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Catherine M. Barber concentrates her practice in civil rights litigation.  Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Barber served as an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  There she was assigned to the Appellate Division, where she defended numerous cases on direct appeal and successfully litigated post-conviction proceedings for defendants convicted of the most serious crimes in the county.  Ms. Barber was also assigned to prosecute drug offenses on the Narcotics Unit and tried numerous bench trials in the Juvenile Division.




Areas of Practice:
Civil rights litigation

Bar Admissions:
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2013
• Illinois, 2012
• Pennsylvania, 2010

• Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.D., 2010.
Twice awarded “Outstanding Oral Advocate” for exemplary performance in the trial advocacy program.
• Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, B.S., 2006.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
• Illinois State Bar Association
• Chicago Bar Association