Rich Lenkov (’95) was selected to 2020 Super Lawyers and Leading Lawyers. Only the top 5% of each state’s attorneys are selected for Super lawyers and less than 5% receive the distinction of Leading Lawyer.
Rich brings a killer instinct and unparalleled focus to representing his clients. He partners closely with Fortune 50 Corporations and small businesses to achieve successful litigation outcomes.
Some of Rich’s recent accomplishments include being elected to the 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers List (given to no more than 5% of lawyers in Illinois), named a Leading Lawyer for 2012, 2015-2020 and honored by SEAK as one of the 50 Most Influential People In Workers’ Compensation. Rich has received the top score for Target Corporation’s nationwide panel of general liability attorneys. In May 2017 Target named him their Bullseye Barrister for outstanding jury trial and other results. He is also a frequent lecturer and involved in a number of national organizations, including Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, RIMS, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and Illinois Retail Merchants Association.
Rich co-hosts the nation’s premier legal radio show, “Legal Face-Off” on WGN Radio. Rich and his co-host, Tina Martini, cover legal stories from politics, current events, entertainment and sports. They have featured prominent guests including Alan Dershowitz, Gloria Allred and Jesse Jackson. Rich is the go-to legal analyst for WGN Radio and regularly appears on such shows as The John Williams Show, The Download on Chicago Business and The Roe Conn Show.
Rich is actively involved in his community, including serving on the Board of Visitors for the Northern Illinois University College of Law, a Local School Counsel Parent Representative for Lincoln Park High School, a Local School Counsel Parent Representative for Agassiz Elementary School and on the Advisory Board of Legal Prep Charter Academy–Chicago’s only legal-themed charter school. Rich was recently honored as NIU’s College of Law Alumnus of the Year. He also received the 2016 Outstanding College Alumni Award from the College of Law.
Rich is also co-founder of Chila Productions and a prolific producer. He is Associate Producer of The Perfect Storm: The Story Of The 1994 Montreal Expos. Rich also produced ’85: The Greatest Team In Football History, a documentary about the 1985 Chicago Bears. The documentary featured interviews with over a dozen members of the team including NFL legends Mike Ditka and Mike Singletary, President Barack Obama and Bill Murray. Rich is also lead producer of Renegades, a live production in Las Vegas featuring prominent athletes including Terrell Owens, Jim McMahon and Jose Canseco. Rich has also been involved with successful Broadway productions including Rock of Ages and The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream, conceived and written by legendary E Street band member Steve Van Zandt.