understand and explain complex medical and legal issues in a way that is relatable to everyone. 

They also cite her passion and deep knowledge of medical law. Combine that with a refusal to be outworked by anyone and a deep commitment to her clients? It's no wonder that Reveille has built a reputation as one of the top medical malpractice professionals in the city. 

"Kristine possesses a confident yet not arrogant way of communicating and advocating her position," said Gerald Bekkerman, founding partner of Chicago law firm Taxman Pollock Murray & Bekkerman. "She has a reputation for being intelligent yet reasonable without insulting your adversarial position. She speaks candidly about the matters that she handles and can argue her position while focusing on the positives but also admitting the negatives."

During her career, Reveille has earned several big victories for clients. This includes the positive result she won in a case involving a neurological injury. Reveille knew that the legal arguments presented by the plaintiff were difficult and required top experts and legal analysis to overcome. 

Reveille spent long hours crafting her arguments and brought in qualified experts to overcome the allegations. In the end? Thanks largely to Reveille's skill, she earned a positive result for her client. 

"I can always trust Kristine to provide me with an honest and thoughtful discussion on legal matters," said Jessica Kray, manager of claims and litigation with Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. "Her analysis is never narrow-minded and considers all arguments and strengths and weaknesses. Working with Kristine is a pleasure, and she has an extremely promising career in medical malpractice litigation and beyond."

Reveille has appeared before Thomas Lyons, judge with the Circuit Court of Cook County, several times during her career, both for trial and pre-trial settlement conferences. She also tried a complex medical malpractice jury trial to verdict in Lyons' courtroom. 

Lyons said that Reveille's legal skills were clear during this trial. And in the end? The jury found no liability against Reveille's doctor client. 

"She exemplifies professionalism and courtesy while zealously representing her clients," Lyons said. "She is always well prepared and is an example of what an attorney should be."

During her career, Reveille has remained active with the alumni organizations at both Northwestern University and Loyola University School of Law. This includes serving as a guest lecturer during Loyola's Practical Skills Bootcamp and its Litigation Seminar. She has also mentored law students and recent graduates through the Illinois Supreme Court Mentoring Program.

Reveille has co-chaired her firm's Investing in Justice Campaign, a task that included coordinating a large-scale fund-raiser with the Chicago Bar Foundation. In addition, she has volunteered with The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in conjunction with the hospital's efforts to raise funds for cancer research.