Caitlyn R. Culbertson



Caitlyn Culbertson is an associate with Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd who concentrates her practice in matters pertaining to litigation and municipal, school and library law

Prior to joining the firm, Caitlyn served as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division.

Caitlyn received her B.A. in History from Davidson College in 2009. At Davidson, Caitlyn co-authored a chapter in the book Freedom’s Conditions in the U.S.-Canadian Borderlands in the Age of Emancipation and was the recipient of both the George C. Marshall Undergraduate Research Scholarship and the Earl Edmondson Award for Extraordinary Service to the Department of History.

Following Davidson, Caitlyn spent a year working with the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic. Caitlyn went on to receive her J.D. from the University of North Carolina in 2013. During law school, she was an editor of the First Amendment Law Review as well as a case representative for the UNC Innocence Project.

Caitlyn is admitted to practice before the state of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

Professional Affiliations

  • Caitlyn is a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations, Illinois Council of School Attorneys, National Council of School Attorneys and the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association.


  • “An Inquiry Into Why Deposition Witnesses Often Talk Too Much Despite The Efforts Of Attorneys To Prevent Them From Doing So” – co-author, Illinois Bar Journal, March 2020
  • “A New Obstacle in Government Takings: A Look at the U.S. Supreme Court’s Recent Opinion in Knick v. Twp. of Scott, Pennsylvania” – author, Journal of Illinois Local Government Lawyers, August 2019
  • “Judicial Notice and the Rules of Evidence in the Age of Google-Based Photographs” – co-author, Illinois Bar Journal, August 2018