Kenneth E. Poris PC

Attorney at Law

book and gavel 440 Years’
Experience
 
Defense Attorney
Prosecutor
Police Commissioner
Attorney for NEA and Hyatt Legal Plans
 
  
 
 
Ken has appeared and argued cases in the Illinois Circuit, Appellate, and Supreme Courts.
Few Attorneys have appeared and argued cases in Supreme Court. Ken has twice appeared and argued cases before the Illinois Supreme Court. Click here for Information on Cases.
 
 
Ken is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and its Criminal Law, Family Law, and Real Estate sections.
He is also a member in the DuPage County Bar Association (the 2nd largest county bar association in the state).
 
Up to date and cutting edge legal knowledge is critical  for your defense.  Ken Poris stays current by attending ongoing state-wide legal education.  He receives monthly bulletins and is regularly updated on breaking developments in the law. Click here to see the list of recent seminars he has attended.
 
1973-1974: Associate Attorney for the Village of Lombard
Responsibilities included:
  • Drafting vendor and annexation agreements
  • Attorney for Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Local Prosecutor
  • Attorney for the Board of Local Improvements
 
1974-1977: DuPage County Assistant State’s Attorney
Division Head for:
  • Misdemeanor Offenses
  • Traffic (including DUI) Offense
  • Complaints
  • Reimbursement and Non-support Cases
  • Felony and misdemeanor probation revocations
  • Worked with Civil Division in drafting zoning opinions
  • Prosecutor with an average ongoing case load of 60 active felony cases.
 
1978-1982: Associate in the Law firm of Breen and Lucas, Addison, IL
 
1982-1983: Partner in the Law firm of Breen, Lucas and Poris, Addison, IL
 
1983-1988: Partner in the Law firm of Breen and Poris, Addison, IL
  • Principal trial attorney
  • Real estate and civil litigation (contracts, condominium law, real estate development)
  • Local government cases
  • Trial attorney for the firm’s entire misdemeanor, felony, juvenile and local ordinance cases
  • Represented police officers and firefighter who were subject to any type of disciplinary action
 
1986-1991: Police Commissioner for the Village of Lombard
 
1988-1992 Partner in the Law firm of Poris, Lawrence and Evans, Lisle, IL
 
1992-1998 Partner in the Law firm of Poris and Lawrence, Lisle, IL
  • Principal trial attorney for the firm’s entire civil, family law, misdemeanor, felony, juvenile and local ordinance cases
  • Represented police officers and firefighter who were subject to any type of disciplinary action
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  • 1998 to Present Private Practice – Kenneth Poris, PC
  • General Practice law firm specializing in family, real estate criminal municipal and DUI law
 
Education:
John Marshall Law School Chicago, IL (1973)
Graduated 2nd in the class
Order of John Marshall Award (awarded to top 10% of class)
Awards for highest grade in Contracts, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

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PO Box 892

Somonauk, IL 60552