Kathryn Lapin concentrates her practice on toxic tort, product liability and premises liability. Her experience in a variety of legal settings – from courtrooms to clerkships – provides an excellent basis for her approach to legal research, motion drafting, taking depositions and preparing for trial.

She 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 and obtained certificates in both 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 traffic 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.

When not practicing law, Kathryn is a pilot, equestrian and proud dog mom to her goldendoodle Piper. She is also active in her community as a volunteer and enjoys snowboarding, playing piano and traveling.

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


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