Howard L. Teplinsky


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

AV Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Rating
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Illinois Leading Lawyer
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Illinois Super Lawyer

Howard L. Teplinsky is Chairman of Levin Ginsburg’s litigation practice. Howard has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years and represents and counsels Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial disputes. Howard represents a 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.

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. He also coaches a mock 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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