Kim Kardas

Kim has over 37 years of trial, litigation and appellate experience in the Circuit Courts for Cook, Will, DuPage and Lake Counties in Illinois, the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois as well as other Federal District Courts (nationally). He has also appeared in multiple Administrative Courts and Tribunals in Cook County (including appearing before the Chicago Police Board and the Chicago Firemen’s Annuity Board).

He served as an Assistant State’s Attorney from 1981 through 1992 where he was assigned to juvenile and adult prosecutions, (including recidivist offenders) as well as the prosecution of child abuse cases. He served as the Deputy Supervisor of the Juvenile Division for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office from 1991 through 1992 before entering private practice.


  • IIT/Chicago Kent College of Law, (JD with Honors 1980)
  • University of Illinois Urbana -Champaign. (B.S. Bus. Admin. 1977)


  • State of Illinois Courts (1980)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (7th Circuit)
  • Multiple Federal District Courts

Speaking Engagements

Guest Speaker on public service television “On the Law” hosted by the Honorable James McGing,
Lectured for CBA Young Lawyers Division regarding “Effective Use of Exhibits at Trial”
Guest presenter at a Maritime Law Seminar speaking on “Maintenance and Cure”.


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Advocates Society

Practice Areas

Tort Defense including catastrophic and traumatic brain injuries, Nursing Home Defense, Admiralty and Maritime, Professional Liability, Product Liability Defense, Construction and Premise Liability Defense, Automobile and Transportation Defense, Administrative and Tribunal Cases, Criminal Law.

The Firm

Tel: 312-551-2130
Fax: 312-551-2131
Address: 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2100 Chicago, Illinois 60602

New Jersey
Tel: 973-520-4340
Fax: 973-520-4329
Address: 466 Southern Boulevard, Washington Building, 1st Floor, Chatham, New Jersey 07928

New York
Tel: 973-520-4340
Fax: 973-520-4329
Address: One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, New York 10006

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