Charles F. Redden
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Charles F. Redden

Equity PartnerChicago Office

Charlie Redden has spent the last 30 years representing physicians, healthcare institutions and allied healthcare providers throughout Illinois. The son of medical professionals, Charlie has a distinct passion for the defense of medical negligence claims. He prides himself on providing not only the highest level of competence, but also compassion in the representation of healthcare providers which consistently result in the best possible results for his clients.

Charlie’s record as a trial lawyer is notable for both the sheer number of cases he has brought to a successful verdict and the defense verdicts earned in medical cases involving catastrophic injuries or death and complex medical issues of liability.

Over the course of his career Charlie he has defended physicians in nearly every medical subspecialty as well as podiatrists, chiropractors, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants and other allied health practitioners. He has also represented physicians in matters before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Charlie carries Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV rating, and he has been consistently recognized by a number of entities that annually rate top medical malpractice litigation attorneys, including Illinois’ Top Lawyers, Leading Lawyers and Super Lawyers. He has also been recognized in national listings, including the National Academy of Jurisprudence and the National Academy of Trial Lawyers (among the Premier 100), the Expert Network’s Distinguished Lawyer Designation (awarded to the top-ranked 3 percent of attorneys in his field) and Strathmore’s Who’s Who, among others. Charlie was also recently elected to the Society of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only membership which comprises Illinois’ top trial lawyers.

Outside work, Charlie devotes considerable time organizing and participating in service work, including the Appalachian Service Project. Along with his wife, Charlie established the Save a Soul Foundation, an Illinois charity that funds secondary education for Kenyan children and which financed the building of an orphanage in Limuru, Kenya.


  • Loyola University, School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Boston University, B.A., 1980


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