University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, 2009
300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2050
Chicago, IL 60606
The WBAI has not only provided me with great friendships and colleagues, but has also afforded me with an opportunity to explore the legal community outside of my practice area."
Lauren Witkowski is a Senior Trial Attorney with the Chicago Staff Legal Office of Zurich North America. Lauren focuses her practice in the area of Workers’ Compensation defense representing companies and employers throughout the State of Illinois. Zurich North America is a leading provider of insurance products and services to individuals and businesses in over 25 industries, including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, technology and more. Lauren earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign before obtaining her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois Chicago Law School.
Lauren’s theme for the 2022-2023 bar year was Advocating for Advancement. She focused her efforts on advocating for women’s rights, specifically the fight for paid parental leave in Illinois. Lauren looks forward to serving as Ex-Officio and continuing the fight for paid parental leave in Illinois. Lauren looks forward to serving as Ex-Officio and continuing the fight for legislative action, creating mentorship opportunities, connecting members through networking, community involvement, CLE programming and the reignited commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with the #WBAIForward initiative. Lauren also pledges to pursue her passion of Women Empowering Women as we all work together to Build a Bright Future for the WBAI and legal community.