Kathleen T. Henn graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts degree Cum Laude in English. She then graduated from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Cum Laude. She concentrates in the areas of municipal law, school law, library law and litigation. She currently serves as a prosecutor for several municipalities in the Chicago area and has prosecuted in the circuit court and in administrative adjudication systems. Ms. Henn was a regular contributor to Illinois Libraries and is a frequent speaker on various topics including the Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act and use of email by public bodies and public officials. She is a co-author of the chapter entitled “The No Child Left Behind Act” published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Prior to joining Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Ms. Henn worked as a staff attorney for the Illinois Department of Human Rights. She is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Ms. Henn is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
Jacob Karaca, JD, is a Partner in the Chicago-based firm of Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd., where he specializes in litigation for municipalities, school districts, family law clients, and other private entities. He also advises clients regarding a wide range of municipal issues, including zoning, land use, planned unit developments, annexation, municipal financing and taxing, and tax increment financing. He earned a BA from the University of Chicago with honors in Romance Languages and Literature. He then graduated with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he received a certificate in Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution. While at Chicago-Kent, he served as a board member for the Moot Court Honor Society and received an award for the highest grades in Trial Advocacy and Antitrust.
Michael Marrs graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with a B.S. in Business. He is a 1994 graduate of the DePaul College of Law, where he was an editor of the DePaul University Law Review. Upon graduating law school, Mr. Marrs worked as an attorney on the staff of the Illinois Senate Minority Leader, where, among other things, he staffed the civil judicial committee and wrote and analyzed substantive legislation. He later served for several years as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Margaret Stanton McBride of the Illinois Appellate Court, First District. Mr. Marrs’ legal practice is concentrated on the general counseling of municipalities. In that capacity, Michael works closely with several municipalities in Cook and the Collar Counties, acting as Village Attorney, Assistant Village Attorney, Plan Commission/Zoning Board of Appeals Attorney, and/or Village Prosecutor. Mr. Marrs is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association and serves as the chair of that group’s Municipal Prosecutors Group.
Gregory Smith, JD, is an Associate in the firm of Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd., in Chicago and counsels Illinois municipalities, school districts, special districts, and corporate clients. He represents government and private clients in a wide range of claims including First Amendment, defamation, property damage and injury, and breach of contract. He earned a JD degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. While at Chicago-Kent, he was on the Dean’s List and an associate editor of the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property. Prior to law school, he earned a BS from DePaul University with honors.