Brittney N. Cato



Brittney N. Cato focuses her practice in commercial litigation. She researches and drafts motions, and is involved in all phases of the litigation process.

Prior to joining Novack and Macey, Brittney was an associate at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP where she worked with clients in the consumer financial services industry defending claims brought under a number of state and federal consumer laws, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). 

Brittney graduated in the top 15% of her law school class and was inducted into the Order of the Barrister. She was a member of the Dean's List and received multiple Dean's Scholarships. She was a member of the Black Law Student Association Mock Trial Team and participated in the 2015 Thurgood Marshall Midwest Regional Competition, where she received the Outstanding Advocate Award. Brittney was selected for the Intellectual Property Legal Analysis Research and Communication Section, and completed the lecture series "An Introduction to IP Theory and Practice." She received CALI Awards for Criminal Law and Intellectual Property Licensing and Drafting and served as a teacher assistant for First-Year Contracts.

Brittney is proficient in conversational and written Spanish.

Brittney is the President of the Associate Board for Marillac St. Vincent Family Services, a nonprofit organization that provides vital programs and services in the areas of childhood education, youth services, and community outreach. Prior to her legal career, Brittney was a basketball coach to high school and elementary school athletes. 



  • DePaul University College of Law (J.D. 2016) Cum Laude;  Research Staff, Business & Commercial Law Journal
  • DePaul University, Loras College (B.A. 2013) Cum Laude;  English Literature and Spanish