Kyle J. Emkes

About Attorney Kyle J. Emkes

Kyle J. Emkes concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, collection defense, collection prosecution, estate planning including wills and trusts, estate administration, probate, real estate, sports law, agricultural law, and drainage law. He earned a B.S. from the University of Illinois where he also competed for the Orange & Blue in Cross County Track & Field. 

After three years as an intern for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Kyle spent two years at Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and returned to the University of Illinois for his third year where he worked with the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics in the compliance office, while serving as an extern with the University of Illinois Office of University Counsel. 

These unique experiences coupled with his dedication and hard work ethic are values his clients benefit from when working with Kyle, who joined the Illinois bar in 2010. He is active in several organizations, including the Sports Lawyers Association, Champaign County Bar Association, and Illinois Bar Association. Kyle has also recently accepted a position teaching Introduction to Sports Law at his alma mater, the University of Illinois.
Kyle J. Emkes

Past Positions and Education

  • Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL, J.D.: 2008
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, B.S.: 2005 
  • Major: Leisure Studies and Sports Management
  • Bar Admissions, Illinois: 2010
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois: 2010
  • U of I Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, Intern: 2007 - 2009
  • U of I Office of University Counsel, Extern: 2007 - 2008
  • Instructor of Introduction to Sports Law, University of Illinois: 2001 - present
  • Business and estate liquidation, ancillary business
Kyle J. Emkes

Memberships and Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, member - 2010 - present
  • Champaign County Bar Association, member - 2010 to present
Kyle J. Emkes

Attorney Practice Areas

  • Collections and bankruptcy
  • Sports law
  • Probate estate administration
  • Estate planning
  • 25% of practice devoted to litigation
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