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Theodore George Karavidas

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Ted began his career as a trial lawyer for the City of Chicago, defending police officers, paramedics, and other City employees in personal injury and civil rights claims. He then accepted a position from the Illinois Attorney General to serve as a trial lawyer defending state officials in cases, both simple and complex, in state and federal courts throughout the State. Since leaving government practice, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation matters in Illinois as well as other states.


  • J.D., John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
  • B.A., Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois
  • Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • State of Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Past Government Positions

  • City of Chicago, Assistant Corporation Counsel
  • Trial Attorney, Tort and General Counsel Division
  • State of Illinois, Assistant Attorney General
  • Trial Attorney, General Law Division
  • Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Illinois


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