Ava L. Caffarini focuses her practice in civil litigation, primarily in the areas of insurance defense, civil rights litigation, commercial litigation and real estate. Ms. Caffarini has represented a variety of clients, including trucking companies, retailers, landlords, bakeries, manufacturers, university professors, attorneys, and prisoners in both state and federal court.
Ms. Caffarini regularly handles pro bono matters, including civil rights litigation involving Illinois state correctional facilities. In this capacity, she has represented inmates in lawsuits alleging excessive force and deliberate indifference to the inmate’s serious medical needs.
Ms. Caffarini earned a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010, and a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in 2013. While in law school, she served as a staff editor on the Review of Intellectual Property Law, and was a board member of Phi Alpha Delta. She also worked as a law clerk in the intellectual property group at a mid-sized law firm in Chicago.
Ms. Caffarini is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta and the Justinian Society.