Kathleen Robson is a founding partner of Robson & Lopez LLC where she leads a passionate and client-driven approach to defending those in need. Her extensive experience in finance and real estate gives her a practical insight that allows her to deliver consistent and positive results both through negotiations and in Court.
A native of Chicago, Ms. Robson has a long history of giving back to the Chicago community in time and service at organizations like Chicago Cares, the Cabrini Green YMCA, and the Women’s Treatment Center. During law school, she traveled to New Orleans numerous times as a volunteer with the Student Hurricane Network to provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Since receiving her Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2009, she has regularly provided pro bono legal services to the Chicago Legal Clinic, the Legal Assistance Foundation, and Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. In August 2012, Chicago Lawyer Magazine featured a cover story about Ms. Robson’s service to those in need. Ms. Robson has also received honors for her pro bono work from the Chicago Bar Foundation, the Chicago Legal Clinic, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and, along with her partner, Salvador Lopez, received her law school’s 2013 award for outstanding pro bono service.
Ms. Robson taught a Continuing Legal Education class on foreclosure litigation and property disposition options to peer attorneys for the Illinois State Bar Association, taught a class on property law to first year attorneys at her alma mater, and was a guest speaker on foreclosures and mediations on the television program “You and the Law.”
Before joining the Illinois and Federal Trial bars, Ms. Robson worked as a mortgage banker for 11 years in Chicago, and prior to that, was a finance officer for 5 years at one of Chicago’s largest private banks where she managed their bond and derivatives portfolios. Ms. Robson received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Indiana University in 1994 and continued post-graduate studies at Northeastern Illinois University in Applied Mathematics.
Illinois; Tennessee; Federal District for the Northern District of Illinois.
Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT)
J.D. - 2009
B.A. - 1994
Chicago Lawyer Magazine - Cover Feature for pro bono foreclosure defense
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services - Annual Pro Bono Volunteer Recognition Award
Chicago Bar Foundation - Volunteer Week Award Recipient
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services - Annual Report Recognition for pro bono foreclosure defense
Chicago- Kent College of Law - Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
Chicago Legal Clinic - Annual James D. Jacobson Memorial Award