Ouding Legal Nurse Consulting is a Chicago based company providing local and national support to attorneys and affiliated companies. As a licensed Registered Nurse and certified Legal Nurse Consultant I am committed to providing quality medical legal services customized to meet each client's needs. I am an analytical thinker and will thoroughly evaluate medical records to assess cases for merit, causation, liability, and damages, providing you with a product guaranteed to your satisfaction. My nursing expertise gained over 28 years in a variety of settings will be a vital asset to your firm.


Review, evaluate, organize & summarize medical records

Identify breaches in standards of care, key issues, missed diagnoses, causation and assessment of damages

Discuss with attorney case strategy, key issues and additional needs.

Identify and recommend potential defendants, as well as consulting with health care providers

Draft questions for discovery depositions and interrogatories

Attend, document and summarize IME's

Attend trial as needed

Prepare detailed medical chronologies, timelines & case summaries

Conduct authoritative medical research which supports case facts

Educate and support legal team to better understand important medical issues of each case

Identify and locate expert witnesses, verifying credentials and making initial contact

Attend depositions; review expert reports & deposition transcripts

Assist in exhibit preparations including demonstrative aids, anatomical illustrations, creating charts, graphs & timelines


As a Registered Nurse for 28 years, I have had the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of specialties in many settings. This has enabled me to acquire the expertise needed as a Legal Nurse Consultant. Being clinically active on a pediatric/oncology unit, as well as a specialty infusion nurse, allows me to stay current with my skills and knowledge. In my previous nursing role as an educator/supervisor in a triage call center and as a Nurse Liaison for an LTACH, I learned the value of excellent communication, both verbal and written. I also have maternal child health experience working in an OB/Postpartum unit, level 2 nursery, childbirth, lactation & childhood development education, and birth curriculum development.
All of these experiences have provided me with extensive knowledge of the healthcare system, enabling me to assist clients in navigating through these systems to achieve a successful outcome to your case.

Professional Organizations

  • APHON - Association for Pediatric Hemotology Oncology Nurses
  • INS - Infusion Nurses Society
  • ABA - American Bar Association
  • CBA - Chicago Bar Association

Professional Certifications

  • BLS - Basic Life Support
  • PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • CLNC - Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
  • APHON - Chemotherapy Certified

Volunteer Organizations

  • Special Olympics
  • Camp Kids are Kids Chicago
  • Ronald McDonald Charities
  • Alliance for Women (CBA)

Laurie Ouding



1074 W. Taylor #258
Chicago,IL 60607