Kevin E. O’Reilly, J.D.

Special Counsel
West Palm Beach, Florida

Introduction
Honors & Awards
Affiliations
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Introduction

Kevin E. O’Reilly is a trial attorney with over 20 years’ experience who is serving as Special Counsel to the Commercial Practice Group.  He gained an outstanding reputation for handling complex and high profile litigation cases, including commercial, wrongful death and personal injury cases.  He won this reputation through achieving exceptional results on behalf of his clients, as well as through his dedication to providing the highest level of service to those he represents. Mr. O’Reilly’s commitment to excellence has benefited his clients, many of whom have received record high results from their cases.

Kevin started as a prosecutor in Cook County, Illinois, which has the largest criminal court system in the United States.  He acquired extensive trial experience and knowledge of trial law in The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, which is widely considered one of the best training grounds for all trial attorneys.

Mr. O’Reilly now represents victims involved in a variety of complex wrongful death and personal injury cases that require seasoned expertise.  In addition, he handles a select number of white collar and other criminal defendants charged with felonies and misdemeanors in addition to a variety of commercial litigation cases for his clients.  He has handled numerous press cases, often appearing on news programs, as an expert commentator, offering his perspective into his own and other cases that are in the public eye.

Kevin has handled cases in several states around the country.  He is admitted to practice in Illinois and Florida, the trial bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Mr. O’Reilly received his Juris Doctor degree from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Chicago.  He has been named to Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers, and was named to “Forty Under 40” to watch by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

 

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for the 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers.  O’Reilly was one of the very few chosen by his peers as an outstanding attorney in the area of personal injury.
  • Selected for the 2013 Leading Lawyer.  O’Reilly was one of the very few chosen by his peers as an outstanding attorney in the area of personal injury, Aviation and criminal law.
  • Selected for the 2003 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Forty Under Forty to Watch.  O’Reilly was chosen from over 20,000 attorneys in the State of Illinois under the age of forty, as one of the top 40 attorneys practicing.

Affiliations

  • Past elected member of the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the state’s largest organization of lawyers representing injured or deceased persons due to the negligence of others.
  • Past elected member of the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), the state’s largest organization of lawyers.  O’Reilly is a frequent speaker at ISBA seminars on tort related topics and often writes article for ISBA publications, including the Illinois Bar Journal.
  • Past elected President of the IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law Alumni/ae Board and past Chair of the Fundraising Committee for IIT-Chicago Kent Alumni/ae Board.
  • Member of the American Association of Justice formerly known as Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member of the Florida Bar Association
  • Member of Chicago Bar Association
  • Member of Celtic Legal Society
  • Member of Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Member of DuPage County Bar Association

Contact Information

Phone: (312) 641-2100
Email: koreilly@handlerthayer.com
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Chicago Office

191 North Wacker Drive, Ste. 2300

Chicago, Illinois 60606-1633

Telephone: (312) 641-2100