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Bryan T. Butcher

Of Counsel for McKnight & Kitzinger
m 312.724.7791
fax 312.724.7791

When individuals and businesses need someone who knows their way around the courtroom, Bryan’s name is usually on the list.  Bryan has extensive State and Federal trial experience in Illinois, personally trying over 100 jury trials to verdict.  As Of Counsel at McKnight Kitzinger, Bryan regularly handles all aspects of complex tort and commercial litigation.  HIs litigation experience includes:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Engineering
  • United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Trademark
  • Corporate
  • Real Estate
  • Condominium Disputes
  • Evictions
  • Catastrophic Loss
  • Property Damage
  • Bodily Injury
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Wage payment and collection
  • Business license violations
  • Insurance Litigation

With such a wide breadth of experience, Bryan also advises his clients in transactional work that helps keep them out of litigation in the first place.   He regularly assists clients with transactional matters including the preparation, revision and review of contracts, settlement agreements, corporation and limited liability agreements, Secretary of State filings, Chicago business licensing procedures, Chicago zoning and land use, Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals, Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, residential and commercial lease agreements, employment agreements, and trademark applications.

Bryan is also an election attorney for Alderman Brendan Reilly’s 42nd Ward Organization.    


  • J.D., John Marshall Law School, Illinois, 2000
  • B.A., St. Joseph’s College, Indiana, 1997


  • Chicago Bar Association 
  • Illinois State Bar Association


  • Illinois
    Trail Bar for the United States District Court for the N.D. of Illinois


Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Bodily Injury Litigation
Employment Litigation / Section 1983 Claims
Partnership and Closely Held Corporation Disputes
Transactional Real Estate / Land Use