Catherine C. Reiter

recently retired
F 312-604-2773
Ms. Reiter is a trial attorney with broad litigation experience. Her nine years of experience in the nursing profession has been invaluable in defending hospitals and health professionals in more than sixty trials to verdict, as well as in her health related commercial and general liability trials.  

She has defended numerous healthcare professionals and hospitals in a wide range of cases from brain injuries in adults and children to complications from dental procedures.  She has also represented doctors and nurses before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.


DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1981
University of Michigan, B.S.N., 1972 – cum laude – Mortar Board – Sigma Theta Tau


Illinois, 1981
Northern District of Illinois, 1981

Memberships / Associations

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow 1998
Illinois Society of Trial Lawyers, Board Member (2007-2009)
American Board of Trial Advocates, Fellow 2005; President of Illinois Chapter 2017-2018; Executive Committee 2019
Chicago Bar Association (1981-present)
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Board Member (1985-1990)

Presentations & Publications

Ms. Reiter has spoken at numerous conferences involving nursing and the law and regularly conducts “Grand Rounds – Legal Overview” for resident physicians




Illinois Best Lawyer of The Year 2020 – Professional Malpractice Defense
Best Lawyers in America – Medical Malpractice (2014-2019)
Featured in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine Women’s Edition in an article titled “Former Nurse Defends Health Care Professionals”
AV Preeminent® Attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell
Illinois Super Lawyer (2006-2021)
Top 50 Women Super Lawyers in Illinois (2011-2013 & 2018)
Top 100 Women Super Lawyers in Illinois (2009-2010)
Illinois Leading Lawyers Network since 2006 – Medical Malpractice Defense Law
JVR Career Achievement Award (2012)
Women Lawyers in Leadership Award, WBAI, November 2018
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