Katherine A. LaRosa

Associate



Contact/Location
Office: Arlington Heights
klarosa@hlerk.com
847-670-9000 (office)
847-670-7334 (fax)

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EDUCATION
Radford University, B.S., English, 2010  

Radford University, M.A., English Literature, 2012  

Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2018  

  • Editor-in-Chief, Seventh Circuit Review  

  • Moot Court Honor Society, Chicago-Kent College of Law 

As an associate in the firm, Katherine LaRosa’s practice includes advising and representing school districts in a wide range of education, labor, and employment law matters. Katherine also represents clients in litigation matters before state and federal trial and appellate courts, and in administrative hearings before state and federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Clients know that Katherine brings a unique insight and passion to her work, resulting in proactive counseling on legal issues affecting schools and park districts. 

Before joining the firm, Katherine was a PILI Intern for the Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children where she helped advocate for special education students in Chicago Public Schools. Katherine believes the practice of law offers the opportunity to effectively use the power of the law to mitigate risk.  

While in law school, Katherine held a position as a judicial extern for the Honorable Robert E. Gordon in Illinois Appellate Court. In her spare time, Katherine is an avid chess player, reader, and likes to spend time with her husband and their two dogs. 



  • National Council of School Attorneys, Member, 2018 – Present  

  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys, Member, 2018 – Present  

  • American Constitution Society, Chicago Lawyers Chapter, Member, 2018 – Present  

  • American Constitution Society Chicago-Kent Chapter, President, Student Organization of the Year, 2018 

  • Bar and Gavel Society, Member, 2018  



  • William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, Best Advocate, 2017   

  • CALI Award, Legal Writing II

  • CALI Award, Complex Litigation

  • CALI Award, Securities Regulation