Kearney, Kevin Associate
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Education B.A., DePaul University , History , 2007J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law , 2013
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Kearney, Kevin Associate
Kevin Kearney is an associate in the firm’s Local Government and Litigation practices. Kevin focuses on local government law, providing counseling and litigation services on a wide range of issues, including matters involving general business matters, economic development, personnel, code enforcement, the Freedom of Information Act, and public policy issues. He also serves as a municipal prosecutor.
Kevin also represents clients in commercial litigation, including matters involving breach of contract disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, business fraud, negligence, probate, and intellectual property disputes.
While in law school at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Kevin was a Judicial Extern for Hon. Michael T. Mason, U.S. District Court for the Northern District, where he researched and drafted opinions on various issues, including appeals related to disability benefits under the Social Security Act. Kevin was a Judicial Intern with the 19th Judicial Circuit of Illinois, where he researched and drafted memoranda and opinions on various matters, including constitutional speedy trial issues, legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, post conviction petitions and commercial foreclosures.
Also during law school, Kevin was on the Dean’s List; Student Articles Editor for the International Law Review; and Moot Court Hong Kong Team member and Student Coach. He also earned a CALI Award for Legal Writing.
Prior to entering law school, Kevin was an analyst in the Chicago office of Accenture for more than two years. In this role, he was instrumental in assisting client organizations change, whether through new capabilities, organization, processes or systems, and helping them implement new processes and software to effectuate change.
Memberships & Affiliations
- Chicago Bar Association, Member
- Vis Moot Alumni Association, Member
- Reminder: Changes to Student Residency Law Take Effect January 1, 2017
- Illinois Voters Pass Safe Roads Amendment Prohibiting State’s Use of Transportation Funds for Non-Transportation Related Projects
- New Law Tightens Travel Reimbursement Guidelines for Local Government Entities
- New Bill Tightens FOIA Deadlines When a Binding Opinion Is Issued
Governor Rauner Signs Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act. Local Government Lowdown. April 23, 2018.
U.S. Department of Labor Takes Another Crack at the Overtime Rule. Local Government Lowdown. July 19, 2017.
Seventh Circuit Issues Groundbreaking Decision Regarding Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation. Local Government Lowdown. April 14, 2017.
Supreme Court Order Leaves Transgender Rights in Limbo. Local Government Lowdown. March 15, 2017.
P.F. Chang’s Decision Establishes 7th Circuit as Friendly Territory for Data Breach Plaintiffs. Privacy Risk Report. April 21, 2016.
New Law Tightens Travel Reimbursement Guidelines for Local Government Entities. Local Government Lowdown. July 29, 2016.
New Bill Tightens FOIA Deadlines When a Binding Opinion Is Issued. Local Government Lowdown. July 28, 2016.
Illinois Voters Pass Safe Roads Amendment Prohibiting State’s Use of Transportation Funds for Non-Transportation Related Projects. Local Government Lowdown. November 18, 2016.
Community InvolvementKevin was a scheduling intern for then-Senator Barack Obama. He prioritized and triaged scheduling requests, and communicated with constituents regarding their requests, including vetting and regretting invitations.
In law school, Kevin participated in Loyola’s Law-Related Education Program, which seeks to promote positive youth development and to increase opportunities for young people to learn about the law. Kevin taught classes about the law to young people in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.
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