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I am a summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Order of John Marshall graduate of the John Marshal Law School. Following law school, Patrycja Rynduch and I co-founded The Karlin Law Firm, LLP.  After several successfull years The Karlin Law Firm, LLP, I accepted a position as a staff attorney at Jenner & Block.
I derived a strong passion for protecting civil rights after majoring in History and realizing the necessity of "equalizing the playing field for all." Since interning with the Cook County States Attorney's Office after my first semester of law school, I have constantly and tirelessly worked to hone my legal skills. As such, I have handled a diverse range of legal matters.  At Jenner, I practice in the Litigation Department.


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Contact info

Jenner & Block

353 N Clark St
Chicago, IL

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%


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  • Kenneth Howard Levinson

    I have had the privilege of getting to know Brad through the Chicago Bar Association. I am most impressed with Brad's commitment to his clients. Brad strives to do everything he can to help his clients. Aside from being a very talented lawyer, Brad is a wonderful person. If you are considering hiring Brad, I encourage you to do so.


    Kenneth Levinson Personal injury Attorney
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  • Stacey M. Washington

    Attorney Karlin is very experienced and knowledgeable in criminal defense. He is well respected and hard working. Let him fight for your rights. I endorse this lawyer.


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ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201205/11/2016
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 Association2014
Award for Excellence in Client CommunicationThe Karlin Law Firm, LLP2013
Certificate of Attendance Law Div. IL Cir. CtsChicago Bar Association2013
Certificate of Completion in CurrentDUI/Statutory S.SuspensionsIllinois State Bar Association2013
Certificate of Completion in Electronic EvidenceIllinois State Bar Association2013
Order of John MarshallThe John Marshall Law School2012
RecipientWho's Who Among Students2012
cum laudeThe John Marshall Law School2012
Honor RollThe John Marshall Law School2011
Phi Delta Phi Honors SocietyThe John Marshall Law School2011
Baim Scholarship for Outstanding Academic AcheivementJohn Marshall Law School2011
Melvin B. Lewis Decalogue Memorial ScholarshipDecalogue Society of Lawyers, JMLS Chapter2010
Award for ExcellenceThe Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction ("CALI")2010
summa cum laudeUniversity of Illinois at Chicago2009
Highest HonorsUniversity of Illinois at Chicago2009
Highest DistinctionUniversity of Illinois at Chicago2009
Phi Beta KapaUniversity of Illinois at Chicago2009
1L Moot Court Competition Semi-FinalistThe John Marshall Law School2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff AttorneyJenner & Block2015 - Present
Contract AttorneyRobert Half International, Inc.2012 - 2012
PartnerThe Karlin Law Firm, LLP2012 - 2014
711 Legal InternOffice Of The Cook County Public Defender2011 - 2011
Research Assistant for Timothy O'NeillThe John Marshall Law School2011 - 2011
Legal InternShoenberg, Finkel, Newman, Rosenberg, LLC2010 - 2010
Research Assistant for Clifford Scott-RudnickJohn Marshall Law School2010 - 2012
Research Assistant for Gerald BerendtJohn Marshall Law School2009 - 2009
Legal InternCook County State's Attorney's Office2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
State of IllinoisNotary Public2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisGeneral Federal Bar Member2013 - Present
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC)Selected Committee Member for Judicial Evaluation2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Chicago Bar Association, Solo/Small Firm Practitioners CommitteeAttorney Member2012 - Present
Chicago Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeAttorney Member2012 - Present
Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
Phi Delta PhiAttorney Member2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionAttorney Member2012 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionAttorney Member2012 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Decalogue Society of LawyersAttorney Member2012 - Present
The Jewish United FundAttorney Member2012 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Phi Beta KappaMember2009 - Present
Decalogue Society of Lawyers JMLSSocial Chair2010 - 2011
Criminal Law Society of JMLSVice President2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Possession of Controlled SubstanceWin
Sidewalk Slip and FallSettlement for $12,000
Intentional Torts against client stemming from Sexual AssualtSettlement for $15,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Karlin Law Firm LLP GuideGuide to Becoming a United States Citizen2014
ABC 7 News ChicagoDoctor allegedly posts ER photos of aspiring actress on Facebook, Instagram; Elena Chernyakova suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital2013
Illinois Criminal Procedure, Mathew BenderIllinois Criminal Procedure, Fifth Edition 2013 Supplement, Arrests, Searches, and Seizures2013
ABC NewsChicago Doctor Sued After Photographing Hospitalized, Intoxicated Woman2013
Sage PublishingCriminal Procedure, Student Resources2013
Develpment Office JMLSHonor Roll of Donors2012
History Department, University of Illinois at ChicagoSpring 2012 History Department Newsletter2012
LexisNexis publicationIllinois Criminal Procedure, Cummulative Supplement2012
Law Review CommentJustice Undone: How the Supreme Court Usurped the Power of the States to Determine Penological Goals2010
JMLS News and PublicationsFall 2010 Dean's List Announced2010
Lexis Nexis PublishingContract Law and Practice, Revised Edition (helped edit)2010
JMLS Moot Court Honors Program1L Moot Court Competition2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
University of Illinois, ChicagoHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Inagural 1L Moot Court CompetitionHonest Services Fraud Oral Arguments2009
Freshman Advisory BoardWhat to Expect in College2006