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, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-346-2222
Fax: 312-346-0022
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (80%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (10%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (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:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board Member, Vice President and Treasurer of OCD Chicago
    • Board Member, OCD Chicago
    • Delegate to People to People International
    • Member, Executive Committee, ADL Civil Rights Committee
    • Lifetime Member, 100 Club of Chicago
    • Board Member, Anti-Defamation League
    • 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 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
    • Ken is an Adjunct Professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, teaching Complex Litigation
    • 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

    Representative Clients:

    • Paxil Litigation - - Nichols v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., Case No. 2:00-CV-06222-JP (E.D. Pa.)
    • New England Carpenters Health Benefits Fund v. First Databank, et al., Case No. 1:05-CV-11148 (D. Mass.)
    • 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.)
    • 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)
    • Archstone Litigation -- Stender v. Cardwell, Tishman Speyer Development Corp., et al. ., Case No. 1:07-CV-02503-REB-MJW (D. Colo.)

    Educational Background:

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

    55 West Monroe Street
    Chicago, IL 60603

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