Catherine J. (“Kate”) Ó Súilleabháin was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2007 and concentrates her practice in civil litigation, with a focus on Long-Term Care and Medical Malpractice Litigation. Ms. Ó Súilleabháin previously worked as a litigator in medical malpractice cases, class actions, and mass tort litigation involving medical devices. She spent over five years as a litigator at a large international firm, where she focused on class action defense; in addition she coordinated product recalls and advised clients on FDA regulatory compliance. She was named an Illinois “Pro Bono Attorney of the Month” for her successful handling of a family’s asylum appeal on the grounds of political persecution.
Ms. Ó Súilleabháin is a Chicago native. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Loyola University of Chicago in 1990, graduating with high honors. She spent the next two years at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, attending on a full scholarship and earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1992; in 1997 she was awarded a Masters of Arts (Cantab) degree without further examination. Before attending law school, she worked for several years as a medical editor for physicians at two teaching hospitals in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Ms. Ó Súilleabháin then went on to earn her Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., in 2007, where she was an assistant instructor in legal research and writing and a member of the law school’s Moot Court team.
Ms. Ó Súilleabháin is a member of the bar of the State of Illinois and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association.