Lauren Witkowski

Lauren Witkowski

University of Illinois, 2006

University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, 2009


Zurich North America
300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2050
Chicago, IL 60606

Lauren L. 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. 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 and her husband Nick welcomed their daughter in August 2020 amidst the pandemic and are expecting their second daughter this August 2022. 


Lauren is very excited and honored to serve as the President of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) and to follow in the footsteps of the remarkable women who have paved the path since 1914 when the WBAI was founded. Lauren plans to focus her efforts on advocating for women’s rights specifically the fight for paid family leave in Illinois. Lauren’s theme for the 2022-2023 bar year is Advocating for Advancement. Lauren hopes to inspire the WBAI Board of Directors and looks forward to fighting for legislative action, creating mentorship opportunities, connecting members through networking, community involvement and CLE programming. Lauren pledges to continue the WBAI mission to promote and foster, advance and protect the interests and welfare of women and women lawyers. On behalf of the WBAI, thank you for your continued support. 

“The theme for this bar year is Advocating for Advancement and our goal is to continue our efforts to bring paid family leave to Illinois and hopefully one day to all families in the United States”