Caroline Kim focuses her practice on construction, general commercial, and premises liability litigation. She represents owners, developers, contractors, and subcontractors.

Prior to joining Laurie & Brennan, Caroline served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lewis M. Nixon in the mortgage foreclosure/mechanic’s lien section of the Circuit Court of Cook County. In addition to lien and mortgage foreclosure cases, she oversaw a wide variety of disputes involving breach of contract, construction defects, delay claims, constructive fraud, and attorney’s fees.

During law school, Caroline gained valuable litigation experience through competitive externship placements at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois with the Honorable Charles P. Kocoras and the Honorable Thomas M. Durkin, and the Criminal Appeals Division at the Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney. She has also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Michael B. Hyman at the First District, Illinois Appellate Court and the Honorable Timothy P. Murphy in the Domestic Relations Division at the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Before law school, Caroline was an AmeriCorps VISTA fellow for the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, painting, and exploring the latest art exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association


  • Author, “Insta-Fringement: What is a Fair Use on Social Media?” The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law (2018)


  • Moderator, “ABA, Section of International Law, Global Sports Corruption: A Challenging Frontier in International Business and International Law,” Seoul, South Korea (2019)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Missouri, 2020
  • Illinois, 2021
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2022