Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd.

Chicago, IL Litigation Lawyers Fighting for Your Best Interests

Providing strong advocacy in the courtroom

Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. has experience in all areas of federal and state litigation involving municipalities, school districts, other units of local government, corporations and individuals from the simplest cases to the most complex. Our litigators also have experience in administrative proceedings and alternative dispute forums, including mediation and arbitration. We have applied this experience and unique skill to the benefit of private sector clients, insurance companies, self-insured groups and pools.

Offering comprehensive litigation services

We have been successful advocates for corporate and individual clients in a broad range of areas such as:

  • Personal injury, wrongful death and torts
  • Labor and employment law matters
  • Student discipline and residency hearings
  • Special education issues
  • Constitutional and civil rights
  • Administrative review actions
  • Zoning, real estate, development and land use
  • Condemnation and eminent domain disputes
  • Construction law disputes
  • Demolition of unsafe structures and lien foreclosures
  • Business disputes
  • Injunctions and other equitable remedies
  • Environmental issues
  • Insurance disputes
  • Contract disputes and fraud
  • Finance
  • Engineering and architectural matters
  • Tax exemption issues
  • Probate, trusts and estate matters
  • Election, voting and campaign disputes

We handle cases at the post-trial and appellate stages in all levels of the state and federal court systems. We not only handle post-trial proceedings in cases already assigned to us, but we also help to formulate and pursue post-trial strategies in cases tried by other firms. Indeed, our appellate attorneys have served as judicial clerks to Illinois Supreme Court and appellate court justices and have argued cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Illinois Supreme Court and all five districts of the Illinois Appellate Court.

Proficient in handling administrative litigation

Our attorneys also serve as local prosecutors in the circuit court and administrative adjudication systems for several municipalities. We also represent intergovernmental risk management programs as special litigation counsel for the:

  • Illinois Risk Management Agency (IRMA)
  • Suburban Library System
  • Park District Risk Management Agency
  • Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Pool

We have obtained several landmark rulings to the benefit of our clients, and we have also obtained countless final judgment rulings in our clients’ favor via dispositive motion practice and trial. In all of our litigation matters, including education law issues, we strive to achieve results in the most cost-efficient manner possible while maintaining a standard of excellence.

Contact skilled Illinois litigators for an initial consultation

For your convenience, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. has two locations. We have an office in downtown Chicago near Lyric Opera, which is accessible by mass transit, 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 708.349.1506 or online to schedule a consultation.

For questions regarding Litigation, please contact Anthony G. Becknek, Elizabeth F. Brogan, Patrick J. Collins, Carmen P. Forte Jr., Matthew S. Guerrero, Everette M. Hill, Jr. and Anne M. Skrodzki


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