Katie B. Trucco



Katie Trucco focuses her practice on the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice lawsuits. Ms. Trucco also represents clients in product liability matters. She joined the firm in 2018 after graduating from Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she served as Executive Editor of Publications for the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. While at Loyola, Ms. Trucco served as an academic tutor for Professor Richard A. Michael’s Civil Procedure course, and served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Thomas M. Durkin, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Since joining the firm, Ms. Trucco has obtained favorable outcomes for her clients through all stages of litigation, including jury verdict.



  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2018
    • Dean’s List, 2015 – 2018
    • Certificate in Advocacy
    • Recipient of CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law
    • Law Alumni Endowed Scholarship Recipient
    • Thomas F. and Patricia A. Bridgman Scholarship Recipient
    • Leahy and Hoste Scholarship Recipient
  • B.A. in English and Political Science , University of Michigan, 2013


  • Recipient of CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law
  • Leading Lawyer – Emerging Lawyer (2023)


  • Illinois, 2018
  • U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois


“Nothing to Gain, Nothing to Lose: How Heffernan v. City of Paterson, N.J., Creates Section 1983 Liability Absent a Deprived Right,” 49 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 149 (2017)


Plaintiff v. Defendant Emergency Medicine Physician


Defendant Emergency Medicine Physician


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