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   3Patrick M. KinnallyAurora(630) 907-0909pkinnally@kfkllaw.compkinnally@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
Patrick M.
Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur PC
2114 Deerpath Rd
Aurora IL 60506
Ph.(630) 907-0909 Fx.(630) 907-0913Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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..

  • Bar Admissions:  
    Illinois, 1980
    Indiana, 1980
    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

    Hourly Rate:  

    Varies by case

    Year of Birth:  1950

    Additional languages spoken:  

    Law School:  
    The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1980

    Undergraduate School:  
    Loyola University, B.A., 1972

    Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  
    Cum laude

    Representative Clients:  
    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.
    Midwest Groundcovers
    Charlestowne Mall, L.L.C.

    Employment History:  
    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-Hubbell
    • 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

    Community Involvement:  
    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

    Legal Lectures:  
    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.

    Firm Description:  
    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.

    Plenty of parking available in our parking lot.

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