Our clients are most effectively represented by combining our trial experience with our expertise in Appellate matters.
CK’s clients benefit from our expertise in handling all aspects of litigation, including throughout the appellate process. Our attorneys utilize creative thinking to assert novel legal arguments on behalf of our clients. We invite opportunities to create future precedent that benefits our clients’ interest.
CK is Well-Versed in Exceeding The Needs and Expectations of its Insurance Clients
CK's partners collectively have over 100 years of litigation experience and have tried over 200 cases to verdict. This experience places us in an unique position to evaluate potential damages. This skill-set enables us to accurately assess the sufficiency of reserves and to counsel insurers and reinsurers on professional liability risk exposure and management.
We also provide independent claims auditing and excess monitoring services to our clients.
CK successfully handles insurance coverage disputes from start to finish. CK attorneys have expertise in drafting insurance coverage opinions, reservation of rights letters, and disclaimer letters.
Should the circumstances warrant, we aggressively litigate declaratory judgment actions.
CK attorneys have a national reputation in litigating construction related injuries.
CK attorneys utilize their experience in a multitude of cases, including products liability, intellectual property, environmental injuries, breach of contract claims, professional malpractice, and catastrophic loss cases to meet the diverse needs of the construction industry.
CK attorneys have represented building owners, management companies, governmental municipalities, general contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers.
Our attorneys are intimately familiar with the interaction of liability insurance policies in the construction industry and have widespread knowledge of tender of defense and indemnification issues.
General Tort Litigation
CK is currently defending a catastrophic loss case with over sixty-five personal injury plaintiffs and twenty-one decedents.
CK focuses a significant amount of its practice on providing legal counsel to those involved in civil suits for personal injury or property damage, including insurers, risk-retention groups, excess carriers, and self-insureds such as municipalities, hospitals and corporations.
CK attorneys have extensive trial experience in all traditional areas of liability law including:
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION DISPUTES
Intellectual Property Litigation
We Find Creative Solutions in Protecting Our Client’s Intellectual Property Rights
Our attorneys find efficient and resourceful solutions to the problems faced in today’s marketplace.
Medical and Healthcare Litigation
CK's outstanding reputation was built on the successful defense of thousands of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers.
Medical Negligence is a cornerstone of our trial practice. Our attorneys are nationally known for their success in defending multi-million dollar catastrophic losses where we have represented physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities and other major medical institutions.
We recently were selected as one of three defense firms to serve as panel counsel for a large hospital group, which is a testament to our clients’ confidence in us. Our reputation as litigators and emphasis on service fosters comfort in our physician- clients who are concerned with the rising costs of insurance premiums.
Our experience has afforded the firm nationwide access to the finest authorities in every medical specialty to provide expert analysis so critical in these cases. We have successfully defended actions in virtually every medical specialty, including:
We recognize that the medical landscape is frequently changing. Our firm also counsels hospitals in statutory changes and reporting requirements. We have backgrounds in the following:
ESTABLISHING MEDICAL STAFF PRIVILEGES
REVIEWING STAFF APPOINTMENTS
LIMITING OR REVOKING STAFF PRIVILEGES
CK is a leader in the field of defending Premises Liability lawsuits.
Our approach to Premise Liability is focused on defending businesses. As such, our firm has successfully defended numerous clients nation-wide such as restaurants, retail stores, parking facilities, racetracks, and landowners in a large variety of premises liability actions.
Our attorneys have the experience and resources to handle any variety of Premises Liability dispute.
Our experience defending premises liability cases includes representation of the following:
STANDARD PARKING CORPORATION
CITY OF CHICAGO
We have on staff an attorney with an engineering background and work with some of the most prestigious experts on a national level.
Our attorneys have a vast amount of experience in successfully defending products liability claims. We represent manufacturers, distributors, installers and their insurers in both property damage and personal injury claims. Much of our experience involves cases wherein there has been catastrophic loss such as those involving traumatic brain injury, paraplegia/quadriplegia and degloving injuries.
The unique requirements of each products case are foremost in developing an appropriate strategy. Our attorneys use the most effective techniques and strategies available to defend our client’s interests, including scale model development and extensive product testing. If resolving the dispute prior to trial is in the client’s best interest, we employ innovative thinking and cost-efficient strategies to settle the case.
Our lawyers have experience in the following diverse products:
OVERHEAD LIFTING DEVICES