Jenner & Block

Brad E. Karlin is a staff attorney in the firm’s litigation department. Mr. Karlin has extensive experience litigating both criminal and civil matters in state courts.  Additionally, Mr. Karlin has extensive experience in all facets of electronic discovery.

Mr. Karlin received his B.A. in history in 2008 from the University of Illinois, at Chicago where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude with highest college honors and highest departmental distinction. He received his J.D. in 2012 from the John Marshall Law School, where he was a staff member of the John Marshall Law Review, graduated Order of John Marshall and cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Karlin was the vice president of the Criminal Law Society and social chair of the Decalogue Society. He also was a council member of the John Marshall Law School Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Board and Council. Additionally, Mr. Karlin completed graduate level courses at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago including Financial Accounting and Microeconomics. Mr. Karlin served as a research assistant for several well-known professors. Mr. Karlin interned at a private litigation firm and with both the Cook County State’s Attorney and Public Defender’s Offices during law school where his passion and skill in litigation were cemented. 
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Karlin and a partner opened a private litigation boutique practice, the Karlin Law Firm, LLP, where he successfully obtained favorable outcomes for his clients in myriad civil and criminal matters. Mr. Karlin was selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 award recipient. Moreover, Mr. Karlin helped update a chapter on search and seizure law in Illinois Criminal Procedure, a widely used guide for prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys. Mr. Karlin also helped update the study website for Criminal Procedure, a textbook used by undergraduate students around the country. Mr. Karlin volunteers for various charitable organizations in the Chicagoland area.