Kim E. PresbreyManaging Partner 1951-2012

Kim Edward Presbrey was a practicing attorney specializing in the trial of lawsuits for more than 35 years. He graduated from Northwestern University and Vanderbilt School of Law. He tried over one thousand workers’ compensation cases along with other cases in both state and federal court. His peers chosen him as a Superlawyer and a Leading Lawyer in every year since the inception of the awards and he was the only attorney outside of the City of Chicago who had been so chosen in every year in the field of workers’ compensation. Mr. Presbrey had also served as the President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers and on the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association. He was a Vice President and was on the Executive Board of the National Workplace Injured Litigation Group. He founded the Workers’ Compensation committee of the Kane County Bar Association and he was voted as one of the Top 100 “Trial” Lawyers in America in 2010. Mr. Presbrey gave over a hundred seminars for attorneys, labor groups, medical providers, and business groups and continues to be a sought after lecturer in this field. In 2008 he was chosen by Lexis-Nexis to author the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Book.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1976

Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1976
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1976


  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
    • J.D. – 1976
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    • B.A. – 1973

Representative Clients

  • International Association of Blacksmiths
  • International Association of Machinists
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • United Auto Workers


  • International Association of Steelworkers
  • International Association of Plumbers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar, 1982 – Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1978 – Present
  • Workers’ Comp Lawyers Association, 1978 – Present


  • Phi Kappa Sigma