About Joseph Klest

Attorney Joseph Klest is a Chicago, Illinois native who has exclusively represented clients in personal injury cases for over 24 years in the Chicago area. He is well-respected by his peers and is nationally recognized for his work in helping injury victims recover compensation from the responsible parties.

Mr. Klest holds an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell, ranking him among the top attorneys in the United States for his ethics, preeminence, and professionalism. Some of his cases have been featured in local and national media.

Over the years, Chicago Attorney Klest has resolved thousands of personal injury cases and litigated hundreds of lawsuits. He personally handles all aspects of his clients’ cases. He gives his hands-on dedication and personal attention to his clients, along with his years of experience as an injury attorney and a trial lawyer.

His law firm, Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law, has handled many cases valued at seven figures. Recently, Attorney Klest settled a medical malpractice case for $3,215,000.00. This recovery that he obtained for his client was the highest settlement involving kidney failure of a homemaker in Illinois.

Mr. Klest’s successful track record with helping clients achieve the best outcomes for their injury cases allows him to offer them the best resources and experts. He is careful to provide his services in an efficient and effective manner, which allows his clients to maximize their recoveries.

Attorney Klest was one of the first lawyers to file a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Catholic Church. He is the coauthor of Illinois’s 2003 Child Protection Act, which extends the statute of limitations for filing sexual abuse claims. Mr. Klest belongs to the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Trial Lawyers of America-Childhood Sexual Abuse Litigation Group. He has counseled many sex abuse victims throughout the United States and around the world.

Prior to becoming a personal injury lawyer, Mr. Klest was a construction worker and a proud member of the Illinois Brotherhood of Electric Workers. He knows how tough it can be to get hurt in an accident and not be able to make a living. This insight allows him to better understand the real urgencies and pressures that his clients are under and why it is so important that they obtain their personal injury compensation.

Mr. Klest is known for taking on “impossible” cases that other lawyers have turned down and achieving successful outcomes. His clients find him easy to get along with and appreciate the zealous and skillful legal representation that he provides them.

In his spare time, Attorney Klest enjoys cooking, making his own wine, and traveling.

Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law, is an Illinois personal injury law firm dedicated to representing clients injured or who have lost loved ones in accidents anywhere in the Chicago area or in other parts of Illinois. Our law firm handles cases in all areas of personal injury law, including car accidents, wrongful death, motorcycle collisions, airplane crashes, traumatic brain injuries, injuries to police officers, construction accidents, railroad injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, products liability, legal malpractice, and childhood sexual abuse.

To schedule your free case evaluation, contact Joseph Klest, Attorney at Law today. Our phone numbers are (847) 969-9510, (312) 527-2779, and (630) 529-7848, or you can contact us online.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Legal Malpractice/Failure to File
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
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