Karen Kavanagh Mack

Karen Kavanagh Mack

Karen Kavanagh Mack


Karen Kavanagh Mack focuses her practice in the areas of environmental law, land use and eminent domain, and real estate taxation. In her environmental practice, Karen assists clients in navigating local, state and federal regulations that impact day-to-day operations of their businesses including permit applications, conducting environmental assessments and site cleanups, as well as defending against enforcement actions by governmental authorities.

In the area of eminent domain, Karen counsels both public and private entities on proper valuation of real estate, including considerations in assessing damage to the remainder property, and litigates disputes over just compensation between condemning authorities and property owners. Karen has also been appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General to represent various state agencies on environmental and eminent domain issues.

Karen is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section Council and has moderated at its Annual Environmental Law Conference. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Karen was a staff attorney and hearing officer for the Illinois Pollution Control Board. Karen has also served as an instructor of Appellate Advocacy at Loyola University Law School.


Loyola University School of Law: J.D., 1998
Loyola University Chicago: B.A., Political Science, Cum Laude, 1995


United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois


Alpha Sigma Nu · National Jesuit Honors Fraternity
American Bar Association
Blue Key National Honor Society
Chicago Bar Association
Golden Key National Honor Society
Illinois State Bar Association
Standing Committee on Judicial Evaluations – Cook County
Environmental Law Section Council
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Fraternity

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