Kate E. Middleton



Kate Middleton is an experienced litigator who represents clients nationwide in complex commercial litigation matters. She has served as a first and second chair in several trials, both bench and jury, and represents clients in arbitrations and mediations.

Kate concentrates on restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation across several industries, including franchising and distribution, and regularly represents clients in actions for injunctive relief. Kate also has experience litigating medical malpractice, medical device and product liability disputes, and is interested in the legal risks related to telemedicine. 


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois


Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. International Law Review (senior editor) (2011)

University of North Carolina
B.A. in International Studies and French, with highest honors (2006)

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Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Best Lawyers®— "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation, 2021-22
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020
  • Illinois Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2016
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016, 2019
  • Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium — Fellow
  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court

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