Kate Conway is a partner with the Chicago law firm Power Rogers LLP, where she represents individuals and their families in personal injury and wrongful death actions, specializing in medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, automobile, and transportation negligence cases. Kate has tried cases in both state and federal court, including a recent medical malpractice case alongside partner Larry Rogers, Jr. that resulted in a $4.6 million verdict. Kate also recently handled a complex wrongful death, medical malpractice case involving unrecognized bleeding after a cardiac procedure, which resulted in a recovery of $6.45 million for her clients. In less than a decade of practice, Kate has assisted in recovering more than $100 million for her clients.
Kate is active in several bar associations including the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. In May 2020, Kate became the youngest woman to serve as president of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois in its 106-year history. In 2017, Kate co-founded and currently serves as a chair of the ITLA Women’s Caucus. Kate is regularly asked to speak and teach other lawyers through seminars put on by these associations.
Kate is dedicated to the advancement of women in the law and in all areas outside of it. She serves on the board of Sarah’s Inn, a local nonprofit organization working to prevent domestic violence through education, legislative advocacy, and providing direct support to survivors. She regularly serves as a mentor to younger women lawyers and students.
In 2020, Kate was named one of the top 10 Emerging Women Lawyers in Illinois. In 2019, Kate was named one of the 40 Lawyers Under 40 in Illinois. In every year since 2014, Kate has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, a distinction that is limited to fewer than 2.5% of the attorneys in Illinois. Similarly, in each year since 2015, Kate was named an Illinois Emerging Lawyer, an honor bestowed on less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in Illinois.
Kate graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2011 with a Certificate in Advocacy. She currently serves as the vice president of Loyola’s Alumni Board of Governors.
In her free time, Kate enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband, Conor Hunt, an intellectual property attorney at Marshall Gerstein & Borun, their two young children, Elliot and Mae, and their two rescue dogs.