Kurtz Law Offices, Ltd.

A trial lawyer, who loves trials

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Civil Rights

Sexual Harassment


Employment Discrimination

Police Misconduct

False Claims Act

Areas of Practice

Successfully handled pattern and practice litigation and cases involving civil rights, police misconduct, employment discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, RICO, the False Claims Act, breach of contract and various other state law issues.

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United States Supreme Court

Illinois Supreme Court

Oklahoma Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the Northern District of Colorado.

Meet Dana

Dana L. Kurtz, Esq.​

Over 20 years of experience, with some of the highest trial verdict in the United States. Ms. Kurtz is available for consulting on trials and litigation strategies. In 2018, Ms. Kurtz obtained the 3rd largest verdict for a single plaintiff in a sexual harassment, retaliation case in the United States in the amount of $11.2 million.

Successfully argued before the Seventh Circuit in Jacobs v. City of Chicago, 215 F.3d 758 (7th Cir. 2000), on issues of qualified immunity and unlawful search and seizure; Lewis v. City of Chicago, 496 F.3d 645 (7th Cir. 2007); Valentino v. South Chicago Heights, 575 F.3d 664 (7th Cir. 2009), and authored several appellate court briefs in federal and state court and won favorable outcomes for clients.

Externed for Judge Ann Claire Williams in the District Court of the Northern District of Illinois, Fall 1996 and 1997.

Public speaking engagements on protecting employees’ constitutional rights, employment discrimination, and sexual harassment for municipal employees.

Authored articles for the Illinois Advocate, Newsletter for the National Employment Lawyers Association, Illinois Affiliate

Education & Honors

  • Juris Doctor, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, June 1998; GPA 3.5/4.0
    • Earnest & Ruth Turk Honors Scholar, Minority Status and Academic Excellence
    • Graduated with Honors in Legal Writing, CALI Award Legal Writing I and II
    • Teacher’s Assistant for Legal Writing, 1997-1998
    • Moot Court Honor Society, 1996-1997
    • 3rd Place Overall, Brooklyn Prince Evidence Competition, Spring 1997
    • Finalist, Charles Evans Hughes Competition, Spring 1996
  • Law in Zimbabwe Program, Syracuse University, Studied International Human Rights
    Summer 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women’s Studies, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
    June 1993; GPA 3.55/4.0
    • Dean Deborah Wing Award for the Advancement of Women’s Rights on Campus
    • President, Psi Chi, National Honors Society in Psychology
    • Treasurer, Mortar Board
  • Studied International Women’s Rights in Poland, Netherlands, Great Britain, and Germany, Antioch Women’s Studies in Europe, Fall 1992

Volunteer Work and Memberships

  • Legal Officer for Civil Air Patrol
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Illinois, former Executive Board Member
  • Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, former Executive Board Member
  • Civil Rights Committee for the Chicago Bar Association, former Co-Chair
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Women’s Police Association, former Member
  • Native American Law Society, former Member
  • American Bar Association