Joliet Office

54 North Ottawa St.
Ste 360
Joliet, IL 60432

Tel: 312.277.3000
Fax: 312.277.3008
Springfield Office

One West Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 801
Springfield, IL 62701

Tel: 217.801.9733
Fax: 312.277.3008
Chicago Office

901 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60607

Tel: 312.277.3000
Fax: 312.277.3008

Kurt V. Wakefield

Kurt V. Wakefield

Kurt V. Wakefield joined Knell, O’Connor & Danielewicz as an associate in 2015 after graduating with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law. While at Chicago-Kent, he earned certificates in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution as well as Labor and Employment Law. He also served as President of the Kent Justice Foundation and was awarded membership into the Bar & Gavel Society for outstanding service to the law school and greater community. He is a certified Mediator through the Center for Conflict Resolution and brings a wealth of employment law experience that includes work for employee-plaintiffs, labor unions, management-side clients, and the National Labor Relations Board. He now represents management-side clients in Workers’ Compensation and other employment matters.


Admitted to bar

2015, Illinois


Chicago-Kent College of Law, cum laude (J.D., 2015)
Western Michigan University (B.A., 2009)


American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association

Practice Areas

Labor and Employment Law
Workers’ Compensation Defense