Charles A. Valente

Partner

ADA Litigation, Advice and Counseling

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Real Estate

Charles has a broad range of litigation experience that includes real estate, insurance coverage, consumer fraud, shareholder derivative claims, business valuation and partnership disputes, bankruptcy, antitrust, securities, and financial fraud. While an accomplished trial lawyer, he has also secured many victories by maneuvering the other side into settlements that achieve his client’s goals and minimize their costs. His success depends in large part on understanding the motivations of each of the parties to a dispute, grasping the big picture, and devising a plan that consistently narrows the dispute to bring that big picture into sharper focus.

Charles has unparalleled experience defending public accommodations from claims under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and various state accessibility laws. He has taken an active role in combating “drive-by” litigation under the disabilities laws by vigorously defending meritless claims and either prevailing at trial or forcing settlement.

Charles also prosecutes trademark registrations and handles trademark litigation.

Prior to joining MPS, Charles served as the chair of litigation at a prominent Chicago law firm.

“In commercial litigation right now, we’re as good as you’ll find. Our team is smart, savvy, and absolutely relentless. Nobody wants to face them in court.”

Contact

125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2900
Chicago, Illinois 60606

T: 312-461-4302
F: 312-987-9854
E: cvalente@mpslaw.com
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Education

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law
  • B.A., State University of New York, Stony Brook New York

Admissions

  • California
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Courts for the Northern (including Trial Bar) and Central Districts of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin