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Darien attorney able to argue cases before Supreme Court

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 1:43 p.m. CDT

OAKBROOK TERRACE – Local patent attorney Heather Kartsounes of Darien has been admitted to present cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. Kartsounes was sworn into the Supreme Court Bar by Chief Justice John Roberts on Oct. 15.

Kartsounes was part of a small group of attorneys who traveled to Washington D.C. through the Chicago Bar Association. In addition to being authorized to file motions before the court and argue cases, members also have the right to sit in a reserved section of the courtroom for oral arguments, use the court’s law library and arrange special personal tours of the Supreme Court for family and friends.

For admission to the Supreme Court of the United States, attorneys must be sponsored by two attorneys who have already been admitted and must obtain a certificate of good standing as evidence that they have been a member of the bar for three years.

Kartsounes has been an attorney since 2003 and received her degree in microbiology from the University of Illinois before pursuing her law degree from the Chicago Kent College of Law. Prior to founding Kartsounes Law, LLC in Oakbrook Terrace in 2011, she served as an associate attorney at a Chicago law firm and General Counsel of a publicly traded technology company.

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