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Heather A. Begley

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10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3702
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Heather A. Begley has been an associate with the Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll since the personal injury law firm’s inception. She has been actively involved in the recovery of over $12 million in verdicts and settlements in personal injury matters at the firm. Ms. Begley was named of the “40 under 40 Illinois Attorneys to Watch” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company in 2010.

Her skill in analyzing complex legal issues has led to many successful outcomes in a variety of high-profile personal injury and wrongful death cases, including and train crashes, automobile and truck crashes, medical malpractice and construction negligence. Ms. Begley was part of the legal team at Clifford Law Offices that won a $38.3 million verdict for a mother whose four-year-old daughter died and two-year-old son was disabled after a tragic automobile and truck pile-up on Interstate 90 near Rockford. In addition, she has been involved in obtaining personal injury settlements in a variety of transportation negligence cases, including several Metra train cases and the 1999 Bourbonnais Amtrak train-truck collision. Jeffrey Kroll and Ms. Begley successfully tried the first case arising out of the July 11, 2006 CTA Blue Line derailment.

In 2005, Ms. Begley was selected by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association to receive a William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award. She authors a column in the Irish American News entitled “Safe Home.”

Before joining the Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Kroll, Ms. Begley was an attorney at Clifford Law Offices for three years.  Her entire career has been focused on obtaining settlements and verdicts for plaintiffs in personal injury matters.  She was a law clerk at Clifford Law Offices throughout her law school years. She graduated from DePaul University College of Law and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where she received her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies. She grew up in Chicago’s Mt. Greenwood neighborhood, where she attended Mother McAuley High School. Heather is the inaugural president of the Mother McAuley Law Society . Ms. Begley presently resides with her husband and two children in a south suburb.