Our Attorneys

Catherine R. Locallo

Partner, Chicago Office

ph: 312.332.7760

Catherine R. Locallo

Catherine Locallo’s practice focuses on labor and employment law and board governance matters. She counsels employers in all aspects of employment law including hiring, employment contracts, employee discipline issues, terminations and reductions in force, collective bargaining and labor relations, nonimmigrant worker visas and employment discrimination matters. She also counsels public bodies on compliance with Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act. Catherine has extensive experience representing clients in court and administrative agency proceedings involving discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims.

Catherine is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide school board member training.


  • Illinois “Rising Star,” Employment & Labor Law (2015-2018)


  • J.D., cum laude, The John Marshall Law School; Order of John Marshall
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • National Council of School Attorneys
  • Treasurer, Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Co-Chair, Justinian Society of Lawyers Endowment Fund Scholarship Committee
  • Member, Oakton Community College Paralegal Advisory Committee
  • Member, Triton College School of Business Advisory Legal Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors, Glenview Stars Hockey Association
  • UNICO National

Recent Publications

Recent Presentations

  • Is PERA Dead?? Implementation of a Local Appeals Process for Unsatisfactory Ratings, IASPA Annual Conference (January 2020)
  • A Workshop on Compliance with the Open Meetings Act and Illinois Freedom of Information Act, LUDA Annual Conference (October 2019)
  • Community College Trustees Training Session, ICCTA (June 2019)