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Edward X. Clinton, Jr.

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Phone: 312.357.1515

111 W Washington St, #1437
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Twenty years of experience in commercial and malpractice litigation

Ed Clinton, Jr. is a principal in the Clinton Law Firm and focuses his practice on business litigation and legal malpractice. In 1991, Ed graduated, cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He was a law clerk to the Honorable Michael S. Kanne of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit from September 1991 to September 1992. From 1992 to May 1996, he worked as a commercial litigation associate at Mayer, Brown & Platt. After working at another large law firm, Ed joined the Clinton Law Firm in 1997 as a shareholder.

Ed has substantial experience in commercial litigation, including breach of contract, business torts, uniform commercial code, and creditors' rights. He also has substantial experience in the formation of business entities and the negotiating and drafting of the accompanying documents, including shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and operating agreements.

Ed also has experience in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all manner of legal malpractice claims, including litigation malpractice, ethical malpractice and deficient legal advice. Ed Clinton, Jr. also represents lawyers before the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.

In addition to his extensive litigation practice, Edward X. Clinton, Jr. serves as an expert witness in legal malpractice claims. He has written extensively on the subjects of securities regulation, consumer fraud and trial practice. His clients include doctors, lawyers, computer software companies, shareholders and corporations.

Representation for businesses, professionals, investors and individuals

The Clinton Law Firm has represented businesses and individuals in Illinois for two decades. Their experienced lawyers are known as effective litigators, principled advocates and reliable advisors for a variety of legal issues. Their practice ranges from securities issues to professional malpractice to family law. To schedule a consultation and discuss your case with a knowledgeable Chicago business law attorney, call us at 312.357.1515 or contact us online today.


LL.M, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2001
Tax, With High Honors

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1991
Cum Laude.

B.A., University of Chicago, 1988
With Honors, Phi Beta Kappa.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Illinois, 1991
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar, 1993
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1993
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 1995
United States Supreme Court, 1996
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Chicago Bar Association

Economic Club of Chicago

Seventh Circuit Bar Association

American Bar Association

Litigation Section

Trial Practice Committee

Pretrial Practice Committee

Discovery Committee

  • Legal Malpractice Decisions
  • The Clinton Law Firm Blog
  • Federal Civil Procedure Blog
  • "Federal Regulation of Securities," IICLE, Illinois Business Law Series: Vol. III: Miscellaneous Operating Issues, 2008 Supplement, Co-author with Edward X. Clinton, Sr.
  • "State Regulation of Securities," IICLE, Illinois Business Law Series: Vol. III: Miscellaneous Operating Issues, 2008 Supplement, co-author with Edward X. Clinton, Sr.
  • "Does Rule 41(d) Authorize An Award Of Attorney's Fees?" St. John's L. Rev., Volume 71, Number 1, Winter 1997.
  • "Do Businesses Have Standing to Sue Under State Consumer Fraud Statutes?" S. Ill. U.L.J. 385 (1996).
  • "Does the Consumer Fraud Act Require Proof of Reliance?" Loyola Consumer Law Reporter, Volume 8, Number 3, 1996.
  • Committee on Trial Evidence. Volume V, Numbers 1 and 2, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 1996 (newsletter articles discussing hearsay in the context of business records and admissions by a party opponent).
  • Committee on Pretrial Practice & Discovery. Volume VII, Numbers 2, 3, 4, 6. American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, 1996 and 1997.
  • "Discovering the Work of Your Opponent's Consulting Expert," Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee, March 1996.
  • "Defending Banks against Consumer Fraud Claims," The Banking Law Journal, October 1996.
  • "Recent Decisions Under The Illinois Consumer Fraud And Deceptive Business Practices Act," 7 DePaul Bus. L.J. 351 (1995).
  • "Move for Rule 37(c)(1) Sanctions in Select Circumstances," Federal Discovery News, Volume 1, Issue 8, July 1995.
  • Many of the foregoing publications can be found here.
Cases of Note
  • Iron Mountain v. Principal Shareholders, (AAA arbitration) (1998-99)
  • U.S. v. Hall, 212 F.3d 1016 (7th Cir. 2000)
  • Martin v. U.S., 109 F.3d 1177 (7th Cir. 1996)
  • Cady v. City of Chicago, 43 F.3d 326 (7th Cir. 1994)
  • Bourke v. County of DuPage, 2009 U.S. Dist. WL 5183843 (N.D. Ill. 2009)
  • BaliJewel v. John Hardy Ltd., 2008 U.S. Dist. WL 4425886 (N.D. Ill. 2008)
  • LLDG Operating Co. v. Great American, 2006 U.S. Dist. WL 2024255 (N.D. Ill. 2006)
  • Clemons v. Ferolito, Vultaggio & Sons, 2004 U.S. Dist WL 442602 (N.D. Ill. 2004)
  • Learning Curve Toys, L.P., v. Playwood Toys, Inc., 2000 U.S. Dist. WL 343497 (N.D. Ill. 2000)
  • In re General Instrument Corp. Securities Litigation, 23 F.Supp. 2d 867 (N.D. Ill. 1998)
  • In Re Running, 1990 U.S. Dist. WL 304246 (N.D. Ill. 1990)
  • Budd Co. v. Applied Composites Corp., 2005 U.S. Dist. Lexis 19090 (N.D. Ill. 2005)
  • Evanston Materials Consulting Corp. v. Dancor, Inc. 2002 U.S. Dist. Lexis 5691 (N.D. Ill. 2002)
  • Menard v. City of Chicago, 2000 U.S. Dist. Lexis 6381 (N.D. Ill. 2000)
  • North Shore Medical Center v. Evanston Hospital Corporation, 1995 U.S. Dist. Lexis 18138 (N.D. Ill. 1995)
  • Reyna Capital Corp. v. LML Technologies, Inc., 2007 WL 1029099 (N.D. Ill. 2007)
Other Pertinent Experience
  • Securities Arbitrations for customers before the New York Stock Exchange and the National Association of Securities Dealers;
  • Insurance Coverage lawsuits on behalf of businesses and individuals against insurance companies where the insurance company denied coverage;
  • Numerous Collection lawsuits on behalf of manufacturers and other businesses against vendors;
  • Legal malpractice claims against lawyers.
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