I am a partner with Meyer & Kiss, LLC and concentrate my practice in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury. I am also actively working with Medical Marijuana research and passage of legislation for Medical Marijuana. During my first week as an attorney, I worked on federal civil rights trial. The day I was formally sworn in as an attorney, the jury handed down a $365,000 verdict for my client.
I was born in Woodstock, Illinois. I received my bachelor=s degree with Honors at the University of Iowa in 2001. For my Honors thesis, I authored a psychological study on faulty eye-witness identifications in the criminal justice system. After graduating from Iowa, I worked two years as a paralegal at a law firm in Woodstock. After that, I moved to Chicago to attend law school at DePaul.
In addition to pursuing my desire to assist people in need, I am dedicated to becoming an accomplished trial attorney. I have tried thirteen jury trials. Eleven were federal civil rights jury trials in Chicago, one in federal court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I have also second chaired two criminal jury trials where my client was wrongfully accused of serious felonies. In both of those cases my clients were found not guilty and have now brought civil rights cases.
I am licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
My practice areas cover Cook County, McHenry County, Lake County, Boone County, Winnebago County, Peoria County, Tazewell County. I have active cases against Chicago, Peoria, McHenry County, Tazewell County, East Peoria, Rockford.
Thank you for taking the time to read a little about me. Keep the faith.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2006||11/12/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Client Choice Award for Civil Rights||Avvo||2014|
|Top Contributor Civil Rights||Avvo||2013|
|Founding Partner||Meyer & Kiss, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Jackowiak Law Office||2005 - 2011|
|Law Clerk/Paralegal||Weisz Botto & Gilbert||2001 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|NORML||Member||2011 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Gillispie v. City of Chicago||Jury Verdict in favor of Plaintiff|
|Redmond v. City of Chicago||Jury verdict in favor of Plainiff|
|Omelogu v. University of Illinois at Chicago||Verdict for Plaintiff for $365,000|
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|DePaul University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Iowa||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|