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Kristin Meridith Case

Employment and labor Attorney at Chicago, IL

4.6   18 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 21 years
    Missouri - MO 22 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2001
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2000
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

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Kristin M. Case is the founding Member of The Case Law Firm, now Case + Sedey, LLC.  She is admitted to practice law in Illinois as well as Missouri and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Illinois Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court.  Ms. Case has extensive experience representing clients during employment negotiations, before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and throughout the litigation process both in state and federal courts. 


Ms. Case received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Central Missouri State University where she served as an Editor for her college weekly newspaper.  Prior to attending law school at the University of Missouri, Ms. Case clerked for the Missouri House of Representatives.  During law school, Ms. Case focused her legal education on how to use the law to represent and empower individuals.  In her last year of schooling, Ms. Case represented battered women and children in obtaining court protection from their abusers. 


After receiving her Juris Doctorate, Ms. Case began her legal career clerking for the Honorable Ronald R. Holliger on the Missouri Court of Appeals.  After clerking, Ms. Case moved to Chicago and worked as an associate attorney in the commercial litigation division of a Chicago law firm.  After that and prior to forming The Case Law Firm, Ms. Case worked for Penny Nathan Kahan & Associates, a well-respected Chicago plaintiff’s employment law firm where she became a partner and regularly represented individuals in variety of employment cases. 



Ms. Case has spoke and written at length about employment matters for a variety of organizations, including the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization of Women and the Council on Education in Management.  She has also been interviewed and quoted in a variety of publications.



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Case + Sedey, LLC
250 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 230
Chicago, IL, 60606


