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E. Kenneth Friker

E. Kenneth  Friker


E. Kenneth Friker was graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.A. degree in 1963 and received his J.D. degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1966. He was awarded a Chicago Title and Trust Company scholarship and served on the Chicago-Kent Law Review staff. Mr. Friker has been admitted to the bars of the State of Illinois and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including the Federal Trial Bar, the United States Tax Court, the United States Supreme Court and he is presently a member of the Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations, the Home Rule Attorneys' Committee of the Illinois Municipal League. Mr. Friker has worked extensively on eminent domain and zoning litigation.

Mr. Friker is the village attorney for Orland Park and his experience includes representation of various local governmental entities, including park districts, fire protection districts and over thirty-five (35) library boards and library districts. In addition to his local governmental practice, he maintains extensive real estate, probate and estate planning practices, represents numerous small to medium size corporations and served as corporate counsel to Orland State Bank for over twenty-five (25) years.


Illinois Municipal League

  • Co-authored the Manual on Conflicts of Interest

  • Co-authored Liability of Illinois' Elected Municipal Officials

  • Publication Municipal Forms of Government co-authored, with Terrence M. Barnicle

Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

  • "Contracts and Intergovernmental Affairs," a chapter for the practice handbook on Illinois School Law 


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