Nick Kahlon



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Nick Kahlon came to the law a little sideways. His parents wanted him to be a doctor, so he decided to go to law school to buy time until he could become a writer instead. In law school, he was surprised to discover that he loved the law, and now he puts his creativity and writing skills to work crafting innovative and compelling legal arguments. And his older brother became a surgeon, so everyone is happy.

Nick’s approach to litigation is straightforward: out-think and out-prepare the other side. His ease in court is grounded in the knowledge that he has already thought through and planned for every detail.

His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including class actions, patent cases, and other significant business disputes. He has represented some of the largest companies in the world, including leading technology and financial companies, and won cases ranging from millions to billions of dollars in damages.

As a first-generation Indian American, Nick is passionate about pro bono and community service. He does pro bono work for the Sikh Coalition and other Indian rights organizations, and he is a founding member of the Sikh Bar Association. He also works pro bono for political asylum seekers and with the ACLU on civil rights cases.

  • Education

      • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2000, Articles Editor, Texas International Law Journal
      • University of Delaware, B.S., Economics, 1997, Phi Beta Kappa

    Bar Admissions

      • Illinois
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
      • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • Professional Memberships

    • Sikh Bar Association

      • Founding Member
    • NetIP Chicago


    • Indian-American Bar Association

      • Chicago Chapter
    • Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)

      • Pro Bono Counsel

    Honors & Awards

    • Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Leading Lawyers Network