Kate Kirwan Searls


Kate received her Bachelor of the Arts degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and then her Law Degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

During her studies at The John Marshall Law School, Kate served as Associate Barrister of the Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Board. Her attention to the client-centered approach in negotiation earned her the Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate to accompany her Law Degree. Kate continues to instill this client-centered approach while advocating for her clients and their interests.

Kate is licensed to practice law in Illinois. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Outside of work, Kate enjoys exploring Chicago, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of Illinois
Associations & Memberships
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution
Education History
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago


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