Attorney Jason Kolecke has been a part of Hennessy & Roach since 2003, earning partnership in 2010. For the past 20 years he has defended and protected employer’s rights at the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission. He has extensive litigation experience, including over 100 hearings at the IWCC, as well as numerous hearings before the Circuit Court of Illinois, the Appellate Court of Illinois and the Supreme Court of Illinois. His recent victory in the case of Stagen v. Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission, set legal precedent in Illinois, allowing employers the ability to accommodate light duty restrictions via temporary transitional positions.
Mr. Kolecke’s experience includes representation of a wide variety of employers, including the trucking industry, hospitality industry, medical field, as well as numerous other businesses throughout the state of Illinois. His dedication to his practice and his clients earned him the distinguished honor of being named “Attorney of the Year” in 2010 by Fresenius Medical Center. He is also recognized by his peers throughout the practice by being named an “Illinois Super Lawyer” in the state of Illinois.
In addition to the litigation portion of his practice, Mr. Kolecke enhances his client relationships with legal presentations and participation in panel discussions on a wide variety of topics, including:
• Temporary Transitional Employment
• Defining “arising out of” and “in the course of”
• Catastrophic work injuries
• Mental health in the workplace
• Effects of COVID and work accidents
• Ethical consideration when handling worker’s compensation claims
• Defending Accidents before they happen
Over the past 20 years, countless employers have benefited from Mr. Kolecke’s vast experience and knowledge. His expertise has helped employers reduce the amount of claims filed, the time frame for open claims and the total cost of claims.
Marquette University, 1996
John Marshall Law School , 2001
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