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Alex Kosyla

Senior Associate

alex.kosyla@rkfglobal.com

 

Alex is a Chicago native who has represented clients throughout Cook County, as well as the surrounding suburbs. Alex was admitted to the Illinois bar in 2015, and has had the opportunity to represent clients in both jury and bench trials. Alex has litigated cases ranging from administrative violations, to breach of contract, to attempted murder, as well as many legal matters in between. Alex focuses first on developing a close relationship with his clients in order to familiarize himself with each client’s specific issue, and litigates each case as if it were his own. Alex is a certified mediator through the Center for Conflict Resolution located in Chicago, and has mediated numerous disputes to a mutually satisfactory resolution. Successful mediation can be used to significantly reduce the cost and timeframe of litigation. Prior to joining RKF Global, Alex was a partner in a boutique law firm specializing primarily in civil litigation. Alex takes pride in representing his clients in court, and is a zealous advocate who will ensure the protection of his client’s rights, while simultaneously achieving the best result possible through settlement, mediation, or trial.

 

Selected Representations

 

Litigation

Alex has litigated jury and bench trials at the Daley Center, the 26th and California Courthouse, 400 W. Superior, 555 W. Harrison, Maywood Courthouse and Kane County Courthouse. Alex presents his cases to make them relatable and understandable to a judge or jury, and tries to connect with either finder of fact on a personal and engaging level. Clients often seek litigation because the personal nature of the dispute makes it difficult to convey the message clients are trying to deliver. Our job is to take the message, contextualize it, and frame if for a judge or jury. Alex uses any and all information available to him to select the best jury possible for his clients, whether the information is from an obviously disgruntled juror, or a juror that may seem too eager to serve in the case. Facial expressions, attire, personal preferences and court demeanor are all factors we consider when selecting the best jury for our clients.

Investigations and White-Collar Defense

Alex has defended and represented employers and businesses of all sizes, ranging from startups, to mom and pop operations, to nationwide businesses. These cases have ranged from fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, breach of partnership, and under the Consumer Law Fraud and Deceptive Businesses Practices Act.

Awards and Affiliations

Alex has served as general counsel for S. Wolf and Associates Inc., is a member of the Board of Directors for Renaissance Social Services, Inc., is a member of a Chicago Business Network International Chapter, was selected as an Illinois Rising Star Super Lawyer 2019, worked as a grant writer for Northside Community Resources and Northside Community Development Corporation which was the only new organization in the City of Chicago to receive full grant funding in excess of $300,000, was awarded the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund Internship to work at the Chicago based Environmental Law and Policy Center, was awarded the Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates Fair Housing Scholarship for his work at The John Marshall Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic, and was awarded honors for his thesis “After Appomattox.”

 

Admissions

Alex is admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois.

 

Education

 

Center for Conflict Resolution, Mediation Skills Training, 2015

The John Marshall Law School, 2015, J.D.

Carthage College, 2011 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science and Government

Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, 2007

 

Services

  • General Litigation

  • Arbitration & Mediation

  • Intentional Torts

  • Landlord Tenant

  • Business Law

  • Consumer Law

  • Real Estate Law

  • Domestic Violence

  • Employment Law

  • Entertainment & Sports Law

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