Olivia M. Romano

Associate

Olivia M RomanoOlivia is a litigator with a diversity of experience across state and federal jurisdictions. Her command of the facts and eye for creative case strategies have allowed her to achieve favorable outcomes for clients during depositions, dispositive motion practice, settlement, and trial.

Throughout law school, Olivia volunteered at the Champaign County Public Defender’s Office where she handled misdemeanor and felony jury trials and ultimately secured two Not Guilty verdicts. In her work with the Federal Civil Rights Clinic, Olivia spent three years representing an incarcerated individual in a § 1983 Eighth Amendment claim against numerous prison officials. After obtaining key evidence in discovery, deposing the prison warden, and defeating summary judgment, she negotiated a very favorable settlement for her client. Olivia additionally coached and competed on the Illinois Law Trial Team. She is the only student in the College of Law’s history to have won two National Championships: 1st place at the 2018 National Trial Advocacy Competition and 1st place at the 2019 PJJ National Civil Rights Trial Competition.

Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Olivia was a litigation associate at Hall Prangle and Schoonveld’s Chicago office where she defended hospitals, healthcare facilities, doctors, and nurses against multimillion-dollar claims of institutional and medical negligence.