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Edward X. Clinton, Jr

Edward X. Clinton, Jr

The Clinton Law Firm
  • Business Law, Insurance Claims, Legal Malpractice
  • Illinois
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Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Legal Malpractice
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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7th Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Clinton Law Firm
Current
Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
LL.M. (2001) | Tax
Honors: With High Honors
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Harvard Law School
J.D. (1991) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
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University of Chicago
B.A. (1988)
Honors: With Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
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Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
10.0 Rating
Justia Inc
Professional Associations
Chicago Bar Association
Member
Current
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Economic Club of Chicago
Member
Current
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Seventh Circuit Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Litigation Section
Member
Current
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Trial Practice Committee
Member
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Pretrial Practice Committee
Member
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Discovery Committee
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Does Rule 41(d) Authorize An Award Of Attorney's Fees?
St. John's Law Review
Federal Regulation of Securities
IICLE, Illinois Business Law Series: Vol. III: Miscellaneous Operating Issues, 2008 Supplement
State Regulation of Securities
IICLE, Illinois Business Law Series: Vol. III: Miscellaneous Operating Issues, 2008 Supplement
Speaking Engagements
Liability Issues For Estate Sales Agents
Avoiding Malpractice In Family Law Matters
Managing Liability Through Contract Provisions
Avoiding Legal Malpractice in Litigation
Websites & Blogs
Website
Edward X. Clinton, Jr Website Profile
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Clinton Law Firm Website
Blog
Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog
Blog
Legal Ethics Lawyer
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The Business Law Blog
Legal Answers
17 Questions Answered
Q. When there is a civil issue regarding an issue where multiple states are involved, where do I go to get a lawyer?
A: You should hire a lawyer in the state where the charges are pending. It may be possible to hire a lawyer from another state, but you are best off with a local lawyer familiar with the state's rules where the charges are pending. Hire a lawyer licensed to practice in the state where the ethics board is located.
Q. When will my deadline start for me to file a legal malpractice lawsuit against a former lawyer?
A: Hi, your question comes up very often. The first to do is to focus on winning the post-conviction petition. Many states have a rule that the plaintiff (former prisoner) has to establish actual innocence before filing a lawsuit. So, I would focus on that requirement before worrying about a malpractice case. In Illinois, once you were found innocent you would have two years to file a case against the lawyer for malpractice.
Q. I had a mild heart attack brought on by a proposed eviction supported the succession attorney hired by sister. recourse?
A: I am sorry you had a heart attack, but the heart attack was not caused by the eviction or the attorney so, no, you can't sue them.
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Contact & Map
111 W Washington St, #1437
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312) 357-1515