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This is Karen's biography for use on websites, marketing materials and to promote speaking appearances. 

Karen Conti is one of Chicago’s most prominent lawyers and legal analysts. As an aggressive and driven litigator and trial lawyer for 37 years, Karen has handled numerous high-profile and noteworthy cases across the country including a U.S. Supreme Court appeal and several well-known Chicago-area criminal cases including the death row appeals for serial killer John Wayne Gacy. She is the award-winning author of the new book, “Killing Time with John Wayne Gacy: Defending America’s Most Evil Serial Killer on Death Row” which is a Nonfiction Book Awards Silver Winner. Her experience spans almost all areas of law including criminal, appellate, family law, and business litigation.  She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and California.  She is a certified mediator and collaborative lawyer.

She is a dynamic speaker, writer, and media personality with over 30 years of experience in national and local radio and television.  Karen has produced and hosted award-winning radio shows and is  currently the host of  the popular, “Karen Conti Show” on Chicago’s 50,000-watt station, WGN, where she comments on current events, social issues and the law.the law.  For over 25years, she has served as the designated legal analyst on the local Fox affiliate where she not only appears on-air to give legal commentary, but pitches show topics and writes the interview text. She has appeared regularly on national media programs such as MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, The National Desk, and NewsNation.


Karen has a rich academic background lending further credibility to her reputation.  She has served as a law professor for over 25 years at DePaul University and University of Illinois law schools.     



This short blurb appears at the bottom of articles and publications that Karen has written. 

Karen Conti is an attorney, writer, legal analyst and media personality. She is the host of the popular "Karen Conti Show" on WGN radio, Chicago and the author of “Killing Time with John Wayne Gacy: Defending America’s Most Evil Serial Killer on Death Row.” A first hand account detailing her experience with him during his final Death Row appeals.



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