Core Values in Action

It’s easy to find a “good” lawyer. Especially in Chicago, the market is brimming with talented attorneys ready to sell their skills and knowledge. But what makes a great lawyer is passion – passion for the intricacies in the law, passion for the game of developing the best litigation strategy, and passion to advocate wholeheartedly on their client’s behalf. Aristotle once said, “pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work,” and I couldn’t agree more. The lawyer who genuinely enjoys the work is the lawyer that you want on your side. Being an attorney is my calling and my passion, and that shows in my work. 

Katie DeBoer is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Complex Litigation Team. She has experience drafting substantive motions and pleadings, developing case strategy, engaging in large scale discovery, taking depositions, and preparing for trial. Katie brings energy to case teams and is a zealous advocate for her clients.

Before joining the firm, Katie was an Associate at Winston & Strawn LLP, where she represented clients in complex civil litigation and white collar matters, including trade secrets and civil racketeering actions. Katie also served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable John. E. Jones III in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. During her two-year clerkship, Katie drafted legal opinions, assisted in trial and hearing preparation, and managed Judge Jones’ first multi-district litigation for hundreds of nation-wide products liability claims.

Katie graduated second in her class from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and the Moot Court Honor Society. In law school, she received awards for her appellate and trial advocacy and her legal writing.

Professional Activities: 
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association - Member, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Special Olympics Illinois - Chicago Young Professionals Board Member
Publications: 

Clash of the First and Second Amendments: Proposed Regulation of Armed Protests, 45 HASTINGS CONST. L.Q. 333 (2018).

Education

J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, summa cum laude
B.A., University of Iowa

State Bar Admissions

Illinois