• Healthcare Liability Defense

    Healthcare Liability Defense

    For over thirty years, area hospitals and physicians have selected this Office to defend them in medical malpractice cases.
  • Healthcare Counseling

    Healthcare Counseling

    Because reasoned advice and well structured protocols avoid litigation, hospitals have turned to this firm’s litigators for counseling on a wide variety of legal issues.
  • General Business Litigation

    General Business Litigation

    Corporate clients have also tapped into the Office’s extensive trial experience to gain an “advocacy edge” in their business litigation. Those truly knowledgeable about litigation realize that true trial experience is becoming a lost art.
  • Meritorious Injury Claims

    Meritorious Injury Claims

    Our two primary strengths: 1) trial success and experience and 2) knowledge of the medicine, have been invaluable assets to our clients with meritorious injury claims in fields other than medical malpractice, such as vehicular accident, products liability and other personal injury.

COVID-19 Notice

We at FSC Legal are watching the developing situation with Covid-19 carefully. At this time we have elected to follow the recommendations of multiple international, federal, and state administrations/health organizations and our lawyers and staff are limiting time in the office by working remotely where possible. Please be advised that each of the courts in which we currently have active cases is postponing non-emergency civil matters and assigning new status dates without appearances. We will continue to keep you advised as to your case progress and are available by phone or email should you need to speak to us. We hope you all are staying safe and healthy.

As a Firm that focuses on defending healthcare clients, in the past several weeks we have been getting more and more calls and emails from our clients seeking guidance with regard to best practices and rising concerns over professional negligence claims in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. This Memorandum is intended to provide healthcare practitioners.. read more →

Welcome to Faulkner Spears & Chudoba LLC

“We are trial attorneys who blend Chicago level credentials with Rockford practicality and value.”

– David Faulkner, Founding Partner of Faulkner Spears & Chudoba LLC


Contact Faulkner Spears & Chudoba LLC

308 W. State Street
Suite 115
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 963-8050
(815) 963-8057 (fax)
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Counties we serve in Illinois

illinois counties
Because Northern Illinois practice can be very local in nature, we believe the resident status of our attorneys is a plus for our clients and we find that we have been well received in the various local courts in which we practice, which encompass the Illinois counties of:

  • Boone
  • Carroll
  • Cook
  • Dekalb
  • Henry
  • JoDaviess
  • Kane
  • LaSalle
  • Lee
  • McHenry
  • Ogle
  • Rock Island
  • Stephenson
  • Whiteside
  • Winnebago

Counties we serve in Wisconsin

Wisconsin counties that we serve highlighted

  • Green
  • Lafayette
  • Racine
  • Kenosha
  • Rock
  • Walworth

After a twelve day jury trial in Winnebago County, David Faulkner, on March 10, 2017, obtained a not guilty verdict in favor of SwedishAmerican Hospital. Plaintiff made the claim that alleged physician and nursing mishandling of a shoulder dystocia delivery led to birth asphyxia, cognitive delays and a brachial plexus injury. Plaintiff sought $4,200,000.00 in.. read more →

05 Jan 2017
January 5, 2017

Jury Trial in Federal Court for Local Clients

In an example of a non healthcare client taking advantage of the Office’s trial expertise, area clients retained David Faulkner as local defense counsel and assisting trial counsel in a six day jury trial before the Honorable Frederick J. Kapala of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Western Division, Rockford)… read more →

In October of 2014, Dave Faulkner obtained a not guilty verdict in favor of a cardiologist in a two week jury trial, successfully asserting a “causation only” defense. Plaintiff asked the jury to award $7 million in the claimed wrongful death of an employed, 49 year old, married, mother of two children. Even though the.. read more →