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PJM – Attorney

Kevin Casey

Kevin M. Casey

Phone: 312-724-8032
Email: kcasey@pjmlaw.com

Areas of Practice/Concentration

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Rights
  • Municipal Law / Planning and Zoning
  • Worker’s Compensation

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., June 2004
  • DePaul University, B.S., May 2001; Major-Political Science

Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court 2004
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Presentations

  • Speaker, Municipalities’ Guide to J.U.L.I.E., hosted by Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association, 2015 Annual Conference (May 2015).
  • Article, Municipalities’ Guide to J.U.L.I.E., published in “IMLRMA Today” (September 2015).
  • Speaker, Abolishing the Public Duty Rule, hosted by Illinois Counties Risk Management Association, 2016 Annual Conference (September 2016).
  • Speaker, Streets, Sidewalks, Sewers, Parkways and More, hosted by Illinois Counties Risk Management Association, 2016 Annual Conference (September 2016).

Since 2004, Kevin M. Casey has concentrated his practice in general litigation and currently is handling claims involving a variety of legal issues including personal injury, premises liability, commercial litigation and workers’ compensation. Kevin also has extensive experience in handling matters involving federal and state civil rights, equine liability, and municipal law/community matters.

Presently, Kevin serves as a special prosecutor for Will County and LaSalle County and has previously served as a special prosecutor for Cook County and as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. He regularly handles mediations, arbitrations, and litigation in both state and federal court. Kevin is engaged in all phases of complex litigation, including drafting pleadings, motions, memoranda and briefs, discovery depositions, arguing motions, alternative dispute resolution and all aspects of trial preparation and trial.

Representative Cases

  • Pryor v. Village of Lake Villa – Jury verdict in favor of the Village in personal injury action against Village in the Circuit Court of Lake County.
  • Lovell v. City of Washington – Jury verdict in favor of City in slip and fall lawsuit in Circuit Court of Tazewell County.
  • Burrell v. Sauk Village, et al. – Summary judgment in favor of Defendants in malicious prosecution lawsuit in Circuit Court of Cook County.
  • Douglas v. South Holland – Summary judgment granted in favor of Defendant Village in product liability/premises liability claim in Circuit Court of Cook County.
  • Little v. Bourbonnais, et al. – Dismissal in favor of Defendant Village in wrongful death lawsuit in Circuit Court of Kankakee County.
  • Johnson v. LaSalle County, et al. – Summary judgment in favor of Defendants in Section 1983 civil rights claim alleging excessive force in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Chriswell v. Oak Lawn, et al. – Partial summary judgment granted in favor of Defendants in Section 1983 civil rights claim alleging excessive force in United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Estate of Nairat v.Village of Oak Lawn, et al. – dismissal with prejudice of the Village and its police department in a wrongful death lawsuit arising out of a motor vehicle accident, in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
  • Nass v. Village of Oak Lawn – dismissal of slip and fall claim against the Village in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
  • Sleeman v.Nelson, et al. – Summary Judgment entered on behalf of all defendants in civil rights claim alleging excessive force in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • Wacyra v. Village of Oak Lawn – Summary Judgment entered on behalf of all Defendants for trip and fall incident pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
  • Towne v.LaSalle County – Dismissal of civil rights claims by former State’s Attorney, affirmed on appeal by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Judicial Circuit.
  • Appel, et al. v. LaSalle County, et al. – Dismissal of proposed class action lawsuit stemming from the creation of the SAFE unit in LaSalle County, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.