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Caitlyn Haller defends high-profile product liability, pharmaceutical, and medical device cases throughout the country in state and federal courts. She works on products liability matters in both state and federal courts ranging from single-plaintiff claims to nationwide consumer class action cases. Caitlyn is involved in defending manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, industrial products, and consumer products. She also has experience counseling manufacturers, distributors, and retailers regarding product safety issues and regulatory compliance. Caitlyn has deep experience leading and coordinating discovery efforts ranging from initial investigations to document collection efforts, including foreign-sourced documents subject to stringent privacy standards. Caitlyn has taken and defended significant depositions, ranging from parties and fact witnesses to opposing experts.

Caitlyn is an active member of the local and legal community, believing that advocating for others is not a moment, but a lifestyle, and one that involves her full and ongoing participation. She leverages her professional experience and network by serving as a mentor to young men with limited resources seeking entrance into the professional job force. She has a sustained commitment to education initiatives and devotes time to several education-based professional boards. A member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI)’s Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee, Caitlyn leads the now-successful mentoring panel and networking reception offered annually to diverse law students. She also serves as a member of DRI’s Young Lawyers Steering Committee, serving as the chair of the Networking and Activities subcommittee.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Labor and Employment Law Clerk, Civil Actions Bureau, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, 2010 – 2012
  • Law Offices of Chicago-Kent
    • Mediator, Circuit Court of Cook County Mediation Clinic
    • Law Clerk, Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Arlander Keys, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010
  • Intern, United Nations Asian and Pacific Center for Agriculture Engineering Machinery, Beijing, China, January 2008 - May 2008
  • Summer School Coordinator, Saint Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, Illinois, Summers 2006 - 2008

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2021-2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, Illinois Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2021 
  • Listed, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network, 2017-2021
  • Recipient, Saint Ignatius Alumni Medal
  • Member, DRI Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Member, Chicago Jesuit Academy Junior Board
  • Member, Saint Ignatius Young Alumni Society
    • Member, Young Leaders Circle
    • Co-Chair, Networking Committee
  • Member, Boston College, Chicago Chapter
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member, Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
    • Order of the Coif
    • Member, Moot Court Honor Society
    • Certificate in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • B.A., Political Science, cum laude, Boston College
Admissions
  • Illinois