Howard L. Teplinsky


Tel: (312) 368-0100
Fax: (312) 368-0111
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Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Howard L. Teplinsky joined Levin Ginsburg after serving as Chairman of a prominent Chicago law firm’s litigation practice. Howard has been a trial lawyer for over 25 years and represents and counsels Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial disputes.  Howard represents a wide range of commercial clients including real estate developers, national franchisors, lenders, employers, contractors, insurance companies, landlords, shareholders, officers and directors, bankruptcy creditors, condominium associations and equipment leasing companies in disputes arising in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate court levels.  Howard also regularly represents clients in matters before the American Arbitration Association.

Howard has been recognized by his peers and has received an AV rating under the Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Rating System, indicating that he “has reached the height of professional excellence” and “is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.” In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Howard was named a “Leading Lawyer,” an award given to less than 5% of all attorneys in Illinois. In 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, Howard was named a “Super Lawyer,” a recognition that is also given to less than 5% of all Illinois attorneys.

In 2016, Howard was appointed by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission as Chairman of an Inquiry Board panel.

Howard is a trained mediator, having completed the DePaul University College of Law Center for Dispute Resolution course in mediation.

Howard is also actively involved in the Chicago Legal Community. Howard routinely serves as a judge and mentor in the national and local law student moot court competitions sponsored by the American and Chicago Bar Associations and coaches a trial advocacy team at the John Marshall Law School where he is also an Adjunct Faculty Member.

J.D., John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1988
Honors:  With Distinction
Honors:  The Order of John Marshall
Law Review:  John Marshall Law Review, Executive Editor, 1987-1988

B.A., Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
Major:  Communications

University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Courts and Bar Admissions

Illinois Supreme Court, 1988
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1988
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1995
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2001
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1992
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2001
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1990

Professional Activities
American Bar Association Section of Litigation
Chicago Bar Association


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