Top Attorney – Evan B. Karnes II
Chicago, IL WW/Press/June 28, 2019 – Evan B. Karnes, II Founder and Managing Partner at Karnes Law Chartered was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.
“My success comes from being able to listen and understand each parties need to be heard, and finding resolution based on facts and the law that works for all parties.” – Evan B. Karnes II.
Karnes Law Chartered represents clients in Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding community in a wide range of practice areas involving transportation/maritime, business litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Attorney Karnes has earned the reputation as a Top Rated Transportation & Maritime lawyer who has enjoyed the challenges that each case brings.
Evan B. Karnes, II is an experienced trial attorney and arbitrator. He has been practicing law since 1978. He is licensed in Illinois and all Illinois United States District Courts, USDC ND Indiana, USDC ND Ohio ,USDC Wisconsin , US Circuit Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, US Supreme Court, pro hac vice admissions in USDC Iowa, Minnesota and other jurisdictions, available for practice in United States District Courts US District Courts in Minnesota, ED Wisconsin, ND Indiana, 7th Circuit, US Supreme Court and other courts nationally, with local counsel assisting.
Mr. Karnes concentrates his practice in the areas of risk management, trials, arbitration and mediations in commercial and contract litigation, insurance coverage, indemnity or contribution claims, third party insurance claims, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, products liability and civil rights litigation.
As a arbitrator, Mr. Karnes arbitrated for numerous Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. He was involved in multiple complex contracts, and commercial litigation including multi-party and multi-member panels and a experienced mediator of corporate disputes, before state and federal courts; involving cases in catastrophic accidents/injury litigation; insurance coverage and contract termination risks; architects, engineer, legal malpractice claims; occupational disease, toxic tort and exposure litigation; shareholder/minority shareholder claims; common carrier contract and tort claims; hazardous materials claims; executive officer hire and exit litigation; licensing negotiations and IP acquisition. Mr. Karnes has also represented single mothers petitioning for child support, major product manufacturers, top auto manufacturers, trucking companies architects and engineers.
Mr. Karnes graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in Trial Advocacy, he received his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and obtained his AB in Communications, Political Science and Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. Mr. Karnes was selected to Super Lawyers for 2005-2019.
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