Jill M. Hutchison concentrates in complex civil litigation, focusing on class and mass tort actions. She has significant experience defending toxic tort, product liability and consumer fraud claims. She has represented clients in state and federal courts and in arbitrations and has developed particular skill in managing the scientific and expert aspects of these cases. Ms. Hutchison is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation, Products Liability and Class Action Practices.
Ms. Hutchison is active in several professional and civic organizations, including the Defense Research Institute, where she currently serves as the Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Committee’s Women in the Law Vice Chair. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Chicago and as a member of the President's Leadership Council of The Field Museum. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily prosecuting individual civil rights violations and representing individuals seeking orders of protection in connection with domestic violence situations.
Ms. Hutchison regularly publishes on topics related to product liability and toxic torts. In law school, Ms. Hutchison was a research assistant to Prof. Linda S. Mullenix, assisting in the preparation of the second edition of Mass Tort Litigation. More recently, she co-authored chapters on medical monitoring and nuisance, respectively, in PLI's Product Liability Litigation: Current Law, Strategies, and Best Practices and the ABA's Environmental Liability and Insurance Recovery.