Brandon A. CarnesPhone: (312) 494-1000
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Brandon A. Carnes focuses primarily on litigation and concentrates his practice in the areas of Creditors’ Rights and Consumer Law Defense, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Mechanics Liens, Municipal Law, and Civil Appeals. Brandon currently acts as national coordinating counsel for a network of local counsel relationships for out of state litigation for a variety of clients. Prior to law school, Brandon attended Iowa State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in political science. At Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Brandon was on the dean’s list each and every semester of attendance and was a member of the Appellate Lawyer Association’s Moot Court Team. His moot court team placed first overall, won the best brief award, and Brandon also received the third place individual oralist award. Brandon worked as a clerk throughout law school, in both private practice and in an externship with the U.S. Attorneys’ Office for the Northern District of Illinois.


Areas of Practice
Creditors’ Rights and Consumer Law Defense
Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Mechanics Liens
Insurance Coverage
Municipal Law
Civil Appeals
Local counsel litigation and relationships

Supreme Court of Illinois, 2013
U.S. District Court
Northern District of Illinois
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL, J.D., cum laude; certificate in trial advocacy; recognition for public service
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, B.A. in Political Science

Lectures / Seminars
ACA International 2018 Summer Forum – “Turning The Tables – Setting Up Your Case For Sanctions”

Legal Affiliations
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Association of Credit and Collection Professionals International (ACA)