Kristin Case

Kristin Case

Founding Member of The Case Law Firm, LLC., a Chicago-based civil rights employment law firm.

The Case Law Firm, LLC
150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60601


About Me:

The Case Law Firm, LLC is a Chicago-based civil rights employment law firm committed to representing employees throughout their employment relationships. The Firm's lawyers accomplish this by vigorously advocating for and defending their clients’ rights. The attorneys recognize in many situations clients may need to be counseled as to not only their employment rights, but also how to progress through a difficult period or life transition.

A lawyer at The Case Law Firm, LLC will help each client assess his or her employment situation and decide what strategy is best to achieve the client’s goals. Depending upon the situation and the client’s interests, attorney representation may include negotiation, mediation, litigation, settlement or all four.
The Case Law Firm, LLC has vast experience in representing employees in all types of employment claims, including but not limited to:

-Employment Contract & Severance Negotiations

-Executive Counseling

-Benefits Counseling

-Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

-Retaliatory Discharge & Whistleblower Claims

-Wrongful Termination of Employment

-Employment Discrimination Based on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, National Origin, Religion, Disability or Age

-Employee Sexual Harassment & Workplace Violence

-Employee Medical Leave, Health or Disability Insurance Issues and/or Appeals

-Sexual Orientation: Sexual Orientation Discrimination; GLBT Issues in the Workplace

-Disability Application Assistance: Assistance with obtaining disability benefits or medical leave through employer sponsored plans

-Unpaid Compensation

-Restrictive Employment Covenants, Including Non-Compete Agreements

-Employee Workplace Privacy and Free Speech Issues

-Independent Contractors

-Defamation (Libel & Slander)

-Invasion of Privacy

-Fraud & Misrepresentation

-Interference with Employment

-Workplace Investigations

-Personnel Record Corrections

-Employee Defense

-Small Business Consulting/Training: As part of its commitment to protecting employees’ rights, a lawyer at The Case Law Firm, LLC can train and advise small to medium-sized businesses on employment and labor law matters and employee rights.

-Neutral Third Party Investigations: The Case Law Firm Believes in helping employers try to address problems as they arise in the workplace. As part of that belief, The Case Law Firm provides its services as a neutral third party investigator to investigate claims of harassment, discrimination or retaliation in the workplace.


Kristin M. Case is the founding Member of The Case Law Firm. She is admitted to practice law in Illinois as well as Missouri and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Illinois Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court. Ms. Case has extensive experience representing clients during employment negotiations, before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and throughout the litigation process both in state and federal courts.

Ms. Case received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Central Missouri State University where she served as an Editor for her college weekly newspaper. Prior to attending law school at the University of Missouri, Ms. Case clerked for the Missouri House of Representatives. During law school, Ms. Case focused her legal education on how to use the law to represent and empower individuals. In her last year of schooling, Ms. Case represented battered women and children in obtaining court protection from their abusers.

After receiving her Juris Doctorate, Ms. Case began her legal career clerking for the Honorable Ronald R. Holliger on the Missouri Court of Appeals. After clerking, Ms. Case moved to Chicago and worked as an associate attorney in the commercial litigation division of a Chicago law firm. After that and prior to forming The Case Law Firm, Ms. Case worked for Penny Nathan Kahan & Associates, a well-respected Chicago plaintiff’s employment law firm where she became a partner and regularly represented individuals in variety of employment cases.

Ms. Case has spoke and written at length about employment matters for a variety of organizations, including the Chicago Bar Association, the Chicago Chapter of the National Organization of Women and the Council on Education in Management. She has also been interviewed and quoted in a variety of publications.

Ms. Case is a member of both the National Employment Lawyers Association (“NELA”) as well as the Illinois chapter of NELA. Ms. Case was recently elected by her peers to the NELA-Illinois Board and currently serves as Secretary of the organization. Prior to becoming an officer of NELA-Illinois, Ms. Case also served as Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s YLS Labor and Employment Committee. Ms. Case is also honored to be a member of NELA’s ADA committee, which offers services and advice to attorneys representing individuals with disabilities.