Carrie A. Dolan

Carrie A. Dolan


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Carrie Dolan joined the firm as an attorney in 1994 and became a principal in 2000.  Her practice includes both civil litigation and business transactions. In addition for having a passion for both areas of law, Ms. Dolan believes that practicing in both areas directly benefits her clients. Her in-depth knowledge and understanding of the formation of agreements proves invaluable when litigating contract disputes. Conversely, when drafting agreements, she is able to contemplate and incorporate provisions necessary to prevent future litigation.

She concentrates her litigation practice in areas of commercial litigation, title insurance defense and real estate litigation, including mechanics liens and foreclosures. She has litigated before state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court, the appellate court, governmental and administrative agencies and in arbitration proceedings. Her transactional practice focuses on corporate transactions, commercial loan documentation, secured transactions, real estate and condominium law.

Carrie has been named an Illinois "Super Lawyer" for the years 2020 through 2024. Super Lawyers, a rating service of lawyers from some 70 practice areas, uses peer nominations and independent research to decide whether an attorney has sufficient peer recognition and professional achievement to qualify. The Super Lawyers' List recognizes no more than 5 percent of the attorneys in each state.

Carrie has been privileged to represent and counsel small and large companies, commercial banks, title insurance companies, churches, associations and individuals.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Real estate
  • Bank documentation and litigation
  • Title insurance litigation
  • Business transactions

Court Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court, 1994
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1994 admitted to the Trial Bar, 2002
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2010
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2003
United States Supreme Court, 2003


DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1994
    The Samuel & Dorothy Sweig Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, recipient, 1992
    Public Interest Law Association, vice president, DePaul Chapter, 1991-1992
    DePaul Legal Clinic, student clinician, 1993-1994
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., 1991


Illinois Super Lawyers, 2020-2024

Professional Associations 

Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Illinois Land Title Association, title counsel committee member, 2020-present
Bakers Club of Chicago, officer and director, 2007-2017


“Title Insurance: What It Is and What to Do and Expect When a Title Claim Arises”, IICLE 12th Annual Real Estate Short Course, 2016
“Transfers of Title”, National Business Institute: Title Law in Illinois, 2014
“Advising Your Clients on Post-Title Issues”, Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, general membership meeting, 2014
“Advising Your Client on Common and Not So Common Post Closing Issues” Chicago Bar Association, Real Property Law Committee, general membership meeting, 2013

Community Leadership

NAMI Cook County North Suburban, board member, December 2019 to present
2626 Lakeview Condominium Association, board member, 2001-2003
American Cancer Society, committee fundraising co-chair, 1999

Activities and Interests

Women's Central Hockey League, league player, 2008-present
Chicago North Suburban Women's Paddle League, league player, 2021-present

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