Kathryn Lapin concentrates her practice on the defense of product liability, professional malpractice, and commercial litigation and technology. With experience spanning a diverse array of legal environments, she adeptly interweaves these insights into every facet of the litigation process.

Kathryn graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, ranking in the top 22% of her class. Her academic focus included Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution and Criminal Law & Procedure. Notable achievements include four-time participation in national mock trial competitions, presidency of the Trial Advocacy Honors Board, and licensure as a 711 attorney in the Pro Bono Litigation Clinic. During her tenure, she clerked for the City of Chicago Department of Law, managing courtroom proceedings and prosecuting minor infractions. Additionally, Kathryn served as a research assistant to the Honorable David R. Navarro, grappling with constitutional complexities in remote legal proceedings during the pandemic, and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Regina A. Scannicchio, gaining valuable insights into judicial processes.

Kathryn holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Beyond her legal pursuits, Kathryn leads a dynamic and vibrant lifestyle. 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 global travel. A true testament to her dedication, Kathryn nurtures aspiring legal minds by coaching mock trial teams and generously imparting her legal expertise and mentorship, thereby giving back to her alma mater and fostering the next generation of 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


  • Polish