ELIZABETH
KAVENY

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:

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MILLION SETTLEMENT
for an 8 year old who lost all 4 limbs due to an infection

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MILLION SETTLEMENT
for a boy who suffered injuries at birth due to the delay in his delivery

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MILLION VERDICT
against an insurance company who refused to pay for its doctor’s negligence at a child’s birth (record verdict)

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MILLION SETTLEMENT
for a man who suffered amputations following septic shock

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MILLION SETTLEMENT
for a state trooper severely burned following a trucking accident

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MILLION VERDICT
million verdict against hospital and doctors for death of a mother and her unborn child due to pneumonia

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MILLION VERDICT
against a hospital for failing to keep a psychiatric patient safe from an inpatient suicide attempt (record verdict)

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MILLION VERDICT
for a boy who suffered a brachial plexus injury at birth

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MILLION SETTLEMENT
for the death of a mother of three daughters left waiting in an emergency room while suffering a brain aneurysm

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MILLION VERDICT
for the death of a husband from a pulmonary embolism

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MILLION SETTLEMENT
for a woman who suffered an undiagnosed brain infection

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MILLION SETTLEMENT
for the undiagnosed rupture of a brain malformation in a young husband/father

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MILLION SETTLEMENT
for a young man injured during a police chase

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MILLION VERDICT
against an emergency department for failing to properly treat a patient’s asthma attack

ACADEMICS

  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University Law School. 1992
  • B.S., Lehigh University. 1988

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • Illinois Bar. 1992

CONTACT

Elizabeth is proud to have been recognized as one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Illinois in 2018 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.

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.

DISTINGUISHED MEMBER (INVITATION ONLY)

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF TRIAL LAWYERS
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF BARRISTERS

Elizabeth A. Kaveny Recognized by Best Lawyers 2019

Super Lawyers Elizabeth A. Kaveny 10 Years

Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Illinois

Trucking Top 10 Trial Lawyers

Medical Malpractice Top 25 Trial Lawyers

American College of Trial Lawyers

TOP FIVE ATTORNEYS — PERSONAL INJURY
Crain’s Chicago Business

ONE OF THE 10 BEST ATTORNEYS
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

TOP 5 WOMEN LAWYERS IN ILLINOIS
Illinois Leading Lawyers

TOP WOMEN LAWYERS IN LEADERSHIP AWARD
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

TOP PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Illinois Leading Lawyers