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Joseph Klest

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Languages spoken: Spanish

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  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    34 years
  2. Car Accident: 30%
    34 years
  3. Brain Injury: 10%
    33 years
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    34 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • John William Callahan

    I have known Joe to have an excellent reputation in the personal injury field for years. He is as professional as they get and I have dealt with negotiations opposite him on civil matters numerous times. I strongly endorse endorse Joe.


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Contact info

Klest Law Firm

1701 East Woodfield Road Suite 909
Schaumburg, IL, 60173

Klest Injury Law firm

1720 N Marshfield
suite 201
Chicago, IL, 60622



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198208/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
William J Harte Amicus Volunteer AwardIllinois Trial Lawyers Association2010
William HJ. Harte Amicus Volunteer AwardIllinois Trial Lawyers Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerKlest Law Firm1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeSexual Abuse Commitee1992 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssoctationAmicus Committee,1987 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationCivil Practice Commitee1985 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Snyder v Kenny$28,000,000.00 Jury verdict
doe vs Catholic order$1,500,000.00
Doe vs. Haney et al.3,250,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
Documentary FilmJohn Wayne Gacy Defending a Monster2013
Speaker Media PressIllinois Injury Law A Reference For Accident Victims2010
IICLECivil Sexual Abuse Claims, A Guide for Lawyers2008
Klest Injury FirmBirth Injuries2008
Klest Injury FirmBrain Injuries2008
Klest Injury FirmMotor Vehicle Accidents2008
Klest Injury FirmVehicle Accidents2008
Klest Injury Firm Dangerous ProductsDangerous and Defective Products2008
Medical Malpractice Information CenterMedical Malpractice, An Overview2008
Motorcycle Accident Information CenterMotorcycle Accident, An Overview2008
Nusing Home Injury CenterNursing Home Abuse and Injuries, An Overview2008
Truck Accident Information CenterTruck Accidents, An Overview2008
Wrongful Death Information CenterWrongful Death An Overview2008
Dog Bites Information CenterDog Bites, An Overview2008
Animal InjuriesInjuries Caused by Animals, An Overview2008
Sexual Abuse ClaimsInjuries From Sexual Abuse or Assault2008
Trial JournalChild Sexual Abuse: Misunderstood, Underreported, Underprosecuted2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Southern Illinois University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Committee for the Protection of ChildrenHow to avoid the mistakes of the past2007
Panel Discussion On Sexual Abuse in the ChurchSexual Absue of Children By Catholic Priests2006
Link Up ConferenceLegal Issues for Victims of Clergy Sexual Abuse1995