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Ian M. Sherman

Ian M. Sherman



  • Litigation
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security

WSG Practice Industries


Illinois, U.S.A.


Ian M. Sherman is a trial lawyer and has handled the defense of cases involving medical malpractice, professional discipline, professional responsibility and ethical matters, HIPAA issues, social work & school litigation, commercial litigation, construction accidents, products liability, general torts, toxic torts, false arrest and imprisonment, defamation, employers liability, occupational diseases, as well as insurance coverage and declaratory judgment actions.

One of his important trial successes was described in Medical Economics, “Will Your HMO Pull You Into a Malpractice Suit?,” and two others appeared in OB/GYN Malpractice Prevention “Uterus and Bladder Rupture During VBAC” and “Were Residents or On-Call OB Liable for Fatal Dystocia?" Mr. Sherman was a guest on the Business Newsmakers television show on Channel 23 (WCIU) to discuss “Telemedicine Law”.

Since 1983, he has performed pro bono cases for the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Institute and has also done pro bono work for the American Jewish Congress (Midwest Region), now JUF Community Legal Services, since 1992.

Mr. Sherman is also an associate general counsel in Dykema's Office of General Counsel. He was previously Chairman, Associates Training Committee for 10 years at Rooks Pitts.

Mr. Sherman was an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School in 2016 and 2017.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1978


Boston University, J.D., cum laude University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, A.B., cum laude
Areas of Practice

Litigation | Privacy and Data Security | Professional Liability Litigation

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association (Past Chairman, Medical-Legal Relations Committee 2001-2002) (Member, Professional Responsibility, Health Law and Tort Law Committees)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Past Member, Committee on Professional Conduct; and Member, Tort and Health Law Sections)
  • The Society of Trial Lawyers (Illinois)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Illinois Chapter)
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys


  • Speaker at eighteen (18) seminars/lectures on various legal topics since 2000


  • Dec. 2008-Legal Health Update:"With Malpractice Case Settled, My Worries Are Over-Right?" in Chicago Hospital News;1993 - Illinois Medicine "Case in Point: Histories and Testing Vital in Problem Pregnancies"
  • Illinois Bar Journal "Contribution from Employers: Availability, Good Faith Settlements and What the Future May Hold"

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