Mr. Justen has been representing severely injured persons since 1998 - involved in a variety of causes, including, trucking, electrical injuries, construction injuries, slip and falls, work injuries and auto accidents. Mr. Justen also represents family members and estates in wrongful death and survival claims. Mr. Justen held various electrical engineering positions with a major Northern Illinois Electric Utility Company prior to becoming licensed to practice law. His background in electrical engineering provides the ability to formulate an analytical approach and focus on the details of your case. Mr. Justen is recognized in the nationwide Million Dollar Advocates Forum for obtaining multiple verdicts or settlements in excess of one million dollars on behalf of his clients
Mr. Justen is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and is a member of the General and the Trial Bar of the United States Federal Court. Mr. Justen has achieved a status of, which only a handful of attorneys nationwide have achieved in, becoming Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has rigorous standards that Mr. Justen had to meet before being entitled to sit for the full-day examination, including a significant number of hours of trial experience, cross examinations, direct examinations, jury selection, expert examinations and cases handled. The full-day examination tested Mr. Justen’s skills, knowledge and aptitude in applying and assessing complex legal situations, which he passed on the first attempt, becoming a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist. Mr. Justen’s skill and proficiency in preparing hundreds of cases for trial and success with resolving thousands of cases before trial qualified him to obtain his Board Certification for Civil Pre-Trial Practice. While the Supreme Court of Illinois does not require or recognize any specific specialty or certification and it is not a requirement to obtain such certification. Mr. Justen has chosen to seek this achievement in recognition of his trial experience and knowledge.
Mr. Justen has had the distinct honor and privilege of being selected as a 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and most recently to the 2023 Super Lawyers. Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action - whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation. Only a small percent of even the best attorneys in the state are honored to be named as a Super Lawyer.
Further, Mr. Justen is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, McHenry County Bar Association, American Association of Justice, United States Northern District Federal Trial Bar and the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Justen has handled thousands of cases throughout his career and has obtained over one hundred million dollars in verdicts, judgments and settlements on behalf of his clients.
To set up a free appointment, you can email Mr. Justen at Kevin@JustenLaw.com or call him at
815-759-1500. To see Mr. Justen’s Super Lawyer profile page, use the link option below.
Bachelor of Science - Northwestern University, Evanston
Juris Doctorate - The John Marshall Law School, Chicago
Life Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Super Lawyers - Kevin P. Justen
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100