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Kathleen Olwell Sedey

Kathleen Olwell Sedey

also known as Kate Sedey

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Discrimination, Contracts & Agreements

About Me

Kate Sedey, Partner at The Case Law Firm, Ms. Sedey draws from a diverse body of experience to effectively represent and advise employees regarding their legal rights and protections in the workplace. From trying cases, arguing motions, and negotiating settlements, to researching and drafting legal memorandums and briefs, interviewing and deposing witnesses, and conducting discovery, her expertise on the plaintiff’s side of employment law is vast.  Ms. Sedey has earned the respect of clients and opposing counsel alike, and has been recognized by Chicago Magazine as a Rising Star in the field since 2012.


 


Ms. Sedey is admitted to practice law in Illinois. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 2004. She received her Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Labor & Employment Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2009, where she graduated with honors.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Discrimination: 40%
    3 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 40%
    3 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    3 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-350/hour), Contingent (20-33%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Ethan G. Zelizer

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Ethan Zelizer Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kristin Meridith Case

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Kristin Case Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact Info

The Case Law Firm

250 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 230
Chicago, IL, 60606

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star - Employment LitigationSuper Lawyers Illinois2015
Rising Star - Employment LitigationSuper Lawyers Illinois2014
Rising Star - Employment LitigationSuper Lawyers Illinois2013
Rising Star amongst Employment Litigation Attorneys in IllinoisSuper Lawyers2012
CALI Award for Excellence in Legal WritingChicago-Kent College of Law2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Law ClerkThe Case Law Firm LLC2007 - 2009
ParalegalPenny Nathan Kahan & Associates2005 - 2006
Legal AssistantSedey & Harper P.C.1999 - 2002

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)Member2007 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of LawLabor & Employment LawJ.D.2009
New York UniversityUrban Education Reform & PolicyB.A.2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Chicago Bar Association - Labor & Employment Law CommitteeRe-Visiting Twombly/Iqbal's Application to Employment Law2015