Clint Krislov

Top rated securities litigation attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Krislov & Associates, Ltd.
Clint Krislov
Krislov & Associates, Ltd.

Practice Areas: Securities litigation, Class action & mass torts, Constitutional law; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1974

Education: Cornell University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2010, 2013 - 2023

Krislov & Associates, Ltd.

20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Suite 1006
Chicago, IL 60606 Visit website

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With over 47 years of legal experience, Clint Krislov is the founder and principal attorney of Krislov & Associates, Ltd., located in Chicago, Illinois. Licensed to practice in Illinois and Michigan, his areas of focus involve securities litigation, consumer protection, debt collection and mortgage foreclosure abuses, whistleblower and qui tam, antitrust, pension, public interest, constitutional protections and government wrongdoing. 

With extensive experience and skill representing clients in complex legal matters, Mr. Krislov is a go-to attorney in the securities law, constitutional law, employment law and class actions arena. He is a zealous, tireless and dedicated advocate for the rights of his clients. He keeps communication lines open and keeps his clients informed throughout the case. Firmly committed to their needs, he provides tailored solutions to each unique case. 

Mr. Krislov has a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and has a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School. Mr. Krislov serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, teaching courses in consumer protection law and formerly taught federal income tax. He also founded and is the director of the Center for Open Government Law Clinic. 

Mr. Krislov previously served as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, Illinois Attorney General and Illinois Comptroller. While there, he was passionate about fighting for opening up elections fairly to all participants. He was awarded the Legal Eagle by the Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization for his contribution to election reform. 

With immense experience representing clients in investor rights, fiduciary duty, ERISA, constitutional rights and class actions and public interest cases, Mr. Krislov has been a part of 300 reported decisions. He is a member of The Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Decalogue Society of Lawyers. 

Active and enthusiastically involved in the legal community, Mr. Krislov served as chair of The Chicago Bar Association Class Litigation Committee, as a board of editors’ member of Class Action Reports, and a board of trustees’ member of the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Additionally, he has taught in many seminars and continuing legal education platforms and has written and published his work in many prominent journals. 

Serving clients throughout Illinois, Mr. Krislov is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th and Federal Circuits, the United States Tax Court, the United States Claims Court, the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois (including trial bar) and the Southern and Central Districts of Illinois, and for the Northern District of Ohio.

Practice areas

Securities litigation, Class action/mass torts: plaintiff, Constitutional law, Consumer law, Employment & labor: employee

Focus areas

Class actions, Consumer protection, Wage & hour laws

  • 20% Securities litigation
  • 30% Class action/mass torts: plaintiff
  • 20% Constitutional law
  • 20% Consumer law
  • 10% Employment & labor: employee

First Admitted: 1974, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.krislovlaw.com/about/our-attorneys/clinton-a-kri...

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Center for Open Government law clinic at Ill. Inst. of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Founder
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • 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 www.confirmdocs.com, 2012
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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Court of Appeals 5th Federal Circuit
  • Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois (including trial bar)
  • United States Court of Appeals 1st 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
Educational Background:
  • Northwestern University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1971
Honors/Awards:
  • Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization's "Legal Eagle" award, 2001
Industry Groups:
  • AAJ
  • ABA
  • CBA
  • ISBA

Office location for Clint Krislov

20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Suite 1006
Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: 872-268-5374

Selections

15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2010, 2013 - 2023

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