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Calvin Townsend II is an attorney in Ice Miller’s Litigation Practice. He represents individuals, universities, religious affiliations, small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations against premises liability, commercial litigation, insurance coverage matters, legal malpractice, trademark infringement and labor and employment matters.

Calvin leads discovery efforts in pre-suit litigation as well as prepares and presents clients for depositions. He drafts trial court briefs on a broad range of issues from state of repose to actual and constructive notices of defects. Calvin regularly handles and safeguards highly sensitive information, including a litigant’s medical and personal information as well as the insured’s internal policies and procedures. Calvin has also counseled cannabis clients including preparing multiple, successful state license applications.

Prior to joining Ice Miller, Calvin worked for two Chicago law firms and a Chicago municipal corporation, where he managed approximately 70 cases of bus, rail, premises liability and insurance coverage matters. He also negotiated settlements for the municipal corporation, advised management of legal issues impacting operations and prepared current employees for trials, arbitration hearings and depositions.

In addition to his legal practice, Calvin teaches Introduction to the Legal System as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, UIC John Marshall Law School.
Reported and Representative Cases
  • Yolanda Montes v CTA, 14 L 4695
  • Michael Moore v CTA, 15 L 002230
  • Jessica Larez v CTA, 15 L 002779
  • Daisy Bethany v CTA, 15 M1 300622
  • Sylvia Washington-Williams v CTA, 13 L 066064
  • Ahmad Hamed v CTA, 14 L 003481
  • Daniel Ibekwe v CTA and Toni Kibort, 14 L 007964
  • Marvin McGee v CTA et al., 13 L 009040
  • Maria Escobar v CTA, 14 M1 302314
  • Charles Harrington v CTA et al., 11 L 001880
  • Andrew Patton v CTA, 14 M1 300352
  • Alyaunda Carroll v CTA et al., 13 M1 302327
  • Barbara Taylor v CTA, 13 M1 302435
  • Kelvin Singleton v CTA et. al., 12 M1 303710
  • James Freeman v CTA et. al., 13 M1 301211
  • Martin Yonan v CTA, 10 L 006127
  • James Martin v CTA et al., 12 M1 303228
  • Tonia Sneed Carter v CTA, 12 M` 3005514
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