Theodore Chakos

Counsel ( Chicago )

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An experienced and creative litigator, Ted Chakos helps businesses mitigate risk and protect the bottom line when facing personal injury cases and other legal issues.

Clients in a range of fast-growing economic sectors, including transportation, property management, and consumer finance, look to Ted for strategic guidance and problem solving that helps manage complexity and deliver successful outcomes, whether in court or through arbitration or negotiated settlement.

Ted brings a high level of service and commitment to his clients and has handled a diverse range of cases, including litigation around business disputes, employment matters, consumer issues, and landlord/tenant conflicts. He has won multiple trials and arbitrations on behalf of his clients, including a commercial arbitration in a case brought under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act. He has also successfully secured emergency TROs, emergency replevins, and preliminary injunctions to protect his clients’ interests. Ted has also managed litigation for a publicly traded company.

Prior to entering private practice, Ted gained research and trial experience through clerkships with the Miami Dade (Florida) Public Defenders office and the office of the Cook County State’s Attorney.



University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2016, cum laude
Chief Notes Editor, National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review

State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., Philosophy, 2012

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Publications & Presentations

Publications and Presentations

“In Some States, the Future for Autonomous Trucking is Here,” (author) RSHC Insight (August 10, 2022)
Attorney Liability under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, (panelist) Business Law Network (February 21, 2018)
Revised Annotations for Chapters 7 and 10 of the Model Business Corporate Act, Fifth Edition

Community Service

Volunteering Untapped Chicago
Kids Kicking Cancer