Kathryn Lapin concentrates her practice on product liability, medical malpractice, toxic tort, and equine law. With experience spanning a diverse array of legal environments, she adeptly interweaves these insights into every facet of the litigation process.
Kathryn’s academic journey led her to secure a cum laude J.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, ranking within the top 22 percent of her graduating class. Her specialized areas of concentration encompass Trial Advocacy & Dispute Resolution as well as Criminal Law & Procedure. Noteworthy accolades include her participation as a four-time national mock trial contender, her distinguished role as president of the Trial Advocacy Honors Board, and her active engagement as a 711-licensed attorney in 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. Here, she successfully managed courtroom proceedings and prosecuted minor infractions. Moreover, she enriched her experiences by contributing as a research assistant to the Honorable David R. Navarro, Circuit Court of Cook County, where she grappled with the constitutional complexities of remote legal proceedings amidst a pandemic. She also served 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.
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