Kelly K. McFadden
Kelly McFadden is a litigator and Registered Nurse who has worked inside health care organizations as a Corporate Compliance Officer, In-House Counsel, Regional Director of Risk Management and Staff Nurse, as well as for a large national law firm. She holds an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability. Currently, she devotes her practice to the defense of health care professionals and their organizations. Ms. McFadden’s particular focus is on the defense of physicians and other health care professionals and their practices, hospitals and other health care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living, and independent living communities and their staff. Ms. McFadden’s extensive medical knowledge and in-house experience are assets in her trial work and in counseling of clients in health care risk management and regulatory issues. From 2018 to present, Ms. McFadden has been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer in the area of medical malpractice defense.
As an in-house attorney, compliance officer and director of risk management, she was heavily involved in developing and implementing HIPAA compliance programs. Ms. McFadden also handled a wealth of regulatory and operational legal issues, including contracts, leases, zoning matters, safety and employment. Additionally, she managed incidents and accidents at various properties; developed and established an assisted living program; established a pharmacy program within an assisted living community; and directed the closing of a sheltered care property.
In July 2010, Ms. McFadden left her practice at national law firm, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, to become a founding partner of O’Neill McFadden & Willett LLP. The firm specializes in the defense of professional liability claims throughout the State of Indiana, risk management services to professional organizations, as well as health care regulatory issues in Illinois and Indiana.
In September 2011, Ms. McFadden was named by the Times Media Company as one of the top “20 Under 40” business dynamos in Northwest Indiana.