Jeffrey R. Kulwin: Additional Biography

Jeffrey R. Kulwin is a founding member of Kulwin, Masciopinto & Kulwin, L.L.P.

In 1996, Mr. Kulwin graduated from Drake University Law School in the top 10% of the class and was admitted into the Order of the Coif.  Mr. Kulwin served as the Projects Editor for the Drake Law Review and was a published author in the Drake Law Review.  In 1993, Mr. Kulwin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University Chicago.

Mr. Kulwin has been member of the Illinois bar since 1996.

For over twenty years, Mr. Kulwin has participated in the litigation of hundreds of matters and served as lead or co-lead counsel in civil and criminal trials in federal and state courts.

Mr. Kulwin has successfully represented businesses and individuals in complex litigation cases involving business disputes, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, fraud, consumer fraud, employment discrimination, retaliatory discharge, wage claims, civil rights violations, whistle-blower claims, defamation, negligence, breach of contract, trade secrets, invasion of privacy, retaliation in violation of the First Amendment and excessive force and unlawful search and seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment.  Mr. Kulwin has been appointed by federal judges to represent plaintiffs in federal civil rights and employment discrimination cases.

Mr. Kulwin is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the largest organization of lawyers who primarily represent employees in litigation including discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation.

Mr. Kulwin is a member of the Legal Network for Gender Equity, the first national legal network to combat sex discrimination faced by women and girls supported by the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund.

In 2010, Mr. Kulwin was appointed as the Chair of the Civil Rights and Constitutional Law Committee for the Chicago Bar Association.

In 2012, Mr. Kulwin was appointed as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees for National Louis University.

Mr. Kulwin has served as a certified arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program and an investigator for the Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee.  Mr. Kulwin was a member of the State of Illinois Appellate Defender Pro Bono Project, the Traffic Court Referral Program, the On-Line Guitar Archive Legal Advisory Committee, and the Associate Board for the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Mr. Kulwin has served as pro bono counsel for the Lawyers for the Creative Arts, the Illinois State Bar Association Children’s SSI Project and the Illinois State Bar Association “Ask a Lawyer” Day.

Mr. Kulwin was selected by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” as a Top-Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Illinois, a distinction given to no more than 5% of the attorneys in the state.

Mr. Kulwin was selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Civil Rights / Constitutional Law, Commercial Litigation, and Employment Law, a distinction earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.