Kehinde A. Durowade has practiced in the area of civil litigation since her law career began in 2012. She served as Special Assistant Corporation Counsel at the City of Chicago's Law Department, Torts Division, defending the City of Chicago in premises liability, vehicular collision, and personal injury actions. After leaving the City, Kehinde Durowade worked in private practice representing both commercial and residential landlords and tenants in eviction, Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant (CRLTO), property damage, and security deposit return actions, at both the trial and appellate court levels. Kehinde has also conducted a number of bench and jury trials. In her solo practice, Kehinde has represented residential and commercial buyers in real estate transactions, and individuals in bankruptcy proceedings.
Kehinde joined Chico & Nunes, P.C. in 2017, and her practice currently focuses on commercial litigation, regulatory compliance, and corporate transactions. She represents businesses in all areas of litigation, regulation, and acquisitions by negotiating purchase contracts, researching effects of new laws and regulations on client operations, and litigating commercial and employment disputes.
Kehinde moved to the United States from Nigeria in 2004, and immediately set out to obtain her education. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2009 and obtained her J.D. in 2012 from Northern Illinois University, College of Law, magna cum laude. While in college, Kehinde served as president of the African Student Association, and while in law school, she served as Treasurer for the Black Law Students’ Association. Additionally, while in law school, Kehinde worked as a graduate assistant for the Northern Illinois University Student Legal Assistance, where she provided help to students with legal matters such as expungements, consumer fraud, and landlord and tenant disputes.
Kehinde is a member of the Cook County Bar Association, Black Women Lawyer’s Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. Kehinde’s article, “The Role of American Individualism in the current state of Public Schools,” was published by the Widener Journal of Law, Economics, and Race in 2013.
Memberships, Civic and Charitable
- Illinois Legal Aid Online
- Cook County Bar Association
- Black Women Lawyer’s Association
- Illinois Bar Association, Member
- Northern Illinois University, College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude) 2012
- University of Illinois, Chicago, B.A. (magna cum laude) 2009