We understand that you may have a dozen questions and we believe in educating our clients from day one. We invest our time, resources, experience, and professional reputations into every case we take.

Every case is different. Depending on the lawsuit you are filing, final rulings and/or trials can take anywhere from one to four years to come down from a court. Please contact a member of our legal team to get more specific answers regarding your case.

Some of the common questions we get are:

How much does a consultation cost?


How much do out-of-pocket fees cost?

Our attorney-client agreements can be on a contingency basis, hourly rates, or a blend. But if we take your case as a contingency, there are no out-of-pocket costs to you.

How long will my case take?

Each case is unique in how long it takes to get resolved, but it is rare for civil rights cases to conclude in less than a year. More complicated cases (e.g. police shootings) tend to be more involved, and generally take longer than a year.

Does it matter how long I take to file my lawsuit?

Yes, because the applicable statute of limitations may be approaching. That is why it is important to reach out to us as soon as possible after an incident occurs or when you feel you need legal help.

What are the stages of a civil lawsuit?

1) File the lawsuit – also know as filing the complaint
2) Other side responds to the lawsuit
3) Discovery – the longest part of litigation – “evidence collection”
4) Motions – based on the evidence, the attorneys “fight it out”
5) Trial

Do all cases go to trial?

No, actually approximatley 95% of cases are resolved through motions and/or settlement. Kulis Law has a long-standing reputation for never shying away from taking a case to trial if necessary to achieve justice and obtain compensation for its clients.

How much can I expect to win?

We will push for the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to under the law. Of course, this will depend on the physical and/or emotional injuries you have experienced, monetary losses (e.g. medical bills, wage losses), and any other possible damages.

I keep hearing about “qualified immunity,” what is that?

Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine that shields law enforcement officers from civil liability for false arrest, excessive force, and other constitutional violations.

Qualified immunity has come under–more publicized–scrutiny in the media recently in the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others like them. Qualified immunity makes it extremely difficult for victims of police brutality to successfully sue police officers. 

I’ve been charged with criminal offenses, can you represent me?

No, we do not do criminal representation, but we have a wide network of skilled criminal defense attorneys who we can get you in contact with.

To schedule a free consultation with us, call 312-580-1830 or contact us online