John Worth

John Worth ’97 recently joined Phillips Lytle LLP as its newest partner. Worth will lead its new Chicago office.

Worth joins Phillips Lytle after more than 10 years as a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, according to a news release. The trial attorney and commercial litigator’s expanded role as Chicago office leader brings a new opportunity — growing a local team of talented attorneys to complement the support he’ll have from Phillips Lytle’s attorneys in other market locations.

Worth brings nearly two decades of experience representing major corporate clients, including several within the Fortune 500, in commercial matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts and arbitrations throughout the United States.

He will continue providing trusted counsel for clients on complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes, consumer fraud, product liability, mass tort and toxic tort, and class action litigation matters.

“Throughout my years practicing law, I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart, focused on expanding my practice with existing clients, developing new relationships and creating referral pipelines,” Worth said in a news release. “At Phillips Lytle, I’ll be able to take this work to the next level — providing an incredible value proposition for the firm’s existing and future clients. I’m grateful for the trust my new partners have placed in me to help accelerate the firm’s ongoing growth strategy.”

Worth also holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the college’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. While at Wabash, he majored in English and minored in religion, and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the football team and the Pre-Law Society.