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DuPage County, IL



  • Valparaiso University Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014
  • University of Illinois, B.A. in English, 2011


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois

Practice Description

Chelsea L. Caldwell focuses her practice on the defense of professional and general liability cases, including individual healthcare practitioners and institutions. She has extensive litigation and trial experience, including first and second chair verdicts in Cook and its collar counties.

Before joining HeplerBroom, Ms. Caldwell practiced plaintiff’s personal injury law. She represented individuals in a wide range of cases, including medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, premises liability, construction negligence, and product liability. Previously she served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Gwenn Rinkenberger of the Porter County Juvenile Court, a Certified Legal Intern at Valparaiso’s Civil Clinic, and a Law Clerk for the Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division of the City of Chicago’s Department of Law.

Bar/Professional Associations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2020)
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
    • Rising Star (2021-2022)

Law School Honors/Involvement

  • Dean’s Fellow
  • Honors “A” /Highest Grade
    • Bioethics & International Human Rights
    • Estate Planning
    • Advanced Legal Studies
  • Honors Program
  • Honors Research Fellow
  • Trial Advocacy Team
    • Chairperson and Coach