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

Blake T. Lynch

Blake T. Lynch, (Partner)
BLynch@knelloconnor.com

 

Blake joined the firm in 2020, having spent the last twelve years litigating complex workers’ compensation matters at the arbitration, Commission and Circuit Court levels. He has represented employers in the construction, transportation, manufacturing, restaurant, service, entertainment and property management industries. Blake has an additional twenty years of experience defending civil liability and third-party employer cases. Blake graduated from Drake University Law School with honors and also served as Notes Editor on the Drake Law Review. He was admitted to the Illinois state bar and Federal bar for the Northern District of Illinois in 1986.

Blake has tried numerous cases at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission as well as at the state and federal court levels, with a proven track record of success. Additionally, Blake served from 2016-2019 as an insurance counsel representative for the Illinois Advisory Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), which compiles and analyzes workers’ compensation claim data on a state by state basis.

 

Admitted to bar
     1986, Illinois, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
     1988, Federal Trial Bar

 

Education
     Northwestern University (B.A. History, 1983)
     Drake University Law School, cum laude (J.D. 1986)

 

Member
     Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association

 

Practice Areas
     Workers’ Compensation Defense
     Civil Liability Defense
     Third-Party Defense of Employers

 

Recent Presentations
     “Illinois Workers’ Compensation Overview”, September 2019