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Kevin B. Hynes

Kevin B. Hynes


“A big part of our success is our knowledge and our ability to connect with clients. Property taxes are personal. I understand my clients’ concerns and their desire to be treated fairly.”

Kevin B. Hynes

Kevin B. Hynes is an equity member of O’Keefe, Lyons & Hynes and focuses on property taxation, litigation, government relations, and environmental law. Kevin represents a variety of clients at all levels of the property tax appeal process throughout Illinois and other jurisdictions.

Before joining the firm in 2003, Kevin was Assistant Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. He has served in the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant Associate Attorney General and a Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General.

Kevin was an Assistant Attorney General in the Illinois Attorney General's Office, as well as an attorney in Schiff Hardin LLP's National Environmental Practice Group.


Kevin focuses his practice on:

  • Commercial, industrial and multi-family property taxation issues, including incentives
  • Government relations
  • Environmental law

Practice areas:

  • State and local property tax administrative appeals
  • Tax appeals in Illinois and other jurisdictions
  • Real estate tax planning

“My brothers and I were taught never to forget where we came from and to give back. I became a lawyer because I wanted to help people.”


UCAN, Board Member (2004 - 2019)

Marist High School Board (2019 - present)

Member of:

Chicago Bar Association

Chicago Civic Federation

Illinois State Bar Association

Institute for Professionals in Taxation

International Association of Assessing Officers

Orland Park Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Advisory Council

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

bar admissions

Illinois Supreme Court, 1991

U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1991


George Washington University, MPH, 1997

Loyola University, (Chicago), J.D., 1991

Saint Johns University, (Collegeville, Minnesota), B.S., 1988

government service

Illinois House of Representatives, Assistant Counsel, 2003

U.S. Department of Justice, 1995 – 1997

Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General, 1991 – 1994