Women in Law 2023


CHRISTINE JAGODZINSKI PARTNER Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie, & Lowry

C hristine Jagodzinski is an accomplished trial attorney with over 21 years of experience in workers’ compensation and employment law matters. She not only serves Nyhan as one of three female shareholders, but she also serves the firm as a member of the Board of Directors and the Management Committee. Her practice spans a variety of industries, including multiple levels of insurance and excess insurance, and she is dedicated to developing unique strategies for her clients, as claims vary widely from case to case. Christine is well-versed in navigating unusual situations and managing exposure in those that involve familiar disputes. Her competitive nature and team player attitude has been an asset to her clients and the firm as she is driven to consistently obtain favorable outcomes in all of her cases. As part of the firm’s Management Committee, Christine demonstrates her leadership and problem-solving skills, always finding creative solutions to issues and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is a former member of Nyhan’s DEI Council in which she met regularly with committee members to track progress on efforts and brainstorm initiatives that would help promote open dialogue on issues. Outside of the firm, Christine enjoys sharing insights on insurance and workers’ compensation matters, regularly speaking at events such as the Illinois Self-Insurers’ Association Nuts & Bolts Seminars and Annual Meetings, as well as with the National Business Institute. She

is also a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations. She is continuously recognized by Law Bulletin Media as a Leading Lawyer in Workers’ Compensation Defense Law and has served the Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association for over six years. She has been a member of the WCLA Board since 2017, serving on the Sponsorship Committee and other committees for many years, always stepping up to the plate when needed and leading projects naturally. This go-getter attitude is why she was elected to the Executive Board and now serves as Vice-President with the plan to be installed as President in 2024. As Vice-President, Christine collaborates with other officers and board members to ensure the practice maintains fellowship among those engaged in the practice of workers’ compensation matters. Outside of the legal realm, Christine is significantly involved in her community. She has been a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Women Build, where she has helped build and rehabilitate homes for the Chicago community. She finds immense value in helping women in need and working together with others to create stronger and safer communities. Currently, Christine volunteers her time helping the Mothers’ Club at Mother McAuley High School in Chicago, by raising money and coordinating activities for this all-girls’ school, whose focus is to empower young women to use their voices and leadership abilities to make a lasting difference in today’s world.



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