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Joseph Louis Kish

Joseph Louis Kish

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Litigation

Joseph Kish

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About Me

I am a partner with Synergy Law Group LLC and head its Litigation Group. I have extensive trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts, class actions and alternative dispute resolution experience involving mediation and arbitration.  I am licensed to practice in Illinois and California, as well as the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits, the United States District Court for the Northern District Court of Illinois, including its Trial Bar, the Central District of Illinois, the Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California and the District of Colorado.


 


My areas of expertise include complex commercial and financial litigation, class actions, restrictive covenant litigation, intellectual property litigation, including trademark, copyright, and trade secrets, employment law and products liability. I also have extensive professional liability experience in the areas of officer and directors, assountants, and attorneys.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Litigation: 100%
    27 years

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Free Consultation (45 minutes)

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Contact Info

730 W Randolph St Ste 600
Chicago, IL, 60661

730 W. Randolph Street, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60661-2150

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198805/20/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198805/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Business LitigationSuper Lawyers2013
Wiley Manual Pro Bono AwardState Bar of California1993

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/ASynergy Law Group LLC2006 - Present
N/AKish Law Firm2003 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Seventh Circuit Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
United States District Court for the District of ColoradoMember2007 - Present
Free StreetBoard of Directors; Treasurer2006 - 2013
CBA Professional Responsibility CommitteeMember2006 - Present
CBA Law Practice Management & Technology CommitteeMember2006 - Present
CBA Federal Civil Practice CommitteeMember2006 - Present
CBA Commercial Litigation CommitteeMember2006 - Present
CBA Intellectual Property Law CommitteeMember2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of IllinoisMember2002 - Present
Seventh Circuit Court of AppealsMember2001 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisMember; Trial Bar2001 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyFaculty Member1998 - Present
Professional Liability Underwriters SocietyMember1996 - 2013
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaMember1992 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaMember1992 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaMember1991 - Present
Ninth Circuit Court of AppealsMember1988 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaMember1988 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Klein v. George G. Kerasotes Corp., 500 F.3d 669 (7th Cir. 2007)N/A
E360 Insight v. The Spamhaus Project, 500 F.3d 594 (7th Cir. 2007)N/A
California Pacific Medical Center v. Copy-Mor, Inc.1996 U.S. App. LEXIS (9th Cir. 1996), cert. denied, 1996 U.S. App. LEXIS 7219N/A

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
For The DefensePractical Considerations When Defending Trademark Infringement Lawsuits2014
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Illinois)Business and Commercial Litigation, Chapter on Expert Witness2014
In-House Defense QuarterlyPros and Cons: Jury Trials in Commercial Litigation2012
For The DefenseAttorneys’ Fees in Lanham Act Cases2012
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Illinois)Business and Commercial Litigation, Chapter on Expert Witness2012
IICLE Employment Law Webinar SeriesEmployment Law Webinar-Employee Credit Protection Act2011
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education14th Annual Employment Law Update-Restrictive Covenants2011
In-House Defense Quarterly (DRI, Defense Research Institute)Make Early and Frequent Communication an Asset: Effective Case Assessment Programs2011
IICLE FlashpointsBusiness Law2010
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Illinois)Business and Commercial Litigation, Chapter on Expert Witness2010
Chicago Bar AssociationRecovery of Attorney Fees in Intellectual Property Litigation2010
IICLE Business and Commercial LitigationGeneral Editor2009
IICLE Business and Commercial LitigationExpert Witness2009
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Illinois)Business Law Flash Points2009
Intellectual Property Law InstituteTrade Secrets Update2008
CBA PresentationRecovery of Attorney Fees in Intellectual Property Suits2008
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal EducationBusiness and Commercial Litigation, Chapter on Expert Witness2007
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) NewsletterThe Seventh Circuit's View of Jurisdictional Issus Involving the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act May Apply to Numerous Other Commerce Related Statutes as Well2003
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) NewsletterDefense Counsel Should Consider an offer of Judgment Early On in the Class Action Context2002

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Michigan, Ann ArborEconomics/Political ScienceB.G.S.1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NetSecure '11The Legal Landscape of Net Security: Primer, Protections and Pitfalls2011
Employment Law For You And Your ClientsRules, Regulations and Laws Affecting Employment Counseling2011
Employment Law For You And Your ClientsEmployee Classifications2011
Employment Law For You And Your ClientsNon-Competes/No Solicitation Clauses2011
Employment Law For You And Your ClientsEmployment Contracts2011
Employment Law For You And Your ClientsEmployee Handbooks2011
Employment Law For You And Your ClientsIllinois Employee Credit Protection Act2011
Analyzing & Drafting ContractsScaling The Business: Contractual Arrangements With Employees And Third-Party Service Providers2011
14th Annual Employment Law Update-Restrictive CovenantsRestrictive Covenants2011
NetSecure '10Security, Privacy & Forensic Issues & Predictions for 20102010
2nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute for Corporate CounselTrade Secrets2008
2nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute for Corporate CounselProgram Moderator2008