ALUMNI PROFILE Kevin C. Lichtenberg (JD '10, MA '11)
After graduating from Loyola in 2011, Kevin Lichtenberg has practiced in the areas of guardianship and probate, elder law, mental health and risk management, child welfare and adoptions, and real estate law, all while staying very active in Loyola’s community. Litchenberg participates on the School of Law Board of Governors and other alumni committees and serves as an adjunct faculty member teaching Loyola’s Professional Identity Formation course, a requirement for all first-year students.
What did you enjoy most about your time as a law student at Loyola University Chicago?
That’s a difficult question because there were so many enjoyable aspects to choose from. I would say the relationships--both professional and personal–-I developed during my time as a student. And since graduating, the relationships keep deepening and have become the fabric of who I am as a lawyer and as a person. Loyola is a community in the truest sense of the word.
Why did you choose Loyola for law school?
Location, location, location. I love this city! Choosing Loyola also gave me the chance to move closer to family.
What has been your greatest professional accomplishment?
Remaining passionate. Since I graduated, eight and a half years ago, I’ve been at the same law firm that I love, doing the work I love, with the colleagues I love.
What do you find most challenging about your current job?
I’m required to prioritize, constantly reshuffling, in a fast paced environment, which I enjoy! Day in, day out it’s my job to make the law accessible and tangible to my clients and their families.
Who were your favorite professors at Loyola?
I had several--Professors Murdock, Raphael, and Rose.
What advice would you give new graduates about successfully navigating a changing legal profession?
Authenticity. You need to know your strengths, where you can contribute, and what you enjoy. Conversely, you need to know where you should not devote your time and energies.
What do you do for fun?
Jogging, going to the dog beach (with my dog, of course), golfing, traveling, and spending time with my big extended family. I also make time to contribute to several professional organizations. I serve on the Illinois State Bar Association – Committee on Judicial Evaluations, Loyola Law Board of Governors, Loyola Law Young Alumni and Diversity Committees, Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Greater Chicago.
What are three words you would use to describe Loyola?
Charitable, growth, strength.