Kathryn Couey is an Associate at Keller Postman. She merges extensive multidistrict litigation training and experience across a diverse range of product-liability matters to deliver outstanding representation for plaintiffs.
At Keller Postman, Kathryn’s practice focuses on complex litigation matters, including product-liability cases and representing individuals in multidistrict litigation. She also works to establish efficient processes for evaluating and advancing our clients’ claims.
Among her notable matters, Kathryn represents servicemembers who have suffered injuries related to the 3M Combat Arms Earplug multidistrict litigation.
Prior to joining Keller Postman, Kathryn served as a law clerk to Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Her clerkship experience included learning from Judge Dow’s management of multidistrict litigation matters.
Kathryn was previously an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she represented clients in class actions and other complex commercial litigation.
Throughout her legal career, Kathryn has volunteered her time to various pro bono matters, including having represented wrongfully convicted clients as part of the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions. She also received the Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award for Outstanding Service for five years in a row, specifically honored for her work to represent a client in habeas appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Kathryn was named a 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star for demonstrating outstanding professional achievement and attaining a high degree of peer recognition.
Kathryn graduated cum laude from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she served as Articles Editor for the Northwestern University Law Review and was a member of the national moot court team. She earned her undergraduate degree in philosophy and legal studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.