Catherine D. Sheehan

Catherine D. Sheehan


Catherine D. Sheehan

Attorney Bio

Catherine received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2002) and her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law (2005). Before joining Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick and Mirabella, LLC as an attorney, Catherine represented marginalized persons both in the foster care system and in state and federal court on behalf of persons abused and neglected in nursing homes. She was named by Illinois Super Lawyers as one of the top attorneys in the state for 7 consecutive years and was also identified as one of the top 40 trial attorneys in Illinois under the age of 40. She is a skilled trial attorney who has taken hundreds of cases to verdict or judgment in bench and jury trials.

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Guardianship
  • DCFS Proceedings
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2006
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2008
  • United States Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2009


  • Chicago Kent College of Law
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2010 to 2017
  • Outstanding New Lawyer (Kane County Bar Association), 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40 (National Trial Lawyers Association), 2012
  • Leading Lawyers Network Emerging Lawyer, 2012

Relevant Past Employment Positions:

  • Will County Public Defender’s Office – Juvenile Division
  • CASA Kane County – General Counsel

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ISBA Diversity Leadership Council

Published Works:

  • Nine Simple Rules for Better Legal Writing, Bar Briefs, 2009
  • Navigating the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, Illinois State Bar Journal, 2011
  • Technology in Practice: E-Filing 101 at the State Level, Bar Briefs, 2011
  • Celebrating 140 Years of Female Attorneys in Illinois, Illinois State Bar Journal, 2012
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St. Charles, IL 60174
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From our law office in Wheaton, IL the family law and civil litigation law attorneys of Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick and Mirabella, represent businesses and individual clients throughout the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois including Wheaton, Naperville, Oak Brook, Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Lombard, Downers Grove, Burr Ridge, Lisle, Elmhurst, Oakbrook Terrace, Winfield, Woodridge, Warrenville and throughout DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties.

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