Attorney Karl W. Roth

Karl W. Roth

  • Of Counsel


Karl W. Roth is managing partner and founder of the Roth Law Group. He concentrates his practice on commercial law with a focus on litigation. Karl's experience includes a range of complex commercial litigation matters, including contract litigation, business torts, creditor's rights, construction litigation, and equipment leasing litigation. He has represented clients from across the nation and around the world in both state and federal courts. 

Karl has an extensive background in the manufacturing and construction industries and uses this experience to provide his clients with general legal counsel and valuable litigation avoidance strategies. These measures range from updating contracts to pro-active conflict resolution

Representative Matters

Obtained six-figure settlement on behalf of an Italian-based Manufacturer of wood veneer products in a breach of contract action against U.S. based distributor.

Obtained judgment in favor of a Commercial Landscaping Contractor involving breach of contract. 

Negotiated nuisance value settlement on behalf of a Multi-Media Company sued for violation of Non-Compete Agreement, thus avoiding business interruption and an injunction.

Successfully prosecuted foreclosure and other actions on behalf of a Colorado-based Mortgage Company.

Negotiated the acquisition of manufacturing plant on behalf of a Chemical Manufacturing Company.


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2001
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Major: Marketing

Past Positions

  • United States Marine Corps, Major KC130 Pilot (Active & Reserve), 1990 to 2004
  • United States Marine Corps, Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Delta Tau Delta

Professional Associations

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • American Legion Post 1052
  • VFW Post 8322
  • Marine Corps League Chicago Police Marines Detachment C
  • Chicago Yacht Club

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Airline Transport Pilot License

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2001
  • District of Columbia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
  • North Carolina, 2007