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Caity Donohue’s multifaceted litigation experience makes her a creative and effective strategist for her clients.  

With an innate ability to anticipate her opponent’s next steps, Caity has an adaptable practice style that keeps her client’s objectives attainable even on a shifting playing field.    

Her early trial experience has shaped her approach to cases, ensuring that her client’s risk and exposure are limited from the outset of a case. Caity’s practice is concentrated in civil defense litigation in the areas of professional liability, commercial litigation, and tort defense.   

Caity represents accountants, attorneys, corporate directors, insurance producers and other professionals in claims alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and common law and statutory fraud. Her commercial litigation experience involves defending corporate directors and officers in breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims.   

In her tort defense work, Caity defends corporations, management companies and individual defendants in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Caity has experience with trucking and auto negligence claims.

Her persuasive legal writing skills have resulted in the successful dismissal of a variety of claims, capping risk and mitigating financial responsibility for her clients.   


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. 2015   
  • Villanova University, B.A. 2012

Bar Admissions  

  • Illinois  
  • United States District for the Northern District of Illinois

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Professional Experience

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association  


Pretzel Attorneys and Staff Participate in Race Judicata

  Pretzel & Stouffer attorneys and staff, David Bennett, Donald Eckler, Jonathan Federman, Quinn Donnelly, Aimee Alvarez, Alex Beehler, Caitlin Donohue, Scott Howie, Kelly Kono, Mary Norris, Paula Villela, and Calvin Townsend, ran in Race Judicata last night. The 5K race benefits Chicago Volunteer Legal Services.    

September 2019 | Community

Pretzel & Stouffer Sponsors WBAI Annual Dinner Attended by Its Attorneys

Pretzel & Stouffer was a proud sponsor of the 105th Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Annual Installation Dinner. Congratulations to the new president of the WBAI, Corinne Heggie and the new members of the board. Pretzel & Stouffer attorneys, Mary Cronin, Sommer Luzynczyk, Kayla Condeni, Paula Villela, and Caitlin Donohue attended the event with Amy ...

July 2019 | Firm News