ROLAND S. KESKE, a Shareholder with the Firm, focuses on commercial and defense litigation. He is a member of The Risk Management Society and has authored and edited several articles published by the Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Roland has presented seminars to insurance company personnel, corporate entities, attorneys and industry groups on a variety of topics, including waiver, estoppel, bad faith, weather-related property damage, premises liability, alternative dispute resolution, commercial contracts, civil settlements, statutory changes and residential construction defect claims.
Roland has been awarded an "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting its highest rank based on legal ability and ethical standards. Roland was also selected four times as one of Illinois’ Super Lawyers' Rising Stars.
Roland is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and State of Missouri as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, the Eastern District of Missouri, the Western District of Oklahoma, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and The United States Supreme Court. Roland has also represented clients before the Illinois Supreme Court and the Appellate Courts of Illinois for the First, Second, and Third Districts.
Roland is a graduate of DePauw University (B.A.) and The John Marshall Law School (J.D.).
Envirogen Technologies, Incorp v. Maxim Construction Corporation, Case No. 17-1514 (U.S. Ct. Appeals, 7th Circuit)
Midwest Coast Logistics, LLC v. Bell Transportation, Inc. v. Canal Insurance Company, Case No. 15 L 181 (Jul. 29, 2016, Lake County, unpublished)
McCray v. Jeweler's Mutual Insurance Company, Case No. 13 CH 15238 (Mar. 8, 2016, Cook County, unpublished)
Risper v. Watson & American Family Ins. Co., Case No. 14 L 6921 (Nov. 16, 2015, Cook County, unpublished)
The Board of Library Trustees of the Village of Midlothian v. The Board of Library Trustees of the Posen Public Library District, 2015 IL App (1st) 130672
St. Paul Mercury Insurance v. Aargus Security Systems, Inc., 2013 IL App (1st) 120784
City Brewing Company, LLC v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 2013 IL App (1st) 111996-U
United National Insurance Co. v. 200 North Dearborn Partnership, 2012 IL App (1st) 100569
Westfield Ins. Co. v. Birkey's Farm Store, Inc., 399 Ill. App. 3d 219, 924 N.E.2d 1231 (2010)
Poparic v. Lincoln Square Video, 2009 WL 1809922 (N.D.Ill. June 25, 2009)