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I have practiced law for over 16 years, with experience in a variety of settings. I was lucky enough to practice in a large, global law firm during my formative years where I learned from the best! I gained priceless experience in transactional work, learning how to negotiative creative solutions for clients and implement them in the documents.  As a partner, I led the Health Information Technology Affinity Group, where I was in charge of building a practice that covered transactional matters and privacy and security - Anyone heard of HIPAA?

After nearly a decade, I left the hustle of downtown Chicago in favor of a home office in the suburbs. I kept practicing law and expanded my practice area to help small businesses. After five years, my practice had grown enough that I opened an office in a bright building in idyllic Homewood, Illinois.

I continue to accept new clients and am especially interested in helping entrepreneurs get started in their business ventures. If you need legal services, don't hesitate to reach out to an experienced attorney to help you!


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    17 years
  2. Health Care: 50%
    17 years



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Heidi Echols Law

1820 Ridge Road
Suite 101
Homewood, IL, 60430


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199905/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
National Public Service AwardABA Section of Business Law2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalHeidi Echols Law2009 - Present
PartnerMcDermott Will & Emery2000 - 2009
AssociateBell Boyd & Lloyd Chicago, Il1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Professional Women's NetworkMember2015 - Present
Professional Women's Club of ChicagoMember2015 - Present
Healthcare Information Management and Systems SocietyMember2010 - Present
American Health Lawyers AssociationAffinity Group Leader2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Revenue Cycle StrategistMedical Identity Theft: Prevention and Response2009
BNA Health Plan and Provider ReportHITECH Act: Analysis of Policy Implications, Requirements of Health IT Stimulus Provisions2009
American Bar Association, E-Health Business and Transactional Law (annual supplement)The E-Health Industry: General Business and Financing Issues2007
American Bar Association Health eSourceDonating Health Information Technology: Tax Issues Create Uncertainty for Donors2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Center for Conflict ResolutionMediationCertificate2016
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Saint Olaf CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Healthcare Information & Management Systems SocietyFunding for Health IT2009
BNA AudioconferenceEconomic Stimulus Package: HIPAA Amendments and Health IT Funding2009
HIMSS 2007 Annual Conference & ExhibitionPragmatic (and Effective) Negotiation Strategies2007
Healthcare Intelligence Network AudionconferenceHIPAA Security Auditing, Audit Trails & Audit Logs: The Key to Ongoing Compliance2005