Collette represents clients in complex civil litigation matters impacting their businesses nationwide, including breach of contract, tort defense, business torts and products liability.
She has served as co-first chair before state and federal courts and represents pro bono clients in all phases of litigation ranging from employment law to civil rights actions.
Collette won the Excellence in Pro Bono Service award in 2017 and again in 2018, presented by The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and The Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She also was awarded the NGE Excellence in Pro Bono award in 2017. Both legal service awards testify to strong litigation skills that win cases for Collette’s clients.
Active in the firm and in the legal community, Collette is a member of the firm's Pro Bono leadership team. Before attending law school, she was a high school English teacher. During law school she was a legal intern for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit