Katelyn Hall defends the interests of clients in litigation, focusing on government and constitutional law-related matters. A former Assistant Public Defender, she has substantial trial and litigation experience, which includes filing motions, handling negotiations, and spending each weekday in the courtroom. Kate is a zealous advocate for her clients. She works tirelessly to not only provide solutions that keep their interests in mind, but also ensure they are informed throughout the litigation process.

During her tenure with Sangamon County Office of the Public Defender, Kate worked extensively with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)—and it's legal department and reporting agencies—gaining invaluable knowledge of coordinating with agencies and offices to best serve her clients. Her experience before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP further includes internships with the Illinois Office of the State's Attorney Appellate Prosecutor.

While attending law school, Kate focused on intellectual property law. Armed with her knowledge on the topic—which included copyright, trademarks, and patents—she was a teaching assistant for her school's First Amendment Clinic, which went to local high school journalism and government classes to instruct students on all things intellectual property.

Professional Affiliations

  • Central Illinois Women's Bar Association, Executive Board Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Lincoln-Douglas American Inn of Court
  • Sangamon County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Michigan State University College of Law
    • Full Tuition Faculty Scholarship


Kate is a Springfield native. Outside of work, Kate enjoys cooking and exercise. Additionally, she is a proud supporter and volunteer for a number of organizations that care for children in foster care.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Compass 4 Kids, Board Member
  • The Parent Place, Executive Board Member

J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, 2017

B.A., magna cum laude, St. Norbert College, 2014