Marni R. Slavick

Marni R. Slavick

Equity PartnerChicago Office

Marni R. Slavick is an equity partner at Cunningham, Meyer & Vedrine where she focuses on physician and hospital medical negligence defense as well as the defense of skilled nursing and home health providers.

Marni has successfully defended healthcare professionals in a variety of high-exposure cases. Her trial experience extends to multi-specialty practice groups, hospitals and clinics throughout Illinois.

Her broad litigation skills make her adept at navigating complex medical negligence matters. In addition, she has handled general liability and premises liability matters for healthcare clients.

Marni also represents physicians in the full cycle of IDFPR (Illinois Department of Professional Regulation) claims. From initial complaint through the discovery and trial process, she is a strong advocate for physicians, helping them keep their licenses and continue practicing following disciplinary proceedings.

Additionally, she has developed a specialty practice defending home health product and service providers. Based on her deep understanding of the policies, procedures and complexities related to the growing trend of third-party care outsourcing, she has become the preferred choice for health services providers in this space.

In 2013 Marni was named to the <<Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s Forty Under 40 link to profile>> and has been consistently recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers.

She is regularly invited by health systems, hospitals, insurance companies and bar groups to speak on best practices in risk management and trial procedure, including jury selection and proper preparation of expert witnesses.


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, B.A., 1998
  • New Trier High School, 1994


  • State of Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois


The Fatigued Surgeon – A Legal Perspective

American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress

McCormick Place – Chicago, Illinois
October, 2015

The Electronic Medical Record – How Electronic Charting Helps and Hurts

Bloomington/Normal, Illinois
February, 2014

High Risk Obstetrics and Delivery Documentation

Evanston, Illinois
March, 2012

Charting the Perfect Note

Evanston, Illinois
April, 2011

Law Bulletin Seminars – CLE

Jury Deselection & Jury Management

March, 2010
Swissotel Chicago

Communication and Documentation

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
February, 2010

High Risk Obstetrics and Bad Outcomes

Evanston, Illinois
September, 2009

Mental Health and Disabilities Code (MHC)

Chicago, Illinois
April, 2008

Radiology and the Legal System

Chicago, Illinois
June, 2008

Risk Management from the Legal Perspective

Evanston, Illinois
June, 2006

Pitfalls of Litigation for the Insured Physician

Oak Brook, Illinois
May, 2006

ISMIE Presentation to Insured Physicians – CME

Anatomy of a Lawsuit

Oak Lawn, Illinois
March, 2005

Honors & Awards

  • 2013 Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 to Watch in Illinois
  • 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers, Chicago Magazine – Rising Stars
  • 2010 Illinois Super Lawyers, Chicago Magazine – Rising Stars
  • 2009 Illinois Super Lawyers, Chicago Magazine – Rising Stars