Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd.

Dedicated Chicago Law Firm for Local Government and Private Corporations

Providing a legacy of experience and efficiency since 1935 to local governments and private clientele

Incorporating a diverse range of practice areas, including construction, corporate, environmental, family, municipal and educational law, and wealth and succession planning, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. is highly regarded in the greater Chicago area. The attorneys offer a straightforward approach and attentive service to help clients reach their objectives.

Our lawyers assist businesses with preparing for succession. With more than 77 years of experience, the firm is committed to each client and provides thorough assessments and cost-effective strategies to mitigate potential liabilities and find options. You can feel confident in our attorneys' ability to protect your interests through litigation, mediation or arbitration.

Comprehensive municipal law, education law and business succession services

Our firm actively assists numerous municipalities by serving as general counsel or on an as-needed basis for special projects. In addition, several of the firm's attorneys are certified local municipal hearing officers. Within the education law area of practice, our firm is certified to provide school board training. Wealth planning and business succession matters are also handled by our well-versed attorneys. Our lawyers possess 15 to 25 years of experience on average and are dedicated to resolving a host of legal concerns for our clients through our various practice areas. Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. provides thorough representation and effective strategies that we have honed over the last seven decades. Our firm regularly handles the following legal areas:

 Local Governments                  Comprehensive Local Government Services                     Business, Estates & Trusts                                                                                                               


Open meetings Act & FOA                                          Student Issue                            Business Succession Planning                             
Schools Personnel Requirements & practices Special Education Wealth and Succession Planning
Libraries Finance & Development  Residency Individual & Fiduciary Taxation
Fire Protection Districts Board Practices & Policies Discipline Estate & Gift Planning
Townships Planning & Zoning Policy Development Litigation
Park Districts Collective Bargaining  Construction Corporate Organization
Community Colleges Election Requirements & Procedures Property Tax  
Special Districts Conflicts/Ethics Requirements Labor  

Administrative hearings Tort Immunity

Litigation Budget & Levy Practices

Legal Updates Training & Workshops  


At Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd., our attorneys get to know every client personally to provide a customized analysis of their concerns and issues in a timely and cost-effective manner. Genuinely passionate about communicating and assisting you, our attorneys often answer a 4 a.m. email and return calls on weekends.

Confer with a multifaceted firm providing effective guidance to meet the needs of local governments, private entities and individuals

Our attorneys continue to execute our firm's tradition of experience, expertise and efficiency. Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. has an office in downtown Chicago near Lyric Opera and another location in Orland Park to serve our clients in the suburbs. Contact our downtown Chicago office at 312.984.6400 or the Orland Park office at 312.984.6400 or online to schedule a consultation. Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. has established a solid reputation by serving local governments and private clientele.