Kenneth A. Wexler

Kenneth A. Wexler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Chicago, IL

Wexler Wallace LLP
 | 55 West Monroe Street, Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-346-2222
Fax: 312-346-0022
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (10%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kenneth A. Wexler is the founder of the Chicago law firm Wexler Wallace LLP. A nationally recognized figure in business and commercial litigation, he handles complex class actions and commercial litigation involving antitrust, healthcare, consumer protection, whistleblower/false claims, shareholder rights and mass tort litigation.

Mr. Wexler advocates for those whose rights have been victimized by individuals and organizations who put financial profit above ethics, fairness and honesty. He is known nationally and internationally for his success and leadership in major litigation, and has been interviewed by in print, radio and TV media outlets such as Fortune Magazine, the London Economist, Property Week, the Law Business Insider and even Chinese television and syndicated programs.

In addition to his active legal practice, Mr. Wexler teaches complex litigation as an adjunct professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He has written for several publications, including those distributed by the American Association for Justice. He regularly lectures and serves as a panelist in national seminars on issues of law and public policy. 

About Kenneth Wexler

Admitted: 1980, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Recipient, Arnold J. Lien Prize in Political Science, 1977
  • Fellow, Roscoe Pound Institute

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Wisconsin
  • California
  • Ohio
  • Connecticut
  • South Dakota
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • New Mexico
  • Florida
  • Tennessee
  • Missouri
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • Colorado
  • United States District Courts of New York
  • National Association of State Treasurers
  • Class Action Preservation Project
  • Public Justice
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • American Association for Justice
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • State of Illinois

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Executive Committee, ADL Civil Rights Committee
  • Board Member, Anti-Defamation League
  • Board Member, OCD Chicago
  • Board Member, Vice President and Treasurer of OCD Chicago
  • Delegate to People to People International
  • Lifetime Member, 100 Club of Chicago
  • Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Ken's expertise has been sought by local, National and International Media, including Interviews by the London Economist, Property Week, Chinese television and syndicated programs, on both National Radio and TV, including The Law Business Insider
  • Ken regularly serves as a Panelist at National Conferences addressing class action and complex litigation issues, as well as particular substantive issues, such as securities lending, contaminated products, cy pres and healthcare litigation
  • Ken is an Adjunct Professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching Complex Litigation
  • Ken was profiled in Fortune Magazine as one of America's premier lawyers, has written on class action issues for the American Association for Justice, actively lectures on consumer fraud, and has been a panelist at national legal seminars

Representative Clients:

  • The Village of Maywood, Illinois v. Unison-Maximus, Inc., Hill Taylor & Company, LLC, et al. Case No. 00 L 014029  (Ill. Cir. Ct. Cook County)
  • Paxil Litigation - - Nichols v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., Case No. 2:00-CV-06222-JP (E.D. Pa.)
  • RBC Litigation -- In re Balanced Return Fund Limited, et al., v. Royal Bank of Canada, Case No. 09-600949 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.)
  • In re Pharmaceutical Industry Average Wholesale Price Litigation, MDL No. 1456 (D. Mass.)
  • Archstone Litigation -- Stender v. Cardwell, Tishman Speyer Development Corp., et al. ., Case No. 1:07-CV-02503-REB-MJW (D. Colo.)
  • New England Carpenters Health Benefits Fund v. First Databank, et al., Case No. 1:05-CV-11148 (D. Mass.)

Educational Background:

  • Washington University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1977
Office Location for Kenneth A. Wexler

55 West Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60603

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Last Updated: 12/7/2018

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