CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated attorney Kirk Watkins to Income Partner, effective Jan. 1.
“We are very pleased to introduce Kirk as Freeborn’s newest Income Partner,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “He has demonstrated a high degree of knowledge and success for our litigation clients and a strong commitment to pro bono matters, and we look forward to his continued contributions as a leader at our firm.”
A member of Freeborn’s Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Watkins has a broad range of experience in all phases of complex commercial litigation, from pre-suit investigation and discovery management to dispositive motion and trial practice all the way up to appeals. In recent years, he has represented clients at multi-week bench and jury trials in both state and federal court in disputes ranging from commercial sales and online taxation to director and officer liability.
Mr. Watkins also maintains an active pro bono practice, and in 2017 received an Award for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association in connection with his representation of a Stateville inmate in a federal civil rights case.
Mr. Watkins received his J.D. (cum laude) from Northwestern University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University.