Lisa Weinstein is a director at Grant & Eisenhofer and leads the firm’s birth injury litigation division. Her practice primarily focuses on representing women and children in birth injury and birth trauma litigation.
Prior to joining G&E, Ms. Weinstein founded The Weinstein Law Group, where she represented children who were victims of medical malpractice and birth injuries. In her practice as a plaintiffs’ trial lawyer, Ms. Weinstein has successfully litigated personal injury, medical malpractice and birth injury matters resulting in over $300 million in settlements and verdicts. Representative of Ms. Weinstein’s work is a $12.5 million settlement in which her client’s child suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen during the labor and delivery process, and over 20 other seven-figure settlements.
In 2020 and 2021, Ms. Weinstein was selected for inclusion to the Illinois Super Lawyers list. For eight years prior, she was selected to Illinois Super Lawyers’ list of Rising Stars. Ms. Weinstein was also named to the National Law Journal’s list of Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazers for 2020. She has also been honored by The National Trial Lawyers in the “Top 40 Under 40” for the past seven years and in 2020, was named in the “Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Illinois.” In 2018, Ms. Weinstein was recognized as one of Law360’s Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Rising Stars and was selected to receive the Lifetime Achievement award by America’s Top 100 Attorneys®. In May 2017, Ms. Weinstein authored “Understanding Newborn Strokes,” published in Trial magazine.
In 2018, Ms. Weinstein spoke at the American Association for Justice Annual Convention covering “The Initial Intake and Investigation of Birth Injury Cases - An Approach to Managing Risk,” and presented at the American Conference Institute Obstetric Malpractice Claims forum speaking on “Induced Labor Malpractice: Exploring Pitocin Complications and Injuries.” Ms. Weinstein spoke at the 2016 North American Brain Injury Society’s annual conference, covering “Representing Children with Acquired TBI,” and at the 2015 New Jersey Association for Justice seminar covering “When Medical Malpractice and Mass Tort Overlap.”
Ms. Weinstein is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and Board Member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. She is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum as well as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, recognized for her work in obtaining several notable settlements and verdicts. Additionally, she served as co-chair of the American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group and an Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Ms. Weinstein earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and graduated cum laude from DePaul University College of Law.