Peter Michael Katsaros


Stahr Senior Award (1972)
Indiana University Bloomington


Katsaros earned a B.S. in Economics from Indiana University, Summa Cum Laude, in 1972. He completed his J.D. at the University of Chicago and University of Illinois in 1978.

Katsaros was named partner at Golan Christie Taglia in 2009. He has nearly four decades of experience in civil litigation, including work in multi-million dollar commercial, tort, and employment litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants.

He has taught as a National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) faculty member in Jury Trial Practice, Deposition Practice, Negotiation, Mediation and ADR since 1984. And, he has served as Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy and Ethics at Northwestern University Law School since 1990. He has written on jury instructions in fraud cases and defamation on the Internet.

He is the co-founder of Speaking Legally, Inc., which is an Illinois Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) consulting firm on the art of public speaking in a court room.