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About me

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.


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Practice areas


  1. Civil Rights: 70%
    11 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    11 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    11 years



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

Meyer & Kiss, LLC

53 West Jackson Blvd.
Suite 856
Chicago, IL, 60604

Meyer & Kiss, LLC

311 West Stratford Drive
Peoria, IL, 61614

Meyer & Kiss, LLC

6090 Strathmoor Drive, Suite 1
Rockford, IL, 61107



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200605/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2015
Client Choice Award for Civil RightsAvvo2014
Top Contributor Civil RightsAvvo2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerMeyer & Kiss, LLC2011 - Present
AttorneyJackowiak Law Office2005 - 2011
Law Clerk/ParalegalWeisz Botto & Gilbert2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
NORMLMember2011 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Gillispie v. City of ChicagoJury Verdict in favor of Plaintiff
Redmond v. City of ChicagoJury verdict in favor of Plainiff
Omelogu v. University of Illinois at ChicagoVerdict for Plaintiff for $365,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of IowaPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Notre Dame High SchoolCivil Rights2013
Bradley UniversitySection 1983 Civil Rights Cases2012
Bradley University4th Amendment2011