Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Kevin Sido has been a trial lawyer and transactional counsel for design/construction professionals, condominium directors and officers, lawyers, real estate professionals and school officials for over four decades. His practice has also included insurance coverage analysis and policy drafting as well as broad aspects of a civil trial practice. Mr. Sido applies his extensive experience as a trial lawyer to the counseling and transactional needs of his clients.
In addition, Mr. Sido has a significant background in alternative dispute resolution. He is a mediator and former arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. He has served many years on the Panel of Construction Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. He serves on the panel of neutrals of ADR Systems of America, LLC.
Mr. Sido has authored amicus curiae briefs on behalf of architect and engineer organizations including AIA Illinois, SEAOI, ISPE, ACEC Illinois and IPLSA in appeals concerning the economic loss doctrine, qualifications based selection laws, construction statutes and other matters. These include Thompson v. Gordon, 241 Ill. 2d 428, 948 N.E.2d 39 (2011) (an engineer's scope of duty is a question of law as set by contract, not a factual question for an opposing expert to opine); Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd. v. Heritage Bank, Ill. Sup. Ct. 2015 IL 118955 ( a plat of subdivision qualifies as an "improvement" under Mechanic's Lien Act even if subdivision is never completed).