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ROLAND S. KESKE, Partner, is a graduate of DePauw University (B.A.) and The John Marshall Law School (J.D.). Roland specializes in commercial and defense litigation, with experience in casualty, subrogation, premises liability, construction and coverage. He is a member of The Risk Management Society.


Roland has authored and edited several articles published by the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Roland has also given seminars to businesses, insurance company personnel, attorneys and industry groups on a variety of topics, including casualty, subrogation, premises liability, insurance coverage, alternative dispute resolution, commercial contracts, civil settlements, statutory changes and residential construction defect claims.


Roland is admitted to practice in all Illinois state courts, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, the Eastern District of Missouri, as well as the United States Supreme Court and has represented clients before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Appellate Courts of Illinois for the First, Second, and Third Districts. He is also licensed in the State of Missouri.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 60%
    6 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
    6 years
  3. Construction: 20%
    6 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer Roland is professional and demonstrates acumen in construction related commercial litigation. He is good advocate without being acrimonious


    Philip Krasny Construction and development Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Nathan M. Hull

    I highly recommend Roland Keske. He is very knowledgeable and hardworking and is the first attorney I think of when referring a case in the Chicago area.


    Nathan Hull Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Leahy, Eisenberg & Fraenkel, Ltd.

33 W. Monroe Street
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL, 60603-5332


MOGood Standing, Active200701/08/2013
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200005/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2015
Illinois Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2014
Illinois Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2013
Illinois Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Illinois Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLeahy, Eisenberg & Fraenkel, Ltd.2006 - Present
AssociateLeahy, Eisenberg & Fraenkel, Ltd.2001 - 2006
AssociateCremer Kopon Shaughnessy & Spina2000 - 2001
Research TechnicianHenkel Of America/Henkel Corporation1996 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
RIMS - The Risk Management SocietyAssociate MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United National v. 200 North Dearborn, et al.Decision affirmed
Andrei Ilies, et al. v. Beryl Herman, et al., Case No. 11 L 3317Unanimous jury verdict - all counts (4)
Griffin v. Perry, Case No. 2010 SC 007697Bench Trial - Verdict in favor of client
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Publication nameTitleDate
IICLE HandbookResidential Construction Defect Claims – The “To Do” List2008
IICLE HandbookAlternative Dispute Resolution For Construction Cases2008
The Professional LawyerDuty to Report Misconduct – The Illinois Supreme Court empower attorneys to comply with their affirmative duty to report misconduct2000
Chicago Bar RecordMultidisciplinary Practice of Law – Hazards of dual practice with respect to advertising, solicitation and the reasonableness of fees1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
DePauw UniversityBiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Claims / Litigation Training ConferenceSubrogation Claims Arising From Catastrophic Weather Events2016
Private Industry EventSubrogation against Mother Nature2015
2015 Insurance Law Case Update2015 Insurance Law Case Update2015
Central Regional Adjuster's ConferenLiability Coverage for Criminal & Intentional Acts2014
The John Marshall Law School - FHLCThe Defense Perspective2013
Regional Adjusters Conference - EasternWaiver and Estoppel - Recognition and Avoidance2013
PLRB Regional Adjusters Conference - CentralWaiver and Estoppel - Recognition and Avoidance2013
Western Regional Adjuster's ConferenceMediation for Casualty Adjusters2012
Eastern Regional ConferenceMediation for Casualty Adjusters2012
Central Regional Adjuster's ConferenceMediation for Casualty Adjusters2012
Residential Construction Defect ClaimsResidential Construction Defect Claims – The “To Do” List2008
Residential Construction Defect ClaimsAlternative Dispute Resolution For Construction Cases2008