Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd.

Howard C. Jablecki

Howard C. Jablecki

Partner

Howard C. Jablecki is a partner with Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., where he concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal law and litigation. Mr. Jablecki received his B.A. in economics, cum laude, from Ripon College and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was recognized for his excellence in trial advocacy and was a member of the moot court honor society. He is a Director of the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association and Chair of its Municipal Prosecutors Group.  He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Mr. Jablecki currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Highwood, Assistant Village Attorney for the Village of Schaumburg, local prosecutor for several municipal clients, and represents numerous local governmental clients in litigation matters in both state and federal courts.  Mr. Jablecki also counsels municipal entities on areas pertaining to the daily operation of local government, such as contract matters, risk management, employment issues and preparation of local legislation.

Publications

Illinois Municipal League

  • The Manual on Home Rule vs. Non-Home Rule
  • Forms of Municipal Government
  • Police & Fire Disciplinary Matters
  • Financing Municipal Improvements
  • Sunshine Laws

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

  • Handbook on the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA)

Presentations

Mr. Jablecki regularly speaks at seminars and conferences on issues relating to municipal law. 

Awards

  • Named an Illinois Super Lawyers “Rising Star” each year from 2012 through 2017, recognizing him as one of the top attorneys under the age of 40 in the State of Illinois in the field of local government law. 
  • Named a 2015 and 2016 Emerging Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network, a distinction received by less than 2% of Illinois attorneys.