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Sulema Medrano



Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2009

James Madison College, Michigan State University, B.A., 2006, honors



When an attorney takes the time to truly understand a client’s trade she develops a greater understanding of how each of the organization’s legal issues affects its bottom line. Sulema goes this extra mile for her clients and further, often spending her own time becoming well-versed in the factual or legal issues presented in each case. She defends clients in various litigation matters, including premise liability, products liability, personal injury claims at large construction sites, bad faith and extra contractual claims related to insurance coverage, legal malpractice, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.

Prior to joining the firm, Sulema worked at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office where she divided her time as an assistant state’s attorney between the domestic violence division and the criminal appeals division.

She regularly volunteers with the Trial Advocacy program as an assistant trial team coach. She is also a volunteer and event host for the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network.


  • Recipient of the Chicago-Kent College of Law's Young Alumni award: 2019
  • Recipient of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois Latina Lawyer of the Year award: 2018 
  • Recognized by Negocios Now 2018 Who's Who in Hispanic Chicago
  • Recipient of the Hispanic National Bar Association's "Top Lawyers Under 40" Award: 2017
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Recognized as "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch" by the Law Bulletin: 2016

Memberships & Involvement

  • Co-chair: SmithAmundsen Diversity Committee
  • Fellow: American Bar Foundation, inducted 2017
  • Member: Women’s Bar Association; American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Gun Violence 
  • Board of Directors: Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
  • Hispanic National Bar Association: President, Region IX; Co-Chair, Latina Commission (2018-2020); Diversity Scholarship Fund Committee (2017-2019); Latina Commission Commissioner (2015 - 2017); Past President, Young Lawyer’s Division (2013 - 2014)

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