- Professional Overview
Kevin C. Rasp is a partner at O’Hagan Meyer’s Chicago office. He began his career at a medical malpractice defense firm in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he defended healthcare providers in Indiana’s unique Medical Review Panel system. He worked closely with client physicians, nursing homes, and hospitals to learn the applicable medicine and prepare submissions to the Medical Review Panel. When cases were not resolved at the Medical Review Panel stage, Kevin defended his healthcare clients as their medical malpractice cases continued in state court.
While in Indiana, Kevin also defended products liability and personal injury cases from the initial stage of investigation through discovery, mediation, and trial. He represented clients in courtrooms across the state, from South Bend to Bedford, from Knox to New Castle. Kevin maintains his Indiana license so regularly represents clients in the State of Indiana.
When Kevin returned to Chicago, his practice focused on the defense of products liability, wrongful death, and mass tort cases in Illinois, Indiana and around the country. He managed a varied and challenging caseload where he had the opportunity to depose expert witnesses, lead trial teams, and brief a successful appeal.
Now at O’Hagan Meyer, Kevin has a diverse practice. He defends healthcare providers in cases alleging medical malpractice, wrongful death, or violations of the Nursing Home Care Act. He represents directors and officers in breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims. He has experience defending class actions and in proceedings before FINRA and the EEOC. As an associate, he represented auto manufacturers in product liability cases alleging serious personal injury or death. His focus is health law and medical malpractice, but he is a litigator and enjoys representing clients in cases of all types. He prefers the courtroom to the mediator’s office but litigates cases for his clients and works to find efficient, satisfactory, creative resolutions wherever possible.
Kevin is also an adjunct legal writing professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and has taught since 2013. He currently teaches Health Law Appellate Advocacy to second-year law students but previously taught sections of Health Law Legal Writing and Legal Writing to first-year law students.
- Practice Areas
- Education and Admissions
- Kevin graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2007.
- Kevin studied writing at DePauw University and graduated from its Honor Scholar Program.
Federal Bar Admissions: Northern District of Indiana, Southern District of Indiana, Northern District of Illinois, and Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Professional Organization Memberships
- Adjunct Professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law
- Former Associate Board member of CARPLS (www.carpls.org), which provides pro bono legal referrals and advice through help desks and telephone hotline
- News, Honors, Publications & Speeches
- Appellate Court Affirms Receivership Proceedings
- CARPLS Adds New Associate Board Member
- Two Summary Judgments Affirmed on Appeal
- Author – The Expertise of Medical Experts: Assessing Medical Education and Specialization When Experts Opine Across Specialties, Indiana Civil Litigation Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2010)
- Author – The Legal Ramifications of Best Practices in Health Care, 15 Annals Health L. 361 (Summer 2006)
- Presenter – The Medical Review Panel Process in Indiana, lecture to local paralegal students, (September 2008)
- Reported Case – Carlson v. Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 943 N.E.2d 237 (Ill. Ct. App. 2011)