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Kristin M. Case is the founding Member of The Case Law Firm.  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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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%



Hourly ($200-325/hour), contingent (15-33%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Case Law Firm, LLC.

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


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200105/11/2016
MOInactive voluntarily200001/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Emerging LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyer2014
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Illinois Rising Star 2011Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Illinois Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magainze2010
Service Recognition AwardChicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPenny Nathan Kahan & Associates2002 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, Employee Rights and Responsibilities CommitteeCo-chair2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Illinois Chapter of National Employment Lawyers AssociationSecretaryN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Filson v. Big Ten Football ConferenceSettlement
Salas v. 3M & SedgwickSettled.
Heneghan v. City of ChicagoPending
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Publication nameTitleDate
Case on Point BlogHidden Dangers in Employment Agreements2016
Case on Point BlogIllness in the Workplace Part I2015
Chicago Bar AssociationBreast Cancer Advocacy2010
The Journal of the DuPage County Bar AssociationNavigating the Maze of the Family and Medical Leave Act2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Central Missouri State UniversityJournalismOther - Bachelors1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Bar Association ERR Midwinter MeetingOff Duty Conduct2014
Mid Year ABA Employment Law ConferenceMaximizing Emotional Distress Damages2011
Annual Employment Law UpdateThe Sick and Injured Employee: Perspectives from Representing Employees and Employers2011
Chicago Bar Association Breast Cancer MeetingBreast Cancer Advocacy2010
Annual ABA Employment Law SeminarSocial Media in the Workplace2010
13th Annual Labor and Employment Law UpdateBenefits and risks to employees who are using social media in the workplace.2010
Chicago Bar Association Alliance for WomenSexual Assault in the Workplace2008