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Kevin Sido

Adjunct Professor


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109


Master of Project Management Program

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J.D., University of Illinois
College of Law, 1975
B.A., with high honors,
University of Illinois, 1972
● Fellow, Phi Beta Kappa


Kevin Sido has been a trial lawyer and transactional counsel for design and
construction professionals, condominium directors and officers, lawyers, real
estate professionals, and school officials for over four decades. His practice has
also included insurance coverage analysis and policy drafting, as well as broad
aspects of a civil trial practice. Kevin applies his extensive experience as a trial
lawyer to the counseling and transactional needs of his clients.
In addition, Kevin has a significant background in alternative dispute resolution.
He is a mediator and former arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County,
Illinois. He has served many years on the Panel of Construction Arbitrators of
the American Arbitration Association. He serves on the panel of neutrals of
ADR Systems of America, LLC.
Kevin has authored amicus curiae briefs on behalf of architect and engineer
organizations including AIA Illinois, SEAOI, ISPE, ACEC Illinois, and IPLSA in
appeals concerning the economic loss doctrine, qualifications-based selection
laws, construction statutes, and other matters. These include Thompson v.
Gordon, 241 Ill. 2d 428, 948 N.E.2d 39 (2011) (an engineer's scope of duty is a
question of law as set by contract, not a factual question for an opposing expert
to opine); Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd. v. Heritage Bank, Ill. Sup. Ct.
2015 IL 118955 ( a plat of subdivision qualifies as an "improvement" under
Mechanic's Lien Act even if subdivision is never completed).