Kathleen M. Klein


Primary Location: Chicago, IL

Secondary Location: Michigan City, IN

Phone: 312.606.7724


Kathleen M. Klein is a partner in the Chicago office of Clausen Miller P.C. She specializes in litigation, including the defense of medical malpractice, professional liability, broker/dealer/investment advisor malpractice, premises liability, products liability, and personal injury matters.

Kathleen defends clients in the healthcare, financial, construction, insurance, clinical laboratory, and hospitality industries. She works in both state and federal court, in arbitration and mediation forums, at state and local administrative hearings, and before FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and the EEOC.  Her jury trial wins communicate to adversaries that she is ready and willing to defend cases to trial, while giving her leverage to resolve cases when it makes sense to do so.  Kathleen’s litigation experience allows her to effectively and accurately advise clients as to risks, benefits, and potential outcomes of pending matters.  She arms clients with information and analysis, and helps them make decisions and achieve resolutions that serve their best interests.

Kathleen has also served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Illinois Department of Public Health, where she presided over involuntary termination and discharge hearings.

Kathleen graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she won a spot as a Philip H. Corboy Fellow in Trial Advocacy and competed in national trial competitions.  She also served on the editorial board for the Loyola Law Journal; interned for the Honorable Judge Ronald A. Guzman of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; and represented criminal defendants in felony court with the Cook County Public Defender.

Kathleen earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, and accordingly is a devoted ND football fan.  Go Irish!


  • J.D. Loyola University Chicago School of Law, cum laude, 2011
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago

    Illinois 60603

    10 South LaSalle Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60603

    T: 312.855.1010 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Dennis D. Fitzpatrick

  • New York

    New York 10005

    28 Liberty Street 39th Floor

    New York, New York 10005

    T: 212.805.3900 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Tyler Jay Lory

  • Irvine

    California 92614

    17901 Von Karman Avenue

    Suite 650

    Irvine, California 92614

    T: 949.260.3100 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman

  • Florham Park

    New Jersey 07932

    100 Campus Drive

    Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

    T: 973.410.4130 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 973.410.4169 Office Managing Partner: Carl M. Perri

  • Michigan City

    Indiana 46360

    200 Commerce Square

    Michigan City, Indiana 46360

    T: 219.262.6106 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partners: Paige M. Neel, Kimbley A. Kearney

  • Appleton

    Wisconsin 54914

    4650 W. Spencer Street

    Appleton, Wisconsin 54914

    T: 920.560.4658 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 920.968.4650 Office Managing Partner: Patrick L. Breen

  • Stamford

    Connecticut 06902

    68 Southfield Avenue

    2 Stamford Landing Suite 100

    Stamford, Connecticut 06902

    T: 203.921.0303 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 212.805.3939 Office Managing Partner: Matthew J. Van Dusen

  • Tampa

    Florida 33609

    4830 West Kennedy Boulevard

    Suite 600

    Tampa, Florida 33609

    T: 813.509.2578 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 312.606.7777 Office Managing Partner: Anne E. Kevlin

  • San Francisco

    California 94111

    100 Pine Street

    Suite 1250

    San Francisco, California 94111

    T: 415.745.3598 TF: 800.826.3505 F: 949.260.3190 Office Managing Partner: Ian R. Feldman