Kevin M. Kane

813 Washington Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Prior Employment

Partner 1985 2001 -- Brigham & Kane, Waukegan, Illinois
General practice of law concentrating in family law, wills and probate, and residential real estate transactions.

Managing Attorney 1982 - 1985 -- Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. Waukegan, Illinois
Managed office providing civil legal aid to Lake and McHenry Counties.

Director 1980 - 1982 -- PSLS Mental Health and Development Law Project, Wheaton, Illinois
Litigated for disabled clients in federal and state courts; providing training for advocates regarding disability rights and social security laws.

Staff Attorney 1978 - 1980 -- Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. Geneva, Illinois
Represented low incomce clients in family, landlord tenant, and public benefit cases.


University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. cum laude1978

Law Review - University of Illinois Law Forum, Editor

1977 - 1978

Research Assistant to Dr. Robert Sprague, Institute for Child Behavior and Development, University of Illinois

1977 - 1978
University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A.1970
Depaul University - Center for Dispute Resolution - Certificate ion Family and Divorce Mediation2002

Professional Activities

Lake County Bar Association1982 - present


2009 - 2011

Legal Aid, Probate and Family Law Committees

Helped organize Volunteer Lawyer Program in 1983 with ABA grant: wrote handbook and trained attorneys to handle divorce cases; provided training and mentor volunteer attorneys

Illinois State Bar Association1978 - present

Member of organization Board of Directors of Illinois Pro Bono Center

1993 - 1997

Chair and member of Committee on the Mentally Disabled

1984 - 1990

Assembly member

1989 - 1995 & 2007 - present
Association of Women Attorneys of Lake County2001 - present


2005 - 2009
Catholic Charities Consumer Credit Counseling Service Advisory Council1988 - 2001


State of IllinoisAdmitted 1978
Federal District Court for the Northern District of IllioisAdmitted 1978
Seventh Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted 1980
Member Federal Trial BarAdmitted 1983


Note, Representation of Juveniles accused of Municipal Ordinance Violations1977 U. Ill. L. F. 405
Kenneth M. Gadow & Kevin M. Kane, Administration of Medication by School Personnel, Journal of School Mental HealthMarch 1983 at 178
Kevin M. Kane, New Local Court Rules and Statutes in Family Law, LCBA DocketMarch 1995
Kevin M. Kane, Nottage Reversed, LCBA DocketDecember 1996
Kevin M. Kane, So You Ned a QILDRO, LCBA DocketDecember 2009
Kevin M. Kane, Divorce: Dividing Public Pensions, Mentor CLE Video Course2010