Law Offices Kenneth N. Flaxman P.C.
200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 201
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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
(police misconduct and employment discrimination) cases, 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.
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.
Flaxman's practice takes him from the first level criminal courts in the State of
Illinois to state and federal appellate courts. 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.
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.