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About Me

My practice focuses on personal injury, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect cases. I am committed to providing quality and personalized legal services to my clients and their families. I appreciate that my clients and referring attorneys have a wide variety of attorneys to choose from. When I form a relationship with a client, or another attorney, my intent is to form a long term relationship, even if the case is quick and easy to resolve. By building relationships, I build my practice.  


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Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    9 years
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    9 years
  3. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 25%
    9 years



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Richard Lee Turner Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Cat knows the law and is a zealous advocate for her clients. She also contributes significantly to her profession in bar association activities to help educate and enlighten her colleagues. I highly recommend her.


    Richard Turner Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John L. Schroeder

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John Schroeder Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Catherine D. Battista, Esq.

2175 Point Boulevard Suite 150
Elgin, IL, 60123-9216


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200608/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2014
Outstanding New LawyerKane County Bar Association2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyKonicek & Dillon, PC2007 - 2010
Associate AttorneyAdamski & Conti, P.C.2006 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Kane County Bar AssociationEditor-in-Chief of Law Journal2006 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Daniel Fox v. John Fox, Case No. 2009 L 015011Plaintiff’s Verdict ($718,346.50)
Ellen Hanson, Ltd. v. Kevin Gustafson, et al., Case No. 2004 L 012903Defense verdict
Fairway Drive Associates, LLC v. Carl Rose Sr., d/b/a Rose’s Snow RemovalPlaintiff’s Judgment ($44,154.96)
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Publication NameTitleDate
Bar Briefs (Kane County)New and Amended Supreme Court Rules bring E-Filing; Service by E-Mail; Heightened Protection for Personal Identity Information; the Prohibition of Filing Discovery; and the Redaction of Privileged Documents or Work Product2013
Bar Briefs (Kane County)Sandra T. Parga Awarded with 2013 Kane County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Achievement Award2013
Bar Briefs (Kane County)Celebrating 140 Years of Female Attorneys in Illinois2012
Bar Briefs (Kane County)Two Attorneys – One Commitment to Pro Bono Service2012
Bar Briefs (Kane County)Technology in Practice: E-Filing 101 at the State Level2011
Illinois State Bar JournalNavigating the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act2011
Bar Briefs (Kane County)Nine Simple Rules for Better Legal Writing2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Association for Continuing Legal EducationLawyer Apps 1012012
Association for Continuing Legal EducationFrom Associate to Shareholder2010