847-577-2227 | 312-777-3773

Elizabeth S. O’Kelly

Business Law, Healthcare Law

Elizabeth S. O’Kelly

Business Law, Healthcare Law


847-577-2227 ext. 303 | 312-777-3773 ext. 303

Liz is experienced in all aspects of corporate law, transactional, and healthcare regulatory matters, and advises new and existing clients regarding maintenance and planning. She is also well-versed in commercial real estate transactions, financings, and employment law counseling.

Liz lives in Arlington Heights with her husband, Tom Kivlahan, and their son, Chris.


A.B., magna cum laude, from Smith College in 1981

J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1984


Liz joined DKMO in 2007. Her prior experience includes serving as senior in-house counsel and Corporate Compliance Executive for Northwestern Memorial Hospital, concentrating in corporate, transactional, and regulatory healthcare law. She also served as Vice President and General Counsel of Lutheran General Healthcare System (now part of Advocate Healthcare) and as an associate with a large Chicago law firm.

Leadership & Honors

  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, Member, and former Director
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Author of various articles on healthcare law issues
  • Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Former Director

Fun Fact

Grew up in North Dakota

Personal Motto

“It is what it is”