Elizabeth A. Kaveny is a Chicago trial attorney who has achieved great success in plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice for the past 25 years. She is well known and respected in the legal community for her hard work and for the outstanding recoveries obtained for her clients, both in settlements and in jury verdicts.
Elizabeth was a principal in the law firms of Propes & Kaveny and Burke, Wise, Morrissey & Kaveny. Taking the best from great mentors and trial attorneys that came before her, Elizabeth established the law firm of Kaveny + Kroll in 2019, where she and her partner, Jeffrey J. Kroll, continue their high-quality representation of victims of medical negligence, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, workplace injuries and general personal injury.
Elizabeth has recovered more than $100 million for her clients. Just some of her most recent accomplishments include:
for an 8 year old who lost all 4 limbs due to an infection
for a boy who suffered injuries at birth due to the delay in his delivery
against an insurance company who refused to pay for its doctor’s negligence at a child’s birth (record verdict)
for a man who suffered amputations following septic shock
for a state trooper severely burned following a trucking accident
million verdict against hospital and doctors for death of a mother and her unborn child due to pneumonia
against a hospital for failing to keep a psychiatric patient safe from an inpatient suicide attempt (record verdict)
for a boy who suffered a brachial plexus injury at birth
for the death of a mother of three daughters left waiting in an emergency room while suffering a brain aneurysm
for the death of a husband from a pulmonary embolism
for a woman who suffered an undiagnosed brain infection
for the undiagnosed rupture of a brain malformation in a young husband/father
for a young man injured during a police chase
against an emergency department for failing to properly treat a patient’s asthma attack
Elizabeth is proud to have been recognized as one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Illinois in 2020 and one of the top 5 Women Attorneys in her field for each of the past 5 years. Elizabeth has been accepted into one of the country’s most prestigious national organizations, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and last year became a barrister with the International Society of Barristers. In 2019, Elizabeth was named to the MOVE OVER Task Force, by John J. Cullerton, Senate President for the State of Illinois.
Elizabeth is an often-requested teacher and lecturer on trial advocacy, having taught at Northwestern University’s School of Law, Loyola University School of Law, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and lectured for numerous bar associations and organizations in their continuing legal education programs throughout the country.
Kaveny is now serving as Chicago’s Ambassador to The Patient Safety Movement (www.patientsafetymovement.org). The Patient Safety Movement is an organization of hospitals, physicians and other professionals who share the mission of focusing to eliminate preventable harm and death in healthcare across the world by creating a sense of urgency and unifying humanity.
DISTINGUISHED MEMBER (INVITATION ONLY)
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TRIAL LAWYERS
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BARRISTERS
TOP FIVE ATTORNEYS — PERSONAL INJURY
Crain’s Chicago Business
TOP WOMEN LAWYERS IN LEADERSHIP AWARD
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
ONE OF THE 10 BEST ATTORNEYS
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
TOP 5 WOMEN LAWYERS IN ILLINOIS
Illinois Leading Lawyers
AMERICA’S MOST HONORED LAWYER – 2020
The American Registry
TOP PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Illinois Leading Lawyers