Kendall E. Woods


Direct: 312.470.6021

Cell: 773.414.4757

Fax: 312.281.9010


Loyola University School of Law
J.D., 2002, cum laude

Indiana University
B.S., 1998 in Finance and Marketing

Ms. Woods concentrates her practice on construction, commercial, product liability, premises liability, and copyright and trademark litigation at both the trial and appellate level. She represents and counsels owners, developers, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, tenants, and business owners and managers in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. Woods has prosecuted and defended claims involving construction contracts, mechanics liens, construction defects, design errors and omissions, and construction injuries. Ms. Woods has also represented clients in both complex commercial litigation and copyright and trademark litigation. Specifically, her commercial litigation experience includes contract litigation, products liability litigation, premises liability litigation, financial institution litigation, and aviation litigation.

Illinois Rising Star, selected by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015

  • Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing at Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • National Association of Women in Construction, Midwest Region, Chicago Metro Chapter; President
  • American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law
  • Chicago Bar Association

Ms. Woods’ construction law representation includes:

  • Represented owner in $30 million design construction defect dispute.
  • Secured jury verdict in favor of general contractor in $6 million dispute between construction contractor and owner.
  • Represented developer in $4.5 million dispute over engineering defect in multi-million dollar high-rise office building construction project.
  • Represented subcontractor in $2 million Miller Act dispute on government project between subcontractor, general contractor and surety.
  • Trademark dispute over use of architectural plans.
  • Copyright dispute over alleged infringement on trade name and trade mark of fitness facility.
  • Represented condominium unit purchasers in a construction defect, design error and fraud action against a real estate developer, its architect, engineer, contractors and real estate listing agent.
  • Represented subcontractor in multi-million dollar multi-party litigation arising from motor vehicle death in construction area.
  • Represented national rental company in wrongful death action arising from construction site incident.
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Permit Sets, The Construction Lawyer, Kendall E. Woods & Lance Parker

Construction Law Corner

  • Amendment to Illinois Mechanics Lien Act Allows “Bonding Over” For The First Time In Illinois (Summer 2015)
  • The Illinois Appellate Court Expands Rights of Homeowners Against Builders for Latent Defects in Residential Properties (Winter 2014)
  • Additional Insureds: “Sole Negligence” Language Does Not Preclude Coverage (Fall 2012)
  • Speaker, “Perfecting Mechanics Liens in Illinois,” National Association of Women in Construction, March, 2017 (Lombard, IL)
  • Speaker, “Effective Negotiation Skills,” Constructing Your Future Conference, January, 2018 (Naperville, IL)
  • Speaker, “Important Construction Contract Considerations, “National Association of Women in Construction, February, 2018 (Lombard, IL)
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit