3James H. Knippen IIWheaton(630) email@example.com@wkc-lawyers.comWalsh Knippen & Cetina Chtdwww.wkc-lawyers.comwww.wkc-lawyers.comknippenjames.jpgCommercial LitigationGovernmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative LawLand Use, Zoning & Condemnation LawPersonal Injury Law: GeneralProfessional NegligenceBusiness LitigationLocal Government LawPersonal Injury Defense|
|Recommended by peers in:|| Extensive Experience in:|
|Commercial Litigation|| Professional Negligence|
|Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law|| Business Litigation|
|Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law || Local Government Law|
|Personal Injury Law: General || Personal Injury Defense|
| County: DuPage|
| Litigator: Yes|
| Practice Description: |
Jim Knippen handles complex litigation, including personal injury, professional negligence, chancery and business litigation. He also represents units of local government.
His work in the personal injury area has included representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He has co-counseled multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts and excels in the creation and use of demonstrative exhibits.
Jim served as an Assistant State's Attorney prosecuting criminal cases from 1979 to 1983. Since leaving the States Attorney's Office he has practiced with Ed Walsh.
Representative corporate clients include, or have included, the Village of Roselle, City of Wheaton, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Village of Woodridge, City of West Chicago, Amoco Oil Corporation, Bluff City Materials Corporation, Waste Management Corporation, E/M Corporation, Concord Homes, Pasquinelli Development Corporation, various fire and police chiefs in employment discipline matters and numerous injured persons.
He has done local counsel work at the request of many national and Chicago firms including, Jenner and Block, and Katten Muchin Zavis.
He also has extensive experience in injunctions, declaratory actions and zoning litigation. His zoning litigation experience has included the representation of both municipalities and private developers.
When not practicing law, Jim enjoys American History, mountaineering, cross country skiing and fly fishing.
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1979
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
Year of Birth: 1952
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1979
Undergraduate School: St. Norbert College, B.A., 1972
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: Magna cum laude
Present and past representative corporate clients include:
Village of Roselle
City of Wheaton
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Village of Woodridge
City of West Chicago
Amoco Oil Corporation
Bluff City Materials Corporation
Waste Management Corporation
Pasquinelli Development Corporation
Various fire and police chiefs in employment discipline matters
Numerous injured persons
Local counsel work for national and Chicago law firms including:
Jenner and Block
Katten Muchin Zavis
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
DuPage County Bar Association (DCBA)
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Jim has lectured at the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
The attorneys of Walsh, Knippen, Pollock & Cetina, Chartered, are known and respected in the legal community as trial lawyers who take on complex cases and get results for their clients. Our five attorneys and capable staff provide aggressive representation and compassionate service to victims of serious personal injuries and medical malpractice from the initial phone call to the resolution of the case and beyond. Our attorneys know the local courts inside out. Lawyers who have not mastered these subtleties have additional obstacles to overcome.
Jim and his wife Tallya have three grown children. He is a lifelong resident of the Wheaton area.
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