Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D.
  • cum laude; Dean's List
  • ABA Labor & Employment Trial Advocacy Competition, National Semi-Finalist Trial Team Member
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A.
  • Journalism & Mass Communication, Political Science


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Chris Zdarsky is a litigation attorney who concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation matters, including financial services, product liability, premises liability, insurance coverage, construction liability, and asbestos matters, among others.

  • Represents clients in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • Drafts and argues dispositive motions, enforces judgments, and defends clients on appeal


Representative Matters

  • Represented utility companies in class action derivative shareholder lawsuits following a multibillion-dollar merger
  • Defended corporation in wrongful death premises liability action
  • Defended content management software company in multimillion-dollar case with claim for breach of employment
  • Defended large capital goods company against whistleblower and retaliatory discharge claims brought by former employee
  • Represented financial institutions in bankruptcy, mechanics lien, receiver's lien, eminent domain, and quiet title actions

Prior Experience

  • Quarles & Brady LLP, Chicago, IL, Associate, 2013-2017
  • Lake County Public Defender's Office, Assistant Public Defender, Waukegan, IL, 2010-2012



Illinois Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2014-2018

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