3Patrick M. KinnallyAurora(630) email@example.com@kfkllaw.comKinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur PCwww.kfkllaw.comwww.kfkllaw.comkinnallypatrick.jpgCivil Rights/Constitutional LawCommercial LitigationADR Law: Commercial LitigationGovernmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative LawImmigration Law: IndividualImmigration LawLocal Municipal LawEnvironmental LawGeneral Civil Litigation|
|Recommended by peers in:|| Extensive Experience in:|
|Civil Rights/Constitutional Law|| Immigration Law|
|Commercial Litigation|| Local Municipal Law|
|ADR Law: Commercial Litigation || Environmental Law|
|Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law || General Civil Litigation|
|Immigration Law: Individual|
| Advisory Board Member|
| County: Kane|
| Litigator: Yes|
| Practice Description: |
Mr. Kinnally concentrates in general and commercial litigation, immigration and citizenship and administrative, environmental and local government law. He has been recognized by his peers as among the top 5 percent of all Illinois lawyers in commercial litigation (Leading Lawyers) and general litigation (Super Lawyers) and has received the highest peer rating for skill and integrity. He has been singled out statewide for his excellence in the general practice of law (Tradition of Excellence Award). He is past President of the KCBA and has been named by the Illinois Supreme Court to several statewide boards and commissions. Since 2015, he has served as an appointed member of the Committee on Civil Jury Instructions. His current term expires at the end of 2020. He is a respected, skilled and tenacious advocate sought after by lawyers, businesses and individuals alike.
Notable Cases and Results:
Navar v City of Aurora (2d Dist. 1991) 210 Ill. App. 3d 126, 568 N.E.2d. 978: Successfully challenged constitutionality of municipal noise ordinance declaring to be a nuisance any commercial activity audible from adjacent premises as vague and uncertain so as to violate state and federal due process provisions.
A.D. ex. rel. J.D. v Forest Preserve District of Kane County (2d. Dist. 2000) 313 Ill. App. 3d 919, 731 N.E.2d 955: Obtained jury verdict for defendant in willful/wanton personal injury claim.
Valdovinos v Gallant Insurance Co. (2d Dist 2000) 214 Ill. App. 3d 1018, 733 N.E. 2d 886: Successfully upheld bad faith verdict on behalf of plaintiff for insurance company's failure to settle property damage claim and obtained reversal of trial court decision denying an award of costs and attorneys fees..
Dawn Equipment Company v Kentucky Farms (1998) 140 F.3d 1009: Jury verdict for plaintiff in patent infringement case reversed..
United States District Court, Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois, 1980
United States Supreme Court, 1985
Federal Trial Bar of the US District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Varies by case
Year of Birth: 1950
Additional languages spoken:
The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1980
Loyola University, B.A., 1972
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:
Kane County Board (Special Assistant State's Attorney)
Kendall County (Special Assistant State's Attorney)
Kane County Forest Preserve District
Fox Valley Park District
Lyon Workspace Products, L.L.C.
Charlestowne Mall, L.L.C.
U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service, 1973-1980
Law clerk, Justice James D. Heiple, 3d Dist. Appellate Court, 1980-1982
Associate attorney, Reid, Ochsenschlager, Murphy & Hupp, 1982-1985
Partner, Murphy, Hupp, Foote, Mielke & Kinnally, 1985-1999
Partner, Murphy, Hupp & Kinnally, P.C., 2000-2002
Partner, Kinnally, Krentz, Loran, Hodge & Herman, P.C., 2002-present
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Kane County Bar Association
National Lawyers Guild
American Bar Association
DeKalb County Bar Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- Leading Lawyer in commercial litigation
- Super Lawyer in general litigation
- A-V rating, Martindale-Hubble
- Illinois State Bar Association Tradition of Excellence Award in general practice, 2003
- Kane County Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 2004; Community Service Award, 2000
- El Centro Pan Americano Citizen of the Year Award, 1988
- League of United Latin American Citizens Public Service Award, 2004
- CASA Kane County Pro Bono Award, 2006
- Illinois Supreme Court appointee to the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board, 2006
- Illinois Supreme Court appointee to Committee of Civil Jury Instructions, 2015-2020
Northern Illinois University Law School
Adjunct professor of law since 1999, teaching Civil Procedure, Immigration and Nationality Law and Trial Skills
Mr. Kinnally's community involvement is extensive. During his career, he has devoted time to such organizations as El Centro Pan Americano, the Holy Angels Food Pantry, Hesed House, Trinity Episcopal Church, and as a coach in youth sport's teams. Additionally, he has served as a special assistant state's attorney for the chairman of the Kane County Board and as a special assistant state's attorney to the Kendall County Board. Mr. Kinnally has been the attorney for the Kane County Forest Preserve District for the last 15 years
Published Legal Writing:
He has written more than 40 articles covering a wide array of legal topics for various bar associations. Samples of his writing include:
"Costs: An Imbroglio for Trial Practitioners," ISBA Trial Briefs, October, 2000
"Aliens, Guilty Pleas and the Risk of Deportation: Time for a Legislative Response," Illinois Bar Journal, April, 2001
"Jury Instructions: When is a normal life lost?" ISBA Trial Briefs, June 2001
"A Summary on Summary Judgment," Du Page County Bar Association Brief, November, 2001
"Backstriking Jurors: Diligent Advocacy or Guile?" ISBA Trial Briefs, August, 2002
"Closing Argument: Using Enlarged Trial Transcripts and Jury Instructions," ISBA Trial Briefs, May, 2003
"The Legislature has acted: Aliens, guilty pleas and new admonitions in the criminal court (P.A. 93-0373)," ISBA The Globe, September, 2003
"Trial Practice Update for General Practitioners: Lessons from Recent Cases," Illinois Bar Journal, October, 2003
"The Occasional Litigators Guide to Making the Most of Pleadings and Motions," Illinois Bar Journal, August, 2004
"A Few Tips on Litigating Non-Competition Agreements: An Employee's Perspective," ISBA Trial Briefs , December, 2005
He has been a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association, the Kane County Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association.
Kinnally, Krentz, Loran, Hodge & Herman, P.C. offers diligent and skilled service in a wide range of areas, including civil litigation, municipal law and land acquisition, general business counseling and estate planning. With more than a century of experience serving the people and communities in the Fox Valley and surrounding counties, KKLHH offers seasoned, effective counsel for your legal needs.
He is a lifelong resident of the Fox Valley. He has been married to his wife, Sally, for more than 25 years, and they have four children: Moira, Rorry, Cara, and Calan. Before entering private practice, he was an instructor, examiner, attorney, and teacher for the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
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