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Howard L. Teplinsky


Howard Teplinsky


Tel: (312) 368-0100
Fax: (312) 368-0111

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Howard L. Teplinsky
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Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating
Illinois Leading Lawyer 2013 – 2024
Illinois Super Lawyer 2014 – 2024


Howard is Chairman of Levin Ginsburg’s litigation practice. Howard has been a trial lawyer for 35 years and represents and counsels Fortune 500 companies as well as small and mid-sized businesses and individuals in a variety of commercial disputes. Howard represents a range of commercial clients including real estate developers, national franchisors, lenders, employers, contractors, insurance companies, shareholders, officers and directors, bankruptcy creditors, condominium associations and equipment leasing companies in disputes arising in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Howard also regularly represents clients in matters before the American Arbitration Association.

In 2016, Howard was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as an Inquiry Board member of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. In 2017, Howard was appointed as Chairman of an Inquiry Board panel.

Howard is a trained mediator and is on the Circuit Court of Cook County and Chicago Bar Association Mediation Service’s roster of approved mediators, focusing on the resolution of commercial law disputes.

Howard is also actively involved in the Chicago legal community. Howard routinely serves as a judge and mentor in the national and local law student moot court competitions sponsored by the American and Chicago Bar Associations. He is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Illinois Chicago, teaching deposition skills since 2017.


Howard graduated from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, with Distinction, where he was a member of The Order of John Marshall and Executive Editor of the John Marshall Law Review.

Courts and Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1995
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2001
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1992
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2001
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1990

Memberships and Activities

Chicago Bar Association

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