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Kelly M. Wiggins

312-425-3131

10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60603

211 Landmark Drive, Suite C2, Normal, IL 61761

1015 Locust Street, Suite 914, St. Louis, MO 63101

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Kelly M. Wiggins

Kelly M. Wiggins

Partner

Direct Phone:312-334-9495

Kelly M. Wiggins is a Partner at BCM Law and has been aggressively defending Illinois employers for over 17 years. Kelly has litigated numerous cases before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission at various venues as well as in the Circuit and Appellate Courts. She believes in a thorough investigation and making a clear, detailed record at trial. This was exemplified in Dukich v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Comm’n, when the Appellate Court rejected Petitioner’s argument that wet pavement was an increased risk. The published decision was deemed a win for all Illinois employers dealing with premises-related accidents caused by exposure to elements.

Kelly provides her clients with outstanding service during all phases of litigation, from initial strategic planning to final resolution. Kelly can be relied upon to make complicated laws easier to understand and options easier to weigh to assist client’s in making the best possible decisions. As a policy advocate, she consults with clients on the best practices related to accident reporting, investigations, and claim handling procedures with the goal of helping each client manage risk and mitigate costs.

In her spare time, Kelly spends her time with her husband, four children, and two dogs.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (formerly The John Marshall Law School), J.D., 2004
  • The College of Law, London, Legal Study Abroad Program, 2002
  • University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, B.A., 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2021
  • Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association (WCLA)
  • Chicago Bar Association Committee Leadership Chair Workers’ Compensation Committee (2023-2024)
  • Chicago Bar Association Vice Chair Workers’ Compensation Committee (2022-2023)
  • Wisconsin Association of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys (WAWCA)
  • Claims Association of Greater Chicago (CAGC)
  • Habitat for Humanity Women Build Volunteer (2017, 2019-2022)
  • True Patriots Care Volunteer (2020 - Present)

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Magazine (2021 - present)
  • Recognized as an "Emerging Lawyer" by Leading Lawyers Magazine (2015 - 2020)

Presentations

  • Illinois Work Comp 101 - The Claims Association of Greater Chicago, November 2023
  • Illinois Workers' Compensation: The Modified Version - ProMedica, January 2023
  • Everything You Need to Know About Settlement - Advocate Aurora Health/Broadspire, June 2022
  • Causation, IME and Medical Rights/Obligations - Illinois Self-Insurers' Association Nuts & Bolts Workshop, April 2022
  • Pain Regimens and Impact on Return to Work - CCMSI, October 2015
  • Pain Management Referrals & Spinal Cord Simulators: Mitigating Your Workers' Compensation Exposure - Sedgwick, March 2015
  • Failed Back Syndrome: Case Law Briefs - CCMSI, June 2013
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • DRI
  • The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois Self-Insurers' Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
  • DRI
  • The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Illinois Self-Insurers' Association
10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-425-3131
211 Landmark Drive, Suite C2
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-862-4914
1015 Locust Street, Suite 914
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-300-0527
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