Our Team


Bar and Court Admissions

  • The State of Illinois (2020)
  • The State of Missouri (2021)
  • The State of Texas (Pending)


  • University of Oklahoma – B.S. 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 – J.D. (2019)

Languages Spoken

  • French (conversational)
  • Russian

Eric Cracken

Chicago, IL

Eric W. Cracken joined TorHoerman Law in 2019, to work alongside Jacob Plattenberger in our Chicago office, as a member of our trial team.

At TorHoerman Law, Eric is a member of our trial team, which focuses in nationwide, complex litigations such as Diacetyl, Juul/E-Cigarettes Sports Concussions, various product liability mass torts, and, catastrophic injury and death cases.

Eric specializes in litigation, discovery, litigation finance and client acquisition.

Professional Life

Eric focuses on representing clients who have been wronged by the actions of large corporations and organizations, including cases such as sports-related concussions, traumatic brain injury, flavorings related lung disease (popcorn lung), e-cigarette or vaping product associated lung injury (JUUL), products liability, and defective pharmaceuticals.

Additionally, Eric represents clients injured by the tortious acts of others in single-incident personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Prior to pursuing a career as a trial lawyer, Eric was interested in being a Broadway actor.

He studied Acting and Vocal Performance at Oklahoma City University, a well-renowned performing arts college, and spent his time in New York auditioning and honing his craft.

His performance and theatre background provides him a unique ability to tell his client’s story in the courtroom.

Notable Cases & Results

  • Diacetyl (Popcorn Lung)– Co-Leads in all Diacetyl litigation for TorHoerman Law.  Litigation is currently on-going.  Previous settlements and verdicts have exceeded $5,000,000.00 to date.
  • JUUL E-Cigarette (EVALI)– Products Liability Litigation, JCCP No. 5052. Assists in the day-to-day client management for TorHoerman Law. Litigation is currently on going.
  • Sports Concussions (CTE) – Co-Leads in all Sports Concussion litigation for TorHoerman Law. These cases are pending.

Personal Life

Eric was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.

He is a die-hard fan of the 5x Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys, aka America’s Team, and the Oklahoma Sooners (he applied to the University of Texas, but was not accepted).

In his free time he enjoys dominating Tor and Chad on the golf course.

Eric lives in the Chicago loop with his two dogs – Rosie and Wrigley.


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