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Bar and Court Admissions

  • The State of Illinois
  • The State of Missouri
  • The State of Texas

Education

  • University of Oklahoma – B.S. in Philosophy
  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas – E.U. Human Rights and Business Law
  • University of Oxford, St. Hugh’s College – Trial Advocacy
  • DePaul University College of Law – J.D.

Awards, Honors & Distinctions

  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40: Civil Plaintiff”
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2022-2023)

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Eric Cracken

Attorney
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.

PROFESSIONAL LIFE

At TorHoerman Law, Eric works in our Chicago office as a member of our trial team that focuses in nationwide, complex litigations representing clients who have been injured by the actions of large corporations and organizations.

These cases include:

  • Diacetyl (Popcorn Lung) – Eric co-leads in all Diacetyl litigation for TorHoerman Law, representing dozens of former/current workers accross the United States who were exposed to Diacetyl in the course of their employment and now suffer from lung disease. These cases are pending. 
  • Sports-Related Concussions (CTE) – Eric co-leads in all sports-related concussion litigation for TorHoerman Law, including representing the family of a former Olympian who tragically lost his life as a result of his suffering from CTE. This case is pending. 
  • JUUL E-Cigarettes (EVALI) – Products Liability Litigation, JCCP No. 5052. Eric assists in the day-to-day client management for TorHoerman Law, LLC. 

Additionally, Eric represents clients who have been injured by the actions of others, in single-incident personal injury and wrongful death cases. 

Notable Cases & Results

  • Diacetyl (Popcorn Lung) – Prior settlements have exceeded $5,000,000.00.
  • Diacetyl (Popcorn Lung) – $4,400,000.00 verdict on behalf of three injured workers.

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), the Dallas Stars, and the Oklahoma Sooners.

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.