Katrina Carroll heads Lite DePalma Greenberg’s Chicago office and has over fifteen years of experience litigating class actions. Over the course of her career, she has recovered more than $1 billion for aggrieved consumers, investors and businesses. Katrina’s class action experience spans a wide array of areas, including consumer fraud, antitrust and securities fraud. In 2018, Katrina was selected by National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the top 25 class action trial lawyers in the State of Illinois.
Katrina recently served as Co-Lead counsel in In Re: Rust-Oleum Restore Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (MDL; N.D. Ill.), a sprawling products liability MDL relating to defective deck resurfacing products. She was instrumental in negotiating a $9.3 million settlement providing meaningful relief to consumers, which received final approval in March of 2017. During the final approval hearing, the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, who presided over the litigation, praised Ms. Carroll as a “model I wish all lawyers would follow.”
Katrina currently serves as court-appointed co-lead counsel in Lewert v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. (N.D. Ill.), representing customers whose personal financial information was stolen in a security breach and as co-lead counsel on behalf of a certified class in Mednick v. Precor Inc. (N.D. Ill), which involves defects in the heart-rate monitoring capabilities of Precor fitness machines.
“My clients are people of principle who pursue claims against enormous companies,” says Katrina. “They expect and deserve an attorney who will go to the mat for them, regardless of the size and scope of the case. It’s the proverbial David and Goliath situation and they need a strong advocate in their corner.”