Clint Krislov

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

 | Civic Opera Building, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-606-0500
Fax: 312-739-1098
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2010, 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (20%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Constitutional Law (20%),
  • Consumer Law (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Clint Krislov is the founder and principal of Krislov & Associates, Ltd., in Chicago, Illinois. Licensed to practice in the Illinois and Michigan State bars, the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2d, 3d, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th and Federal Circuits, as well as the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Claims Court, and the federal District Courts for Northern, Central and Southern Illinois, Northern District of Ohio; and has appeared regularly in cases at all levels before the Delaware, California, Minnesota and New York courts. Mr. Krislov represents a diverse range of clients throughout both states with their serious and complex legal matters involving any of the following:

    ·       Securities litigation and monitoring and corporate governance

    ·       Consumer protection

    ·       State and federal constitutional issues of voting rights, election laws, taxation and government accountability.

    ·       Whistleblower defense

    ·       Antitrust litigation

    ·       ERISA, public pensions and employee benefits issues

    In addition to handling all of these legal areas, Mr. Krislov has a deep passion for preserving the public interest and protecting constitutional rights against government wrongdoing and corporate overreach. This passion led Mr. Krislov to establish the Center for Open Government at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, in 2009, an organization devoted to assisting citizens and government officials with challenging closed government procedures.

    Equally passionate about election fairness and voters' rights, he has also successfully litigated numerous cases involving election reform, absentee voter ballot rejections and other related matters, with several of his cases resulting in highly cited reported decisions. Recognized for his efforts, he received the "Legal Eagle" award from the Independent Voters of Illinois Independent Precinct Organization in 2001.

    A 1971 graduate of Northwestern University, Mr. Krislov obtained his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in 1974. Along with practicing before all Illinois and Michigan state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Central Districts of Illinois, the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. Tax Court and Claims Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th and Federal Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.

    Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Krislov has served as chair and co-chair for The Chicago Bar Association Class Litigation Committee for six terms. He has served on the board of editors of Class Action Reports since 1992, and he has served on the board of trustees of the Chicago chapter of the Federal Bar Association and as a member of the Chicago Region ABA-IRS Nonfiler Initiative. He is also a member of numerous other local, state and national bar associations.

    Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Krislov writes extensively and conducts lectures across his region on a variety of legal topics, and he is a member of the adjunct legal faculty at Chicago-Kent College of Law, conducting the Center for Open Government Law Clinic, advising and litigating actions for government transparency and accountability.

    Practice Areas
    • 20%Securities Litigation
    • 30%Class Action/Mass Torts
    • 20%Constitutional Law
    • 20%Consumer Law
    • 10%Employment Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Class Actions, Consumer Protection


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    Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2010, 2013 - 2020

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    About Clint Krislov

    Admitted: 1974, Illinois

    Professional Webpage:


    • Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization's "Legal Eagle" award, 2001

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Court of Appeals 5th Federal Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals 9th Federal Circuit
    • Sothern District Court of Illinois
    • Illinois
    • Chicago Bar Association, Class Litigation Committee
    • ABA, Member
    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals 3rd Federal Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals 7th Federal Circuit
    • United States Courts for the 7th Circuit
    • Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 1995-1996
    • ISBA, Member
    • Chicago Region ABA-IRS Nonfiler Initiative
    • Decalogue Society, Member
    • United States Court of Appeals 2nd Federal Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals 6th Federal Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals 11th Federal Circuit
    • Central District Court of Illinois
    • Michigan
    • CBA, MEmber
    • AAJ, Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Center for Open Government law clinic at Ill. Inst. of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Founder

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law
    • The Illinois Consumer Fraud Act: Hey! What Happened to all the Strict Constructionists?, Judicial Add-Ons are Ruining a Perfectly Good Statute, 11 Loyola Consumer Law Review 224, 1999
    • Author, IICLE Class Actions 2015 Ed. Chapter 3 - Investigation and Development of Class Cases, and Chapter 15 - Attorneys' Fees in Class Actions
    • Scrutiny of the Bounty: Incentive Awards of Plaintiffs in Class Actions, 78 Illinois Bar Journal 286, June 1990
    • Tax Considerations in Buying, Selling and Dissolving the Professional Practice, in Professional Practices, IICLE, 1986
    • Evaluating Publicly Syndicated Investments, in Basic Tax Shelters, IICLE, 1984
    • Civil and Criminal Tax Litigation, IICLE 1981
    • Federal Tax Skills Course, IICLE, 1981
    • Evaluating Publicly Syndicated Investments, in Basic Tax Shelters, IICLE, 1984
    • Board of Editors of Class Action Reports, 1992-Present


    • Krislov v. Rednour, 97 F.Supp.2d 862 (N.D. Ill. 2000)
    • Zessar v. Helander (N.D. Ill. March 13, 2006)
    • Bryant and DelGado v. Bd. of Election Commissioners, Illinois Supreme Ct. Nos. 104105 and 104112 (2007)
    • cert. den. sub nom McGuffage v Krislov, 531 US 1147 (2001)

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • United States Senate, Illinois Attorney General and Illinois Comptroller, Former candidate
    • Digital Security Patents Nos. US 8,341,141; 8,589,372; and 8,914,351.  Operational at, 2012

    Educational Background:

    • Northwestern University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1971

    Industry Groups

    • AAJ
    • ABA
    • CBA
    • ISBA
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    Office Location for Clint Krislov

    Civic Opera Building, Suite 1300
    Chicago, IL 60606

    Phone: 312-606-0500

    Fax: 312-739-1098

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