Representative Matters

Carrie Mondschean is the firm's Deputy General Counsel. She also practices in the professional liability litigation arena, including the defense of attorneys, trustees, accountants and other professionals.

Carrie has more than 30 years of jury trial, litigation and client advisory experience including representing law firms and lawyers on litigation avoidance and lawsuits arising out of a myriad of underlying practices, including tax, trust, intellectual property, corporate transactions, personal injury, and domestic relations. Carrie has extensive professional liability experience, successfully resolving lawsuits involving legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary claims brought against lawyers and trustees, accountants, brokers, and other financial malpractice claims.

Carrie joined Hinshaw in 1989. She has been a member of Hinshaw's Lawyers for the Profession® practice group since joining the firm.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by her peers as a Leading Lawyer in the area of Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

Representative Matters

A representative list of her published decisions limiting the scope of civil liability of attorneys and other professionals in Illinois includes:

  • UH Partners, LLC et al. v. Gidwitz, 2018 IL App (1st) 171677-U
  • Advanced Multilevel Concepts, Inc. v. Sterling et al, 2012 WL 6091395 (N.D. IL 2012)
  • Kiferbaum v. Tressler, et al., (Ill. Appellate Court First Dist. 2010, No. 1-09-1430)
  • Burrell v. Chicago Housing Authority, 2006 WL 1343204 (2006)
  • Burrell v. Chicago Housing Authority, 2005 WL 2007155 (2005)
  • Doyle’s Construction & Remodeling, Inc. v. Wendy’s Int’l, Inc., 144 F. Supp. 2d 969, (2001)
  • Touhy v. Northern Trust Bank, 1999 U.S. LEXIS 7967 (May 14, 1999)
  • Sarno v. Akkeron, 292 Ill.App.3d 80, 684 N.E.2d 1154 (1st Dist. 1997)
  • Adams v. Sussman, 292 Ill.App.3d 30, 684 N.E.2d 935 (1st Dist. 1997), appeal denied, 175 Ill.2d 523, 689 N.E.2d 1137 (1998)
  • Havoco of America, Ltd. v. Freeman, 58 F.3d 303 (7th Cir. 1995)
  • Majumdar v. Lurie, 274 Ill.App.3d 267, 653 N.E.2d 915 (1st Dist. 1995)
  • Sharpenter v. Lynch, 233 Ill.App.3d 319, 599 N.E.2d 464 (2d Dist. 1992)
  • Ores v. Kennedy, 218 Ill.App.3d 866, 578 N.E.2d 1139 (1st Dist. 1991), appeal allowed, 142 Ill.2d 656, 584 N.E.2d 131 (1991)


Carrie has lectured before many legal and healthcare professionals on professional liability, medical malpractice and defense issues. Her presentations include:

  • Moderator, "Caution Ahead: How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Bad Clients," Hinshaw’s 21st Annual Legal Malpractice & Risk Management Conference (LMRM), Chicago, Illinois, March 3, 2022
  • Panelist, "Lateral Hiring in the Time of COVID-19," LMRM Conference, Virtual Event, March 3, 2021
  • "Professional Responsibility Update," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education - Professional Injury Practice Update, April 2014
  • "Social Network Media - Will you be my Facebook Friend?" West LegalEdcenter, live webcast, May 2013
  • "Update on Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct and Social Media and Legal Ethics," in-house CLE presentation, Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, July 2011
  • "Ethics and Risk Management," Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, May 2011
  • "Ethics for the North Suburban Lawyer," North Suburban Bar Association, Skokie, Illinois, April 2011


Carrie lives in Chicago. She is an avid long distance cyclist and a huge Chicago White Sox fan.

J.D., with honors, Drake University Law School, 1989

  • Drake Law Review

B.S., cum laude, St. Joseph's College, 1985