Ken Levinson has been a successful trial lawyer since 1992. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart College in 1989 and his Juris Doctor in 1992 from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Ken was appointed an Assistant Illinois Attorney General, representing state agencies and employees in civil matters, including both personal injury and civil rights cases. He has been admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Northern District of Illinois, United States District Court since 1992. Ken is also admitted to the Federal Trial Bar. In 1996 Ken was invited to join the firm and was named partner three years later in 1999. The firm was then renamed Joseph, Lichtenstein & Levinson. Ken heads our litigation practice area. Named one of â€œThe 40 Lawyers under 40 to Watch in Illinois in 2002â€ by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Ken has helped hundreds of area residents obtain fair compensation for their injuries and losses sustained in a variety of ways. Ken is among a select group of trial attorneys who have graduated from legendary lawyer Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. The College is dedicated to training and educating lawyers who represent people and protecting their rights against corporate and government oppression.
American Association of Justice
Nursing Home Committee
Chicago Bar Association
Solo & Small Firm Practice Committee Chair (2009 - 2010) Vice Chair (2008 - 2009)
Law and Technology Committee
Tort Law Committee
Judicial Evaluation Committee
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Board of Advocates
Civil Practice and Rules Committee
Past Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Committee
Illinois Bar Association Ken has been an adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law's Litigation Lab, a class where students are taught trial tactics and strategies using actual cases. Area law schools also frequently call upon Ken to judge Moot Court and other trial advocacy programs. Ken also has presented seminars to lawyers on how to handle wrongful death cases and statute of limitations issues. Ken volunteers his time and resources to a variety of community and charitable organizations in the Chicago area. Ken is an active member of The Citizens' Council of LaGrange, a non-partisan community group that promotes better government through the recruiting and evaluation of candidates for local public office. Ken is the co-chair of the Council's Qualifications Committee. Recently Ken participated in the 39-mile, two-day Avon Breast Cancer Walk, which raised over $9,000,000 for treatment and research. Ken is an area native, born in Chicago and currently living in LaGrange. Ken and his wife Marianne have three children, Spencer, Leo and Samuel, keeping Ken very active in youth and sports-related activities.