About Kathleen A. Kelley

Kathleen Kelley concentrates her practice in litigation matters, including insurance, health care fraud and other complex commercial disputes. She is also a registered certified public accountant.

Assisting national companies with strategies to combat insurance and health care fraud

Kathleen has represented some of the nation's largest insurance companies in complex health care and insurance fraud cases in both federal and state courts across the country, including in cases involving claims for fraud, RICO, conspiracy, and state and federal False Claims Acts. Kathleen also counsels her clients in fraud investigations, including working with insurance companies to identify systemic fraudulent activity and reduce exposure to fraud.

Prior to Katten, Kathleen handled a wide range of federal and state commercial litigation matters, including cases involving alleged fraud, business torts, breach of contract, negligence and tortious interference. She also has experience involving consumer protection class action, shareholder disputes, and breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

After graduation from the University of Illinois, Kathleen worked for a year at a Big Four accounting firm. While attending law school, she served as an editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. She received CALI Excellence Awards in Real Estate Transactions and Illinois Procedure and Evidence, and the Rickert Award for Excellence in Writing. Kathleen also earned a spot on the Invitational Team and Moot Court Bench for the Frederick Green Moot Court.

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Practice Focus

  • Litigation
  • Insurance and health care fraud litigation
  • Fraud litigation
  • False Claims Act
  • Health care litigation


  • February 1, 2011
    "Thompson v. Gordon: Illinois Supreme Court Rectifies Second District's Imposition of Extra-Contractual Duties and Revisits Rules of Contract Interpretation," IICLE Civil Litigation Flash Points Series
  • February 1, 2010
    "Matejczyk v. City of Chicago: Appellate Court Revisits the Doctrine of Res Judicata and Exceptions to the Claim-Splitting Rule," IICLE Civil Litigation Flash Points Series