Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd.

Kathleen M. Terese

Kathleen M. Terese


Kathleen Terese is an associate with Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois in 2007. She earned her J.D. from the University of Illinois in 2010, graduating magna cum laude. During law school, Ms. Terese was a member of the Elder Law Journal and an editor of the Frederick Green Moot Court team. She was also an extern for the Office of University Counsel. After law school, Ms. Terese worked several years at a Chicago law firm defending corporations in mass tort litigation. Prior to joining KTJ, she worked as an attorney representing school districts and special education cooperatives with a school law firm.  

Ms. Terese focuses her practice on general municipal law, library law, and school law, including special education matters.  


CALI Excellence for the Future Award in legal writing


Ms. Terese has spoken on a variety of school law and special education topics. She has also presented on the Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Acts.