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140 S. Dearborn Street, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

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Direct Phone:  312.604.9126
Fax:  312.782.0943

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Practice Areas
Elections
Local Government
Litigation
Labor & Employment
School Districts
Education
J.D., The John Marshall Law School
B.A., University of Illinois 
Attended Augustana College
Bar & Court Admissions
Illinois
Northern District of Illinois
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
Memberships
Chicago Bar Association, former chair 
Local Government Committee, former chair
Election Law Committee, former chair
Entertainment Committee, former chair
DuPage County Bar Association
Illinois Municipal League Home Rule Attorneys' Committee
National Public Employer Labor Relations Association
Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association
Associate Member Township Officials of Illinois
Associate Member South Suburban Mayors and Managers
DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference
Illinois City Managers Association
Naperville Township Republican Organization

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Keri-Lyn J. Krafthefer
Equity Partner

Clients choose Keri-Lyn when they need an experienced lawyer who understands local government.

Keri-Lyn has spent her entire career representing Illinois municipalities, townships, park districts, library districts, and school districts, and their officials in the day-to-day matters that arise, including corporate matters, labor and employment matters, tax objections, as well as in litigation. She represents politicians and candidates in election law matters, including ballot access, referenda, campaign finance and related matters. Keri-Lyn also serves as one of the primary attorneys for the Municipal Clerks of Illinois.

Presentations

Keri-Lyn is a frequent speaker at municipal, township, park district, and other conferences on various local government topics, including the following:
  • FOIA-AAGGHH The Dark Side
  • Transitioning Executive Employees
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Publications

  • Editor in Chief and Primary Author, Township Officials Of Illinois Laws And Duties Handbook (Township Officials of Illinois, 2015) 
  • Co-Editor and Contributing Author, Illinois Municipal Handbook (Illinois Municipal League, 2014) 
  • Co-Editor, Illinois School Law Practice Handbook: Organization, Finance & Property (IICLE, 2014) 
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Honors & Awards

Keri-Lyn has been named by Illinois Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Female Attorneys in the State of Illinois, as well as being named a Super Lawyer representing cities and villages for every year that the distinction has been awarded.
Partner Keri-Lyn J. Krafthefer has been named, in the Women’s Edition of the Leading Lawyers Magazine on “The Top Women Lawyers in Illinois”, as one of the top ten leading women lawyers in government, municipal, lobbying and administrative law in Illinois based upon surveys conducted by Leading Lawyers.