Kate M. Bjorklund


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Member


Massey & Gail LLP
50 East Washington Street
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60602

Office: 312.283.1590
Direct: 312.379.0747
Fax: 312.379.0467

Kate Bjorklund is a business and commercial litigator representing clients in matters ranging from products liability, anti-trust, and contract claims to corporate internal investigations. Kate is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee member and maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on criminal expungements and reproductive rights issues.

Before joining Massey & Gail, Kate clerked on the Minnesota Supreme Court for the Honorable Natalie E. Hudson and the Honorable Margaret H. Chutich. She also worked in the Minneapolis office of Stinson LLP as a litigation associate and served as a volunteer law clerk at Gender Justice, where she conducted legal research and drafted briefs concerning Title VII, Title IX, and MHRA issues.

Kate graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2019, where she was a student director in the Family Law Clinic and the Lead Managing Editor of Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice.

Prior to attending law school, Kate worked for three years in the non-profit sector. She worked as a Benefits Counselor at an AIDS Service Organization in Minnesota, ensuring that her clients could access and maintain health insurance. Before that, Kate served as the Communications Director at a student-organizing non-profit in San Francisco that raised funds to support the work of Partners In Health.

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2019
  • St. Olaf College, B.A., 2013
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Minnesota
  • Illinois
  • Rising Star, Business Litigation (2024) – Illinois Super Lawyers
  • University of Minnesota Law School Mondale Hall Engagement Award
  • Adjunct Professor, Joseph P. and Carol Z. Sullivan Health Law Moot Court Competition Team at the University of Minnesota Law School
  • Board of Directors, Chicago Debates
  • Minnesota CLE, Minnesota Litigation Forms Deskbook, Response to Complaints
  • Represented tenants in eviction proceedings and negotiations, as well as an affirmative lawsuit against a large, corporate landlord for consumer fraud and habitability claims.
  • Represented respondent in a family law case before the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
  • Helped defend a corporate client against misappropriation of trade secret claims.
  • Helped defend individual and corporate clients in consumer fraud lawsuits brought by the Minnesota Attorney General.