Karen C. Mitch
As an associate attorney at Andrew Szocka, P.C., Karen, a former engineer, focuses on construction, corporate and real estate law, both litigation and transactional. She has litigated breach of contract, negligent design, and construction negligence in both state and federal court. In addition, Karen has handled the defense of catastrophic injury cases involving products liability, construction negligence, transportation, premises liability and motor vehicle collisions, as well as the defense of cases involving construction defects, legal malpractice and nursing home negligence.

Bar Admissions:
Supreme Court of Illinois, May 2007
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, General Bar, December 2008

Education:
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, J.D.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, 1996, B.S. General Engineering

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association

Previous Work Experience:
Litigation Associate, Patton & Ryan, LLC, Chicago, Illinois, 2007-2009
Fisher Kanaris, P.C., Chicago, Illinois, 2009-2013

Publications:
Karen C. Mitch, Comment, Pondering a “Baffling” Situation: The “Reconstruction” of Claim Construction, 4 J.Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L 623-(2005).

Activities and Awards:
REVIEW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW, Board Member
Deans List: Fall 2003, Spring 2006, Fall 2006


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