Kristin concentrates her practice at McKenna on employment law, professional liability litigation defense and commercial litigation. She has represented clients in various state and federal courts as well as in hearings at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Illinois Human Rights Commission.
The varied scope of Kristin’s practice and the extent of her skills and knowledge as an attorney go beyond litigation. A significant portion of her practice is devoted to representing clients in civil appellate work before the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Defense against claims that employees were terminated in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII based on race or gender, and Age Discrimination in Employment (ADEA).
Defense of doctors, clinics and nursing homes alleged to have engaged in medical malpractice.
Defense of various religious organizations and other not-for-profits, as well as group residential treatment/living facilities, related to claims of sexual abuse based upon negligent hiring, retention or supervision of employees.
Defense for companies and licensed professionals alleged to have engaged in violations of Illinois’ Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act, intentional fraud, negligent representation, and civil RICO wherein their claims provided false or misleading information to consumers.
Argued cases before the Illinois State and Federal Courts on various civil matters including professional negligence, premises liability, tortious conduct and fraud.
Draft and review employment contracts, handbooks and policies.
Defense of companies sued for violating federal and state laws related to fair compensation and overtime and provide opinions regarding exempt status.
Defense of attorneys alleged to have committed legal malpractice.