Joseph Klocke

Associate
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Overview

Joseph is a strong trial lawyer with a demonstrated history trying cases. He handles several types of cases from simple car accidents, to complex products liability, premises liability, construction defect and wrongful death claims in both state and federal court.

A presence in the court room, Joseph has tried dozens of cases in multiple Chicagoland and collar counties. He brings extensive experience to the variety of clients he represents including private individuals, trucking companies, manufacturing companies, construction companies, insurance companies, small businesses, and even a digital media brand and YouTube Channel. He defends and helps his clients throughout the entire pendency of a case from pleadings to the verdict. In addition he handles contract drafting, review and negotiation, general corporate and legal consulting, and has a background in intellectual property representing creators and protecting their rights.

On any case or project, Joseph keeps his clients informed as to significant developments, continually assesses risk and case value, anticipates problems, and provides various options on resolution. He prides himself on gaining the respect and trust of all involved in a case, from his clients, to the witnesses he deposes, to the jurors and judges who hear his arguments.

In addition to being a lawyer, Joseph is a long time Chicagoan and a Girl Dad.

Joseph graduated from The John Marshall Law School, which is now known as University of Illinois Chicago Law School.

Experience

Honors

  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List: 2022

Resources & Insights

Education

The John Marshall Law School, LL.M., Intellectual Property, 2015

The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2014

Ohio University, B.A., 2011 

Admissions

  • Illinois 
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