Christine R. Beaderstadt is an associate attorney in WilliamsMcCarthy’s litigation department. She joined the firm in 2017.
J.D., Northern Illinois University College of Law, magna cum laude, 2017
B.A., Lawrence University, 2007
Christine obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, double majoring in English and history. She graduated magna cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law, and was a Note and Comments Editor for their law review. Her article “What’s Really at Steak: Conflicts of Interest Within the FDA and USDA Fail to Protect Consumers” called for tighter restrictions on meat and poultry lobbyists who later serve in industry-regulated agencies.
She was an active participant in the JESSUP Moot Court Competition, the largest moot court competition in the world, focusing on international law issues. She and her team were quarterfinalists in the Midwest Regional Competition in 2016, and their brief placed in the top eight briefs in 2017.
As a law student, she participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic in Winnebago County in which she represented, under supervision, defendants in misdemeanor court. Through Northern Illinois University’s Foreclosure Mediation Clinic, she handled cases that were in the foreclosure process, guiding clients who faced financial difficulty by working closely with the Kane County Residential Foreclosure Mediation Program.
Christine is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, and is a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Justinian Society, a group of attorneys with Italian heritage.
Before joining WilliamsMcCarthy LLP as a summer associate, Christine clerked at one of the largest personal injury firms in Illinois.