Kathleen L. Ford

klf@oriellyroche.com
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4 Embarcadero Center, #1400
San Francisco, California 94111

Ms. Ford is an attorney in the Firm’s Chicago office, focusing her practice on Complex Litigation and Class Action Defense, Commercial and International Arbitration, and Commercial Litigation.

Ms. Ford has extensive experience in the defense of class actions, including Financial Services Litigation and Consumer Litigation.

An experienced trial attorney, Ms. Ford has obtained numerous jury verdicts in favor of insureds and their carries throughout Illinois. She has prepared hundreds of witnesses for depositions, arbitrations, and trials and has conducted and defended depositions of expert witnesses. She has extensive arbitration experience and is a certified arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. In addition, Ms. Ford has negotiated numerous favorable settlements on behalf of clients.

Ms. Ford is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. During her tenure at the Attorney General’s office, Ms. Ford successfully defended the State of Illinois as well as many state officers and agencies. She litigated extensively in federal court through all phases of litigation and drafted numerous successful dispositive motions resulting in cases being dismissed in the early phases of litigation.

Education

Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 2002

Miami University, B.S. in Business, 1999

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 2002

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2005

Wisconsin, 2013