Elizabeth Kaveny

Elizabeth Kaveny

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
312-985-0930
Fax:
312-580-2041
Email:

Elizabeth's practice concentrates in personal injury litigation, particularly in the area of medical negligence, where she has tried numerous cases to verdict. In addition to her personal injury work, Elizabeth has also handled a variety of other types of cases, including the successful defense of a physician accused of sexually abusing thirty-seven patients, and an employment case in which the jury sought to award her client a higher amount of damages than requested.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio - 1992
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: National Trial Advocacy Team Member, With Honors
    • Honors: First Place Finish in Regional NITA Competition, 1991-1992
    • Honors: Second Place Finish in National Competition, 1991-1992
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1988

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Theory and Practice Seminar, Winning The Battle of The Experts At Trial, Chicago Bar Association, 1997
  • Lecturer, Management of Complications and Medical Legal Implications Seminar, Informed Consent and Malpractice vs. Maloccurrence-How a Plaintiff's Attorney Evaluates Our Care, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 1996
  • Panelist, Juggling The Practice Of Life And The Law, Women's Bar Association of Illinois, 1997
  • Demonstrator, 1997 Annual Meeting, Trial Of The Century (Cross Examination), American Bar Association, 1997
  • Faculty Member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1988 - Present
  • Faculty Member, Trial Advocacy, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, 1994 - Present
  • Faculty, Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, 1999 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Teresa D. Norgar Academic Scholarship, 1991
  • Numerous Trial Advocacy Awards, 1991 - 1992
  • 2015 Leading Lawyers Top 10 — Women Lawyers in Illinois: Personal Injury Lawyers, Litigators Lawyers, Consumer Lawyers, 2014 — Best Lawyer: Personal Injury — Medical Malpractice
  • 2014 — WBIA Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Award
  • 2014 — Best Lawyer — Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice
  • 2014 — Illinois Leading Lawyers — Top 10: Women Lawyers, Women Consumer Lawyers, Women Litigators, Women Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2014 — Illinois Super Lawyers – Top 50 Women Lawyers (10 Years)
  • 2013 — Crain’s Chicago Business — Top Five Attorneys — Personal Injury Industry
  • Super Lawyers, 2006 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Trial Advocacy, Faculty Member, 1994 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois, Member (Director, 1999-2000)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • The Society of Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2017 - 2018
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, President, 2016 - 2017
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, First Vice President, 2015 - 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mercy Home for Boys and Girls — Leader Council