Blair R. Kipnis

Blair R. Kipnis

AssociateChicago Office

Blair R. Kipnis is an associate attorney at Cunningham, Meyer, & Vedrine who focuses his practice on civil litigation, with an emphasis on medical malpractice and professional liability defense.

Blair has dedicated his practice to defending health care providers of all types against claims of medical negligence. He has successfully represented hospitals, medical groups, physicians, nursing homes and assisted living facilities in a wide variety of cases, many of which have resulted in summary judgment or dismissal for his clients.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he double majored in Economics and Philosophy and earned University Honors and the James B. Angell Scholar Award. He received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago, where he received dean’s list honors and the CALI Award for Excellence in Advocacy. He was also a member of the Loyola Consumer Law Review and the Federal Tax Clinic. During law school, Blair gained valuable experience clerking for a prominent tax litigation firm as well as serving as a judicial intern for Circuit Court Judge James R. Epstein.

Blair has been consistently recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in medical malpractice defense in Illinois since 2018, a distinction based on peer nomination and evaluation, as well as independent research.


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 2005


  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois