Law Offices of Kenneth N. Flaxman

Law Offices of Kenneth N. Flaxman P.C.


200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, Illinois 06604
(312) 427-3200


The Law Offices of Kenneth N. Flaxman P.C. is a small practice group in Chicago, Illinois, concentrating in federal civil litigation, predominantly civil rights, intermixed with criminal defense and general litigation.

The principal of the firm, Kenneth N. Flaxman, has been litigating cases at all levels of the federal and state court systems for more than 40 years. The bulk of Flaxman's practice is in the federal courts. Flaxman has argued more than 200 appeals, including five matters before the United States Supreme Court.

Flaxman has successfully prosecuted several significant civil rights cases, including a lawsuit against Calumet City, Illinois that secured a 5.4 million dollar settlement for more than 300 women who had been strip-searched after arrests on minor charges. Flaxman is currently prosecuting several large class actions arising out of conditions at the Cook County Jail and the Jerome Combs Jail in Kankakee, Illinois.

Joel A. Flaxman, an associate at the firm, is a 2007 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. He joined the firm after leaving the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, where he litigated on behalf of victims of housing discrimination in federal courts across the country. Joel also has experience as a law clerk for a federal district court judge and as a staff law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

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