Igor A. Brusil, MSc, JD
I obtained my Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law and earned a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law. Prior to law school, I completed undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of California at Los Angeles and earned a Master of Sciences degree (with merit) from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.
I have been involved in healthcare my entire professional carrier: from the entry-level laboratory technician, to the high-complexity laboratory supervisor, to the medical practice manager, to – finally – the attorney at law. Perhaps not surprisingly, my clients consistently mention that when we interact, they feel that they communicate with a colleague, who is also a competent attorney. Most – but certainly not all – of my clients have an advanced degree and are licensed by a state licensing board.
Memorizing laws, rules, regulations and a few latin phrases is the easiest part of being an attorney. Training your brain “to think like a lawyer” is a bit more difficult. The most challenging skill to master – I think – is the ability to explain complex concepts in a way that a non-lawyer client can understand and make an informed decision.
I am not convinced that it is possible to know everything about everything. I am convinced, however, that competent counsel should take time to learn the client’s industry and specific business arrangements. Client needs and goals are not socks – one size does not fit all.
Professional Membership: State Bar Associations of Texas and Illinois.
Licensed to practice law: Texas and Illinois.