Kathryn Conway

Kathryn Conway
First Vice-President

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2011
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006

Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.
70 W. Madison, Suite 5500
Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 236-9381

Kathryn (“Kate”) Conway is a trial lawyer with the Chicago law firm of Power Rogers & Smith LLP.  Kate represents injured people and their families in personal injury and wrongful death actions, including medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, automobile, and transportation negligence cases.  In every year since 2014, Kate has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, a distinction that is limited to fewer than 2.5% of the attorneys in Illinois. Similarly, in each year since 2015, Kate was named an Illinois Emerging Lawyer, an honor bestowed on less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in Illinois.  In 2019, Kate was named one of the 40 Attorneys to Watch Under 40 by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Kate has served as a Director of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois since 2015.  She currently serves as the First Vice President of the Association and will ascend to President for the 2020 bar year.  Kate is active in several other bar associations including the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and she also serves on the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Board of Governors. 

Kate eared her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign before obtaining her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law with a Certificate in Advocacy.

Outside of the practice of law, Kate is committed to helping those less fortunate.  Currently, Kate serves on the Associate Board of Sarah’s Inn, a local non-profit providing services to those affected by domestic violence.  Kate also serves on the Associate Board of Chicago Jesuit Academy, a non-profit middle school located on the west side of Chicago.

In her free time, Kate loves to cook and enjoys spending time with her husband, Conor, their newborn son, Elliot, and their two rescue dogs, Tucker & Seamus.

“The WBAI provides an opportunity for its members to develop meaningful connections with lawyers and judges in all areas of the profession while working toward the important goal of promoting and protecting the rights of women.””