Kelly E. Kamstra

312-425-3131

10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60603

211 Landmark Drive, Suite C2, Normal, IL 61761

211 North Broadway, Suite 2200, St. Louis, MO 63102

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Kelly E. Kamstra

Attorney Kelly E. Kamstra

Partner

Direct Phone:312-334-9502
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Kelly Kamstra joined Brady, Connolly & Masuda, P.C. in 2017 in the Workers’ Compensation Department. Prior to joining the firm, Kelly practiced workers’ compensation defense, representing employers throughout the state. She has successfully tried cases before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission with numerous successes at both the Arbitration and Commission level.

During her time at the Attorney General’s office she represented the following agencies in workers’ compensation matters:      

  • Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Illinois Department of Corrections
  • Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund
  • Self-Insured Advisory Board
  • Various Mental Health Facilities
  • Practice Areas

    Trial Results

    • Karen Suknovich v. Child Link, Inc.
    • Gabriel Smith v. Barry's Bootcamp
    • Natalie Penny v. Paccar Financial, 12 WC 26452

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois, 2013

    Education

    • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2013, J.D.
    • Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, 2010, B.A., Cum Laude

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Workers’ Compensation Lawyer’s Association, Member
    • Phi Alpha Delta Professional Legal Fraternity, Member

    Past Employment

    • Attorney General’s Office, Workers’ Compensation Bureau

    Presentations

    • “Psychological Injury Claims: Unpacking Strategies for Success”, March 2021
    • “Claims From Employees Working From Home”, October 2020
    • “The Aging Workforce” presentation for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, July 2020

    Publications

    Honors and Awards

    • Recognized as a “Emerging Lawyer” by Leading Lawyers Magazine, 2022
    • Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2022
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
    • IRTB
    • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
    • The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • Illinois Self-Insurers' Association
    • Chicago Bar Association
    • Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
    • IRTB
    • DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar
    • The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
    • Illinois Self-Insurers' Association
    10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900
    Chicago, IL 60603
    Phone: 312-425-3131
    211 Landmark Drive, Suite C2
    Normal, IL 61761
    Phone: 309-862-4914
    One Metropolitan Square
    211 North Broadway, Suite 2200
    St. Louis, MO 63102
    Phone: 314-300-0527
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