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Jacob H. Karaca

Jacob H. Karaca


Jacob Karaca graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Romance Languages & Literature, with honors. He then graduated from Chicago Kent College of Law, with honors. Mr. Karaca also received a Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution certification from Kent. While at Kent, Mr. Karaca served as a board member for the Moot Court Honor Society and received the C.A.L.I. awards for the highest grades in Trial Advocacy and Antitrust. He is a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations.

Mr. Karaca concentrates his practice on all aspects of litigation for municipalities, school districts, family law clients, and other private entities in a wide range of litigation. His public sector experience includes: Section 1983 federal claims (First, Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues) and other federal statutory cases (ADA, Title VII, RLUIPA, FOIA, CERCLA, etc.), historic building preservation (federal, state and local issues), religious land use cases, zoning appeals, writs of mandamus, Rule 137 sanctions, establishment clause cases, state constitutional issues, employment discrimination, state sunshine law claims, workers' compensation claims, administrative review actions involving pension code and slip and fall cases, and breach of contract construction claims.

Mr. Karaca also advises clients regarding a wide range of municipal issues, including zoning, land-use, planned unit developments, annexation, municipal financing and taxing, and Tax Increment Financing districts.