Attorney Profile

Karen A. Enright

Karen Enright

McNabola Law Group
55 West Wacker Drive, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
McNabola Law Group
Phone 312-629-2900
Fax 312-629-2916


Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2015

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 years bottom-image

Practice Areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

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As a successful Chicago-based trial lawyer working for McNabola Law Group, Karen A. Enright has reached settlements and achieved verdicts surpassing $1 million. As a personal injury attorney, she practices many complex cases, including medical-related cases.

Not only has she been successful in her practice, but Ms. Enright is also active in the legal community. She is the treasurer of the Illinois State Bar Association and the past president of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois.

As an attorney with more than 20 years of experience, she has shared her knowledge and experiences about personal injury law and other legal areas for many groups and associations. She speaks and writes frequently for Loyola Law School, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Women's Bar Association of Illinois and the Nazareth Academy.

Her knowledge qualified her to speak as an expert witness regarding a state senate bill regarding motor vehicle licensure, on behalf of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Other than her inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers, she has received several other honors and awards, including her selection as a Top 10 Women Lawyers in Illinois (Leading Lawyers Network), her 2009 Board of Governors Award from the Illinois State Bar Association and inclusion in the Million Dollar Lawyers Forum.

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About Karen Enright

Law School: The John Marshall Law School

Admitted: 1992, Illinois

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Honors and Awards:

  • One of five alumni honored with this award, selected for public service, Distinguished Alumni, Loras College, 2009
  • One of three attorneys in the state of Illinois to receive the Board of Governors Award for service to the ISBA., Board of Governors Award, ISBA, 2009
  • Arbitrator, Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program
  • Selected as One of 40 Lawyers Under 40 In the State of Illinois to Watch By Law Bulletin Publishing Company
  • Selected as Distinguished Alumni by Nazareth Academy
  • Appointed by Federal Court as Chairperson of Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel, 2010
  • Appointed by Federal Court as a Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panelist, 2007 - 2009
  • Selected as a Leading Illinois Attorney
  • Million Dollar Lawyers Forum
  • Who's Who Among American Trial Lawyers
  • Loras College Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois Service Award for Uncommon Dedication and Outstanding Service
  • Selected as Top 10 Women Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Network

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Private Pilot

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Assembly Resolutions Drafting Committee, Amicus Curiae Committee, and Committee on Legislation, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Tort Section Council, Young Lawyers Section, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Standing Committee on Legislations, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Elected Member of Budgets and Investment Committee, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Elected Treasurer, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Elected Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Elected Member, Board of Directors, Society of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Young Lawyers Division, Bench-Bar Relations, and Tort Committee, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Supreme Court Rules Committee, Medical Negligence Committee, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member - Board of Governors, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Member, Executive Committee, Alliance of Bar Associations
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Women's Bar Foundation
  • Member, Tort Section, Civil Litigation Committee, and Public Office Committee, Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Past Co-Chair, Public Office Committee, Annual Dinner Committee, Judicial Reception Committee, Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Corresponding Secretary, Women's Bar Association of Illinois, 2004 - 2005
  • Elected Second Vice President, Board of Directors, Women's Bar Association of Illinois, 2005 - 2006
  • Elected First Vice President, Board of Directors, Women's Bar Association of Illinois, 2006 - 2007
  • President, Women's Bar Association of Illinois, 2007 - 2008
  • Member of the Elected Assembly, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, The John Marshall Law School Alumni Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Leukemia Society
  • Member, Professional Women's Club of Chicago
  • Member, The Lawyers Club of Chicago
  • Member, Associate Board of Directors, Mid-Day Club
  • Rebecca's House Volunteer
  • John Marshall Law School Mentoring Program
  • New Moms Service Projects
  • Immaculate Conception: Project Gabriel
  • Pro Bono Litigator - Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and Department of Children and Family Services

