E. Kenneth Friker



E. Kenneth Friker has worked extensively on eminent domain and zoning litigation. Kenneth 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 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 25 years.

Kenneth graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1963 and received his Juris Doctor 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. Kenneth is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • Kenneth is presently a member of the Illinois, Chicago Bar Associations and the Home Rule Attorneys’ Committee of the Illinois Municipal League. He is also a member of the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association.

Community Involvement

  • Kenneth has been a long-time member of the Orland Park Kiwanis Club, serving twice as its President, as well as a volunteer for the Palos-Orland Unit of Recording For The Blind.

Awards and Recognition

  • Kenneth has been named a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Media, a peer-recommended distinction awarded to fewer than 5% of attorneys in Illinois.


  • Municipal Forms of Government – co-author with Terrence M. Barnicle, Illinois Municipal League
  • “Contracts and Intergovernmental Affairs,” – author, Illinois School Law, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education


  • Kenneth has regularly presented Orland Park Plan Commission workshops. He has also presented on topics relating to library systems and local public libraries, including Library District workshops and seminars and has presented local community workshops on estate planning and estate tax matters.