Dustin J. Karrison focuses on the defense of individuals and businesses in civil litigation matters. He represents clients in state and federal jurisdictions.
■ Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a snow removal contractor in Cook County for a slip and fall on a large commercial parking lot.
■ Successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of an Illinois casino in the Northern District of Illinois, where two patrons filed civil rights claims under Section 1983 after being detained for cheating at a card game.
■ Obtained the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a towing company seeking to recover towing costs from the owner of cargo onboard a tractor that wrecked on an Illinois highway.
■ Successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of a general contractor in Cook County, Illinois, where an injured ironworker sought damages for loss of trade.
Prior to joining Purcell & Wardrope, Dustin was an attorney with a mid-sized defense firm representing clients in civil litigation.
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Dustin wrote an article titled “Using Another State’s Laws to Your Advantage,” that was published in the August 2019 issue of the Illinois Bar Journal. In the article, Dustin discussed how another state’s law pertaining to a substantive legal issue can lead to a more favorable outcome in an Illinois personal injury case, provided that the right facts exist.
Dustin also wrote an article titled “What’s Not to ‘Like’?” that was published in the Illinois Bar Journal in November 2018. The article discussed how social media content is now easier and less expensive to use as evidence pursuant to new amendments to the Illinois Rules of Evidence.
Dustin gave a presentation titled “Using Social Media at Trial,”at the Chicago-Technology at Trial Seminar sponsored by the ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure Section in February 2019.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
During law school, Dustin was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and received the Best Oral Advocate Award at the National Veteran’s Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C., over a field of 30 competitors from law schools around the country. Dustin also earned the CALI Award for Legal Writing 3.
- J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2014
- B.S., Accounting, Illinois State University, 2011
- Illinois, 2014
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2015
- Illinois State Bar Association