Attorneys & Counsellors

Catherine M. Chapman

Catherine M. Chapman  |  VCARD

Ms. Chapman became associated with the firm in 1990, and as of January 1, 1999, became a member of the firm.  Ms. Chapman provides representation to multi-employer fringe benefit funds, public and private sector unions, individuals, and employers in employment and labor law.  She coordinates and supervises the firm's employment discrimination cases and employment law services.  Ms. Chapman is admitted to the Illinois Supreme Court; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois/Trial Bar; and United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.  She has a Certificate of Proficiency in Employment Law from New York University School of Law and received training from the Center for Conflict Resolution Mediation Program in Chicago, Illinois.  She has litigated numerous employment discrimination cases in federal court and tried contract and commercial actions in state court.  She has argued before the Seventh Circuit for the Northern District of Illinois Court of Appeals and the Illinois Appellate Court.

Ms. Chapman was a co-speaker for various employment and labor law programs, including "Collective Bargaining and the ADA, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation Acts" at the 17th Annual Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program at Chicago-Kent College of Law; "Employment Law Issues in the Professions," "Trustee as an Employer - Part I," and "Trustees as an Employer - Self-Administered vs. Third Party" at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans 46th Annual Employee Benefits Conference;  and "The Union as Employer" workshop at the AFL-CIO union lawyers conference.  Catherine Chapman is also the co-author with Joseph J. Burke of "The Trustee as Employer," published in Employee Benefits Digest for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Ms. Chapman is a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, the AFL-CIO Lawyers' Coordinating Committee, and the American Bar Association.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University and her law degree from DePaul University.