Garrett P. Kern
|A partner in the firm, Garrett P. Kern concentrates his practice in the areas of construction, commercial litigation, and professional liability. Mr. Kern represents owners, developers, subcontractors, and design professionals in personal injury and wrongful death actions, breach of contract claims, mechanics liens, insurance coverage matters, fraud cases, and claims of delay, defect, and structural damage. He provides counsel regarding interpretation of governmental regulations, insurance issues, contract negotiation, information management, dispute resolution and litigation.|
He has extensive experience in handling complex litigation, including initial investigations, case analysis, strategic client advisement, evidence inspection and testing, fact and expert discovery, retention of experts, motion practice, arbitration, and trial.
Mr. Kern earned his B.A. degree in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 and his J.D. degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 2001. While in law school, Mr. Kern competed in the American Bar Association Negotiation Competition and was a Curt N. Rodin Fellow in personal injury law. In his final year, he served as president of Loyola’s Student Bar Association and liaison to the American Bar Association.
Mr. Kern is authorized to practice law in Illinois and in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Kern is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Kern co-authored “Plaintiff Spoliation: Strategies For Your Fire Related Products Liability Lawsuit,” presented at the Fire Investigation and Products Liability Litigation Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, June, 2004. Mr. Kern is a primary contributor to the Illinois Construction Law Blog. (http://www.illinoisconstructionlawblog.com)