Lisa Kane & Associates is a litigation firm with trial attorneys, which means we do the rigorous work required to give you the best representation. For 25 years we have been practicing in the federal court of the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of our clients and have demonstrated the skill and experience advocating against some of the most respected defense firms in the nation. Our firm only represents plaintiffs, or employees, we have never, nor will we ever, represent or act as defense counsel for employers. Our focus is to provide the most uncompromising advocacy and representation available.
As is often the case, many attorneys will write demand letters after a cursory review of the case and seek to negotiate a quick settlement on behalf of their clients. This is not the vision of Lisa Kane & Associates. From the start we litigate and prepare for trial with the expectation that we will go to trial and we do go to trial. Those attorneys that do not do the work limit the representation they can provide. As trial attorneys, we do the work which creates a better position to approach any negotiation and consider it only in the best interest of our clients.
We practice this vision everyday on behalf of our clients to provide the best representation possible and over the years this vision has been recognized by the legal community. Please refer to the About section for a list of this recognition.
Lisa Kane has been a member of the federal court for 25 years and in that time Lisa Kane & Associates has successfully been filing and litigating in the Federal Court of the Northern District of Illinois. She has successfully briefed and argued some of her cases through to the 7th Circuit Appellate court (An Appellate court directly beneath the Supreme Court). The spirit and force of her arguments can be found in several court decisions, now considered case law in employment law, as well as her work being included in syllabuses in law schools.
The awards and recognition cited below are not badges of pretension, but rather endorsements of the legal community that you will receive representation from a trial attorney with the utmost integrity and an uncompromising will to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Importantly, as Lisa has been a member of the Federal Trial Bar she has always taken her oath as an officer of the court with respect and seriousness. Lisa did this by making herself available to the courts for pro se litigants.
The Court recognized her dedication with the "Award for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service". Lisa has been the only member of the Northern District to have received this recognition twice.
Member of the National Women Trial Lawyers, 2016-2023
National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Women, 2019 - 2023
National Association of Distinguished Counsel The Nation's Top One Percent
Top 100 Lawyers
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers
2011-2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Best Attorneys Of America
Lifetime Charter Member
"Award for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service."
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
2017 - 2022
America's Top 100 Attorney's Lifetime Achievement Award
Top Attorneys of North America - Chicago's Leading Lawyer Association - Diamond Member: 2018
Recognized and Distinguished as a Top Attorney of North America in Who’s Who Directories, 2016
Recognized in the Top One Percent in the National League of Renowned Attorneys, 2016
Association of American Trial Lawyers Top 100 in Civil Litigation, 2019.
Recognized among the Premier 100 by the National Academy of Jurisprudence, 2016
Award for Excellence in Public Interest Service, the Judges of the Northern District of the Northern District Court of Illinois and Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, 2007 & 2008