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Kimberly Petrina is a Partner with Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP in Chicago, Illinois. She is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Texas. She is a seasoned insurance coverage and litigation defense attorney. Kimberly’s litigation focus is in the professional liability, construction defect, medical malpractice, municipality defense, product liability, and general liability arenas.  She handles the defense of insureds throughout Illinois in both federal and state courts and has tried several cases to verdict.  Kimberly’s practice also includes a national practice in the area of complex insurance issues, including insurance coverage analysis, insurance coverage litigation, excess monitoring, and insurance coverage involving excess policies.  She handles complex mediations for monitoring cases pertaining to evaluation of coverage and exposure, monitoring catastrophic loss claims involving multi-million dollar disputes for excess insurers nationwide.

Kim was selected as a 2014 Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star and as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Illinois.  Kim has extensive experience in policy interpretation, evaluating coverage, bad faith, and extra-contractual liability issues, and the general representation of insurance companies in state and federal courts throughout the United States.  She is a frequent lecturer on topics related to construction, insurance, premises, general liability and coverage matters. Ms. Petrina is an active Member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Chicago Bar Association (CBA), Defense Research Institute (DRI) and Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW). She is on the specialty editorial board for CLM’s Journal of American Law, construction articles. She is also a Girl Scout Troop Leader and Member of the Board of a Chapter of the Tourette’s Association of Illinois TSA-IL.

Prior to joining Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP, Kimberly was employed as a litigation attorney practicing civil litigation at Bollinger, Ruberry & Garvey in Chicago, Illinois, where she was first hired as a summer associate and then as an associate.  Ms. Petrina received her Certificate in Child and Family law in conjunction with her law degree from Loyola University Chicago.  She was formerly a middle school teacher, and holds an Indiana teaching license.


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • St. Mary College, Notre Dame, B.A., 2001, cum laude
         NCAA Division III Soccer


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    US District Court, Northern District of Illinois