Contact Information

LOUIS F. CAINKAR, LTD.
Attorneys at Law

Locations:

Chicago Office:
30 North LaSalle Street
Suite 3430
Chicago, IL 60602-3337
Fax: 312-236-3989
Suburban Office:
6215 West 79th Street
Suite 2A
Burbank, IL 60459-1178
Fax: 708-430-4092
 

Attorney Profiles

 
Louis F. Cainkar (1911-2010) graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 1937. After graduation, Mr. Cainkar began practicing insurance defense law with the law firm of McKinley and Price. Mr. Cainkar enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps and served five years in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Upon returning from the war, Mr. Cainkar began practicing law as a sole practitioner and was appointed Village Attorney for the Village of Evergreen Park in 1951. Subsequently, Mr. Cainkar was retained to represent many local governmental bodies and was instrumental in the incorporation of the City of Burbank, which the firm has represented since its inception in 1970. In 1973, Mr. Cainkar incorporated the firm and was joined in the practice by his son Vincent Cainkar the following year. Mr. Cainkar acted as Village Attorney for the Village of McCook, City Attorney for the City of Burbank and City Attorney for the City of Hometown. Additionally, Mr. Cainkar counseled numerous units of local government during his career.
 
Construcrion law
 
 

Vincent Cainkar

6215 West 79th Street,
Suite 2A,
Burbank, IL 60459
Telephone: 708-430-3988
Fax: 708-430-4092
Email: vcainkar@aol.com
 
Vincent Cainkar graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 1974 and was admitted to practice law that same year. Since that time, he has concentrated his practice in representing units of local government. Mr. Cainkar is a member of the Bar of the State of Illinois, the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Cainkar is the Village of Attorney for the Village of Bridgeview and the Village of Evergreen Park and the City Attorney of the City of Hickory Hills. Additionally, Mr. Cainkar represents numerous other units of local government as both general and special counsel. Mr. Cainkar counsels our clients in all matters of collective bargaining and other employment law matters. He advises our clients on public finance matters and redevelopment projects, including tax increment financing.
 
 

Michael G. Cainkar

30 North LaSalle Street,
Suite 3430,
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone:
312-236-3985-Ext. 16
Fax: 312-236-3989
Email: mc@lfcltd.net
 
Michael G. Cainkar graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1982; he was admitted to practice law that same year, and he has devoted his entire career to representing units of local government. He is a member of the Bar of the State of Illinois, the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Cainkar represents numerous local governmental bodies as both general and special counsel. Mr. Cainkar represents numerous municipalities in a variety of tort and civil rights litigation matters pending in state and federal court. He represents numerous boards of fire and police commissioners and counsels the boards on hiring and termination matters. Additionally, Mr. Cainkar counsels municipal clients on collective bargaining and other employment related matters, including disciplinary and discrimination matters.
 
 

Gary S. Perlman

30 North LaSalle Street,
Suite 3430,
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone:
312-236-3985-Ext. 14
Fax: 312-236-3989
Email: gp@lfcltd.net
 
Gary S. Perlman graduated, cum laude, from Northern Illinois University, College of Business, in 1982, with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1985, Mr. Perlman graduated from DePaul University College of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree; he was admitted to practice law that same year, and since that time, he has concentrated his practice in representing units of local government. He is a member of the Bar of the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Perlman represents numerous local governmental bodies as both general and special counsel. Additionally, Mr. Perlman represents municipal police and fire pension boards and counsels such boards with respect to procedures, hearings and other matters. Mr. Perlman counsels municipal clients on land use and construction related matters, and he represents municipal clients in construction related litigation. As municipal prosecutor for various municipalities, Mr. Perlman prosecutes local ordinance violations, including building, housing and zoning code violation cases.
 
 

Joseph Cainkar

30 North LaSalle Street,
Suite 3430,
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone:
312-236-3985-Ext. 15
Fax: 312-236-3989
Email: joe@lfcltd.net or
jcainkar@aol.com
 
Joseph Cainkar graduated from DePaul University College of Law in 2003 and was admitted to practice law that same year. Since that time, he has concentrated his practice in representing units of local government. Mr. Cainkar is a member of the Bar of the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois, and the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. Cainkar counsels clients on election related matters, including the review of nominating papers, counseling local governments on procedural matters and preparing and filing public question initiatives. He counsels clients on various public finance matters, and he represents municipalities in a variety of tort and civil rights litigation pending in state and federal courts. As municipal prosecutor for various municipalities, Mr. Cainkar prosecutes local ordinance violations, including building, housing and zoning code violation cases. In addition, Mr. Cainkar has extensive appellate experience including successful appeals to Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Illinois Appellate Court and the Illinois Supreme Court.
 
 

Elizabeth M. Attard

30 North LaSalle Street,
Suite 3430,
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone:
312-236-3985-Ext. 13
Fax: 312-236-3989
Email: ea@lfcltd.net
 
Elizabeth M. Attard graduated, summa cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law in 2016 and was admitted to practice law that same year. During law school, Ms. Attard was the Managing Editor of Lead Articles for the DePaul Law Review. Ms. Attard received her Master’s Degree of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University in 2006. She is a member of the Bar of the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Ms. Attard concentrates her practice in the representation of units of local government; she counsels local governments on labor and employment related matters, and she acts as local prosecutor for a number of municipalities.