Kate Middleton is a trial attorney who represents clients nationwide in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters. Kate specializes in restrictive covenant and trade secret litigation, as well as franchise litigation. Kate is also experienced in helping clients resolve disputes involving commercial contracts and business torts, insurance coverage and product liability.

Commercial Litigation 

Kate represents clients in breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of representations and warranties, and construction defect issues, among other matters. Kate also represents financial institutions in complex commercial litigation matters.

Insurance Litigation 

Kate advises clients in litigation related to general liability insurance, director and officer liability insurance, policy interpretation, and insurer notice correspondence.

Additional Litigation Expertise

Additionally, Kate defends product liability, negligence, toxic tort, premises liability and other tort cases. She has experience representing clients in all aspects of pretrial procedure, and at trial, mediation and arbitration.

Past Experience 

Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels in 2014, Kate worked at a Chicago-area boutique law firm, where she handled product liability, personal injury, and wrongful death and survival matters. During law school, Kate clerked at Collison & O'Connor, Ltd., and worked at Loyola University's Business Law Clinic and as a research associate in the area of intellectual property law.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois


Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. International Law Review (senior editor) (2011)

University of North Carolina
B.A. in International Studies and French, with highest honors (2006)

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Other Perspectives

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • DRI


  • Illinois Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Business Litigation, 2016
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016
  • Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium — Fellow
  • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court
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