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Keith A. Karlson is a partner at Reimer & Karlson LLC.  Keith represents police officers, firefighters, their Unions, and their pension funds.  Keith has extensive experience representing first responders in disciplinary, civil rights, constitutional, pension, and collective bargaining matters.  Reimer & Karlson LLC represents approximately 200 police and fire pension funds.  We also serve as counsel to more than 50 local police and firefighter unions across Illinois and Indiana.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 45%
    13 years
  2. Employee Benefits: 25%
    11 years
  3. Constitutional: 20%
    13 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    13 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    Mr. Karlson is very knowledgeable in the area of public sector labor law. He not only understands the law, but his practical experience also gives him a unique advantage.


    Richard Blass Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Matthew Charles Friedman

    Mr. Karlson is an outstanding labor lawyer and litigator. What sets him apart is his passion for his clients and the law.


    Matthew Friedman Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

15 Spinning Wheel Road Suite 310
Hinsdale, IL, 60521-2986


INActive In Good Standing200507/03/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200305/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer AwardIllinois Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerReimer & Karlson LLC2012 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
DuPage County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Indiana Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Indiana State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kristofek v. Village of Orland HillsN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
Ball State UniversityN/AMA - Masters2000
Eastern Illinois UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Moraine Valley CollegeN/AAssociate of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
IPPFAIllinois Police and Fire Pension FundsN/A