Christopher A. Kreid & Associates, LLC

Attorney Profiles Who We Are

Christopher A. ("Kit") Kreid

ckreid@caklaw.net

Education:
Washington University School of Law
St. Louis, Missouri
J.D. 1986
University of Illinois
Champaign, Illinois
B.S. Finance with Honors, 1983
Admissions:
State Bar of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Federal Trial Bar
U.S. District Court – various Districts
U.S. Bankruptcy Court - various IL and IN districts
Memberships:
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC)
American Bar Association (ABA)
Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
Chicago Bar Association (CBA)
Mechanics Lien Committee
Trade & Professional Association Law Committee
Service:
Trustee, Monticello College Foundation promoting womens' collegiate education through endowment/scholarship programs
Member, St. Ignatius College Prep Law Society


Thomas Cushing

tcushing@caklaw.net


1.847.869.0401


Education:
Loyola University School of Law
Chicago, Illinois
J.D. 1988
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
BA English and Government 1983
Admissions:
State Bar of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Federal Trial Bar
Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
Memberships:
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Association of Attorney Mediators
Cook County Circuit Court Law Division, Court-Annexed Major Case Civil Mediation Program, and Chancery Division Court-Certified Mediator
Cook County Circuit Court, Chancery Division Mediation Program, Court-Certified Mediator
Service:
Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Hearing Board Member
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, pro bono residential foreclosures
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, served twenty-one years as Board Member
Longtime youth athletics coach, parochial school board chair
Connections for the Homeless, volunteer
Experience
Representative recent matters:
-$30M piercingcorporate veil chancery case
-$16M multi district litigation over loss sensitive insurance premiums
-Chancery challenge to zoning for $30 M industrial project in city
-Law Division trial in faulty construction case
-Facilitating Mayor's Task Force on re-use of coal-fired power plants
Civil Litigation practice with focus in commecial chancery, environment, extensive personal injury experience
Ambrose & Cushing, PC, Chicago
November 1988 to October 2005
Twenty-seven year attorney, focus on civil litigation, with concentration on complex professional and landowner liability.
Principal or co-principal attorney on the following noteworthy matters:
• $4.7 million verdict in lender liability suit
• $1 million verdict for victim of police shooting
• $2.3 million verdict for neurosurgery patient
• $4 million verdict for MVA traumatic brain injury
• $1 million verdict, chronic pain following MVA
• Confidential settlement, wrongful death, improper police chase
• $1 million settlement at trial, wrongful death, funeral procession
• $900,000 settlement, wrongful death from upper airway obstruction, profoundly impaired child victim
• Confidential settlement for high rise fire victim, oxygen deprivation/PTSD against local government
• Confidential settlement, wrongful death, delay in cervical cancer diagnosis
• Confidential settlement, wrongful death, delay in prostate cancer diagnosis
• Wrongful Death verdict against CTA for un-witnessed accident
• Confidential wrongful death settlement against a US auto manufacturer, crashworthiness theory
• Largest known award at time for loss of consortium in Wyoming
• Multiple appeals to Illinois Appellate Court, as well as appeals to the Illinois Supreme Court and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
• Not guilty verdict for defendant in aggravated battery on police officer
• Not guilty verdict for defendant on vehicular homicide charge
Won multiple million dollar plus results for victims in wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, medical negligence, and lender liability cases
Written and argued numerous appeals across the Illinois Appellate Court, Illinois Supreme Court and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to the Hearing Board of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, judging cases alleging attorney misconduct
Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola University School of Law, teaching trial procedure and alternative dispute resolution