Mary Karagiannis graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she was a member of the College of Law’s Trial Team and the Moot Court Editorial Board. Ms. Karagiannis also received a CALI Award for Advanced Trial Advocacy and Professional Responsibility. During law school, Ms. Karagiannis externed with the Chicago Board of Education, Labor Law Division, and with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. In addition, Ms. Karagiannis was a legal extern for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, where she gained experience in employment matters and litigation. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Karagiannis practices in all areas of school and municipal law.