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Overview

Kayla resolves client matters by anticipating potential pathways in complex commercial litigation.

As a devoted commercial litigator collaborating on the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation teams, Kayla counsels both small businesses and some of the nation’s largest corporations. She defends clients from claims in state and federal courts regarding:

  • Product liability, including recall and warranty claims
  • Commercial disputes, including claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Toxic tort litigation
  • Insurance coverage matters and litigation

Kayla handles all stages of the commercial litigation process, developing strategic legal arguments and working closely with each client to align litigation goals with unique business outcomes. Kayla also works on pre-litigation claims stemming from product liability issues and recalls, guiding manufacturing clients in all aspects of product safety. On behalf of clients, Kayla values being part of a litigation firm environment that works from offices coast to coast, affording depth and experience to scale agile teams customized to defend client issues of any size or complexity.


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Education

  • J.D. , DePaul University College of Law
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • DePaul Law Review
    • CALI Award for highest grade in Legal Drafting: Civil Litigation
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
Experience
  • Obtained dismissal on behalf of component tool manufacturer in product liability case involving traumatic brain injury with $20M in claims.
  • Assisted in obtaining summary judgment in personal/injury product liability case where plaintiff alleged that our client's product had improper warnings which led to a chemical explosion.
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Outside the Office

Kayla enjoys exploring the Chicago food scene with her fiancé, as well as experimenting with new dishes at home. Additionally, she likes visiting the numerous music and neighborhood festivals Chicago has to offer. She also is an avid Wisconsin Badgers fan.

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