Illinois

Tel

312.332.3900

Fax

312.332.3908

Email

kdempster@tlsslaw.com

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Curriculum Vitae

Kate concentrates her practice in the areas of insurance coverage and defense, representing insurance companies in complex claim disputes and declaratory judgment actions in state and federal courts throughout the United States. She also represents the interests of professionals, including attorneys, architects and engineers, accountants, tax preparers, CPAs, financial advisors, registered representatives, insurance agents and brokers, appraisers, title agents, and real estate agents in civil litigation. Additionally, Kate represents employers in labor and employment law matters, including claims of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliatory discharge, and violations of Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Kate was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, a designation given to only 2.5% of attorneys in Illinois each year. She lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and two children.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Insurance Coverage
Kate counsels insurance companies, renders coverage opinions, and prepares coverage correspondence to insureds. She also represents insurers in declaratory judgment suits, bad faith actions, and regulatory investigations around the country.

Professional Liability Defense
Kate defends professionals such as attorneys, architects, underwriters, and appraisers against claims of professional negligence in state and federal courts.

Employment Practices Liability Defense
Kate defends employers against claims made by employees (prospective, former, and current) alleging discrimination, wrongful termination, failure to promote, harassment, and other employment-related issues.

Employment Counseling and Litigation
Kate counsels and assists employers with policy and contract review, training, investigations, legal compliance, and employment-related disputes and litigation, including protection of trade secrets, and enforcement of confidentiality provisions and restrictive covenants.

Education

    • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2009, J.D., Dean’s list
      • Honors at Entrance Scholarship Recipient
      • Certificate in Trial Advocacy
      • Member of the Arts and the Law Society
    • University of Dayton, Ohio, 2006, B.F.A., cum laude

Admissions

  • Bar
    • Illinois
    • Wisconsin
  • Court
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • Pro hac vice: Kentucky, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Vermont.