Lynn Geerdes


Lynn Geerdes is a partner in the Chicago office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Long-Term Care & Elder Law, Healthcare, Medical Malpractice, and Labor & Employment Practices. Ms. Geerdes has successfully defended numerous cases on behalf of hospitals, nursing homes, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, psychiatric and behavioral health facilities, surgery centers, physicians, nurses, and home health care agencies.

Ms. Geerdes also has extensive experience in defending employers in state and federal court in matters involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants, charges of discrimination, Title VII, ADA, ADAAA, FLSA, drug testing, race discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, wrongful termination, and wage and hour disputes.

Ms. Geerdes has handled high profile commercial litigation cases including intellectual property cases involving patent and trademark infringement, and trade secrets.  She has experience in the areas of mass tort, antitrust, securities litigation, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business torts.  Ms. Geerdes has also successfully litigated complex insurance coverage, multi-plaintiff products liability cases, and auto cases.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Long-Term Care & Elder Law
  • Healthcare
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Labor & Employment
  • COVID-19: Healthcare/Long-Term Care/Regulatory
  • COVID-19: Labor & Employment

Additional Experience




US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • The Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni Association

Awards & Honors

  • Named top "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40" by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, publishers of the Chicago Lawyer Magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Insurance Practice Group Marketing Award
  • Pro bono work featured in Newsweek, New York Law Journal and Steven Brill book After: The September 12 Era
  • Iowa Law Review Editor, Appellate Advocacy finalist and top oralist, Moot Court Board, Stephenson Award for Trial Advocacy

Professional Presentations

Ms. Geerdes has presented seminars to employers and insurers regarding employment issues such as the ADA Amendments Act and Affordable Care Act, among others.


University of Iowa College of Law

Juris Doctor, 1997

Drake University

Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Actuarial Science major, 1990

Prior Experience

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Geerdes was a health care consulting actuary in Chicago.


  • “How to Keep a Corporate Secret”, Employment Trends
  • “How to Avoid Punitive Damages after Kolstad”, CCH Journal of Employment Discrimination