Diane M. Baron

Partner

Location: Chicago, IL

Phone: 312.606.7580

Biography

Diane M. Baron is a partner with Clausen Miller P.C. with extensive litigation experience in the defense of healthcare liability cases, including the representation of psychiatric hospitals, psychologists, therapists, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, physicians, nurses, nursing homes and home healthcare agencies in the state and federal courts as well as before the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. She has defended cases involving professional negligence, including failure to properly diagnose, treat and/or refer, misprescription of medication, repressed memory, undue familiarity and failure to prevent suicide. She has also litigated claims of breach of confidentiality and defamation involving mental healthcare providers. Diane also has extensive experience in defending other types of healthcare malpractice cases, including the representation of physicians, nurses, nursing homes and home healthcare agencies. She has also litigated cases involving illnesses such as salmonella and hepatitis. Diane has also represented other professionals, such as insurance brokers and attorneys, in malpractice cases.

Diane also has extensive experience in employment law, including Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), due process, First Amendment, sexual harassment and retaliatory discharge claims. In school cases and employment cases, she has litigated in the state and federal courts as well as before the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Illinois Human Rights Commission. She has also defended municipal entities in voting rights, discrimination cases and in other cases involving alleged violations of constitutional rights. Diane also has experience in insurance coverage matters, including the litigation of coverage disputes in the state, federal and bankruptcy courts.

Diane was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1984 and the New York Bar in 1997. She graduated from Northwestern University, receiving a B.S. degree with high honors and a Juris Doctor degree. Diane is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.

Education

  • J.D. Northwestern University School of Law, 1984
  • B.S. Northwestern University, 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association

Awards

  • Leading Lawyers, 2019
  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Tyler Jay Lory

  • Irvine

    California 92614

    17901 Von Karman Avenue

    Suite 650

    Irvine, California 92614

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, One Urban Center

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • Orlando

    Florida 32801

    618 E. South Street

    Suite 500

    Orlando, Florida 32801

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman