Brooke Clason Smith is an Associate at Keller Postman LLC. A creative, analytical, and persistent advocate, she has litigated complex cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, consistently crafting novel and winning strategies.
At Keller Postman, Brooke represents plaintiffs in a variety of disputes before courts and arbitration panels across the country, with particular focus on antitrust, consumer-protection, and product liability matters. She has extensive experience across all phases of litigation and has assisted in successfully resolving cases pre-litigation and on the eve of trial.
Recognized as a top legal talent, Brooke was named to the 2022 Elite Trial Lawyers’ Rising Stars of the Plaintiffs’ Bar by The National Law Journal. She is listed in the 2021 and 2022 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, a national recognition for early-career attorneys who have exhibited excellence in private practice. She is also listed as a 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, honored for outstanding professional achievement.
Before joining Keller Postman, Brooke was an associate at Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago, where she litigated complex commercial, intellectual property, and criminal matters at the trial and appellate levels and represented clients in government and internal investigations.
Of her most notable matters, Brooke assisted in successfully prosecuting claims against Fox Broadcasting Company for the unauthorized use of Muhammad Ali’s identity in a promotional video broadcast during the pregame Super Bowl show. She also participated in the independent evaluation of Chicago Public Schools’ policies and procedures for preventing and responding to sexual misconduct following the Chicago Tribune’s “Betrayed” series, which resulted in substantial institutional reform.
Brooke earned her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Rubenstein Scholar and an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. She graduated with honors from Brigham Young University, where she studied economics and music.