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Kirkland, Alfred Y. Jr.

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2425 Royal BoulevardElgin, IL, 60123 -2507
Phones: 847-695-2000 / 847-289-3366
Fax: 847-695-3243
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PERSONAL BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION

Alfred Y. Kirkland, Jr. was born in Elgin, Illinois on September 21, 1944. He has lived in Elgin all of his life, as have the past generations on both sides of the family. Al was admitted to the bar in 1974 in Illinois and Indiana and in the federal courts in Illinois and Indiana. Al went to law school at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review and graduated at the top of his class. He...

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PERSONAL BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION

Alfred Y. Kirkland, Jr. was born in Elgin, Illinois on September 21, 1944. He has lived in Elgin all of his life, as have the past generations on both sides of the family. Al was admitted to the bar in 1974 in Illinois and Indiana and in the federal courts in Illinois and Indiana. Al went to law school at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review and graduated at the top of his class. He spent the next year as clerk to the Honorable Luther M. Swygert, the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, Chicago, Illinois. Al received his bachelor's degree from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, with honors. Al practiced in Chicago, with Jenner & Block, before coming home to Elgin.

Al and his wife, Janine, have 9 children.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS AND EXPERIENCE

Al concentrates his practice in civil trial work, including business and commercial, family law, injury cases and a variety of miscellaneous special remedies matters. Al was a member of the MCI trial team which tried the original MCI vs. AT&T case in 1980 and again in 1986. Al also represented the Concerned Citizens for Education in connection with a successful election recount effort in which, upon recount, it was determined that an apparently defeated School District U-46 Referendum involving over $170,000,000.00 of school construction had actually passed by a scant 3.06 votes out of over 15,000 cast.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Al and Janine are active in various local charitable organizations.

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Current Employment Position(s)
Partner
Practice Areas
Age DiscriminationAmericans with Disabilities Act -- EmployeeAmericans with Disabilities Act -- EmployerAnimal Bites -- PlaintiffArbitrationAssault & Battery -- PlaintiffBad FaithCommercial BanksContractsDefamation & Privacy -- PlaintiffDental MalpracticeDisability & Illness DiscriminationDiscriminationDivorceElection & Campaign LawEminent DomainEmployee Rights -- EmployerEmployment Contracts -- EmployeeEmployment Contracts -- EmployerEmployment Discrimination -- EmployeeEmployment Discrimination -- EmployerFederal Appellate PracticeFederal Trial PracticeMachinery & ToolsMedical MalpracticeMedical Products & DevicesMotor Vehicle Accidents -- PlaintiffNational Origin DiscriminationOther Professionals MalpracticePremises Liability -- PlaintiffPrenuptial AgreementsProperty Damage -- PlaintiffRace DiscriminationSex DiscriminationSexual HarassmentSexual Harassment -- EmployeeSexual Harassment -- EmployerSlip and Fall -- PlaintiffState Appellate PracticeState Trial PracticeTrade SecretsWage & Hour Laws -- EmployeeWage & Hour Laws -- EmployerWrongful Death -- PlaintiffWrongful Termination -- EmployeeWrongful Termination -- Employer
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1974Indiana, 1974U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1975U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1975U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1975
Other Affiliations
Elgin Breakfast Rotary, 2000 - 2001 (President) Easter Seals Jayne Shover Center, 2002 - 2003 (Chairman) Elgin YMCA, 1982 - 1999 (Operations and Corporate Boards) Larkin Home for Children, 1980 - 1985 (Chairman) Elgin Youth Football League, 1986 - 2002 (Board and League Counsel) Greater Elgin Family Care Center, 2001 - Present (Board) American Association for Justice, 1980 - Present American Bar Association, 1980 - Present Illinois Bar Association, 1980 - Present
Honors
Kane County Bar Association Public Service Award, 1997
Pro Bono Activities
Concerned Citizens for Education Election Recount), 1994 - 1995Volunteer, Prarie State Legal Services, 2001 - Present
Past Positions
Luther M. Swygert, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Cir., Clerk, 1974 - 1975Jenner G. Block, Chicago Illinois, Associate, 1975 - 1977
Education
Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1974
J.D.
Honors: summa cum laude
Law Review: Valparaiso Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1972 - 1974
Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
B.A.
Honors: With Honors
Major: Psychology
Fraternities and Sororities
Delta Upsilon
References
References
First National Bank of ElginLarkin Bank of Elgin
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Office Information
Address
2425 Royal Boulevard
Elgin, IL 60123-2507
Phone
847-695-2000847-289-3366
Fax
847-695-3243
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