Before she began her legal career, Carrie moved to South Korea for two years to teach English to elementary school students. She then returned home to Ohio to attend the University of Dayton School of Law. During her second year of law school, she earned the distinction of the Top Oralist at the 2009 Walter Rice Moot Court Competition. While in her third year of law school, Carrie externed for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Sharon Ovington in the Southern District of Ohio.
After finishing law school and becoming barred in Illinois, she moved to Chicago and accepted a position with the City of Chicago Department of Law. While at the City of Chicago, Carrie represented the City in matters concerning municipal code violations, with a focus on real property violations. She oversaw the Ownership Call, which involved proving ownership of properties with code violations, handling over a hundred of cases a month in administrative courts. Carrie then transitioned to a small law firm handling their civil litigation cases from beginning to end. She primarily handled breach of contract matters, fraud cases, and real estate litigation, including commercial evictions, code violations, and condominium association disputes. Carrie’s extensive litigation experience includes representing clients in administrative hearings, depositions, bench trials, and settlement negotiations.