Kathryn Lapin concentrates her practice on product liability, medical malpractice and toxic tort. Her experience in a variety of legal settings – from courtrooms to clerkships – provides an excellent basis for her approach to legal research and motion drafting.
Kathryn earned her J.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, where she graduated cum laude in the top 22 percent of her class. She graduated with a concentration in Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution and Criminal Law & Procedure. She is a four-time national mock trial competitor, served as the president of the Trial Advocacy Honors Board and was an active 711-licensed student attorney for the Pro Bono Litigation Clinic.
While in law school, Kathryn served as a law clerk for the City of Chicago Department of Law, Legal Information & Prosecution Division where she managed a courtroom and prosecuted minor violations. She also served as a research assistant to the Honorable David R. Navarro, Circuit Court of Cook County and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Regina A. Scannicchio, Circuit Court of Cook County.
Kathryn holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In addition to her legal career, Kathryn leads a dynamic and fulfilling life. She is a pilot and equestrian, and her adventurous spirit takes her to the heights of extreme sports. Kathryn is also dedicated to serving her community as an active volunteer, and in her leisure time, she enjoys snowboarding, playing piano and traveling the world. Moreover, Kathryn gives back to her alma mater by coaching mock trial teams, sharing her legal expertise and mentorship with the next generation of aspiring attorneys.
- The Order of Barristers Honor Society, 2021
Professional & Civic Involvement
- Trial Team Coach, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, 2020 – present
- Volunteer, Partners for Progress, 2021 – present
- Mentor, Illinois Leadership Seminar, 2012 – 2020
- Secretary, EnginAires Aero Club, 2011 –2020