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McKnight Kitzinger, LLC specializes in trial and appellate litigation. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in trials and appeals throughout the United States. Our entrepreneurial approach allows us to take on diverse clients, regardless of whether they are Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, or individuals. Our philosophy is grounded in a uniquely modern approach, combining experienced practitioners, effective representation, and individualized solutions to our clients’ most demanding and complex problems.


Cornelius E. McKnight

Founding Partner McKnight & Kitzinger

Stanley A. Kitzinger

Founding Partner McKnight & Kitzinger

Hillary E. Kump

Counsel for McKnight & Kitzinger

Alison Boyer

Legal Assistant for McKnight & Kitzinger

Michelle Muldoon

Office Manager for McKnight & Kitzinger



At McKnight & Kitzinger we are able to offer clients experienced lawyers who have successfully taken numerous cases to verdict. Our trial experience and willingness to try cases to verdict allows our clients to achieve better results whether in the courtroom or at the bargaining table.


McKnight & Kitzinger’s appellate attorneys coordinate with trial counsel to properly protect our clients and preserve issues for appellate review. Our appellate attorneys have successfully argued on a broad range of issues before numerous appellate courts, including the Illinois Supreme Court and United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Land Use

We advise clients on the business and legal issues that arise from the development process such as site selection, design, marketability, financing and environmental issues.  We advise clients who need zoning and land use relief.


At McKnight & Kitzinger  we assist our clients in formalizing and documenting a broad range of transactions in a number of industries. McKnight & Kitzinger has represented and advised both individuals and businesses.