Illinois MCLE and National CLE Program Presenter Information

Christopher Keleher

Christopher  Keleher

Christopher Keleher, Shareholder in Querrey & Harrow, concentrates his practice in appellate litigation.  He also has experience in commercial litigation and insurance coverage.

Mr. Keleher has written briefs and presented arguments to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Circuits and the Appellate Court of Illinois.  He also drafted a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States.  Beyond the appellate realm, Mr. Keleher assists trial attorneys in writing motions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss.  Mr. Keleher also helped draft the complaint against Craigslist to close its erotic services section. 

Mr. Keleher was a clerk to the Honorable William J. Bauer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Mr. Keleher graduated law school summa cum laude and was awarded the Order of the Coif.  He served as the Editor of Notes and Comments and the Business Manager for the DePaul Law Review.  He also received the CALI Award in Legal Writing II, Advanced Trial Advocacy, Criminal Law, Federal Income Taxation, and Pre-Trial Litigation.

Mr. Keleher has presented a variety of CLE seminars before numerous organizations, focusing on Appellate Advocacy. Mr. Keleher brings his insider knowledge from the chambers of the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to you in his ApexCLE seminar!

Program Info:

Christopher Keleher brings his insider knowledge of the Federal Appellate Court to bear on the most important task an attorney faces before any court: How to be persuasive and avoid common pitfalls in structure, argument and tone that can cost you your case. Mr. Keleher provides step-by-step analysis of the writing process. This seminar allows a lawyer to gain from Mr. Keleher's unique perspective having been a clerk in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by learning effective tactics he suggests for successful Appellate argument.


Persuasive Writing For the Appellate Court
Contact Information: 175 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago , IL 60604
Phone: 312.540.7626