Kevin Van Wart is a senior litigation partner in Kirkland's Chicago office, where he concentrates in complex litigation, including mass tort claims, class action lawsuits, product liability and pharmaceutical claims, and high stakes commercial disputes. Kevin has served as lead trial and appellate counsel in a wide variety of cases throughout the country and teaches trial advocacy at the University of Chicago Law School. The National Law Journal featured Kevin's successful trial work in naming Kirkland to its 2006 "Defense Hot List." Kevin is a member of Kirkland's Litigation Management Committee.
Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Toxic Tort (2011–2015)
Named a "Local Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation (2012–2013)
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation (2013–2016)