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The law firm of King & Jones handles significant cases in Chicago and nationwide involving business litigation, trusts & estates litigation, insurance litigation, and more. From representing plaintiffs and defendants in large commercial disputes to helping individual policyholders take on the insurance giants to have their claim covered, our lawyers take on your case and make it our own. Your goals are our goals; we strive to achieve the best result possible and get there efficiently and cost-effectively. For over 30 years, our Chicago business litigation lawyers have successfully handled a wide variety of cases, and we look forward to meeting with you and the opportunity to help you, too.
One of the biggest indicators of our firm’s success is that former clients return to King & Jones whenever they have a legal need in one of the firm’s main areas of practice. Our clients develop a close relationships with us. This lets us know that clients appreciate not only the results we obtain for them but also the treatment they receive from attorneys and staff at the firm.
One of the hallmarks of the firm’s approach is our practice of giving clients sound advice to guide their decisions. Many competent lawyers are capable of laying out options before the client; King & Jones takes the further step of advising clients on the pros and cons, the benefits, risks, rewards, and consequences of taking different paths regarding a particular legal matter. We then recommend a path to success. We view every engagement as a partnership with our clients and consider it our duty to guide you toward the best resolution in your particular circumstances.
From the firm’s headquarters in Chicago, King & Jones maintains a national practice, collaborating with prominent lawyers and law firms across the country. No matter what your needs or where you are located, our experienced trial lawyers will work to resolve your matter efficiently and favorably, always protecting your rights and looking out for your best interests.
Business disputes can come from any direction: employees, customers, vendors, distributors, competitors, partners and shareholders and more. You can’t let a business dispute get in the way of your primary job of running your company. Yet a breach of contract or business tort claim can divert your attention and drain valuable resources away from your operations and toward litigation. We’ll take on the job of resolving your dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible, yet always with your best interests in mind. Our lawyers are experienced in courtroom trials as well as arbitrations, injunctions and other forms of dispute resolution. Call King & Jones regarding a breach of fiduciary duty, corporate or partnership dispute, shareholder derivative suit, real estate dispute, legal malpractice or accounting malpractice claim, antitrust litigation or other business legal matter.
King & Jones provides experienced representation in the resolution of probate and trust disputes, will contests, fiduciary claims, creditor claims, and the full breadth of litigation that arises in connection with estate administration. We work to ensure that testators’ wishes are carried out and beneficiaries receive the full inheritance that was intended. Whether a caregiver is exerting undue influence over a testator or a bank is mismanaging trust assets to the detriment of beneficiaries, count on King & Jones for insightful, strategic and effective advocacy.
King & Jones represents policyholders in litigation to resolve first-party disputes with insurance companies when the insurers fail to live up to their end of the bargain and provide the protection and benefits required under the policy. The firm has won large property damage awards and settlements, successfully pursued insurance bad faith claims, won coverage for the cost of environmental remediation and obtained coverage in toxic tort class action lawsuits. The jury verdicts and settlements obtained through the firm’s insurance litigation practice exceed $50 million.
King & Jones has a history of involvement in high-profile civil rights litigation. Together with Gerry L. Spence of Jackson, Wyoming, the firm represented Dennis Williams, one of the “Ford Heights Four,” in a malicious prosecution case against Cook County, Illinois, and certain Sheriff’s deputies. Mr. Williams spent 18 years in prison, 15 of those on death row, for a crime he did not commit. All four cases were settled in April 1999 for $36,000,000. Williams v. County of Cook, Case No. 97 L 4886 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois). More recently, firm attorneys were appointed to represent James Marshall, a Chicago police torture victim, in his post-conviction proceedings. On February 8, 2019, following a full evidentiary hearing, the Circuit Court granted James’s post-trial motion and vacated his conviction after James served 30 years for a crime he did not commit. The People of the State of Illinois v. James Marshall, Case No. 88 CR 18817 (Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois). That decision was affirmed by the Illinois Appellate Court. The firm continues to be involved in civil rights litigation and the pursuit of justice for those wronged at the hands of representatives of the government.
King & Jones operates under a variety of fee arrangements that best suit the needs of the client and the nature of the representation, including hourly fees, flat rates, contingency fees, and flexible hybrid combinations. We know that no two clients and no two problems are the same. That’s why we take the time to get to know you, understand your issues, and customize a solution tailored to your unique needs. Call King & Jones today at 312-372-4142 to schedule an appointment with an experienced Chicago business litigation lawyer dedicated to resolving your matter in your best interests.
Peter King is an exceptional attorney. He represented us on a property dispute case and I found him to be insightful with a clear grasp of the issues....”
Strongly recommended. They quickly grasped my legal situation and provided me with well thought out options to consider at each decision point of my l...”
Peter King and his firm, Canel, King & Jones, have represented me and several of my corporate entities for over thirty years. They are experienced lit...”
I have nothing but admiration, respect & gratitude for the firm of Canel, King, & Jones. The entire team and in particular, Peter King, handled my cas...”
Peter and his team were instrumental in our contract litigation. Their emotional investment and knowledge of the process were key in our success....”
In my opinion, they are the BEST business litigation attorneys in Illinois. I would not want to be opposing counsel against them. I have used them per...”
I hired Peter to represent my co-directors and me in a breach of fiduciary duty dispute with a co-owner. Peter and his partner Bill joined our trial t...”
This is a professional group of lawyers that have excellent ethics and clear view of the law. We used this firm for 15 years in complex legal issues ...”
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