Kyle J. Jacob

Associate
Kyle is a litigator at heart and has broad experience litigating matters for employers in state and federal court and before numerous administrative agencies.
AFS Kyle Jacob

Kyle regularly counsels clients on compliance issues arising from the intricate web of local, state, and federal laws and regulations impacting employers. Kyle has a long history of working with employers, both in his current practice and for several years working as a paralegal assisting in the defense of workers’ compensation and retaliation claims in state and federal tribunals. Kyle knows the challenges and pitfalls facing employers and prioritizes understanding both the legal and business needs of his clients to identify problems and find efficient solutions.

Client Work

  • Drafted winning briefs in obtaining dismissal of a FINRA arbitration matter a month before the scheduled arbitration hearing.
  • Drafted winning motions to dismiss wage and hour and breach of contract claims.
  • Drafted winning motion for summary judgment in Title VII and ADA claims.
  • Drafted motion for preliminary injunction and supporting affidavits leading to favorable settlement of non-compete and trade secret misappropriation case.
  • Drafted and updated numerous employment policies for compliance with evolving state and federal law, in Illinois, California, New Jersey, and elsewhere.
  • Drafted complaints and negotiated numerous settlements in residential and commercial lease defaults for landlord client.
  • Deposed multiple witnesses and defended client’s deposition leading to a favorable settlement for pro bono client in court-appointed Section 1983 civil rights litigation.
  • Drafted motion to suppress illegally seized evidence leading to the acquittal of pro bono juvenile criminal client.
  • Counseled clients on a broad spectrum of employment issues including leave entitlement, anti-discrimination, and other policies and procedures, employment contracts, severance agreements, and terminations.

Boards, Memberships & Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Professional Activities

Kyle takes great pride in having a robust pro bono practice including juvenile criminal defense and civil rights cases and asylum applications. In conjunction with the Lawndale Christian Legal Clinic (LCLC), Kyle successfully obtained the dismissal of charges against a juvenile criminal defendant falsely accused of possessing a handgun. After filing a motion to suppress illegally seized evidence, which formed the basis of the charges, the case was dismissed and Kyle’s 17-year-old client was exonerated.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

 

  • From Garner to Graham and Beyond: Police Liability for Use of Deadly Force – Ferguson Case Study, 91 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 325 (2016) 
  • “Employment Rights and COVID-19,” Chicago Bar Association, Webinar (Sep. 28, 2021)