Andrew M. Ramage

Partner

Andrew Ramage focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial, healthcare and governmental litigation, including professional liability defense of physicians, representation of businesses and educational institutions (secondary and post-secondary), employment law and administrative law. Mr. Ramage has significant jury and bench trial experience in both state and federal courts. At BHS, and as a former partner in a national law firm and as an Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Ramage has represented and opposed government at every level and has litigated many private business disputes. Mr. Ramage’s practice is focused broadly on complex civil litigation and frequently involves professional liability, business, civil rights, contractual and employment claims. Mr. Ramage’s clients include a number of healthcare providers and organizations, educational institutions, governmental vendors, not-for-profits, insurers, banks and counties. He is a very experienced federal litigator, especially involving civil rights defense of medical claims. He is also well-acquainted with FOIA, Open Meetings Act, and Consumer Fraud Act issues unique to Illinois. Due to his considerable governmental law expertise, Mr. Ramage has been appointed on multiple occasions to serve as both a Special Assistant Attorney General and State’s Attorney for class actions and civil rights disputes, as well as outside general counsel and labor arbitration attorney for local governmental bodies. Mr. Ramage regularly advises healthcare providers on confidentiality issues, medical records documentation, policies and procedures and privacy issues under the mental health statutes and HIPAA.  Mr. Ramage also counsels and represents businesses, healthcare administrators and practitioners and individuals who face risk management, governmental licensing, regulatory and compliance issues with, for example, the Departments of Professional and Financial Regulation, Insurance, Human Rights, the EEOC and the Illinois Attorney General.  Mr. Ramage currently also serves as a Commissioner for the Illinois Court of Claims. 

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1999

EDUCATION

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois (J.D. - 1998)
  • Eastern Illinois University, (M.A., Political Science - 1994)
  • Eastern Illinois University, (B.A., Political Science - 1993)