Clifford Law Offices partners, Sarah King and Shannon McNulty were among 50 exceptional women leaders in the law named as the inaugural Chicago Daily Law Bulletin & Chicago Lawyer Salute! Women in Law Award honorees.
500 women in law were nominated by their peers and the honorees were screened by the Women’s Advisory Panel and then chosen by the CDLB & CL selection committee.
Sarah and Shannon were selected for making an incredible impact on the law profession, having achieved success while mentoring and promoting other women, and for being shining examples of leadership.
“Sarah has two significant characteristics that make her an exceptional lawyer: creativity and confidence.”
Sarah King has had substantial trial experience as an attorney of record in many of the firm’s trials. She works with dedication and tenacity to get to the bottom of what actually happened and what proper practices should have been used to prevent injuries related to medical care. It is this passion that makes her one of today’s top Chicago medical malpractice lawyers.
Sarah co-founded the Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association Women’s Caucus whose goal is to encourage female leadership within the profession and act as a resource for mentoring young female trial attorneys. She serves on the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Board of Directors and is a Co-Chair of its Judicial Evaluation Committee, and is President for Women Everywhere, a nonprofit organization comprised of attorneys and judges dedicated to creating opportunities for women through education and community service.
Read Sarah’s profile here.
“Shannon is considered one of the finest lawyers in the trial bar.”
Shannon McNulty heads the mass torts/class action practice area at the firm. She often leads such litigation nationally, serving as co-lead counsel, liaison counsel, or key committee positions for discovery and trial. She presently serves as co-lead counsel in the Cook County Johnson & Johnson talcum powder litigation and also in the Cook County DePuy hip litigation.
Shannon gives back to the Chicago community having worked in the Albany Park neighborhood on crime prevention efforts, which resulted in her being recognized for outstanding service by the U.N.I.T.E. civic organization. She has worked with several associations of public housing residents throughout the city for the purpose of organizing and fulfilling the needs of children, including school supplies, holiday meals, and gifts as well as mentoring opportunities with police command staff. She served as a founding Board Member of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation that raises money for protective vests for officers.
Read Shannon’s profile here.
Congratulations Sarah and Shannon! You embody all that is good and right about the legal profession and we are proud to have you as partners at Clifford Law Offices!
Read the full special edition of Chicago Lawyer here.