Carla A. Lawless focuses her practice on complex civil litigation discovery. In addition to being a certified Relativity Review Specialist, Carla has experience working as the senior regional counsel for one of the world’s largest fast food companies. She is also a certified arbitrator for Cook and DuPage Counties in Illinois. At the Firm, Carla has extensive discovery experience in antitrust and False Claims Act litigation, corporate due diligence and patent infringement. Carla regularly provides pro bono legal services as a volunteer for several organizations.
Served as a reviewer on several emergency projects, meeting very short deadlines for upcoming hearings
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services for 10 years of Pro Bono service 2014
McDermott Will & Emery Outstanding Achievement award for Pro Bono and Service to the Community 2014
Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL), provides pro bono legal services and helps facilitate outreach efforts
Dixon Center/Easter Seals mentoring veterans program
Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, 10 years of volunteer service
Housing Forward, provides pro bono legal services
California Western School of Law, JD, 1991
University of Maryland, BS, 1985
Supreme Court of the United States
US District Court for the Central District of Illinois
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court
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