Responsiveness, focus, and efficient preparation, with an eye always on the big picture. Those are the guiding principles Caitlin uses when defending management against all types of employment agency proceedings and litigation. Her litigation experience includes all types of discrimination, leave and accommodations, wage and hour, and internal investigations in industries including healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, logistics, retail, and government.
Business does not stop for a lawsuit, so Caitlin also provides timely, proactive advice and counsel for managing the workforce in the midst of litigation and beyond. Her counseling experience includes discrimination claims by current employees, requests for leave and accommodation, policy creation and roll-out, and handbook revisions. Attendees have highly rated Caitlin’s presentations, including unconscious bias training and mock trials.
Caitlin also provides advice and counsel to lawyers regarding compliance with the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct, and she has defended lawyers in disciplinary proceedings. For five years, Caitlin co-authored the “Ethics Curbstone,” a legal ethics column in Res Gestae, the Indiana State Bar Association magazine.
Prior to practicing employment law, Caitlin clerked for the Honorable William T. Lawrence in the Southern District of Indiana, after which she practiced for five years in the litigation department at a national, general practice firm. Caitlin defended claims ranging from construction defect to municipal finance to the First Amendment, which developed an intellectual agility she brings to her employment practice today.
Caitlin graduated from the Honors College at Valparaiso University with degrees in English and German. During that time, she enjoyed learning about other cultures while tutoring international law students. She also lived for a year in Tübingen, Germany, and learned to downhill ski in the Alps.
Caitlin graduated in the top 1% of her class from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies and published the largest volume in journal history.