4.6 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, highly regarded
I hired Kristin in 2021 for a complex atypical matter, She was engaged, detail oriented, and correct in directing me to next steps. Favorable outcome and would hire her again should I need and labor and employment attorney. I enjoyed working with her responsive paralegal as well.
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
There for me
Kristin was great to work with. She gave me honest feedback on my case and wasn't pushy at all. She listened to my concerns and moved at the pace that I felt comfortable with. She helped me find a reasonable and fair resolution with my employer.
Posted by Colleen | February 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Helped me consider my options
Kristin really helped me consider my options when I received my severance notification. I appreciated her thoughtful and efficient approach. Highly recommend!
Posted by Tuesday | December 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible Experience
It was definitely my good fortune to be referred and taken on as a client of Kristin Case. I have NEVER been involved in any sort of legal issue with anyone let alone a former employer. But, when I found myself in a situation that just didn’t feel above board, I reached out to a very good friend who referred me to Kristin. From my initial contact with Becca (Kristin’s paralegal) to final resolution, Kristin was an incredible listener with an uncanny ability to cut through the crap and boil an issue down to what is relevant vs. what is ridiculous and amateurish horseplay. Kristin is super personable but ALWAYS professional and keeps her eye on the ball no matter how much time transpires from start to finish. Lastly, to witness her in action…methodical, clever and efficient are just a few traits that immediately come to mind. I hope that I never find myself in this situation again; however, if I should, she will be the FIRST person I call!
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Response from Kristin Case January 5, 2021
Thank you so much for the kind words. We appreciate your feedback.
Posted by Anjali | May 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Kristin did an amazing job representing me in a very difficult situation. She was professional, graceful under pressure, and honest. She taught me how to negotiate in a professional and kind way.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service!
Kristin did an excellent job representing me in a negotiation. She was quick, thorough and offered prudent advice consistent with my objectives. Would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Kelly | March 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Sexual Harassment at Work - Call Kristin!
I can't say enough good things about Kristin Case and her team. This was such a difficult process and Kristin made the process tolerable - I always knew that Kristin had my back and had things covered. She was always so dialed into the details of my case and felt super comfortable in her very capable hands. I watched as she skillfully handled some crazy misogynistic defendants with strength, poise and ferocity. If I ever found myself in this situation again, she is the very first person I would call. I feel lucky to have found her!
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Posted by John | March 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Kristin Case = Top Notch Employment Attorney
It was a pleasure working with Kristin on my own employment issue, and I've referred her to a number of friends/colleagues whenever an issues arises. Kristin has a knack for getting way ahead of the games/scams that employers and HR departments try to play against employees. She's super personable to put my mind at ease around what options I had but also a "bulldog" for getting an optimal outcome for my scenario. I've heard the same from a number of referrals (across a variety of personal employment conflicts). Her fees were reasonable, particularly in light of the settlement/protections she helped me achieve. I'd work with Kristin again in an instant.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2016
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The best in town
Kristin is amazing, very experienced; and tough and a good coach. Highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2014
Kristin Case review
I had a difficult time with my employer during my battle with cancer. Kristin was knowledgeable, and most importantly a stabilizing force and voice of reason in what could have been come a very volatile employment situation. Attentive and fact based. She helped me to be proactive vs. reactive with my employer, and clearly communicate with them focused on the protections I had under the law. Her guidance was especially helpful navigating the difficulties of being terminated during treatment.
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Posted by Lauren | August 19, 2014
Great Experience with Kristin Case
Kristin Case was extremely helpful during my lawsuit. She was diligent, informative, communicative and trustworthy. I can honestly say I felt confident and safe throughout the entire process.
Posted by Carolyn | January 31, 2012
High recommendation for Kristin Case
Kristin Case is a wonderful advocate for you. She is thoughtful, knowledgeable and listens carefully. She is professional and polite, and tough as nails. She clearly and strategically outlined a very clear case and was able to achieve a favorable outcome. I would not hesitate to hire The Case Law Firm LLC. You will be in good hands.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2011
I couldn't have gotten through the employment discrimination case without having hired The Case Law Firm. From the first contact to the settlement hearing 3 years later, she and her team were methodical, informed, patient and dilegent in my case. I am so truely thankful for all of their efforts in treating me with respect and care through an enormously tramatic time. I was always kept updated and all aspects and stratagies were explained, discussed and examined for success and comfort. I couldn't say enough as to my strong recommendation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2009
Very Knowledgeable
Ms. Case helped me with a discrimination matter. She was very discreet and professional. She was very knowledgable and worked very hard to settle my case.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2008
Kristin helped me while switching jobs
Kristin was a wonderful help while I was switching jobs. Kristin helped me review my non compete agreements with both companies as well as provide direction for COBRA insurance. She is extremely pleasant to work with and willing to provide answers, direction, and insight to the tough questions. I will definately hire her again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2008
The Case Law Firm is unequaled.
Kristin's knowledge and professionalism was/is truely beyond compare. She has always been very responsive to our needs and in my opinion is one of the best attorneys that I have worked with. I would recommend Ms. Case to anyone without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Left a lot to be desired
Kristin is knowledgeable and I was excited for her to represent me based on a referral and great reviews. She definitely leaves a lot to be desired. I called her out for her lack of communication and lack of timeliness. I felt like I was on the back burner the entire time. She took no ownership of her lackluster abilities in my case and deflected my concerns when I addressed them with her. I’d find someone else.
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Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2021
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Very Poor Communication, Attention to Detail, and Unprofessional
I hired Kristin to represent me in an employment retaliation case (child's mental health and parent/age discrimination), which she enthusiastically took on. Through the first month of the case, she was very thorough and handled direct communications with my employer quite well. When things began to get complicated in regards to FMLA leave and commission components of my case, she began to withdraw and communication began to decrease (between myself and my employer). She began to not respond to emails from my employer or myself, missing critical deadlines. and leaving me in the dark about what was happening with my case. I was never sent any case updates unless I reached out to her - which again, she seldom responded. When she did jump back into communications from time to time, she had done so without cross-referencing communication she had missed causing confusion for both parties and ultimately destroying my chances of pursuing further legal action against my lawyer. The case became so convoluted that my company found a loophole (created through this lack of legal communication) to retaliate even further, causing severe financial harm to my family. I would not recommend her to anyone who is looking for someone thorough, a good communicator, wants to be respected as the client, and has their best interest in mind. She is unprofessional through and through.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Penny Nathan Kahan & Associates
  • 2002 - 2006


  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Central Missouri State University
  • BS - Journalism
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Salas v. 3M & Sedgwick
  • Settled.
  • Filson v. Big Ten Football Conference
  • Settlement
  • Heneghan v. City of Chicago
  • Pending


  • American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Illinois Chapter of National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers of Illinois
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers/Illinois
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Emerging Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Illinois Super Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Illinois Rising Star 2011
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Illinois Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magainze
  • 2010
  • Service Recognition Award
  • Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • 2006
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  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Breast Cancer Advocacy
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Bar Association ERR Midwinter Meeting
  • Off Duty Conduct
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • Annual Employment Law Update
  • The Sick and Injured Employee: Perspectives from Representing Employees and Employers
  • 2011
  • Mid Year ABA Employment Law Conference
  • Maximizing Emotional Distress Damages
  • 2011
  • Chicago Bar Association Breast Cancer Meeting
  • Breast Cancer Advocacy
  • 2010
  • Annual ABA Employment Law Seminar
  • Social Media in the Workplace
  • 2010
  • Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women
  • Sexual Assault in the Workplace
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Kristin
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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