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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
Harvard Law School
J.D. | Law
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Honors: cum laude
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Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
LL.M.
Activities: Tax, With High Honors
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University of Chicago
B.A.
Activities: With Honors, Phi Beta Kappa.
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Professional Associations
Chicago Bar Association
Member
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Economic Club of Chicago
Member
Current
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Seventh Circuit Bar Association
Member
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American Bar Association
Member
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Litigation Section
Member
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Trial Practice Committee
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Pretrial Practice Committee
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Discovery Committee
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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
Websites & Blogs
Website
Edward X. Clinton, Jr Website Profile
Website
Clinton Law Firm Website
Blog
Chicago Legal Malpractice Lawyer Blog
Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered
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.
Q. Can I sue lawyer for not doing there job? For causing emotional distress?and messing up case?
A: You can only sue a lawyer for economic damages, meaning the money you lost due to the representation. Did you sign the release? if you did, you may be able to receive a settlement check. The settlement must be agreed to by you as well. If the lawyer did not have your authority to settle, find a new lawyer to handle the case if possible. However, if you are simply backing out of the deal that you made, you should reconsider and take the money.
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111 W Washington St, #1437
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312) 357-1515