Carolyn Chen



I am an attorney in Turke & Strauss’ class action practice, where we bring claims on behalf of consumers who have been harmed by corporate violations of consumer protection laws, consumers’ right to privacy, data breach laws, and product liability laws, among others. We keep corporations in check and compliant with state and federal laws, effectively ensuring that consumers’ rights are protected and advocated for on both the individual and systemic levels.


  • University of Massachusetts
    • B.A. Psychology and English
    • Cum Laude
  • University of Illinois College of Law
    • J.D.
    • Cum Laude

Court Admissions

  • Illinois, 2021


During my time in law school, I was selected as a Public Interest Law Initiative Grant Recipient and spent the summer of 2019 at a Legal Aid organization representing low-income individuals. I was also selected for the University of Illinois’ Veterans Legal Clinic, where I represented veterans on various matters including discharge upgrades and housing. After graduating from law school, I joined a personal injury firm in Champaign, Illinois, where I litigated a variety of personal injury cases on behalf of plaintiffs who had suffered preventable and unnecessary harm. I gained significant litigation and trial experience during my time there.

Outside Interests

  • Reading non-fiction
  • Adding to my list of unfinished crafts including painting, knitting, macrame, crocheting, and drawing 
  • Traveling and spending time with my husband and our two dogs