Kerrie Maloney Laytin ’97
After graduating from Columbia Law School in 1997, Kerrie Maloney Laytin clerked for Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr., on the SDNY, and then clerked for then-Chief Judge Caroline Dineen King on the 5th Circuit. She then worked in Washington D.C. for the Department of Justice in the Civil Division, Federal Programs branch, representing government agencies and defending the constitutionality of statutes. After moving to Chicago, she worked for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago for two years representing low-income clients with legal problems in areas such as housing law, family law, domestic violence, employment, public benefits, bankruptcy, and foreclosure. She then joined the City of Chicago Law Department's Appeals Division, where she represents the City in all appeals to state and federal appellate courts, including the Illinois Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Her office’s cases fall into every area of municipal law, including employment, labor, torts, zoning, section 1983 litigation, municipal prosecutions, aviation, and code and licensing enforcement.