Jenner & Block

Kevin B. Duckworth has joined the Chicago office of Jenner & Block as a partner. During most of his 19-year career, Duckworth concentrated his practice in the area of commercial litigation, serving as regional and statewide counsel to a number of Fortune 500 companies. He has managed class action litigation, as well litigation in the areas of employment law and personal injury.

Before joining Jenner & Block, Duckworth was a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson, where he represented pharmaceutical manufacturers, petroleum companies, automotive manufacturers, farm and construction equipment manufacturers, and consumer packaged goods companies. From 1997 to 1999, Duckworth was the founder and managing partner of his own Chicago-based law firm, Kevin B. Duckworth & Associates, P.C. He also was managing partner of Duckworth & Schumann, P.C. and Martin & Duckworth, P.C.

Duckworth received his undergraduate degree at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., and his J.D. at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. He is a member of numerous legal associations, including the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the Cook County Bar Association, and is an active board member of the Defense Research Institute and the Roseland Community Hospital.

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