Kevin E. O’Reilly is a trial attorney with more than 25 years of experience, gaining an outstanding reputation for handling complex and high-profile wrongful death and personal injury cases by working closely with his clients and providing a high level of service. Kevin’s commitment to excellence is reflected in his history of exceptional achieved for clients, many of whom received record high awards from their cases.

Kevin began his career as a prosecutor in Cook County, Illinois the largest criminal court system in the country. He acquired his extensive trial experience and knowledge of trial law while practicing in the Cook County State Attorney’s Office which is widely considered the best training ground for trial attorneys.

Kevin now represents victims involved in a variety of complex construction negligence, wrongful death, defective product liability, truck and bus accident, medical negligence, automobile collision, premises liability, intentional tort and other personal injury cases that require meticulous attention to detail and personalized service.

Kevin handles a variety of complex commercial litigation matters including contract disputes, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and other commercial torts. He defends clients in white collar defense, felonies and misdemeanors in both federal and state court. Kevin has handled numerous high-profile cases, often appearing in media programs as a guest commentator offering analysis of cases that are in the public eye.


  • Named annually since 2013 as an Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of personal injury, an honor given to no more than five percent of attorneys in each state.
  • Recommended by peers annually since 2013 as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in the area of personal injury, aviation and criminal law. Less than five percent of all lawyers licensed in each state have received the distinction of Leading Lawyer.
  • Selected by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as one of Forty Under Forty to Watch in 2003. Kevin was chosen from more than 20,000 attorneys under the age of 40 practicing in the State of Illinois.
  • Former 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.
  • Former elected member of the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), the state’s largest organization of lawyers. Kevin remains a frequent speaker at ISBA seminars for tort related topics and often authors articles for ISBA publications, including the Illinois Bar Journal.
  • Former elected President of the IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law Alumni Board and past Chair of the Fundraising Committee for the IIT-Chicago Kent Alumni Board.


  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • 20 year member of Tort Law section
    • Past Board of Governors
    • Assembly member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer Association
    • Past Board of Managers
  • Member of the American Association of Justice, formerly known as Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member of Chicago Bar Association
  • Member of the Florida Bar Association
  • Member of DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member of Celtic Legal Society
  • Member of Justinian Society of Lawyers


IIT-Chicago-Kent College of Law
Juris Doctor

Loyola University of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Florida

“His firm has handled several cases for me, my friends and my family.  He has always gotten great results.  If you ask him his opinion he will tell you the truth whether you like the answer or not.  He is a straight shooter. “