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   3James H. Knippen IIWheaton(630) 462-1980jim@wkc-lawyers.comjim@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
James H. Knippen
Walsh Knippen & Cetina Chtd
2150 Manchester Rd Ste 200
Wheaton IL 60187
Ph.(630) 462-1980 Fx.(630) 462-1984Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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.

Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1979
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

Representative Clients:  
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
E/M Corporation
Concord Homes
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)

Legal Lectures:  
Jim has lectured at the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Firm Description:  
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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