Brian O’Kane

312.236.5379, ext. 14

Brian O’Kane, a partner in the firm since 2005, has been actively practicing law and honing his legal skills for 15 years. Brian specializes in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on the representation of defendants in premises liability, personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.

Brian regularly tries cases to verdict with an outstanding record of success for his premises liability and medical malpractice clients. His clients include several national petroleum and gas station companies, emergency medicine physicians, cardiologists, hospitals, nurses and primary care physicians.

In addition to civil defense litigation, Brian has an extensive eminent domain practice with years of experience representing government entities in the acquisition of private property for public use, including the construction and improvement of public roadways.

Brian graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. He graduated with University Honors and earned a place on the prestigious “Bronze Tablet.” After receiving his J.D. from the University of Illinois in 1997, he was admitted to practice in Illinois in the same year. He is an active member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.

Areas of Practice

  • Eminent Domain Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Issues
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Negligence and Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability Defense


  • University of Illinois College of Law, (J.D. 1997)
  • University of Illinois (B.S. 1994 – Bronze Tablet)

Admissions, Legal Activities & Memberships

  • State Bar of Illinois, 1997
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel