Assistant: Amy Bulthuis
Rich Lenkov brings a killer instinct and unparalleled focus to representing his clients. He partners closely with his clients, ranging from Fortune 50 Corporations to small businesses, to achieve successful litigation outcomes.
Rich was elected to the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers List (given to no more than 5% of lawyers in Illinois), named Leading Lawyer from 2012-2017 and honored by SEAK as one of the 50 Most Influential People In Workers’ Compensation. In 2014, Rich received the top score for Target Corporation’s nationwide panel of general liability attorneys. In 2017 Rich was recognized by Target Corporation as the Bullseye Barrister for his achievements in general liability claims. He is also a frequent lecturer and involved in a number of national organizations, including:
• Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
• Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
• Illinois Retail Merchants Association
• Foodservice Industry Risk Management Association
• Workers’ Compensation Defense Institute
Rich also co-hosts the nation’s premier legal radio show, “Legal Face-Off” on WGN. Rich and his co-host, noted plaintiff’s lawyer Jason Whiteside, debate politics, current events, entertainment and sports from a legal perspective. They feature many prominent guests including Alan Dershowitz and Gloria Allred.
Rich is also the go-to legal analyst for WGN Radio and has appeared on such shows as The Patti Vasquez Show, The Download, The Roe Conn Show and The Bill & Wendy Show.
Rich is actively involved in his community, including serving on the Board of Visitors for the Northern Illinois University College of Law, a Local School Counsel Representative for Agassiz Elementary School and on the Advisory Board of Legal Prep Charter Academy, Chicago’s only legal-themed charter school. In April 2016, Rich was honored as NIU College of Law Alumnus of the Year. He also received the 2016 Outstanding College Alumni Award from the College of Law.
Rich is also co-founder of Chila Productions. Rich is Associate Producer of The Perfect Storm: The Story Of The 1994 Montreal Expos. Rich also produced ’85: The Greatest Team In Pro Football History, a documentary about the 1985 Chicago Bears. It featured interviews with key members of the team including NFL legends Mike Ditka and Jim McMahon, President Barack Obama, Bill Murray and many others. Rich is also in pre-production on a number of exciting projects, including Renegades, a live show in Las Vegas featuring prominent athletes such as Mike Tyson and Pete Rose. Rich is also involved with successful Broadway productions including Rock of Ages and The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream, conceived and written by legendary E Street band member Steve Van Zandt. Rich lives on the north side of Chicago with his wife Patti and two children, Emma and Cooper. When not practicing law, Rich enjoys horror films and playing basketball.