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Kyle J. Emkes

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Champaign, Illinois
Kyle J. Emkes concentrates his practice in the areas of Bankruptcy, Collection Defense, Collection Prosecution, Estate planning including wills and trusts, Estate Administration, including Probate, real estate, sports law, and Agricultural Law, including 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 a 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 working with Kyle, who joined the Illinois bar in 2010. He is active in several organizations, including the Sports Lawyers Association and 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Collections and Bankruptcy
  • Sports Law
  • Probate Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2010


  • Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, Florida
  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    • B.S. - 2005
    • Major: Leisure Studies and Sports Management


  • Instructor of Introduction of Sports Law, University of Illinois, 2011 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Champaign County Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • U of I Division of Inter-collegiate Athletics, Intern, 2007 - 2009
  • U of I Office of University Counsel, Extern, 2007 - 2008

Ancillary Businesses

  • Business and Estate Liquidation

With Almost 40 years experience of achieving the full legal goals of countless clients, our firm enjoys a reputation as the law firm to turn to in East-Central Illinois for results-driven and caring, responsive legal assistance.