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Medical Malpractice Seminar; Trial Themes, ITLA, December, 2011
  • Speech for Swearing In Ceremony for the Third District of Illinois, ISBA, November, 2011
  • Allerton Conference at Starved Rock, ISBA, Hot Button Civil Evidence Issues, 2011
  • Hot Topics in Tort: Forum Non Conveniens and E-Discovery, ISBA, September, 2010
  • Article on Abraham Lincoln, WBAI Newsletter, 2009
  • Legislative Updates, ISBA Annual Meeting Seminar, 2008
  • Update on Evidence, ITLA Update and Review Seminar, 2008
  • Decision Makers: The Inside Scoop on Getting Business and Delivering the Goods, ISBA Semi Annual Seminar, 2008
  • Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges, CBA Seminar Panelist for Women, 2008
  • Damages, Chicago Risk Management Seminar, 2007
  • President's Page, WBAI Newsletter, 2007
  • Work Life Balance, CBA Alliance for Women, Women in Law, 2007
  • Update and Overview, ISBA Medical Malpractice, 2007
  • 90 Days Before Trial, CBA, 2007
  • Update on Evidence, ITLA Fall Semester, 2006
  • Hot Topics in Tort; Ethical Issues in Representing a Minor or an Incompetent Person in Tort, ISBA, 2006
  • New Lawyers Forum, ISBA Mid-Year Meeting, 2005
  • Nuts and Bolts, ISBA New Lawyers Seminar, 2005
  • Medical Malpractice - Drafting Complaints, Loyola Law School Guest Lecturer, 2005
  • Premises Liability, ISBA Annual Meeting, Civil Practice Section, 2005
  • Premises Liability, ISBA Annual Meeting, Tort Law Section, 2005
  • Young Lawyers Seminar, ISBA, 2004
  • Proving Damages and Jury Instructions, ITLA Evidence Seminar, 2004
  • Prior and Subsequent Injury and Aggravation of Pre-existing Injuries, ITLA Evidence Seminar, 2003
  • Illinois Supreme Court Rule 212 (a)(5) Can You Use a Discovery Deposition as Evidence at Trial?, ISBA Tort Trends, 2002
  • Civil Practice Update and Review, ITLA Evidence Seminar, 2002
  • 90 Days Before Trial, CBA, 2002
  • From Soup to Nuts - How to Run for Judge, CBA, 2001
  • How To Interview and Perfect Personal Injury Cases From Start To Finish, WBAI, 2001
  • Settling and Probating Minor's Estates, ISBA Trial Practice Skills Series, 2001
  • Premises Liability Under the Tort Immunity Act, ISBA Annual Meeting, 2001
  • Evidence Seminar, ITLA, 2000
  • Admissibility of Board Certification, ISBA Tort Trends, 2000
  • Use of Trial Exhibits, ISBA, 2000
  • Litigating Cases Without Going Bankrupt, ISBA, 1999
  • Prosecuting Slip-Fall Cases, CBA, 1999
  • Anticipating Objections During Discovery Phase and Motions in Limine, CBA, 1999
  • Settling and Probating Minor Estates, ISBA Annual Meeting, 1999
  • Pre-Existing Injuries, ITLA Annual Convention, 1999
  • Organization of Opening Statements, ITLA, 1998
  • Your First Medical Malpractice Trial, ISBA, 1998
  • Opening Statements and Closing Arguments in Premises Liability and Auto Mobile Cases, ITLA Seminar, 1998
  • Best v. Taylor Update, CBA, 1998
  • Managing A Small Law Firm, CBA Women in the Law Lecture Series, 1998
  • Get Caught Up, CBA, 1997
  • Products Liability, ISBA, 1997
  • Products Liability, CBA Shotgun Seminar, 1997
  • I.P.I. 5.01 Civil Jury Instructions, ITLA, 1997
  • Expert Witnesses, Illinois Civil Practice & Update Review Seminar, 1997
  • Premises Liability and Recreational Immunity, ISBA, 1996
  • Use of Exhibits at Trial, ITLA, 1995
  • Informed Consent, Medical Malpractice Trial Notebook, ISBA, 1994 - 1996
  • Moot Court Judge, National Trial Competition, 2008
  • Past Adjunct Professor, Criminal Law and Business Law, Chicago College of Commerce
  • Past Adjunct Professor, Legal Research and Writing, The John Marshall Law School
  • Loyola Academy Speaker
  • Frequent Lecturer at Nazareth Academy on Our America and Giving to the Community
  • Frequent author and lecturer for the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Chicago Bar Association, Women's Bar Association of Illinois, Nazareth Academy and Loyola Law School

Educational Background:

  • Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, B.A., Cum Laude, 1989
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