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Katie E. Gorrie

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Katie E. Gorrie’s practice centers on construction and general negligence. Ms. Gorrie defends owners, construction managers, general contractors, and subcontractors in construction litigation involving personal injury, property damage and construction defects. Ms. Gorrie has handled construction-related litigation in state and federal courts, as well as before the Illinois Court of Claims. She also represents clients in municipal matters involving construction-related permit and citation issues. In addition, she has served as both first and second chair for jury trials that went to verdict in the Law Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Risk-management education is central to Ms. Gorrie's practice, as she teaches construction professionals on ways to avoid litigation, and writes extensively on the subject. She presents regularly to construction and insurance professionals regarding ligation trends in construction, incident preparedness, and proper investigative and risk management procedures for litigation.

Ms. Gorrie is involved in both the Construction and Women’s Initiative practice groups in ALFA International and has been involved in presentations and seminars focused on issues affecting attorneys. Ms. Gorrie has also been involved in diversity strategies for the legal market, including being engaged in diversity and minority focused job fairs in Chicago. She is a member of the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, and her J.D. from Michigan State University–Detroit College of Law.

Admissions & Education

Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court

Education

Michigan State University–Detroit College of Law, J.D., 2003
Michigan State University, M.S., 2000
Michigan State University, B.S., 1998

Affiliations

American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Mentor/panelist for Chicago minority job fairs
ALFA International, Women's Initiative

Honors

Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers 2015
Leading Lawyer 2017-2022

Presentations & Publications

Presentations

Moderator - “A Woman’s Place: Getting into the First Chair,” at ALFA International Women's Initiative Program. Oct. 27, 2016.

Guest panelist for the Chicago Bar Association's Fall 2010 Basic Skills Civility Conference

A host of "Legal Ease - Voice of the Young Lawyer", a regular webcast series sponsored by West LegalWorks

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