Trial By Women
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Founding Attorneys Kelly Olivier and Allyson West
The Themis legal team

Who We Are

We are the first women-founded, women-run trial attorney group. Operating within Hale & Monico, America’s Justice Attorneys, we pursue justice for our clients with empathy, compassion and humility. We represent a diverse set of clients who include women, trans and gender non-conforming people, as well as other minoritized groups and allies. Our female-only team litigates cases that we are uniquely poised to understand and fight for.

Case Types

  • Death in Prison
  • Denial of Due Process
  • Denial Of Prison Medical Care
  • Failure To Protect Prisoner Rights
  • Housing Discrimination
  • How To Prove A Police Brutality Case
  • Illegal Searches & Seizures
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Police Brutality and Excessive Force
  • Police Misconduct
  • Poor Prison Conditions
  • Prisoner Abuse
  • Stop and Frisk
  • Unlawful Arrest
  • Wrongful Conviction
  • Wrongful Death Due To Police Brutality
  • Workplace Discrimination
  • Birth Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Defective Medical Device Lawyer
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Medication Errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
  • Nursing Home Medication Errors
  • Nursing Home Sexual Abuse
  • Surgical Error
  • Adoption Abuse and Negligence
  • Bicycle Accident
  • Boating Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Broken Bone Injury
  • Burn Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Distracted Driving Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Car Accident
  • Inclement Weather Accidents
  • Rear-End Car Accidents
  • SUV Rollover Accidents
  • Texting While Driving Accidents
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Accidents
  • Child Protective Services Negligence
  • Church Child Abuse
  • Construction Accidents
  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Daycare Child Abuse
  • Foster Care Abuse and Neglect
  • Mass Transit Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Neck Injury
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Icy Walkway Slip and Fall Accident
  • Uneven and Broken Sidewalk Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Ridesharing Accidents
  • Lyft Accidents
  • Taxi Accidents
  • Uber Accidents
  • School Child Abuse
  • Sexual Assault – Civil Litigation
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Train Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
Why Work With Us
We noticed that in Chicagoland, and throughout other communities in the United States, there is a lack of legal representation for women, by women. Women attorneys are uniquely suited to serve as trial lawyers, applying empathy, humility, focus, dedication, and a stronger understanding of client needs. Themis aims to represent ALL women in the Chicagoland area, including trans and gender non-conforming people, as well as other minoritized groups and allies, in order to make an impact.
Filling Female
Representation Gap
Applying Stronger
Client Understanding
Leading With
Who Our Clients Are

We serve women in the Chicagoland area. This encompasses ALL women from all communities, including BIPOC, trans, and more.


We are a fully-inclusive group, recognizing that trans and non-binary individuals are often left out of representation and greater conversations. Our group is ready to fight for our clients who are trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming.

Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Individuals

We focus our practice on cases in which we are advocating for and on behalf of women. This includes representing clients who are seeking justice on behalf of a woman, trans and/or gender non-conforming individual.

Statistics + Verdict Results
In 2021, approximately 40% of U.S. lawyers were women.
Jury & Bench Trials
Women of color attorneys make up only 9% of all attorneys at U.S. law firms.
Combined Years of Trial Attorney Experience
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Attorney at Law Magazine
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Allyson West
Allyson West
Allyson West, J.D. is a trial attorney, women’s advocate, and co-founder of Themis - Trial by Women - a specialized trial group within Hale & Monico.

As a co-founder of Themis, Ms. West brings a wealth of litigation experience. Early in her career, Ms. West focused her practice on insurance defense and medical malpractice. Following her work in the private sector, Ms. West worked at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in the Civil Rights/Torts Litigation Section where she ultimately became a deputy supervisor. As a deputy supervisor, Ms. West supervised upwards of approximately 17 attorneys, while maintaining a caseload of her own. At Hale & Monico, Ms. West focuses her practice area on civil rights litigation. Ms. West has individually tried over 40 jury trials and successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Kelly Olivier
Kelly Olivier
Kelly Olivier, J.D. is a trial attorney, women’s advocate, and co-founder of Themis - Trial by Women - a specialized trial group within Hale & Monico.

Ms. Olivier brings significant litigation and trial experience to Themis. She began her career as a trial attorney at an insurance defense firm, then next served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in both the criminal and civil divisions of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, she worked in both the misdemeanor and narcotics divisions, then transferred to the Civil Rights/Torts Litigation Section where she specialized in representing Cook County and its agents in both state and federal court. Prior to joining Hale & Monico, she returned to private practice at a civil defense firm where she focused on toxic tort, premises and product liability. To date, she has tried over 30 bench trials and over 40 jury trials.

Our Founding Story

After over a decade of practicing law, and working together at various practices along the way, Kelly and Allyson were inspired to found Themis to connect on a shared passion: creating a safe space for women in the realm of law. They dreamt of a system in which more female trial attorneys represented female clients in all walks of life and experiences. They are determined to evolve the legal field to be a safer space for women by providing more visibility and access to their clients, and women trial attorneys.

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