Practice Areas

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We represent governmental entities, police departments, jails, counties, villages, cities, sheriff departments, state’s attorneys, police officers, officials, and individuals related to claims involving alleged misconduct.  The claims include allegations of excessive force, false arrest, unlawful customs and practices, malicious prosecution, jail design, jail operations, racial profiling, and all related claims.
We defend governmental entities, school districts, mayors, boards, state’s attorneys, public works departments, police departments, corporations, companies, officials, and individuals from claims related to employment decisions.  We handle cases that involve allegations related to the First Amendment, retaliation, defamation, discrimination, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, disability/ADA, FMLA, and employment contracts and/or handbooks.
We represent governmental entities, school districts, public works departments, police departments, corporations, and individuals related to claims arising out of personal injury, wrongful death, road cases, fall downs/premises, breach of contract, and negligence claims.  The allegations may stem from acts or decisions by the public works department including storm sewer management or snow removal, police or fire departments, services, city operations, employment decisions, departments which deal with FEMA, and land use/zoning decisions.
We have the one and only successful defense at trial related to allegations of the violation of this Act.  We have successfully defended by way of motion, Daubert challenges of experts, or otherwise these claims throughout the  Untied States.
While we are assigned to represent insureds from the beginning of the case until the very end, clients also retain us to handle appeals in the appellate court and to assist other trial attorneys at the trial court level in order to make sure that appellate issues are preserved.  With our collection of experienced litigators and writers, we often are able to assist clients even after the case appears to be seemingly over.
Our attorneys strive to make our communities a better place through leadership positions and involvement with not for profit and/or charitable organizations.  Combined with our litigation assets, we would be uniquely qualified to handle lawsuits that may be filed against these entities that involve general liability principles.
We represent general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, developers and owners in cases involving site safety and supervision and coordination and control of job sites.  The construction tort cases we routinely handle include catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and major property damage.
We represent clients involved in the design, manufacture, and distribution of wide array of products.  Product liability cases often involve serious or catastrophic injuries. We have successfully defended  many leading corporations in a wide range of cases. Consequently, our product liability lawyers have extensive experience in cases involving a variety of products. Some of the categories include:

  • Consumer products
  •  Automotive
  • Industrial machinery
  • Elevators/Escalators
  • Recreational vehicles and equipment
We represent a wide variety of clients in numerous settings in cases involving the death of an individual.  These cases involve a significant emotional investment for all people involved and we at KHKK pride ourselves in aggressively and sympathetically defending our clients.  We have represented automobile drivers,  trucking companies, security companies, product manufacturers and designers, construction companies, and municipal entities in this arena.
We have successfully defended claims brought by tenants, employees, contractors, invited guests, and many other individuals injured on our clients’ premises.  Our attorneys have defended cases involving injuries sustained from dangerous construction sites, collapsed cranes, fallen scaffolding, explosions, defective appliances, uneven floor surfaces, poorly marked changes in elevation, slippery surfaces, broken sidewalks,, broken steps, and more.  We have defended construction companies, business owners, homeowners, retail establishments, restaurants, and municipal entities in this area of law.
We serve on many litigation defense panels for leading insurance companies and various self-insured entities.  We maintain a practical, economical approach in defending a wide range of general liability cases.  Our attorneys handle hundreds of serious personal injury and major property damage cases each year.

We defend clients against high-profile, personal injury claims involving construction site accidents; environmental incidents; premises liability; product liability; toxic torts; wrongful death; and other tort claims. We serve as defense counsel for numerous companies in major catastrophic cases involving loss of life or serious injury. We have extensive experience working with insurance companies and their claims representatives that serves to provide a seamless defense for our clients.

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling claims related to accidents occurring on property and locations such as:

  • Department stores, discount chains, and shopping centers
  • Residential homes
  • Parking lots and parking ramps
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Schools
  • Sports facilities, playgrounds, and parks
  • Motels and hotels

The attorneys of Knight, Hoppe, Kurnik & Knight  have a wealth of experience and skill in defending workers’ compensation matters. The firm handles workers’ compensation matters that vary from muscle strains and permanent total disability to injuries resulting in death. At any given time the firm has many workers’ compensation files pen. Most of these cases are managed through third-party administrators such as Cannon Cochran Management Services, Inc. In addition, the firm handles many claims coming from the various casinos throughout the area.