Practice Areas


An increasing number of civil and commercial disputes today are resolved through various forms of arbitration and “alternative dispute resolution.” JKLF brings the same advocacy skills to alternative dispute resolution that we bring to our trial and appellate court practice.  Our experience as lawyers who actually try cases and argue appeals provides us with an advantage in arbitration.  Our strength in depositions provides a distinct advantage in arbitration when there is little or no discovery and direct testimony is submitted to the arbitrator.  In arbitrated cases, there is a premium on cross-examination and lawyers who can prove up a case outside the record.  JKLF attorneys also serve regularly as arbitrators and mediators.

About Us

JKLF is a premiere boutique litigation firm, specializing in mass and catastrophic complex claims. JKLF is a national firm with offices in Illinois, the St. Louis Metro Area, and New York. We are trial lawyers that have decades of collective experience representing our clients in complex litigation. We are courtroom advocates. Our size and selectivity allow us to provide preeminent legal services. Our clients receive zealous representation and personalized attention from our experienced attorneys on every case and at every stage throughout the litigation. JKLF fosters an environment that promotes teamwork and collaboration, and where our lawyers are confident to explore new and creative ways to assist our clients. Our clients value and trust us because we offer more than legal counsel. We understand client priorities and become partners and trusted advisors. At JKLF, we pride ourselves on our talent, teamwork, and results. From jury trials and bench trials, to arbitrations and appeals, our litigation team is consistently recognized for successfully handling complex, high-stakes matters for our clients in challenging venues across the country.