Jenner & Block

Brad E. Karlin is a staff attorney in the firm’s litigation department.  He has extensive experience in litigating both criminal and civil matters in state courts as well as proficiency in all aspects 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, social chair of the Decalogue Society and a council member of the John Marshall Law School Trial Advocacy and Dispute Resolution Honors Board and Council. He was recognized with the CALI Award for Excellence, Civil Procedure 1 and as a "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges" by Phi Delta Phi. 

Mr. Karlin completed graduate level courses at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago including Financial Accounting and Microeconomics.  He also served as a research assistant for several well-known professors.  Additionally, Mr. Karlin interned at a private litigation firm and with both the Cook County State’s Attorney and Public Defender’s Offices.

Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Karlin and a partner established Karlin Law Firm, LLP, a private litigation boutique practice 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, he helped update a chapter on search and seizure law in Illinois Criminal Procedure, a widely used guide for prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers.  He also helped update the study website for Criminal Procedure, a textbook used by undergraduate students around the country.  Additionally, Mr. Karlin contributed to the 2018-2019 ABA Section of Litigation supplement of Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts

In the community, Mr. Karlin volunteers at various Chicagoland area charitable organizations.