Jake Plattenberger

Bar and Court Admissions
  • The State of Illinois
  • U.S. Federal Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Federal Court Central District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Pro Hac Vice: New York; California; Wisconsin
Education
  • DePaul University, Chicago – B.A. Political Science –  The National Political Science Honor Society; DePaul University Honors Program
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago – J.D. – Dean’s Scholarship Recipient, Associate Editor, The Francis D. Morrissey Scholars Legal Ethics Writing Group, American Bar Association National Mediation Advocacy Team
Awards, Honors & Distinctions
  • Super Lawyers (2019-2021)
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2012-2018)
Professional and Community Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Section of International Law
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Chicago Bar Association
  • The Injury Board
Professional Speaking and Writing Engagements
  • HarrisMartin’s JUUL, E-Cigarettes & Vaping Conference: Emerging Litigation and Liability Theories Faculty, September 18, 2019
  • 2019 Environmental and Emerging Claim Manager Association (EECMA) Annual Conference, The Evolution and Future of Food Flavoring Litigation, May 3, 2019
  • E-Cigs and the Dangers Associated, Living Safer Magazine, October 2017
  • Co-presenter on Topamax litigation at AAJ conference, NYC, July 2011.

Tor Hoerman

Bar and Court Admissions
  • The State of Illinois (1995)
  • The State of Missouri
  • U.S. Federal Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Federal Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Federal Court Central District of California
Education
  • DePauw University – B.A. Political Science – captain of varsity baseball (1991)
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law – J.D. – Academic Achievement Scholarship; Dean’s List; National Trial Advocacy Competition (1995)
Awards, Honors & Distinctions
  • Super Lawyers “Top 100” in Illinois (2012 – 2021)
  • National Trial Lawyers Association “Top 100 Lawyers”
  • Super Lawyers “Top 5% of Illinois Lawyers” (2012 – 2017)
  • Chicago-Kent School of Law “Top 25 Distinguished Alumni”
Professional and Community Affiliations
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Managers
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • The Injury Board
  • Mass Torts Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Board Member
Professional Speaking and Writing Engagements

Chad Finley

Bar and Court Admissions
  • The State of Illinois (2012)
  • United States Federal Court Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Federal Court Southern District of Illinois
Education
  • Wabash College – B.A. Psychology – Presidential Scholar, Dean’s List, Football top 10 GPA, 2 years All-Conference Football, Pledge Education Committee and Social Chair for Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Member and New Member Educator for the Sphinx Club (Campus Governance and Leadership Group), Writer for the School Newspaper. (2008)
  • School for International Training, Melbourne – research study (2007)
  • Saint Louis University Law School – J.D. (2012)
  • School 4 – JD (Year)
Awards, Honors & Distinctions
  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40 in Illinois”
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2020-2021)
Professional and Community Affiliations
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • The Injury Board
  • Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum
  • Saint Louis University School of Law Young Alumni Society
  • St. Louis Civic Organization, President HOA
Professional Speaking and Writing Engagements
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Shotgun Seminar – Principles, Best Practices & Recommendations for Illinois E-Discovery, September 14, 2018

Eric Cracken

Bar and Court Admissions
  • The State of Illinois (year)
  • The State of 2 (year)
  • The State of 3 (year)
Education
  • University of Oklahoma – BS in Philosophy – 2015
  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas – E.U. Human Rights and Business Law – 2017
  • University of Oxford, St. Hugh’s College – Trial Advocacy – 2018
  • DePaul University College of Law – JD – 2019
Awards, Honors & Distinctions
  • Award 1 (year)
  • Award 2 (year)
  • Award 3 (year)
Professional Speaking and Writing Engagements
  • Engagement 1
  • Engagement 2
  • Engagement 3
Languages Spoken
  • French (Conversational)
  • Russian (Beginner)

Eric Terry

Bar and Court Admissions
  • The State of Illinois (2004)
  • The State of Missouri (2005)
  • U.S. Federal Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Federal Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Federal Court Eastern District of Missouri
Education
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – B.A. Psychology – Dean’s List (1993)
  • St. Louis University Law School – J.D. (2003)
Awards, Honors & Distinctions
  • Super Lawyers “Top 100” in Illinois (2020 – 2021)
  • Super Lawyers (2014-2021)
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2011 – 2013)
  • Public Justice “Top Trial Lawyers” (2021)
Professional and Community Affiliations
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Injury Board
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Bar
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)
  • Madison County Bar Association
Professional Speaking and Writing Engagements

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