Print This Page      Email to a Friend

   3Joseph A. Cancila Jr.Chicago(312) 471-8750jcancila@rshc-law.comjcancila@rshc-law.comRiley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLPwww.rshc-law.comwww.rshc-law.comcancilajosepha.jpgCivil Appellate LawClass Action/Mass Tort Defense LawCommercial Litigation
Joseph A. Cancila
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
70 W Madison St Ste 2900
Chicago IL 60602-4246
Ph.(312) 471-8750 Fx.(312) 471-8701
Recommended by peers in:
Civil Appellate Law
Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law
Commercial Litigation
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Joseph A. Cancila, Jr. concentrates his practice in civil litigation with emphasis on complex and class action litigation involving fair housing law, trade practice, unfair competition and consumer protection laws, trade secret law, business torts, antitrust law and other areas of commercial law, and employment law.

Recent significant matters include: representations of major insurers in connection with fair housing, consumer class action and antitrust challenges to various insurance marketing, underwriting and claim practices; representation of insurers in connection with administrative investigations of discrimination complaints; representations of manufacturers in cases involving claims of breach of contract price, discrimination, unlawful restraints, RICO or other asserted statutory violations; representation of private and public entities in employment discharge cases; and representation of both employers and former employees in claims involving trade secrets or noncompete employment provisions. He participated in the successful defense of several suburban municipalities in a lengthy bench trial involving asserted violations of the Fair Housing Act and various constitutional challenges. He successfully tried a two-week preliminary injunction hearing on behalf of a major securities firm in a trade secret misappropriation case.

Mr. Cancila was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review.

Bar Admissions:  
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Year of Birth:  1953

Law School:  University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1986

Law School Honors/Involvement:  With honors

Graduate School: Syracuse University, M.P.A., 1976

Undergraduate School:  University of Dayton, B.A., 1974

Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  With high honors

Firm Description:  
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila was established in 2016 to drive exceptional results and provide elite legal services with value-based pricing. Lean by design, their highly experienced and diverse team is intensely focused on solving their clients’ legal problems as business problems.

Additional Office Locations:  
San Francisco, New York

Map to Office:   Click here to view map

  • Back To Search Results