Highlights

Verdicts and Settlements

28 Million Verdict in Childhood Sexual Abuse Case 

Addison, IL woman w/disk injury from car accident in Bloomingdale, IL; $100,000

Schaumburg, IL girl suffered dog bite to face in Palatine, IL, requiring Plastic Surgery; minor scarring; $150,000.00

Huntley, IL woman fell on slippery substance at a fuel island when she stopped to refuel truck. X-ray cervical spine showed bulging discs at L3-4 and L4-5 and small disc herniation at L5-S1 on left; Evaluation of cervical spine MRI reveals degenerative disc disease at C4-5, 5-6 & 6-7; MRI of lumbosacral spine reveals degenerative disc disease at L3-4, 4-5 & 5-1; EMG reveals mild to moderate right C5 & C6 radiculopathy; $250,000.00

Police officer injured in Motorcycle Accident resulting in left shoulder and left elbow injuries; right Achilles tendon tear; left rotator Cuff Injury; Greenstick Fracture of jaw and low back pain; partial tear of subscapularis; subacromial decompression distal clavicle resection; (ii) left elbow - release of extensor carpi radialis brevis; $435,000.00

Streamwood, IL plaintiff w/slip and fall at a Hoffman Estates, IL Dominick's on wet floor - 8/6/97 resulting in minor drop foot; $165,000.00

Roselle, IL woman's Auto Accident resulted in right-sided Cervical Radiculopathy affecting the right C6 and possibly the right C7 nerve root, due to herniated disk at C5-C6 on the right side; $201,000.00

Wheeling, IL girl fell at a Mount Prospect, IL fast food restaurant and sustained an Epidural Hematoma; $105,000.00

Police Officer making a DUI arrest suffered Fractures to his Ankle as a result of Victim falling on him; $95,000.00

Roselle, IL woman whose kidneys failed because her Doctor who prescribed Lithium and failed to monitor kidney functions; $3,215,000.00

(CHICAGO) - The Klest Law Firm announced a milestone victory for Sexual Abuse Victims this week when they received a $28,000,000 verdict in the matter of Snyder v. Kenny. The verdict represents the largest Civil Sexual Abuse verdict in Illinois history and is among the largest in the nation, May 26, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity

President, E.L.F.I. (Computer Software Company), 1987 - Present  

Representative Clients

Established Law Forms, Inc. (Computer Software Company)

Central Continental Bakery

Keller Heartt Co., Inc. Oil Company

City of Wooddale

Honors and Awards

Klest Injury Law Firm has been a BBB accredited business since 2011 and currently has an A+ rating

Scholarly Lectures and Writings

Illinois roads registered 952 fatalities in 2012

Boy Scouts Release 'Perversion Files' Documenting Thousands of Sexual Abuse Cases

Chicago Lawyer Joseph Klest Protects Victims of Legionnaires' Disease

Should the U.S. Require Large Trucks to Use Speed Limiters?

Illinois Teen Mired in Medical Bills After Near-Fatal Crash

Falling Televisions Threat To Children

Delaware Sexual Abuse Article

Archdiocese Gives Sexual Predators a Pass

State of Denial

YMCA Faces Suit Over Alleged Molestation

Application of the Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse - An Amicus Brief

Sexual Violence Allegations in Nursing Homes Seldom Result in Arrest

Parents of Teen Drivers and Liability in Illinois

A Treatment Tragedy: When Medical Negligence Leads to Wrongful Death

Killer Jobs: When a Workplace Accident Leads to Wrongful Death

Traffic Fatalities

Who Can Recover a Wrongful Death Settlement in Illinois?

Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death

New Rule Designed to Help Keep Occupants Inside During Vehicle Rollover

A Wrong Way Crash And A Wrongful Death

Sexual Abuse Survivors Often Begin the Healing Process During College Years

Four Motorcyclists Die In Less Than A Month In Illinois

Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Klest Quoted in USA Today College Story

Opinion: A Syracuse alum on the Bernie Fine scandal and the future of Jim Boeheim

Sudden Loss: The Causes of Traumatic Amputation

Educational Background

John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, J.D

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