Hinkhouse Williams Walsh

Joseph P. Trunk

Joseph P. Trunk

  • Associate
  • 180 North Stetson Avenue
  • Suite 3400
  • Chicago, Illinois 60601


Joseph Trunk is an associate with Hinkhouse Williams Walsh LLP.


Joseph P. Trunk concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation, representing clients that include product manufacturers and distributors.

Joseph earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Consumer Economics with a concentration in Public Policy and Law from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law with a certificate in intellectual property law. During law school, Joseph was a submissions editor for the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property and participated in the Giles S. Rich Memorial Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition. In addition, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Brigid Mary McGrath, (Ret.).

Prior to joining Hinkhouse Williams Walsh, Joseph spent multiple years as an associate at another Chicago law firm, representing clients in complex toxic tort and product liability matters from the discovery phrase through trial. He has extensive experience in oral and written pretrial discovery, as well as significant experience in the courtroom and in front of a jury.

Outside of his regular practice, Joseph volunteers with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, representing Chicago clients in pro bono probate and family law matters. He is actively involved with the Illinois Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago. 

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Education, Admissions & Affiliations


  • Chicago-Kent College of law, J.D., 2019
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 2016


  • New York State Bar, 2022
  • Illinois State Bar, 2019
  • U.S. District N.D. Illinois, 2019

Related News & Articles

Articles and Presentations

Joseph P. Trunk, “Traditional Principles of Equity?” How Seventh Circuit False Advertising Precedent Minimizes the Burden on Plaintiffs Who Move for Preliminary Injunctions, 14 Seventh Circuit Rev. 1 (2018). 
Available at: https://scholarship.kentlaw.iit.edu/seventhcircuitreview/vol14/iss1/2