Courtney Wylie is a lawyer that works with lawyers to be happier, healthier, and more successful.

She is constantly looking to improve her own skills and is passionate about learning, growing, coaching, and giving back.  In the end, she strives to always leave things better than she found them.

Courtney is a member of the professional development team at an AmLaw 100 Firm.  In this position, she works with the firm’s attorneys on leadership and professionalism topics, lawyer well-being, compensation, CLE, and evaluations.  She is also a certified professional coach.

She is also currently appointed as the Young Lawyer’s Division Liaison to the Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (COLAP) for the American Bar Association and an appointed member for the Advisory Committee of COLAP.  Most recently, she worked with the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being as a contributing author for the Task Force’s report: The Path to Well-Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change.  

It is important to her to give back in other ways also and she also enjoys volunteering in her community.  She works every month with Stand Up for Kids and Nurturing Wisdom. She also volunteers with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, the CBA’s Wills for Heroes, and Toys for Tots.

Background

Prior to her current position, she worked at the University of Chicago Law School as the Associate Director of Student Affairs & Programs. In this position, Courtney Wylie was primarily responsible for the Keystone Leadership and Professional Program and the Kapnick Leadership Development Initiative.

As an attorney, she practiced in both the private and the public sector.  Most recently, she was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois.  Courtney practiced in the General Law Bureau — Torts Division representing State actors and agencies in civil torts litigation. Previously, in private practice, she defended claims in professional liability matters and medical malpractice. She also represented comprehensive general liability insurers in complex coverage disputes and bad faith litigation. As an associate attorney, she represented professionals in disciplinary disputes before state professional regulation and licensing boards.

Based on nominations by her peers and in recognition of her professional achievements, Courtney Wylie was named to the 2014 & 2015 Super Lawyers list of “Rising Stars,” an honor accorded to only 2.5% of lawyers in Illinois (age 40 and under).

Education: DePaul University College of Law, JD

Certified Professional Coach – Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

Location: Chicago, Illinois