Catherine is a partner-shareholder in the Workers’ Compensation Defense Practice at Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Chicago office. Catherine supervises a team of attorneys that represent various Illinois municipal entities on all aspects of workers’ compensation law. She represents pools of self-insured secondary schools on all facets of workers’ compensation litigation. As Special State’s Attorney for DuPage County, Catherine counsels the DuPage County Board on workers’ compensation claims brought by municipal employees, including deputy sheriffs and police officers. These claims range from minor to permanent injury claims for benefits under the Illinois Public Safety Employee Benefits Act (PSEBA).
Catherine graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1986. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1991. At the University of Detroit, Catherine served on the Moot Court Board of Directors, was an American Inn of Court participant, and was nominated to the National Order of Barristers by members of the surrounding legal community.