“She continues to dedicate herself to making a meaningful impact in the lives of her clients and the broader community.”
Meet Kaya Mazon
Kaya Mazon began working with Hurley McKenna & Mertz as a law clerk in 2018 during her third year at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was the recipient of the Abraham Lincoln-Marovitz Scholarship. Throughout her law school journey, she was an active member of the Kent Justice Foundation and dedicated her time to public interest law. In 2019, Ms. Mazon graduated with her Juris Doctorate as well as a Certificate in Criminal Litigation. Following graduation, Ms. Mazon transitioned from law clerk to an Associate with Hurley McKenna & Mertz.
Ms. Mazon earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with minors in both English and Sociology from San Diego State University. During her time at San Diego State, Ms. Mazon actively engaged in advocating for the rights and well-being of current and former foster youth. She wholeheartedly dedicated herself to organizations such as Just In Time, Guardian Scholars, Promises2kids, Dollars for Scholars, and other various foster youth initiatives. Her advocacy culminated in her role as a speaker at the 2014 Foster Youth Summit held at the state capital in Sacramento, CA where she presented pressing issues within the foster system and proposed thoughtful solutions to lawmakers.
Her summers were spent gaining invaluable experience, as she clerked at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office in the Felony Trial Division and at the Washington DC Public Defender Services. These experiences provided her with an intimate understanding of the complexities of the legal system and fueled her passion for advocacy.
Today, Ms. Mazon is a vital member of the Hurley, McKenna & Mertz team. Her practice covers a broad spectrum of claims, including cases involving sexual abuse, product liability, auto collisions, and other personal injury claims. Her dedication and tenacity have resulted in securing over $10,000,000 in settlements for claimants adversely affected by the cancer-causing agent in Roundup.
Ms. Mazon also extensively assisted in an appeals case, Wong v. Midwest Gaming & Entertainment LLC, 2023 IL App (1st) 220309 (Ill.App. 1 Dist. March 31, 2023), which examined what constitutes severe and pervasive sexual harassment in the workplace and what are reasonable corrective measures.
Ms.Mazon is currently a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, American Association for Justice, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. She continues to dedicate herself to making a meaningful impact in the lives of her clients and the broader community.