Carly is an associate in Taft’s Litigation practice group and represents clients in a range of complex criminal and civil matters. She has experience representing individuals and companies in various state and federal litigation matters ranging from fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, and negligence.

Prior to joining Taft, Carly was an associate with a regional law firm in Chicago where she represented clients in a variety of civil and criminal matters in both federal and state courts.

Carly earned her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and served as a 711 law clerk at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, Criminal Felony Division, and was a member of the law school’s Life After Innocence program. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Michigan.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch,” Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2024)

All Service Areas


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law (2016)

    Certificate in Trial Advocacy
    Leadership, Service, and Public Interest Recognition

  • University of Michigan (2013)

    B.A. – Sociology


  • State - Illinois
  • Federal - Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Speeches and Publications

  • Co-Presenter, “Best Practices and Criminal & Civil Implications: Internal Investigations,” Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Webinar, May 9, 2023.
  • Speaker, “Internal Investigations in Criminal and Employment Context,” NELA-IL Brown Bag Lunch CLE Webinar, Feb. 14, 2023.

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association


  • Chicago Bar Association


  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association


Community Involvement

  • Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth

    Co-President & Tutor, Auxiliary Board

  • Girls Inc.

    Member, Chicago Associate Board