Attorney Profile


I have been a practicing attorney in Chicago, Illinois, since 1988. My areas of concentration include employment and general commercial litigation. I began my legal career as an associate at general practice firms emphasizing construction litigation and general commercial contract drafting. Taking the skills I had learned and believing in myself as an experienced litigator, in 1997, I began a solo-practice that has thrived ever since. Through my professional skill and personal determination I have carved a niche for myself in the very competitive Chicago legal community.

I am a native Chicagoan graduating in the top 10% of my high school class at Niles West High School in Skokie, Illinois, in 1981. I graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, With Distinction or Cum Laude, obtaining a bachelors of Arts degree in 1985. While studying at Indiana University I was appointed to the honorary fraternities of Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Beta Kappa, again, graduating in the top 10% of my class. During the spring semester of 1984, I received an Academic Scholarship to study abroad in Madrid, Spain through New York University. I maintain my Spanish language skills and I am conversant in written and spoken Spanish today.

I received a treasurer’s scholarship to attend DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois, where I successfully completed my Juris Doctorate in 1988.

I was admitted to practice in Illinois in 1988. I am presently a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Federal Trial Bar. I am admitted to practice in the Northern, Central and Southern District Courts for the State of Illinois and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

I aspire to achieve balance in my professional and in my personal life. I have many outside interests and accomplishments. My husband and I are raising our three children while I still maintain my solo practice. I enjoy many forms of physical and outdoor activities including Ashtanga Yoga, bicycling, jogging and hiking. I am committed to providing the best services to my client while maintaining my private interests.

Chicago, IL

Phone: (312) 435-9775
Fax: (312) 782-4519

Client Reviews
Carol Coplan Babbitt is an extremely skilled and talented Employment Lawyer. Carol brings to the table incredible wisdom and expertise, and hiring her to be my lawyer was truly the best money I ever spent. In addition to her exceptional wisdom and expertise, Carol has an amiable personality that allows her to negotiate in such a manner that it earns the results that her clients deserve. I especially appreciate Carol’s high level of responsiveness to all forms of communication. Carol will stay by your side and advocate tenaciously for you throughout the duration of your legal process. You will not find a better employment lawyer than Carol Coplan Babbitt. S.L.