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.
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
Memberships and Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association, member - 2010 - present
Champaign County Bar Association, member - 2010 to present
Attorney Practice Areas
Collections and bankruptcy
Probate estate administration
25% of practice devoted to litigation
About Our Practice
Since 1974, locally owned Dodd & Maatuka has provided residents in the area with caring and professional legal services.
With over 100 years of combined experience, our highly trained and resourceful attorneys have the knowledge you can trust to assist you with all your legal matters.
We are proud members of the Illinois State Bar Association.